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Toubab Krewe NYE in Denver + Winter Tour!

photos by Sanjay Suchak- for the Grateful Web

Toubab Krewe is thrilled to be in Denver for NYE tonight at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. Special guest Rayna Gellert (Uncle Earl) joins the band for the run on fiddle.

 

The band then heads east to play their first show of 2009 in New York at S.O.B's (1/8) to celebrate the wider release of their new album, Live at the Orange Peel. It'll be available on iTunes and other digital outlets starting 1/6, including a new bonus track recorded at our most recent Orange Peel performance.

The tour continues throughout the Southeast (more dates to be added soon). Joining the band on many of the dates will be their good friend Jar-E from Asheville.

 

12-31 Denver, CO           Cervantes'

      News Year's Revival: Panjea Feat Michael kang(SCI) and Chris Berry and the 50 Piece Panjoric Orchestra w/ DNALand feat Kyle Hollingsworth ; Rayna Gellert joins TK on fiddle

1-8   New York, NY         S.O.B.'s

      Jar-E

1-17  Athens, GA           Georgia Theatre

      Jar-E

1-20  Vienna, VA           Jammin' Java (Inauguration Party!)

      Jar-E

1-21  Charlottesville, VA  Gravity Lounge

      Jar-E

1-23  Virginia Beach, VA   Jewish Mother

      Jar-E

1-24  Richmond, VA         Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall

      Jar-E

2-6   Carrboro, NC         Cat's Cradle

      Jar-E

2-7   Charlotte, NC        Neighborhood Theatre

      Jar-E

2-14  Atlanta, GA          Smith's Olde Bar

      TBA

WU Years Eve Bash | Review

If you're looking for something to do New Year's Eve this year and you're in the neighborhood of Minneapolis, fall by The Boardroom at Trocaderos on Wednesday night for a four-band groove extravaganza on two stages, hosted by local music partiers The Big Wu.  Doors open at 7:30 with the first band starting at 8 pm.

Tiësto named Mixmag's #1 DJ in 2008

Tiësto- for the Grateful Web

Mixmag, a top UK dance magazine announced Tiësto as the Number One DJ of the year 2008. The voting was unanimous: "No other DJ came close to matching the Tiësto juggernaut", according to Mixmag.

Tiësto is excited about topping off this fantastic year with this acknowledgement and says, "I am honored that Mixmag chose me as the number one DJ of 2008. I had an amazing year and would like to thank Mixmag and their readers for their support!"

2008 saw the release of a double DVD of his live concert at the famous Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, which concluded his "Elements of Life" world tour. He also released the mix compilation "In Search of Sunrise 7 - Asia"; the theme for his world tour. He played massive crowds in Asia, Australia, Latin America, Europe and North America, where he headlined Bonnaroo Festival. He also was the first ever DJ to sell out the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena in London on 8/8/08.

Currently, Tiësto is touring America and he will play New Year's Eve in New York, with a special five hour set at the Roseland Ballroom. This year, the podcast of his radio show, "Tiësto's Club Life" has reached over 250,000 downloads a week.

Tiësto recently stated that he will go on touring in 2009 and that he is currently working on a new record, productions and special remixes.

12/29 & 12/30/97 on LivePhish Radio this Monday & Tuesday

An early New Year's treat from LivePhish.com: starting at 2PM EST on Monday 12/29 and Tuesday 12/30, LivePhish.com will broadcast both 12/29/97 and 12/30/97, respectively, in their entirety on Live Phish Radio.

Dark Star Orchestra's Two Night Celebration @ Boulder Theater

photos by Laura McDaniel- for the Grateful Web

A two night celebration of the Dead! Giving homage in a continually evolving artistic outlet, the Dark Star Orchestra recreates historic Grateful Dead set lists with compelling accuracy. Each night, the Chicago-based band decides on performing one show from the over 2,500 that the Grateful Dead originally performed during their 30 year tenure as fathers of improvisational rock.

Dark Star Orchestra presents the complete original set list, song by song, and in order, with uncanny faithful interpretation. To date, DSO has covered more than 1,500 different Grateful Dead shows The group has their craft so well-refined that even members of the Dead themselves, rhythm guitarist/singer Bob Weir, drummer Bill Kreutzmann, and late keyboardist Vince Welnick, have appeared on stage and performed with these live music interpreters.

Precision is king with this group, who position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show they are performing. Dark Star Orchestra adapts their phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras in which they perform.

At the end of every performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can "see" shows that happened long before some were born.

GA / $29.50 
Friday, 21+ 
 Saturday, All Ages Balcony
Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone. 
Tickets are also available through our website @ www.bouldertheater.com.

DSO Winter & Spring Dates + News

photos by Mike Moran- for the Grateful Web

Dec 30th Montclair, NJ Show Announced, Dan Healy, NYE Tix

Continuing the great time he experienced on DSO's last couple of tours, former Grateful Dead sound man, Dan Healy, will join them once again for the Cosmic New Year's Eve Run. In addition to shows in Richmond, Norfolk and Baltimore, DSO is happy to announce an additional Cosmic Run Tour stop Tuesday, December 30 at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ, their first time at this incredible venue. Also, Tickets are going fast for New Years Eve, so you may want to buy your ticket now to secure your spot in the cosmos. DSO Cosmic NYE Tix available HERE.

Over $30,000 Raised for The Rex Foundation

Combining the money raised at the Black Tie Dye Ball at the Nokia in NYC and the $1 donation from every ticket sold on the DSO Rex Caravan Tour, we were able to raise over $30,000 in helping to keep the Grateful Dead's philanthropic dream alive! The tour featured Dan Healy at the helm in addition to guest appearances from Donna Jean Godchaux and NBA all-star and Grateful Dead enthusiast, Bill Walton. Thanks to everyone for coming out and showing what a difference even $1 can make!

2008: What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

And what a great trip it's been too! DSO's 11th anniversary, 1600th show, first appearances on JamCruise, Langerado, Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo, and 10K Lakes Festival and that's not to mention all of the truly great shows in between. DSO would like to take this opportunity to thank some of the people they've had the privilege of sharing the stage with, including Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Mike Gordon and Jamie Masefield. Perhaps most importantly though, DSO would like to thank you for your part!

DSO Side Projects

John Kadlecik will be performing two shows in his time off the road with DSO in the coming months. On 1/3 he will perform a solo acoustic show in Rockville, MD and 1/24 with Firewheel in Takoma Park, MD.

Rob Eaton will be performing a pair of shows with the Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue in January. Check him out in Boulder, CO on 1/9 and Vail, CO on 1/14.

Click HERE for more details on these shows.

DATE VENUE CITY DSO TICKETS
Cosmic New Year's Run
Sun 12/28 The National Richmond, VA TICKETS
Mon 12/29 The Norva Norfolk, VA TICKETS
Tues 12/30 Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ TICKETS
Cosmic New Year's Eve
Wed 12/31 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD TICKETS
DSO NYE Fanclub Tickets Available Here
Winter Tour '09
Wed 1/28 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL TICKETS
Thu 1/29 Jannus Landing St Petersburg, FL TICKETS
Fri 1/30 Florida Theater Jacksonville, FL TICKETS
Sat 1/31 Club Cinema Pompano Beach, FL TICKETS
Tue 2/3 Workplay Birmingham, AL TICKETS
Thu 2/5 The Lyric Oxford Oxford, MS TICKETS
Fri 2/6 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA TICKETS
Sat 2/7 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA TICKETS
Sun 2/8 House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC  
Thu 2/12 Orange Peel Asheville, NC TICKETS
Fri 2/13 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC TICKETS
Sat 2/14 Shoreline Ballroom Hilton Head, SC TICKETS
Sun 2/15 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC TICKETS
Tue 2/17 Jefferson Center Roanoke, VA TICKETS
Thu 2/19 Madison Theater Covington, KY TICKETS
Fri 2/20 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH TICKETS
Sat 2/21 Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN TICKETS
Sun 2/22 The Omni Toledo, OH TICKETS
Tue 2/24 Carnegie Music Hall Munhall, PA TICKETS
Wed 2/25 House of Blues Cleveland, OH TICKETS
Thu 2/26 The Vic Chicago, IL TICKETS
Fri 2/27 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI TICKETS
Sat 2/28 The Barrymore Madison, WI  
Just Announced
Thu 3/26 Oriental Theater Denver, CO TICKETS
Fri 3/27 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO TICKETS
Sat 3/28 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO TICKETS
Sun 3/29 Vilar Center Beaver Creek, CO  
Tue 3/31 Belly Up Aspen, CO  
Thu 4/2 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT  
Fri 4/3 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ  
Sat 4/4 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ TICKETS
Wed 4/8 HOB Anaheim Anaheim, CA  
Thu 4/9 Belly Up San Diego, CA  
Fri 4/10 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA TICKETS
Sat 4/11 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA TICKETS
Mon 4/13 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
Tue 4/14 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
Wed 4/15 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
Fri 4/17 Wells Fargo Center Santa Rosa, CA  
Sat 4/18 Fox Theatre Redwood City, CA  
Mon 4/20 Eureka Theater Eureka, CA  
Tue 4/21 Ashland Armory Ashland, OR  
Thu 4/23 The Showbox Seattle, WA  
Fri 4/24 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR  
Sat 4/25 Mcdonald Theater Eugene, OR

Story Time with The Wood Brothers & Joe Pug

It's a Friday night, and I'm back at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO.  The moon overhead is as big as it'll be for the next 8 years or so.  For the beginning of the weekend it's kind of slow, maybe because it's seriously cold outside.  The mood inside seems appropriately low key as well, featuring only three performers in total.  Joe Pug is on stage now, and the Boulder born and raised Wood Brothers

FLOYDFEST ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO INITIAL 2009 LINE-UP

DONNA THE BUFFALO returns for another passionately requested encore, joined by multi-cultural ensemble PANJEA with Chris Berry & Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident), as well as the acoustic sounds of EMMITT-NERSHI BAND (with members of Leftover Salmon and String Cheese Incident) and PETE FRANCIS (of Dispatch) featuring BAREFOOT TRUTH (selected to perform at the Obama official pre-debate Rally on October 15th 2008).

Vince Herman with The David Nelson Band in Hawaii!

photos by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon, Great American Taxi) will be joining the David Nelson Band for their extended stay in Hawaii this January.  This is the 3rd year The David Nelson Band has made the trip to the islands and the fist year Vince will be joining in on their fun little island adventure.  The David Nelson Band includes Pete Sears, John Molo, Barry Sless, and Mookie Siegel.  The trip to the islands will start on Friday, January 16th in Pahoa, HI and then its off to Keauhou, HI on the 17th. On the 18th the band and Herman will be in Ocean View, HI followed by a private party in S. Kona on the 19th.  The private party will be an all day affair starting around noon and finishing up at 7 with a full day of sun, music and an island feast all right on the beach - admission includes food, beer, and wine.  After a short break to give everyone ample time to enjoy the big island everyone will be moving on to Maui to continue the festivities!  January 22nd in Kihei at Soundawg's Pool Party, the 23rd at Stella Blues also in Kihei and wrapping up the whole adventure on the 24th at Charley's in Paia, Maui.  For more information on the whole ride click here.  FESTIVAAAAALLLLLL!!!

Family Groove Company: Models & Metrics

Models & Metrics- for the Grateful Web

Having never heard the music of Family Groove Company before, I was intrigued to hear what the buzz is about.  After listening to the Chicago quartet's new album Models & Metrics, I am left still wondering what the buzz is all about.  There is very good musicianship displayed throughout this release, however as with most bands that rely on the experience of playing live their music does not seem to translate well in the studio.

This Midwestern group consisting of Jordan Wilkow on keys/vocals, Mattias Blanck on drums, Adam Lewis on guitar, and Janis Wallin on bass credit Models & Metrics as their fourth full-length album since the bands inception in 2002, and their second this year (Live in Chicago).  It may take a few more tries before this collective gets it right in the studio, but since they are relatively young there is still time for that to happen.

There is no doubt that this band knows how to get down.  Their sound weaves between the 70s soft-rock of Steely Dan, the 90s jam-rock of Phish or even God Street Wine, and the modern jazz of Medeski Martin and Wood.  It definitely has a sweet groove to it, and I can see their music showing more boldness in a live performance.

Where they seem to fall revolves mostly around the songwriting and vocals.  The lyrical sections on this release leave a bit to be desired, and Wilkow's voice sounds too much like a struggling Al Stewart or a less-than-smoky Trevor Garrard.  It does not bode well for the songs that are fairly rich in groove and flow, making me wonder if they would function much better as an instrumental group, evident in such numbers as "Tutear" and "The World is Watching (Part Two)".

Nevertheless, there is some energetic jamming throughout many of these songs which lead me to believe that Family Groove Company would be a worthy band to check out live.  They have, after all, been serious road warriors this year with appearances at the larger festivals such as Wakarusa and Summercamp.  The studio magic may not be present yet, but I am guessing the stage magic is downright funky.