Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

A band and a travel agency.(Venue)

Byline: Kevin Hopper FOR THE Journal

String Cheese concert benefits tough outdoorsman

DIY or "do it yourself" is a term that is most closely associated with punk rock. However, the Boulder-based jam band The String Cheese Incident has given the term new meaning.

Eschewing many major-label offers, the five-piece band has released each of its five studio records on its own Sci-Fidelity record label. Not a huge feat in an era that sees bands do this on a regular basis, but add to that the fact the band has found a way to have fans buy tickets to its live performances by logging on to the label's ticket Web site (www.sciticketing.com) and "do it yourself" starts to actually mean something. …

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