JamBase 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
Still haven't found the perfect gift for the Live Music Fan in your life?
We've got you covered.


Take a look at the gifts the entire JamBase Staff agrees we'd all love to find wrapped beneath the tree this year... Simple and easy, (and guaranteed to bring a smile to even the hardest super fan).

Tickets


We'll start with the obvious...


If you can't find something using our Show Finder that you're sure they'll love, grab a gift card from a major ticketing outlet. We guarantee it'll be used in 2013 (if not the minute they open it!)

(Giftly.com has a unique way of handling this if you'd prefer to stear clear of the big names...)
Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... Keep reading >>

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
Earplugs

Hearing is cool. We promise.

If you have a super-fan on your hands that spends every show pressed against the stage, chances are they're enduring some feedback and heavy decibles our ears just aren't designed to handle forever. Show them you care with a gorgeous set of plugs from Etymotic.com to protect those precious ear drums.

(Or gift a custom set if you're feeling extra- giving this year!)
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... | Keep reading >>

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
Poster Tubes

This is something for a seasoned festival pro.

Whether it's 14 hours long, or a 4-day, 3-night, knock-down, drag-out party, there's bound to be some pretty heady paraphernalia floating around the merch tables. But wait. That $50 limited-edition screen print is sure to get ruined along the way! What to do???

Plastic poster tubes (with straps!) for carrying their new prized posession like a Festival Ninja. Problem solved.
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... | Keep reading >>

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
Live (err... Streaming Live) Music

We love Daytrotter.

Every time there's a new band hitting the scene you can be sure Daytrotter has a session in the works (or already in the archives).

Deer Tick, Patrick Watson, Mumford & Sons, Lord Huron, Matthew Dear, Alabama Shakes, The Books, and many more contribute to the eclectic mix of genres available to stream and re-stream.

You can gift a membership for a full year at only $24. (Heck. Just keep renewing every year and you've crossed your fan off Santa's list for the rest of your life!)
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... | Keep reading >>

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
Sweet Dreams

Got a fan that's constantly wired in?

Maybe they still have aspirations of quitting their jobs and becoming a full-time, party DJ? We found the perfect gift - short of *a pillow that has actual headphones sewn onto it.

Available at NotOnTheHighStree.com. Now they can rest easy knowing they still look cool, (even with visions of sugar plums dancing [to dope beats] in their heads...)

(*Patent pending!)
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... | Keep reading >>

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
Gear Upgrades

New LED headlamp? Camping Chair (with cupholder)? Stove for grilled cheeses? PBA-Free water bottle? A bigger tent?

Buying the proper gear for someone else almost never works out. Save them from inevitably embarassing receipt-request and stuff a stocking with the freedom to get exactly what they need for the 2013 festival season.

Both REI and EMS have what it takes to turn any grinch into a more-than-happy camper.

You might get a kiss without a sprig of mistletoe in sight.
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... | Keep reading >>

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
One From The Vault
If you don't know Wolfgang's Vault by now, for shame! The online store boasts an "unparalleled collection of concert posters feature performers from decades ago to the present day... in mint condition, and many are signed by the headline performer or the graphic artist." They've also got original, authentic photography and apparel - from the last 60 years - (yes. SIX-OH!)

This classic Zeppelin Poster from their four-night headline run at Fillmore West and Winterland or the unmistakable shadow of Jimi Hendrix Photo would be a great addition to the walls of all classic rockers, young and old.

Gift certificates available (you know, if pouring through 60 years of Rock-N-Roll memorabilia seems a bit daunting.)
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... | Keep reading >>

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
Live Downloads

Keep hearing about that one epic show that just can't be topped?

It's the musical equivalent of the fish that got away. The number of musicians on stage keeps getting larger. The jams keep getting longer. The setlist was a clue to buried treasure. There were FIFTEEN encores. Watch them fall into a catatonic state of bliss when they hear the first licks of the soundcheck come pouring out of the speakers on Christmas morning.

Do a quick search on LiveDownloads.com for the date. Of course, you can just set them loose on the archive of around 700 different artists' songs and shows with a gift code.
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... | Keep reading >>
JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
For the Music Nerd
"Music Nerd." Ya, we know. It's a bit redundant.

No sooner had we tackled the Gift Guide here at JamBase HQ, was it filled with Books about music and by musicians. We decided it deserves it's own special feature next week on a "Top Reads for the Music Lover." Stay tuned...

Oh, Okay. Here's a sneak preview:
David Byrne (the coolest man on the planet) just released his new book, "How Music Works" via McSweeney's (the coolest publisher on the planet). "In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to music." (Drool.) Bonus: The new enhanced iBook versions are available just in time for gifting!
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... | Keep reading >>

JamBase 2012 Holiday 
Gift Guide
"Shut up! I'm trying to watch them play the hits!"

Last show ever? Reunion Tour? Tribute Concert?

With HD video and surround sound, you can recreate these moments of rock history right in your living room. And once again, we are humbly overwhelmed by the scope of amazing footage of equally amazing music memories out there. Next week we'll let you sink your teeth into a list. But just to whet your appetite...

On April 2nd, 2011, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM played its final show at Madison Square Garden. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza featured special appearances by Arcade Fire and Reggie Watts and moved the crowd of thousands to tears of joy and grief. SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS both captures this once-in-a-lifetime event with stunning visuals and serves as an intimate portrait of Murphy as he navigates the 48 hours surrounding the show. The special edition set includes the three-and- a-half-hour concert in its entirety, as well as the documentary film and loads of extras.
<< Go Back | Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list...


Take full advantage of all JamBase has to offer by signing up for an account!


You'll receive

show alerts

when your favorite artists announce shows, be eligible to enter contests for

free tickets

, gain the ability to

share your personalized live music calendar

and much more. Join JamBase!



 
 

Comments

To read comments and participate in this story, please visit the Articles forum »