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10-03-2002Jammys jam into the night; Irving Plaza dates (and others) released; Some BT.Net tweaks

Last night's Jammy Awards featured countless musicians collaborating on two separate stages at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, and John Popper was everywhere to be seen. According to Black-Cat list member Kyle Holbrook, Popper hosted the entire night decked out in pajama pants (which came in quite useful, as the jamming continued well into the night). Popper did not show up for the after-party at BB Wolf's, but among other things contributed to an epic Lovelight>Reggae jam>Gloria>Lovelight to close the show. The jam encompassed the entire venue as two separate groups of musicians dueled across the ballroom from the main stage to the side stage. The show was filmed for future televising on HDNet in November, and the Jammys are reportedly in negotiations with several other networks for rights as well.

In other New York-related news, Pollstar has finally released the dates that Big Apple fans have been waiting for - an unprecedented four-night run at Irving Plaza beginning on November 7th and running through the 10th. Lake Trout will be opening the first two shows (as well as the two Philadelphia gigs earlier in the week) while as-of-yet unnanounced "special guests" will open the Saturday and Sunday shows. Also on the tour docket are two college shows - November 16th at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and the following day at Luther College in Decorah, IA.

Finally, you may have noticed a couple of changes to the BT.Net layout - we've been adding some navigation panes to the tour dates and news pages to make those archives more accessible. Also, we've taken the task of updating the setlist archive; all venues and locations on the main yearly index pages have now been double-checked against all records we could find (Gigs at a Glance and other sources were used as the original basis, but these frequently had typographical errors, which have hopefully now been cleared up). Please email us with any corrections or feedback, good or bad. Thanks!