Grateful Dead

Dark Star Orchestra | Boulder Theater | 10/19/2012 | Review

How many Grateful Dead tribute bands does the scene need? The answer could be endlessly debated each way forever. I suppose it’s fair to say that since Dead music is a rolling snowball of endless genres, sporting both originals and reinvented covers with thirty years of varying performances where supposedly “no show was ever the same twice,” that room for countless cover acts isn’t unfound. After all, people still want to listen to their music, obsessively, even though they haven’t been around for seventeen years.

Phil Lesh sits in with Dark Star Orchestra at The Fillmore

Dark Star Orchestra shared the stage with Grateful Dead founding member, Phil Lesh, as he sat in with the band at their performance Saturday, October 13 at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Joining DSO on bass for the first time, Lesh held court at the historic venue performing during the entire end first set which included:

 

Governments Secret War on Music Festivals

On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, Jimmy Tebeau, bassist for the Grateful Dead tribute band The Schwag and most recently JGB, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for the crime of “maintaining a drug-involved premises” on his 350 acre farm in a rural county in Missouri.  The government closed down the farm, which was known as Camp Zoe and home to the music festival Schwagstock<

'The Other Dream Team' in Theaters Now

After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the U.S.A.) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor’s sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, helping their country break free from the shackles of Communism, and willing newly independent Lithuania to the medal stand at the Barcelona Olympics.

A Buck Dancer's Choice-December 1 at the Fillmore

Jon McIntire, former manager of the Grateful Dead and New Riders of the Purple Sage, was also a longstanding member of the Rex Board of Directors, continuing until his passing as an active member of the Rex Advisory Board.  On Thursday, February 16th, 2012, Jon McIntire passed away. We feel a profound sense of loss.

Death of the JAMBAND

I despise the term “jamband” – wait - let me take that back – I dislike the word “jamband” when trying to describe a genre of music.  This hasn’t always been the case.  In the early 90’s, I was into Phish, the Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic, and these bands, while vastly different, did kind of fit into the jamband genre, with psychedelic extended guitar throw-downs, driving drumbeats a

Win a Copy of a Jerry & Merl - The Keystone Box Set

Concord Records is going to have a contest – or more precisely a drawing – and give away a total of six box sets.  To enter, all you have to do is send in your name and mailing address to keystonecompanions.com.

Rick Griffin Documentary Kickstarter Campaign Happening Now

Veteran surfing journalist and award-winning filmmaker Steve Barilotti is excited to announce the official launch of his Kickstarter campaign to fund phase-one production of Griffin, a feature-length documentary celebrating the life and times of legendary surfing psychedelic artist Rick Griffin.

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Grateful Dead Announce Dave's Picks Volume 4

Dead.net is dipping into that Golden Decade of the '70s one mo’ time as we unveil Dave’s Picks Volume 4: College of William & Mary, 9/24/76. That’s right, rabid collectors — you read that date correctly. We have located the uncirculated soundboard master reels of this highly regarded show and are pleased as (psychedelic) punch to send it your way for your listening and dancing pleasure!

Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Fox Theater | 9/15/12 | Review

Chris Robinson, front man for The Black Crowes, has been touring around with a band he calls The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. It’s wonderful to see such a prominent figure like Robinson play in intimate venues like the Fox, close up, starting from scratch. The Brotherhood sounds a lot like The Grateful Dead.