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Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey documentary to premiere at DocLands Film Festival

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sat, 04/07/2018 - 5:51 pm

On Sunday, May 6th, the much-anticipated documentary, Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey, will premiere as part of DocLands Film Festival at CineArts Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley, California.

The doc explores a fascinating thread of the 1960s San Francisco counterculture.

Grateful Web Interview with Mickey Hart

Submitted by David Atchley on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:15 am

Every once in a while, an extraordinary being comes along who recognizes the obvious where no one else does.  Working with a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist and a cutting-edge neuroscientist, Mickey Hart continues to be an undeniable force within the human mind.  Just as Newton brought gravity to sight, Hart brings sound to light; and while his achievements are mind-blowing, they’re not nearly as magnificent as the vision that drives them.

Grateful Web Interview with Stephen Inglis

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Wed, 03/28/2018 - 1:35 pm

Multifarious guitar player Stephen Inglis is no stranger to the music of the Grateful Dead. A life-long Deadhead through and through, Stephen took his native Hawaiian guitar playing roots and mingled it with the band that changed his life. In conversation with Grateful Web, Stephen opened up about his ambitious solo Slack Key Guitar-centered album Cut The Dead Some Slack.

GW: Can you talk about your musical beginnings? Who are your influences?

Phil Lesh’s 78th Birthday | Capitol Theater

Submitted by Sharon Budman on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 7:18 pm

As you entered the theater, you were given a postcard which had instructions for the “cue” for when to sing happy birthday to the birthday boy. Some of my fellow attendees were already wearing birthday hats and even giving them out to their friends. The theater was hoppin’, and the vibe was that of a celebration. It was a sold-out crowd (GA/LOGE/BALCONY). Of course, it really didn’t matter if you had a seat anyway when I looked around, people were standing and dancing everywhere.

Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Duo | Wang Theatre | 3/8/18

Submitted by Rich Gastwirt on Sun, 03/25/2018 - 3:35 pm

The rumor mill was in full force with speculation of which special guest would accompanying Bob Weir and Phil Lesh on stop two of their mini “Duo” tour in Boston. The two Grateful Dead founding members were joined by Trey Anastasio in NY, and many expected that John Mayer would guest in Boston.

GRATEFUL DEAD @ RECORD STORE DAY, APRIL 21, 2018

Submitted by dead.net on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 9:26 am

Originally released as part of the sold-out Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, the Grateful Dead’s Fillmore West, San Francisco 2/27/69 show will be issued on vinyl for the very first time exclusively for Record Store Day 2018. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the limited-edition 4-LP set (8th side etching) will have a worldwide run of 9000.

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Mickey Hart & American Musuem of Natural History Collaboration

Submitted by Rachel Anne on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:40 am

Legendary Grateful Dead drummer and three-time Grammy-award winning artist, Mickey Hart and the American Museum of Natural History are collaborating to present a dynamic artist-curated program at the Museum on the evenings of April 13th-14th. Tickets are now on sale here.

Grateful Web Interview with Roger McNamee, Marcus Rezak, & David Gans

Submitted by Dennis McNally on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:48 am

Something really remarkable happened at the Fare Thee Well shows in 2015.  Instead of being a goodbye, it was a re-ignition, a passing of the torch in some ways.  Although Jerry was always quick to point out that it was Dead Heads who created themselves, the phenomenon of Dead Head-ism was focused on the band for the first 30 years.  And it was fairly fractured for the next twenty, with some liking some iterations, and others, not.  And the musicians aren’t done, whether it’s Dead & Co. or Phil and Bobby’s recent duo, or the future outings of Billy and Mickey.

Just Announced: Shakedown Street @ Boulder Theater | 3/31/18

Submitted by Boulder Theater on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:40 pm

One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of North America. Spawned from jam sessions at the Ancient Mariner bar in Manitou Springs, Colorado in 1987, Shakedown Street quickly grew in popularity, and garnered a legion of loyal fans who refer to themselves as "Shakeheads".

Melvin Seals & JGB | Cabot Theatre | 3/10/18

Submitted by Jacqui Morton on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:21 am

There is something about the energy created by people coming together to hear the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. The first time I experienced this seemingly human-powered electricity was a few days before my 18th birthday, in 1994, in a parking lot near what was then the Boston Garden. When Jerry died the following summer, I found myself in a park sitting in a circle around a singular candle that seemed to burn for hours.

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