JamBase Holiday Gift Guide 2013

JamBase 2013 
Holiday Gift Guide
It's rarely easy finding the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. As we enter the holiday season we've aimed to make that process easier for the music fans in your life by presenting our annual JamBase Holiday Gift Guide.

We've broken down the guide by seven categories including Digital Music, Clothing and Apparel, Box Sets, Books, For Musicians, Ultimate Live Music Experiences and Technology Jam. There's gifts for men, women, older fans and even the youngest of live music lovers.

Digital Music

LiveDownloads.com Gift Cards:

Price: $5 - $250
The Skinny: You'll find hundreds of shows to choose from the usual suspects on LiveDownloads.com (Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, moe., Yonder Mountain String Band, Lotus, STS9, etc.) - but dig deeper and you can find some sets that may surprise you from bands like Son Volt, Andrew Bird, Femi Kuti, Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, John Fogerty and hundreds more.

Recommended For: Live music fans of all stripes should find plenty of options among the site's vast catalog.

Pandora One Subscription:

Price: $36/year
The Skinny: Take the Pandora experience to the next level by subscribing to the site. Pandora One users will be able to listen to higher-quality audio, can access the desktop applications, will bypass advertisements and can use custom skins.
Recommended For: Those who use Pandora on a regular basis will benefit from all the extras Pandora One users gain.

Grateful Dead Dave's Pick Subscription:

Price: $99.98
The Skinny: Installments of the Grateful Dead's Dave's Picks live archival series sell out with a quickness after they are announced. You can make sure your friend/loved one won't miss out on any of the four installments scheduled for release in 2014 by subscribing to the series. Dead.net has even provided a printable gift certificate to show what the recipient of the gift is in for.
Recommended For: The friend who emails you every time the Dead announce a new release.

UMLive Subscription:

Price: $9.99/month or $99.99/year
The Skinny: Umphrey's McGee has always been a band on the cutting-edge of technology, whether it's selling CD's (remember CD's?) from the merch stand directly after the show, the roll-out of their studio album Mantis or their innovative S2 Art events. 2013 has ushered in the UMLive Subscription, which gives Umphreaks instant-access to 900+ shows and 25+ albums and compilations.
Recommended For: The Umphreak in your life.

Concert Vault Subscription:

Price: $39.99/year
The Skinny: The streaming catalog alone at Concert Vault (formerly known as Wolfgang's Vault) is worth the annual price-tag. The service started in 2003 when a group of music fans, "acquired master recordings (and much more) from the archives of Bill Graham Presents." The Concert Vault currently includes many live concerts recorded at the impresario's legendary venues like the Fillmore East and Winterland between 1965 and 1999. Since then, the site has grown to include more gems from music's past and has expanded to video offerings. An annual subscription also nets you two free downloads per week, discounts in the store and a whole lot more.
Recommended For: Your music-loving friend or family member who is always looking for recordings they have never heard before.

Daytrotter Subscription:

Price: $32/year
The Skinny: Daytrotter provides users "exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks by some of your favorite (and soon to be favorite) bands, recorded live, that capture the heart of their music at that moment in time - dirty and alive." The site has added thousands of live videos to the mix for subscribers. Membership gets you unlimited streaming, free session downloads, access to thousands of videos, a 25% discount in the Daytrotter store and more.
Recommended For: With a tilt towards the indie world, this is the perfect gift for your friend or family member that still loves Phish and the Dead but are more likely to listen to The Head and the Heart, Deer Tick and Bon Iver these days.

Plenty of Gifts for Every Music Lover on your list... Keep reading >>

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