Just announced: catch Phil & The Terrapin Family Band across the country in 2019. 9 shows in 5 states! Join us at these awesome shows:
January 12 & 13 – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
February 1 & 2 – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
February 3 – Showbox Presents, Seattle, WA
March 7 & 8 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
April 25 & 26 – Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA
Artist presale for all shows begins tomorrow, November 28, at 10am local time via TicketsToday and ends November 29 at 5pm local. No password required! http://philleshandtheterrapinfamilyband.shop.ticketstoday.com
General onsale begins on November 30 at 10am local time.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, I’ve only ever caught The Grateful Dead once before Jerry Garcia passed away and I did have a really good time even though it was not the kind of music I was following. According to my friends who really enjoy their historic catalog, the Lesh shows are on a par above most of the rest so I am hoping that he decides to head to this neck of the woods for me to check out and possibly even be a member of the music scene press like I usually am. Let’s see what happens, but until then this is all that is going on and I wonder what you think about the shows. You can chime in down in the comments section below. See you next time.
The fine folks at Fathom Events are at it again with something special and their one night only showing of the 1977 classic “The Grateful Dead Movie”. The film will be 40 years old later this year and you can learn more about this event down below. I’ve even got the promotional trailer for you to make sure all the bases are covered. Check it out.
The Press Release:
On 4/20, meet up with friends and fellow Dead Heads in cinemas nationwide for a Grateful gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Grateful Dead documentary, The Grateful Dead Movie. Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast, this concert film features live performances from the October 1974 5-night run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland held during the band’s so-called “retirement” prior to taking a two-year sabbatical. Performances include “U.S. Blues,” “One More Saturday Night,” “Casey Jones,” “Playing in the Band” and “Sugar Magnolia,” among other Dead classics. Before the show, audiences will get exclusive access to a special mini-documentary featuring fans reminiscing about the most famous Grateful Dead show of all time, which took place 40 years ago, on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall at Cornell University.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve never seen the film as a whole, I am pretty sure that I have seen clips from this in various documentaries that have aired over the years. In 1977 I was only getting myself into my heavier music like KISS and whatever else was loud on WNEW radio station. I have to see if I am free to attend this movie on 4/20 since April is proving to be a very busy month for me but I wonder what you readers think about this one. Maybe I will try to get a contest going as well since I have done some of these for Fathom Events over the last few months. Those who don’t want to miss out on a ticket for this can check out THIS LINK to get a spot straight away.
Follow the activities of the members of the Grateful Dead care of their official link below and learn about the film via its Wikipedia entry. I’ve also embedded a link to the Blu-ray on Amazon.com
Artist: Grateful Dead Title: “Fare Thee Well” Label: Rhino Entertainment Release Date: 11/20/2015 Genre: Rock Rating: 4/5
Back in the Summer of 2015, the surviving members of The Grateful Dead, meaning Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreautzmann, were joined together in music with long time keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Bruce Hornsby and Trey Anastasio for a series of shows under the “Fare Thee Well” banner. These shows would be celebrating the milestone 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead and also would be the last time that the name would be used for concerts and recording. There would be a total of five concerts with two being in California, while the remaining and final three would happen at Chicago’s Soldier Field and this Blu-ray/CD set delivers the full final performance of The Grateful Dead. Over the course of my life I didn’t initially enjoy what The Dead was all about but this was because a lot of my friends who did like them would always tell me that what I listened to sucked. My appreciation of Hard Rock and the burgeoning Metal sound found me alienating what the Dead offered up purely by association to those memories. I admit this to you readers because that was a long time ago and since that time I have learned to appreciate a whole lot of Grateful Dead music but mostly by way of the “greatest hits” that every single other casual fan might know. The concert is a long one and something like 180 minutes/three hours long and each set is delivered on separate discs. Let’s go over the first set. Continue reading “Fare Thee Well” [Blu-ray/CD] by The Grateful Dead→
The music world might have lost the great Jerry Garcia almost twenty years ago, but his spirit and sound lived on through his former band mates and their vast and varied projects since that sad day. There was “The Other Ones”, “Phil Lesh and Friends”, “Further” and sometimes “The Dead” and it was through these projects that the band’s music remained fresh in the hearts and minds of their worldwide fans. Earlier today, the remaining members of the band announced that The Grateful Dead would perform three final shows in celebration of their fiftieth anniversary. The press release and dates are below the super trippy poster.
Artist: Grateful Dead Title: “Crimson, White & Indigo: Philadelphia, July 7, 1989” Label: Grateful Dead/Rhino Records Release Date: 4/20/2010 Genre: Rock/Jam Rock Rating: 4/5
Whether you are a long time fan or just one of those watchers on the wayside there is no discounting the impact on Rock and Roll and the art of Jamming that the Grateful Dead have offered up during their very lengthy career. Formed in 1965, the band had already been around for decades by the time this live concert recording was done, and by the looks of the crowd that was packed into the JFK stadium on that summer day in 1989, you could see that they had not lost an ounce of their fan appeal. For those followers of the Grateful Dead, they will agree that there is really no shortage of live concert recordings from the band and one need only look at the many volume sets under the banner of “Dick’s Picks”. That being said this particular show still stands a little special on its own based on its being the very last show performed at this stadium which was demolished in 1992. The Dead recorded this gig on what was labeled as the hottest day of the year and they would be supporting their “In The Dark” album along with many other cherished releases from their repertoire. The great thing about this release is how we get the entire concert and not just bits and pieces from a lengthy gig and that is why there are three audio CD’s making up the package. During this time in the band history, the group was made up of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Brent Mydland, and Bill Kreutzmann. The production of the live show is amazing and crystal clear based on the use of today’s technology against the original analog tapes from the soundboard and as result give you the experience as if it was happening right now. Continue reading “Crimson, White & Indigo: Philadelphia, July 7, 1989” by The Grateful Dead→