Bloggy Goodness: An Ace Up His Sleeve

Attention hipsters – Phish is responsible for the current trend of indie-bands playing special full album shows. Back in 1994, the Vermont jam-act used the second set of their stop in Charleston, WV to run through their then relatively new album Hoist in its entirety. While jambands aren’t normally known for their studio output it seems as if they are finally get on board – Widespread tackled Space Wrangler earlier this year – and now comes the news at Bob Weir and his Ratdog bandmates will run through Bobby’s solo debut Ace during their upcoming RatDog Daze festival that’s set to take place in Negril, Jamaica over the course of two weekends in late January.

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Finally, during their nine month tenure as the house band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Roots have impressively managed to write 1,000 “sandwiches”  – the short instrumental jams you hear before and after the commercial breaks – for the show. To mark this milestone ?uestlove has assembled 22 of the best ones,  including Caveman, Werewolf Bar Mitzvah and Teen Town – for a free digital EP that you can grab here.

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