Grateful Dead


Grateful Web Interview with Roger McNamee, Marcus Rezak, & David Gans

Submitted by Dennis McNally on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:48 am

Something really remarkable happened at the Fare Thee Well shows in 2015.  Instead of being a goodbye, it was a re-ignition, a passing of the torch in some ways.  Although Jerry was always quick to point out that it was Dead Heads who created themselves, the phenomenon of Dead Head-ism was focused on the band for the first 30 years.  And it was fairly fractured for the next twenty, with some liking some iterations, and others, not.  And the musicians aren’t done, whether it’s Dead & Co. or Phil and Bobby’s recent duo, or the future outings of Billy and Mickey.

Just Announced: Shakedown Street @ Boulder Theater | 3/31/18

Submitted by Boulder Theater on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:40 pm

One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of North America. Spawned from jam sessions at the Ancient Mariner bar in Manitou Springs, Colorado in 1987, Shakedown Street quickly grew in popularity, and garnered a legion of loyal fans who refer to themselves as "Shakeheads".

Melvin Seals & JGB | Cabot Theatre | 3/10/18

Submitted by Jacqui Morton on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:21 am

There is something about the energy created by people coming together to hear the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. The first time I experienced this seemingly human-powered electricity was a few days before my 18th birthday, in 1994, in a parking lot near what was then the Boston Garden. When Jerry died the following summer, I found myself in a park sitting in a circle around a singular candle that seemed to burn for hours.

Bobby & Phil Duo Tour | Chicago Theatre

Submitted by Lisa Torem on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:12 pm

Founding members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, of Grateful Dead fame, playing as a duo without a backing band for the first time together, ended their “Bobby and Phil Tour” with two, consecutive nights at the Chicago Theatre, after selling out New York’s Radio City Music Hall and Boston’s Wang Center.

Special 5-LP Jerry Garcia Boxed Set BEFORE THE DEAD

Submitted by All Eyes Media on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:37 am

On May 11th, Round Records will release its most ambitious project to date with the long-awaited Jerry Garcia boxed set Before The Dead. The project features a meticulously researched and curated compilation of recordings the iconic Grateful Dead founder made prior to forming the legendary band. Before The Dead includes never before heard performances, recordings that have never been commercially released and a small selection that have.

Record Store Day 2018 List Announcement

Submitted by Tell All Your … on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:38 am

Yes, this is Record Store Day’s 11th anniversary, and with apologies to Nigel Tufnul and Spinal Tap, we are turning all the knobs across the board WAAAAYYYY past 10 on April 21st to give everyone the best possible music and independent community experience!


Dead & Company | BB&T Center | Review

Submitted by Sharon Budman on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:52 am

Dead & Company had to postpone the originally scheduled Fall Tour 2017 South Florida show Dec 8, 2017, when John Mayer needed an emergency appendectomy.  Monday, February 26, 2018, was the rescheduled show. They say timing is everything.  The show came on the heels of the Parkland school shooting tragedy. Coincidence for sure but Dead & Company brought their kindness and love to a community in need of healing through the universal language of music.

Jubilee - A Celebration of Jerry Garcia

Submitted by Rex Foundation on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 1:17 pm

The Rex Foundation is honored to be a beneficiary of Jubilee: A Celebration of Jerry Garcia, an amazing evening of all-star musicians paying tribute to Jerry's work in and out of the Grateful Dead. Performers announced so far include Josh Ritter, Amos Lee, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Molly Tuttle, Willie Watson, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jamie Drake, Banditos, and Billy Strings, all led by the Jubilee House Band featuring Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Sean Watkins, Tyler Chester, and Jay Bellerose.

Dark Star Orchestra | McDonald Theater | 2/12/18

Submitted by Chris Naugle on Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:10 pm

Dark Star Orchestra came “high-stepping” into Eugene (Ore.) last Monday night and fulfilled their bold promise to “continue the Grateful Dead concert experience” which is no easy feat. A substantial, multi-generational crowd of familiar faces gathered to glow wild and celebrate the reawakening.

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