Which jams are you most thankful for?
It’s that time of year again when everyone joins their families, stuffs some turkeys and gets drunk. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Besides the awesome dinner and Thanksgiving eve, which tends to be one of the biggest party days of the year, it’s a time to really sit back, lounge and be thankful for all we have.
So what am I thankful for? I’m thankful for family, my boyfriend, great friends, my new life in NYC, having a job, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, yams and JAMS! Yes, that’s right I said jams. Living in New York City comes with many pros and cons: inflated prices, overcrowded streets, just about anything you could ever want at your fingertips and some of the greatest music around. This year we are graced with bands such as Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Dark Star Orchestra and Moe.
Robert Randolph and The Family Band return to Brooklyn Bowl for a 3-night run. When I said I was thankful for
family, I didn’t just mean mine. We’ve got a whole lot of family to be thankful for this weekend. Every time a Family event comes through Brooklyn, I have to make it to at least one night to get down and funky. The band will be playing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors are at 6:00pm, show at 8:00pm and tickets are just $15 dollars. Make sure to show up early for a pre/post Thanksgiving feast and stuff your face with fried chicken, mac & cheese and collard greens. For all of you pre-thanksgiving ragers, you have a special treat as John Medeski is joining the band. They will be playing the complete “Live at the Wetlands” set in honor of the 10-year anniversary.
If that’s not enough for you, Dark Star Orchestra is playing for two nights at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Another awesome venue with awesome music, so what else can we be grateful for (pun intended)? This Grateful Dead tribute band is playing Friday and Saturday night. DSO will be sure to bring the heat for this “Garden Party Weekend.” Both nights will be classic sets from Madison Square Garden. The Show is at 8:00pm and tickets are $37.90 with fees.
Also joining us this weekend is NY-based jam band Moe. These guys fit in someplace between hard rock and country, and just about play it all. If the other two bands aren’t quite your style, drink a 12-pack of beer, then head over to Terminal 5 and rage with all of your favorite moe.rons. Tickets for this one are 39.25 with fees and the show starts at 7:00 pm both Friday and Saturday nights with openers Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. So get phunky and jam out this weekend.
So, what jams are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?