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).
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...)
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!)
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.
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!)
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...)
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.
have what it
takes to turn any grinch into a more-than-
You might get a kiss without a sprig of mistletoe in sight.
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.
(you know, if pouring through 60 years of Rock-N-Roll memorabilia seems a bit daunting.)
Keep hearing about that one epic show that just can't be
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
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
date. Of course, you can just set them loose on the archive of around 700 different artists
' songs and shows with a
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."
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
are available just in time for gifting!
"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.
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