Amsterdam Travelers are Home Again
As expected, the inaugural Jam In the Dam will be remembered by a pair of words which start with the letter C: coffee (*cough* shops) and collaborations. Featuring Keller Williams, Particle, Umphreys McGee and the Disco Biscuits, Jam in the Dam brought 1,500 international fans to a pair of Amsterdam venues, which likely served as the springboard for numerous non-musical bicycle-fueled adventures. Over the course of the three-day festival, each band welcomed its share of special guests and offered a wide range of festive covers. According to reports Umphreys McGees Hot for Teacher served as a Day Three highlight.
A fitting finale, last night the Disco Biscuits invited Umphreys McGees Brendon Bayliss and Joel Cummins on to the stage for a version of Marc Brownsteins Home Again, before stretching past the 3AM-mark with Aceetobee. Earlier in the evening, Umphreys McGee and Particle also exchanged guitarists: Jake Cinninger added a second axe to Particle, while Charlie Hitchcock lent his talents to Umphreys McGee. For a full report on the weekends collaborations, as well as exclusive band interviews, be sure to checkout Shain Shapiros daily reports over at Relix.com.