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Jam Stampede @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ Mark & Kenny

The Jam Stampede will perform at their ongoing Dead Center event at Brooklyn Bowl on April 19, 2011. We were too excited to wait another day until 4/20 for this show so we are performing on 4/19.

For the first time Mark Karan (Jemimah Puddleduck, Ratdog) will be joining us for the festivities and Kenny Brooks (Alphabet Soup, Ratdog) will join us again after having such a good time last October.

With the help of our good friends Mark and Kenny we will again revisit some of the Grateful Dead lore and explore some new ground with the tunes through the expression of these two great instrumentalists who played together in RatDog and have put their own historic stamp on the music.

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Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Avenue

Brooklyn, NU

4/19/2011 @ 8PM

RatDog/Gov't Mule | June 21st, 2008 | Seattle, WA

With more than just crowd pleasers at Seattle's WaMu Theater, Gov't Mule and Ratdog co-headlined a fine show!  Arguably an unlikely tour duo, Bob Weir and Warren Haynes delighted Seattle with this second stop on their Summer tour.

Here are just a couple highlights I took home from the industrial, cavernous, nouveau concert hall:

Bob Weir and Ratdog at The Beacon Theater

Someone turned over a large rock and roll subculture over the past three night run at "The Beacon Theater", as "Deadheads", "hippies", and "throwbacks", have resurfaced to see "Bob Weir and Ratdog".  No other band in bluegrass, blues, country, folk, reggae, or rock and roll history, has woven such a distinct counterculture and sense of community, other than "The Grateful Dead", and the bands offshoots.  Known to "Deadheads" as "The Dead", the band's inception began in 1965 in San Francisco, California, from a jugband known as "The Warlocks".

Keller Williams, Ratdog, and The Allman Brothers = Guitar Fest!

On August 18th, 2007 at the Tweeter Center in Camden, the sounds of powerful guitar combinations took center stage. Most people who love music equate the summertime with sitting on blanket on a lawn or dancing barefoot on the lawn of an amphitheater and enjoying the fruits of their favorite bands. This is what this show represented for a lot of people. These musicians have been staples to our scene for years, and for the most part, they haven't missed a beat.

The Music Never Stops - Ratdog, Little Feat & The Waybacks

Kenny Gradney-photo by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

The Rex Foundation will make a special stop along the Rex Community Caravan of events - Saturday, December 15th, Warfield Theatre, San Francisco:  The Music Never Stops - A Rex Foundation Black Tie-Dye Ball featuring Bob Weir and RatDog, Little Feat and The Waybacks.  Tickets for the concert go on sale November 4th.  You can order tickets now for the pre-concert reception with the artists that includes dinner, beverages and premium table seating, as well as the concert-only loge tickets by calling the Rex Foundation at 415-561-3135, downloading the special pre-sale order form, or contacting GDTS, TOO.  (This is a date change from the prior Save the Date.)

Be part of all the following great fall events and initiatives that support the Rex Foundation and further our efforts to nurture positive social change:

October 4th through November 3rd, The Ryan Montbleau Band's Patience on Friday CD Release Tour includes many shows with ticket sale contributions to the Rex Foundation.  Click here for details.

Saturday, November 17th, Donna the Buffalo, Ollabelle and special guest David Gans at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, where $5 per ticket sold will be contributed to the Rex Foundation.  Join us for a special pre-concert reception with the performers and great concert seats.  Click here for details.

Friday/Saturday, November 16 & 17, UMass Amherst Unbroken Chain Symposium that includes a panel presentation on Grateful Dead philanthropy featuring Carolyn Garcia and Sandy Sohcot.  Click here for details.

Underway: The World As It Could Be - Where There's A Will There's A Way, the unique creative endeavor commissioned by the Rex Foundation, with sponsor support, to have youth inspire their peers and adults to learn more about and work toward manifesting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Click here for the full program description and opportunity to be a sponsor of the dramatization and related initiatives.

We look forward to the fun, connections, and beneficial results of traveling with you on the philanthropic bus of the Rex Community Caravan.

Upcoming Steve Kimock Dates, Including Fall with Ratdog

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KIMOCK W/ RATDOG - Once again, Steve will endeavor to keep Mark Karan's seat warm with RatDog during their October/November Fall Tour.

From the MK PAGE : "Many of you already know that Mark is battling throat cancer. For the latest update, please visit:  www.carepages.com.  Unfortunately, you have to sign in, etc. to get to the "getwellmark" (all one word) page. But once you've saved your info, it's just two clicks in to check on him. We'll be putting updates there regularly to let you know the details of his treatment and recovery. Meanwhile, we are overwhelmed by the love, support, and prayers that have come from around the world. Please keep him in your thoughts for the journey ahead. -MK family."

It's really important to show your love, support & healing vibes for our brother Mark, who is fighting to return to good health, so he can rejoin his band and continue to delight all the Bone-Heads out there. Tons of love to Mark and Maile! - the Kimock Family

Bob Weir & Ratdog - Fall Tour 2007

Oct 26 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Oct 27 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Oct 28 Lebanon, NH - Lebanon Opera House

Oct 30 Westbury, NY North Fork Theater

Oct 31 Westbury, NY North Fork Theater

Nov 2 Burlington, VT - Memorial Auditorium

Nov 3 Albany, NY - Palace Theater

Nov 4 State College, PA - Eisenhower Auditorium

Nov 7 Norfolk, VA - The Norva

Nov 8 Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium

Nov 13 St.Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theater

Nov 14 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre

Nov 16 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues

Nov 17 Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheatre

For more info & tickets visit:  www.Rat-dog.com.

 

KIMOCK W/ RATDOG - Once again, Steve will endeavor to keep Mark Karan's seat warm with RatDog during their October/November Fall Tour.

From the MK PAGE : "Many of you already know that Mark is battling throat cancer. For the latest update, please visit:  www.carepages.com.  Unfortunately, you have to sign in, etc. to get to the "getwellmark" (all one word) page. But once you've saved your info, it's just two clicks in to check on him. We'll be putting updates there regularly to let you know the details of his treatment and recovery. Meanwhile, we are overwhelmed by the love, support, and prayers that have come from around the world. Please keep him in your thoughts for the journey ahead. -MK family."

It's really important to show your love, support & healing vibes for our brother Mark, who is fighting to return to good health, so he can rejoin his band and continue to delight all the Bone-Heads out there. Tons of love to Mark and Maile! - the Kimock Family

Bob Weir & Ratdog - Fall Tour 2007

Oct 26 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Oct 27 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Oct 28 Lebanon, NH - Lebanon Opera House

Oct 30 Westbury, NY North Fork Theater

Oct 31 Westbury, NY North Fork Theater

Nov 2 Burlington, VT - Memorial Auditorium

Nov 3 Albany, NY - Palace Theater

Nov 4 State College, PA - Eisenhower Auditorium

Nov 7 Norfolk, VA - The Norva

Nov 8 Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium

Nov 13 St.Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theater

Nov 14 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater

Nov 16 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues

Nov 17 Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheater

For more info & tickets visit:  www.Rat-dog.com.

Steve Kimock & Friends  FAYETTEVILLE CELEBRATION

Steve Kimock & Friends will be headlining the final 2 nights of George's 80th Anniversary Music Festival in Fayetteville, AR on September 8th & 9th . This event is also a benefit for NW Arkansas'  Music will run from 7:00pm to 2:00am, both nights on.  In keeping with the celebratory intent of this event, ticket prices were held to a minimum. $20 per night or $35 for a 2 day pass!  Lodging specials for those attending from out of town include a $79 rate at The Cosmopolitan, formerly The Radisson (6 blocks):479-442-5555, ask for George's Majestic's special rate.

KIMOCK & BANYAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

12 Galaxies for two special engagements on Friday & Saturday, September 28th & 29th.

Also joining the ever-revolving cast of players of this eclectic acid-jazz, improvisational musical experience is bass player Tony Franklin, who most notably was a member of the Firm with Jimmy Page. The weekend will also feature the West Coast debut of the Paul Thiessen Band, with John Morgan Kimock on drums!

Shows are 18+ @ 10:00PM and will end late!

KIMOCK - PORTER- WALTER- KIMOCK

Mexicali Blues has been a warm and wonderful venue, where all of these musicians have had many magical moments in a variety of music configurations. We look forward to celebrating this auspicious evening with our good friends Rob, Eli, Josh and all of our friends at the neighboorhood club.

Steve Kimock will be performing as part of the Symbiotic Orchestra at the Symbiosis Gathering on September 23rd, 2007 in Angels Camp, CA. Featuring KIMOCK, MEMBERS OF STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, ZILLA, THE GLITCH MOB, AND MORE, this special event is not to be missed. Experience a fusion of Organic, Acoustic, Electronic, and Vocal Soundscapes as they explore new sonic territory together...Sunday Night @ 7PM on the Field Stage.

Symbiosis has begun a tradition of full-scale atmospheric design, bringing together a massive range of creative talent to inspire, awe, and activate your mind... The event seeks to integrate a number of healthy and conscious lifestyle elements into all areas. Musically, Symbiosis Gathering features a combination of bands, DJs, and live electronic acts from the West Coast and beyond... The artists represent a cross-section of the predominant underground music styles of the community.

For tickets & more info please visit: Symbiosis Gathering

Ratdog & Keller Williams on the Rocks

Keller & Bobby at Red Rocks- for the Grateful Web

Ratdog and Keller Williams played Red Rocks this past Tuesday night. Here are some photos from that night. More photos will be added over the weekend.

I: Jam > Shakedown Street > Minglewood Blues > She Belongs to Me > Money for Gasoline > Loser* > Brown-Eyed Women* > Weather Report Suite Prelude/Part 1 > Let It Grow

II: Me and My Uncle@4, Victim or the Crime@, The Weight@, Mississippi Half-Step > The Other One > Stuff > Standing on the Moon > Sugar Magnolia

E: At a Siding > Terrapin Flyer

Show with Steve Kimock (Guitar); *-with Keller Williams (Guitar/Vocals); Mark was absent; Bob sat in with Keller on "Dark Star"(Keller Williams opened)

setlist from: www.ratdog.org

Upcoming Ratdog gigs:

7/27/07 San Diego, CA  Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay 

7/28/07 Los Angeles, CA  Greek Theater

8/11/07 Bridgeport, CT  Gathering of the Vibes 

8/12/07 Lowell, MA Boarding House Park  

MID-AUGUST TOUR WITH THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND!

8/14/07 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge

8/15/07 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

8/17/07 Camden, NJ (and Keller Williams) Tweeter Center @ The Waterfront 

8/18/07 Bushkill, PA Mountain Laurel Center

8/19/07 Darien Center, NY  Darien LakePerforming Arts Center 

8/21/07 Wantagh, NY  Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach 

8/22/07 Holmdel, NJ  PNC Bank Arts Center 

tickets are available through GDTS TOO

Ratdog & Keller Williams Announce Summer Tour

Bobby @ The Fillmore in Denver- for the Grateful Web

Bob Weir and RatDog and Keller Williams will cross the country this summer, sharing a stage both separately and together, making music and doing what they do best.  The tour will begin in Atlanta on July 7th and end in Los Angeles on July 28th.

Bob Weir is a founding member of the legendary Grateful Dead.  He founded RatDog as a duo in 1995, and over the succeeding years he has enlisted Jay Lane (drums), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), Mark Karan (lead guitar), Kenny Brooks (saxophone), and Robin Sylvester (bass).  RatDog plays not only Bob's various solo material but the complete Grateful Dead repertoire, and has evolved from an elegant duo to a snarling beast of a rock band that contains a jazz trio at its heart.

Keller Williams has been called guitar's mad-scientist and a one-man-band for the new millennium. Williams is considered by some, but not by himself, to be a master of the acoustic guitar, known for his ability to solo over layers of spontaneously created loops. He is a generous performer who plays down-to-earth acoustic music that defies any effort to find a convenient pigeonhole.  If pressed for a definition, Williams, as adept with language as he is with a guitar pick, calls it solo, acoustic jazzfunk reggae technograss – or simply - solo acoustic dance music.

Sometimes musicians tour together purely because of business.  These guys actually like each other, as evidenced by the tune "Cadillac" on Keller's recently released new album on SciFidelity, Dream, a duet between Keller and Bob.  Recorded at Weir's home studio, it also features an appearance from Weir family retriever Jackson (see the tour advertising design and notice who's driving the Cadillac!).  Or, as the inimitable Weir said of him, "Keller Williams is more fun than a frog in a glass of milk."  Keller seems to like the idea, too: "I love this tour because I get to get in for free."

That positive vibe will be felt across the country this summer.

Tour Dates:

July 07  Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta GA   
July 09  Summerstage, Central Park, New York City NY
July 10  Bank of America Pavilion, Boston MA
July 11  Lincoln Park, Lincoln RI 
July 13  All Good Festival, Marvin's Mountaintop WV
July 14  Charlottesville Pavilion, Charlottesville VA
July 16  Tower City Amphitheater, Cleveland OH
July 17  Promowest Pavilion, Columbus OH 
July 19  Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL
July 20  10,000 Lakes Festival, Detroit Lakes MN   
July 21  Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino, Council Bluffs IA  
July 24  Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO
July 25  Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe NM
July 27  Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, San Diego CA
July 28  Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA

RatDog | WestBury, New York | 2006 | Review

I never understood the notion of the critic.  Who takes the time and effort to write about something they don't like?  I have always tried to use the written word to elevate, not dissect or discredit.  So it's with some trepidation that I set out to discuss RatDog's two night stand at (to borrow from the great Neil Peart) the "obnoxious local bank" theater (near Westbury Music Fair) on October 31st and November 1st in Westbury, NY.

Ah, Mother American Night

Another decade another night at Red Rocks for Bob Weir.  Joined by Ratdog for the current lineup's first appearance and co-headlining with Colorado native sons String Cheese Incident, Bobby celebrated his