Phish Close Tour at Alpine Valley

Going back to my high school days growing up in Iowa, I specifically remember the first time I heard Phish.  I was with a group of friends (guys I am still in touch with today) riding around on a hot summer day on our way to what had become almost a daily sand volleyball session.  A buddy popped in the Picture of Nectar CD and told us we were in for a real musical treat.  Some band from the East with a simple but oddly spelled name.
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Toubab Krewe | Richmond, VA | 6/26/09 | Review

Truly integrating two disparate musical genres into a third doesn’t occur all that often.  And when it does, it’s often lopsided in favor of one genre – over another.  It’s unbalanced, and noticeably so.  But when an organic musical marriage does happen, it can be like dynamite.  Happily, such is the case for Asheville, North Carolina’s Toubab Krewe.

Mile High Music Festival Announces Schedule

With just three weeks until Colorado's second annual Mile High Music Festival, today festival organizers announce the weekend's performance schedule.  Five stages will host 50 bands during the two-day festival, with music beginning at 11:15 am each day and going until 2 am on Saturday and 12:30 am on Sunday. Mile High Music Festival has also unveiled the 2009 Site Map.  Visit for complete details and to purchase tickets.

DSO @ Gratefulfest 10 for the 4th of July

Grateful for Gratefulfest

dso10 years strong, Gratefulfest is celebrating their decade anniversary with another 3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra and special guests Keller Williams, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, JGB, The Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson, Jemimah Puddleduck, BoomBox, David Gans and many more! Plus, 4th of July fireworks, The Ohio Burn Unit and many other crazy happenings.

In case you have been living under a rock, Gratefulfest is held Friday, July 3 - Sunday, July 5 at the beautiful Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, OH. This is one you don't want to miss! Click HERE for the event schedule and more details.

Join The Caravan

We are excited to announce that, for the third successive year, DSO will do a month-long Rex Caravan Tour, this time covering ground from Washington State to Southern California. $1 of every ticket sold will be contributed to the Rex Foundation. Also, a Black Tie-Dye Ball celebration will be held on Friday, September 25th at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. There will be a special pre-party reception with more details to follow. Join us in helping to further the Grateful Dead's legacy of giving.

Click HERE to see the complete DSO tour schedule.

Sunshine Daydream

East coast, the Rockies and a handful of places in between - no matter where you are, odds are that DSO has you covered this summer!

Our summer tour will kick off with the legendary Gratefulfest followed by an exciting run of east coast dates. We make up for Mother Nature on 7/7 at Celebrate Virginia Central ParkAll Good Festival

We will follow that up with a northeast swing, including a run of shows with our friend Keller Williams before we head to Gathering of the Vibes to simultaneously kick off their festival and end the first leg of our summer tour. After a few weeks off the road the band will head to the mountains to close out the summer with shows from Denver to Montana. Click HERE for the full schedule. with an "All Good Bonus". Bring your All Good Festival ticket to the show and receive free admission. That will kick off a big week of shows ending on Sunday at the where we will be joined by a surprise special guest...


07/03 Gratefulfest Garretsville, OH TICKETS
07/04 Gratefulfest Garretsville, OH TICKETS
07/05 Gratefulfest Garretsville, OH TICKETS
07/07 Celebrate Virginia Central Park Fredericksburg, VA TICKETS
07/09 Bottle and Cork Dewey Beach, DE TICKETS
07/10 Hilton Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ  
07/11 Governor's Island + New York, NY TICKETS
07/12 All Good Music Festival Masontown WV TICKETS
07/15 Veteran's Park Amphitheater Springfield, OH  
07/16 Artpark + Lewiston, NY  
07/17 Saranac Brewery + Utica, NY TICKETS
07/18 Vasa Park + Hackettstown, NJ TICKETS
07/20 Lupos Providence, RI TICKETS
07/22 Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, MA TICKETS
07/23 Gathering of the Vibes Bridgeport, CT  
08/07 Dancin' in the Streets Denver, CO TICKETS
08/08 Dancin' in the Streets Denver, CO TICKETS
08/09 Dancin' in the Streets Denver, CO TICKETS
08/10 Strings in the Mountains Steamboat Springs, CO TICKETS
08/12 Spud Drive-In + Driggs, ID TICKETS
08/13 Emerson Theater Bozeman, MT TICKETS
08/14 Geothermal Jerry Bash Lolo, MT TICKETS
08/15 Geothermal Jerry Bash Lolo, MT TICKETS
Rex Caravan Fall Tour
09/24 The Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA TICKETS
09/25 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR  
09/26 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR  
09/29 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, NV TICKETS
10/01 Senator Theatre Chico, CA TICKETS
10/02 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA  
10/03 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA  
10/04 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA  
10/09 Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre Hollywood, CA TICKETS
10/10 Wave House San Diego, CA  
10/14 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT  
10/15 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT  
01/03-01/08/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
+ w/ Keller Williams

Passion Pit Play Lollapallooza & Austin City Limits

Passion Pit Play Lollapallooza, Austin City Limits, 2 NYC SummerStage Shows With Phoenix -- Nominated for the 2009 Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll

Upcoming Tour Dates:

STS9 Releases Remix Album to Benefit Make it Right Foundation

STS9's boutique record label, 1320 Records, offers up STS9's Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes featuring 30 artists including Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Count Bass D, Richard Devine, Eskmo, Alex B, Ronald Jenkees and many more. 100% of the album's proceeds will go to benefit the Make It Right Foundation.

Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes features 30 of today's hottest djs, bands, and producers remixing original material from STS9's highly acclaimed recent studio release, PEACEBLASTER. The release will be available at and at iTunes beginning today.

sts9The Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes track list is as follows:

1.    Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Lazer Sword Remix)
2.    Shock Doctrine (Eskmo Remix)
3.    Empires (Big Gigantic Remix)
4.    Beyond Right Now (The Glitch Mob Remix)
5.    Shock Doctrine (Welder Remix)
6.    STS9 vs Prefuse 73 (Megaloid MPC Vet Mixxx)
7.    First Rays of the New Soma Sunrise (Calmer Remix)
8.    Oh Little Brain (Bluetech 'Spaze Gaze Mix')
9.    Metameme (Alex B 'Concepts Remix') 
10.  Peaceblaster '68 (Telepath Remix)
11.  The Spectacle (Ott Remix)
12.  ReGeneration (John Hughes Remix)
13.  The Spectacle (Richard Devine Remix)
14.  Empires (Nosaj Thing Remix)
15.  The Last 50,000 Years (Deru Remix)
16.  Beyond Right Now (Pretty Lights Remix)
17.  Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (The Flying Skulls Feat. Abstract Rude Remix)
18.  Peaceblaster (sub-ID 'Stay Blastin '88 Remix')
19.  Shock Doctrine (Eliot Lipp & Leo 123 'Dark Party Remix')
20.  Late for Work (Count Bass D Remix)
21.  The New Soma (Daedelus Remix)
22.  Peaceblaster '08 (Captain Crunk Remix)
23.  The New Soma (Bass Science Remix)
24.  Oh Little Brain (Metrognome 'On the Sea Remix')
25.  Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Da Ticklah Remix)
26.  Shock Doctrine (Dharmatronix Remix)
27.  Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Lowpro Lounge Feat. Lateef & Souleye '$700 Billion Remix') 28.  Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist/Beyond Right Now (GFE 'Put it Back Together Remix')
29.  Beyond Right Now (Ronald Jenkees Remix)
30.  Late for Work (Pnuma Trio Remix)

All of the artists featured on STS9's Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes, and even the majority of the behind-the-scenes business services required to put the album together, donated their contributions to the project. 100% of the album's proceeds will go to the Make It Right Foundation, who has been chosen by the band to be the sole beneficiary of all of STS9's 2009 charity programs. It is the band's goal - with the support of their fan community and the involvement of the Make It Right Foundation - to build a home in New Orleans, raising money via the Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes album proceeds, a $1 charity donation on every STS9 concert ticket sold during 2009, special STS9 charity raffles, and other initiatives throughout the year still to be announced.

STS9 is on the road this summer for a short list of big plays.  In addition to some high profile festival stops - including the main stage at Lollapalooza, ROTHBURY, Summerfest and Austin City Limits - STS9 will host some huge events in Colorado and Atlanta this summer. Both events promise STS9 and many special guests performing multiple shows at a variety of local area venues.

The complete list of current STS9 tour dates is as follows:
June 26  Electric Daisy Carnival Los Angeles, CA

July 1  Summerfest Milwaukee, WI

July 3 - 4  ROTHBURY Rothbury, MI 

July 11  All Good Festival Masontown, WV  

July 16 - 18  Camp Bisco Mariaville, NY 

July 24  Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO w/ Lipp Service feat. Eliot Lipp & members of Pnuma Trio

July 25  Red Rocks Amphitheater Morrison, CO w/ special guests Pretty Lights, Pnuma Trio, The Album Leaf, Flying Lotus, Telepath, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Bass Science

August 7  Lollapalooza (Main Stage) Chicago, IL 

August 8  House Of Blues (Lollapalooza Late Night) Chicago, IL 

August 21  The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA w/ special guests TBA  

August 22  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA  w/ special guests Ghostland Observatory, Bassnectar, Lotus & DubConscious 

Sept 4  The Bottom Line Nagoya, Japan

Sept 5  Metamorphose Festival Izu City, Japan  

Sept 6  Poka Stadium Kashiwa City, Japan

Sept 25 - 27  Earthdance Festival Laytonville, CA 

October 2 - 5  Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX

January 2  Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, FL

January 3 - 8  Jam Cruise 2010 Lauderdale, FL

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 2009 Schedule

The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival, to be held July 17th - 19th in Chicago's Union Park, is closing in, and the schedule is now officially set! Plans can be made, airline tickets bought, and squeaky bicycle wheels greased.  Also, Sunday tickets are now sold out! There is still a limited quantity of Friday and Saturday tickets available, and they can be purchased here.

Grateful Garcia Gathering 2009 Coming Soon

The 3Gs ('aka Grateful Garcia Gathering), is returning back to the Camp NCN Venue in beautiful Black River Falls Wisconsin July 30th though August 2nd 2009 where it all began over 6 years ago! A Grateful place where Garcia fans will be Gathering! It also marks the celebration of Jerry Garcia's 67th Birthday, plus the 14th Anniversary of Jerry's untimely passing.

10KLF Headliners Release New Albums

Summer is almost here and this year’s 10,000 Lakes Festival is just over a month away, taking place July 22-25 in Detroit Lakes, MN.  Leading up to this year’s event, two of the 10,000 Lakes Festival’s headliners are releasing highly anticipated new albums in June with Dave Matthews Band’s Big Whiskey and The GooGrux King out June 2 on RCA, and Wilco’s Wilco (The Album) out June 29 on Nonesuch.

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