String Cheese Incident

The Magic Beans’ jam band economics

Today's Coloradan jam bands face the same plight as the Elvis impersonator in Vegas, or Williamsburg's humble mustache waxers. Strong regional demand has given rise to strong regional competition, and an oxymoronic accommodating proving ground prevails.

String Cheese Incident at the 1stBank Center on New Year’s Eve 2013 (photos, review)

Heading into the 1stBank Center Tuesday night, there was some discussion of how String Cheese Incident could top last year's New Year's Eve spectacle. Over the course of three sets plus an opening band, SCI took their fans on a ride full of dizzying peaks, fantastic improvisation and different musical genres that far exceeded anything that could have been expected of them.