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Incredible Spring Skiing Conditions for Fire on the Mountain Vertical Challenge

Submitted by Rex Foundation on Fri, 03/25/2016 - 9:30 am

Snow, snow on the mountain... The conditions up at Squaw are shaping up to be the best Spring Skiing in years!! We just checked out the ski report, and it looks like we'll have truly incredible conditions for next Friday's Fire on the Mountain Vertical Challenge

Introducing July 1978: The Complete Recordings

Submitted by dead.net on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:50 am

Are you ready for "Betty"? If you just said it's about time, we couldn't agree more! We're pleased to announce JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, five incredible unreleased shows and the first official release from the long-lost "Betty Boards," recently returned to the Grateful Dead's vault. Follow the Dead on a sonic journey through a superb selection of settings, an often epic adventure that finds them winning over Willie and Waylon fans in Kansas City, conjuring charisma in Omaha, and elevating the Red Rocks beyond their already spiritual planes.

Melvin Seals | The Warfield | SF | Review

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:31 am

While the San Francisco Bay Area might have some mighty fine music venues in the present, there are fewer that remain from the city’s bright musical past.  One of the few that’s stood the test of time is The Warfield. Right off of Market Street, adjacent to downtown’s Tenderloin neighborhood, it’s hard to tell the insides majesty from the somewhat seedy exterior.

Grateful Web Interview w/ Melvin Seals

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sun, 02/14/2016 - 6:29 am

This is Dylan Muhlberg of Grateful Web here with Organ maestro, vocalist and bandleader Melvin Seals. Since 1981 Seals sat behind organ, piano and synthesizer for Jerry Garcia Band. His gospel, soul and blues influences were pivotal to the evolution of Garcia Band’s sound.  All the more remarkable, since the untimely passing of Garcia in 1995, Seals assembled a talented lineup of musicians to continue Jerry Garcia Band’s music.

Announcing Dave's Picks Volume 17

Submitted by dead.net on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 3:47 pm

When the Grateful Dead hit the workingman's town of Frenso, California on July 19, 1974, they were undeterred by the blazing heat and inspired by the enormous "thundering machinery" they'd brought along. With the Wall of Sound, they felt they'd reached a whole new level of symbiosis. Can you hear what they heard on that fateful night?

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Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Announces Summer Shows

Submitted by gratefulweb on Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:03 pm

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes announces two dates so far for this summer.  Boston Pops Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart with join Warren Haynes for two special shows: July 1st, 2016 - Lennox, MA at Tanglewood Music Center & August 1st, 2016 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater.

The 2016 Dead Covers Project

Submitted by dead.net on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:44 pm

Whether you play just like Jerry or like to give the Grateful Dead's beloved classics a unique spin, the 2016 Dead Covers Project wants you! We're calling all musicians - near and far - to share your love for the music and magic of the Dead through video. Show off your musical chops and you just might find yourself front and center on Dead.net during the month of February! The rules are simple - all video submissions must contain a song either written by or recorded by the Dead. How that song is interpreted, however, is entirely up to you.

Dave's Picks 2016 Subscriptions: Volume 18 & Bonus Disc VOLUME 18 AND BONUS DISC REVEAL

Submitted by dead.net on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:21 pm

In just a few short days, we'll be wrapping up the Dave's Picks 2016 Subscription period and with that, the guarantee that you will be the proud owner of not just all four Dave's Picks releases, but the subscriber-only bonus disc. And just what might this exclusive bonus disc contain? Here's a short note and a chilly little Seaside Chat from Mr. Lemieux with a few new details on what's to come (watch the video for the full reveal):

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