Hey there, music fans. Welcome to the first installment of Feedback Loop, your conversation with JamBase. Feedback Loop is an experimental type of article that attempts to give you, our reader, a louder voice on JamBase. Every two weeks we will post a new topic for discussion. We invite you all to respond to express your opinions using the comments system at the bottom of this article. Now on to the business at hand:
We have all witnessed the organic evolution of the "jamband" scene over the past few years. If you consider Bonnaroo to be the face of jam nation (which many do), it's hard to look past the countless acts that are most certainly not jambands but who are nonetheless a part of the biggest music festival to which this scene has given birth. Indie rockers, Hasidic rappers, and (gasp) even the occasional "American Idoler" have all found their way into our world.
So the question that we pose to you this week is: What role should a band's scene (or genre, or sound, or whatever you want to call it) play in whether or not it should receive coverage on JamBase? If an "indie rock" band or "hip-hop" group can get on stage and put on a killer show, should you be reading about it on JamBase? To put it another way, what kinds of bands do you think "belong" on JamBase?
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