Live Bands

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

When: Thu., Dec. 1, 9 p.m. 2016

I’m a loud and proud Black Crowes fanatic, willing to follow oft-battling brothers Chris and Rich Robinson in any musical direction they want to go, separately or together. With the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the lanky frontman expands on the blues-rock sound of his (for now) former band into Grateful Dead territory, and it’s a great place to visit. Robinson’s raspy Southern croon has always stood out, and musically the Brotherhood — which includes guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, drummer Tony Leone and bassist Jeff Hill — is a lot looser and more jam-happy than the Crowes, and should please fans of the Dead, the Band, Widespread Panic and the like.

Dan Nailen

Price: $20/$25