Friday Sep 12
Free Download | Bill Kreutzmann Locknstep Allstars
One week ago today Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann led a special "Bill Kreutzmann's Locknstep Allstars" set at this year's Lockn' Festival in Arrington, VA. Kreutzmann was joined by a core band of guitarists Tom Hamilton and Steve Kimock, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Aron Magner as well as special guests Taj Mahal, Keller Williams, Papa Mali, Col.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
Lib at Large: At Whistlestock, '60s bands rock for seniors
Pete Slauson, 70, stands in front of Whistlestop. The longtime recording studio owner and music producer organized the Whistlestock fundraising concert for Whistlestop senior services.
Daily Flyer: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
USA TODAY just released its nominees for the Best College Town Weekend travel award contest, and of course, Fayetteville made the list. Readers can cast one vote per day through Monday, Oct. 6. Officials will kick off an official branding campaign for Midtown Fayetteville this weekend at Evelyn Hills Shopping Center during the Midtown Music Showcase.
Marin Independent Journal
Press Play: The Grateful Dead's famed gig with Branford Marsalis
Deadheads, you don't have to spend $239.98 for the Grateful Dead's limited edition, 23-disc boxed set, "Spring 1990," to get the Marin-based band's fabled show with saxophonist Branford Marsalis at the Nassau Coliseum in New York. Rhino Entertainment has released that much sought-after concert separately as a three-disc set, "Wake Up to Find Out."
Happy Birthday Mickey Hart | Fire On The Mountain
We'd like to wish a very happy birthday to Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart , who turns 71 today. Hart was a member of the Dead from September 1967 to February 1971 and from October 1974 to August 1995 and has gone on to become an author, musicologist and band leader in his own right for many post-Jerry projects including The Mickey Hart Band, Planet Drum and Mystery Box.
Albany Times Union
Singer Harry Connick Jr. is 47. Actress Betsy Drake is 91. Comedian Tom Dreesen is 75. Movie director Brian De Palma is 74. Rock musician Mickey Hart is 71. Singer-musician Leo Kottke is 69. Actress Amy Madigan is 64. Rock singer-musician Tommy Shaw is 61. Sports reporter Lesley Visser is 61. Actress Anne Ramsay is 54. Actress Virginia Madsen is 53. Musician-composer Moby is 49. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is 49. Business reporter Maria Bartiromo is 47. Actress Taraji P. Henson is 44. Blogger Markos Moulitsas is 43. Singer Brad Fischetti is 39. Rock musician Jon Buckland is 37. Rapper Ludacris is 37. Rock singer Ben Lee is 36. Actor Ryan Slattery is 36. Actress Elizabeth Henstridge is 27. Actor Tyler Hoechlin is 27. Country singer Charles Kelley is 33. Actress Mackenzie Aladjem is 13.
Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include German optician Carl Zeiss in 1816; short story writer O. Henry in 1862; British author D.H. Lawrence in 1885; Jimmie Davis, former Louisiana governor and songwriter in 1899; College Football Hall of Fame Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in 1913; former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos in 1917; Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach Tom Landry in 1924; former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, also in 1924 ; Russian cosmonaut Gherman Titov, the second man in space, in 1935; filmmaker Brian De Palma in 1940 ; entertainer Lola Falana in 1942 ; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Mickey Hart in 1943 ; guitarist Leo Kottke in 1945 ; actors Amy Madigan in 1950 , Virginia Madsen in 1961 ; Kristy McNichol in 1962 ; Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 1965 ; singer Moby, born Richard Hall, also in 1965 ; actor/singer Harry Connick Jr. in 1967 ... (more)
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Audio | Cabinet Grateful Dead Set At Catskill Chill
Cabinet's "Dead Set," which took place on Saturday at the Chill, included interpretations of 12 songs from the Grateful Dead's live repertoire as well as a cover of JJ Cale's "After Midnight."
The Miami Herald
John Oswald's 'Grayfolded' is the ultimate version of the Grateful Dead's beloved 'Dark Star'
Warning: The Grateful Dead is the focus of this story, so there will certainly be skeptics from the outset. After all, the San Francisco band, with its extended improvised excursions, is as polarizing a group as there ever has been.
Los Angeles Times
John Oswald on Plunderphonics, "Grayfolded" and audio collage
Sound artist John Oswald on new "Grayfolded" LP: "It becomes a six part thing rather than a two part thing." Last weekend The Times published a profile of the sound artist John Oswald, who has just released an LP version of "Grayfolded."
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Umphrey's McGee Extends Open Jam Invite To Ryan Adams
Earlier today Stereogum published an interview with Ryan Adams on the eve of the singer-songwriter's self-titled LP hitting stores. Adams mentions many other acts within the interview, including one we were very surprised to see - Umphrey's McGee .
Mon Sep 08, 2014
St. Vincent Memories
The Dead of Fort Pembina
When Fort Pembina existed , it was in a sense its own town, almost entirely self-sufficient. That included having its own cemetery.
Phoenix New Times
Bell's Mars: Music-Inspired Beer
Beer : Mars, The Bringer of War Brewery : Bell's Brewery, Inc. Style : Imperial India Pale Ale ABV : 10.1 percent Like most artists, brewers draw inspiration for their work from many different sources. Sometimes the spark is found in the people and animals around them; on other occasions, they may be influenced by a particularly delicious dish.
Robert Hunter | First California Shows In Over A Decade
Last year Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter embarked on a tour after nearly a decade off the road. Hunter followed the run up with a handful of shows earlier this year.
Stormy Mondays | Grateful Dead 1974 Retrospective Part 6
There isn't much left to cover in this Grateful Dead 1974 retrospective , but we certainly have to touch on the topic of "Seastones," formerly known as "Phil & Ned." Phil Lesh and Ned Lagin released an album of weird-out early electronic music by that name in 1974, and the duo often played a mini set of ten to twenty minutes between sets one and two, giving the assembled masses a dose of abrasive strangeness.
Gov't Mule and Warren Haynes mark 20th anniversary with new album and a Playhouse Square date on Friday, Sept. 12
Gov't Mule, which began as a side project for Warren Haynes, third from left, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and a new album, "Shout!'' The band is at Playhouse Square's Connor Palace Theatre on Friday, Sept. 12. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
New Recordings: Maroon 5; Brad Paisley; John Oswald/Grateful Dead
After the commercially successful but artistically empty Overexposed, Maroon 5 gets their mojo back on V. The band is hitting on all cylinders on this more organic album. It opens with the strong, springy, reggae-tinged rocker "Maps" and closes with the affecting ballad "My Heart Is Open," a duet between Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani.
MBA serves up a slice of the snack market
He spent the summer on campus building the shop with an ageing, drunken carpenter who lived nearby. And when students returned in September, Mr Shaich did everything from ordering goods to stocking shelves, to running the cash register.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Revisiting the transitive nightfall of John Oswald's 'Grayfolded'
Lyricist Robert Hunter: 'What the Dead do on "Dark Star" is what the Dead are, that's what they do Warning: The Grateful Dead is the focus of this story, so there will certainly be skeptics from the outset. After all, the San Francisco band, with its extended improvised excursions, is as polarizing a group as there ever has been.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Georgia Straight
What's In Your Fridge: T. Nile
What's in Your Fridge is where the Straight asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favourite albums, and, most importantly, what's sitting beside the Heinz Ketchup in their custom-made Big Chill Retropolitan 20.6 cubic-foot refrigerators. A self-described synth-wielding sorceress of sound, T. Nile expertly blends modern folk and tasteful EDM on her third and latest album, Tingle & Spark .