Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic Moved to Municipal Auditorium [Updated]

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:31 AM

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Dude, it's raining and it has been raining. Which means that yonder Riverfront Park is waterlogged. Chances are it's probably going to keep on raining. And we all know what happens when it rains and the bands can't/won't play for fear of getting electrocuted (or struck by flying garbage) at Riverfront Park. So as to not douse your jamtastic voyage with copious angel tears, the safety-minded people at AC Entertainment have moved tonight's Allman Brothers Band/Widespread Panic show to the cozy confines of Municipal Auditorium.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. with the Allmans. General admission is $50 plus fees.

Update: The latest information is doors at 4:30 and show at 6 p.m., but we are told that they will probably "hold the start a bit to accommodate for the change of

venue."

Here's Timothy C. Davis on the subject:

How to cage this two-headed beast in under 150 words? After all, chances are, if you've A) ever gone to college B) ever seen a college C) ever smoked weed or D) ever known anyone who has, you've heard of Georgia jam powerhouses Widespread Panic and the Allman Brothers. Musical monoliths both, they share ravenous (insert "munchies" joke here) fanbases hot to trot and tape and twirl themselves silly at the slightest provocation (or J.J. Cale cover). Despite their advanced age (or, better put, the advanced age of Gregg Allman), the Allmans are still the better live band, whether due to their serious stores of soul-oil, or the simple fact that the group's improvisational flights of fancy--nowhere as chord-based and mindlessly modulating as those of Widespread--can still usher one down new and exciting pathways. And that doesn't mean the trail to the Porta-Potties, as a recent OK-I'll-give-'em-another-chance Widespread show did for yours truly.

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