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.
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:
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
Recommended For: Those who use Pandora on a regular basis will benefit from all the extras Pandora One
Grateful Dead Dave's Pick Subscription:
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.
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:
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.
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.