For those who mourned the death of Phish and The Grateful Dead, some brave souls have stepped up to fill in the holes. Jam bands such as Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident and moe. are among the few still providing a place to proudly boast a tye dye t-shirt, matching headband and peace sign. Hailing from Buffalo, New York, moe. got its start at the tail end of the 90’s when Phish had just begun its aggressive takeover of college campuses across the nation. It was an ideal time to stretch that 7 minute song written in a studio into a 45 minute jam session that would seemingly never end. People were eating it up and moe. quickly garnerned a loyal fan base. Highly popular in the festival circuit, the magic of moe. is found in its live shows although, surprisingly, the band has released 10 studio albums, most recently, this year’s What Happened To The LA LA’s.With only two original members remaining, bassist/vocalist Rob Derhak and guitarist/vocalist Chuck Garvey, moe. may be a revised incarnation, but the current members have been playing together for over a decade now. The chemistry between the 5 gentlemen is something to see and Tuesday’s show is7 no exception. (Kyle Eustice)

moe., July 17, at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St., 9 p.m. TIckets are $28/ADV and $30/DOS. Visit for more information.

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