Joe Russo's Almost Dead Stories

Videos | Phil & Bob In Many Forms @ Lockn '17

[instagram id="BYV6yEnh5ic"]Lockn' is a Pete Shapiro production, so you can reliably expect some Grateful Dead in the mix every year.This year, both Phil Lesh and Bob Weir had both scheduled and unscheduled appearances -- on the main stage and elsewhere.  Let's take a review through video...The first big...

This Week's Shows | August 28 – September 4

Depeche Mode @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - 8/30English electronic band Depeche Mode are on a world tour that stops by Tinley Park on Wednesday. The extremely influential 80s band is promoting their excellent new record, Spirit, and performing for the first time in the Chicago area since 2013. Psych-rock band Warpaint will open the show.Kevin Morby @...

Jim James Joins JRAD For Jane's Addiction Cover and More at Lockn'

[instagram id="BYQvmJlllcj"]Joe Russo's Almost Dead pretty much owns the late night scene at Lockn' festival.   But they made room for one of last year's mainstage superstars, Jim James, who joined for a portion of their show late night on Friday.After Russo appeared at his solo set earlier in the day, James...

FESTIVAL WATCH | UPDATE: North Coast Music Festival

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.North Coast Music Festival September 1-3 Union Park, ChicagoUpdate 6/1: Primus was added as an additional headliner, and Ganja White Night, Bob Moses and Autograf added as well.Headliners To Watch:Ween The obvious choice for...

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers - May 2017

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers is a monthly Tomorrow's Verse feature which takes a look at the diverse set of artists -- in the GD family and beyond -- who are diving into the catalog.1.Let's start with Bobby, but here he's not with any of his established bands.  ...

On TV | JRAD's "Here Comes Elizabeth Reed"

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music we're playing at Tomorrow's Verse Headquarters.Who: Joe Russo's Almost Dead with special guest Oteil Burbridge on bass.What: The band squeezes a little Allman's ("In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed") into an all-time underrated Dead cover, "Here Comes Sunshine".When: March 18...

Existensial Improvisation | Mom, Mother Nature & Joe Russo's Almost Dead

By: Carmel O'Farrell - @carmelocorn[instagram id="BTemOV-gwfS"]How appropriate that Mother Nature played a major role in a concert planned with my mom.Jambands are known for improvising, so the members of the Joe Russo's Almost Dead team weren't too far out of their comfort zone when JRAD's first headlining...

The Great JRAD Brooklyn Bowl Media Roundup

Photo: Silver SandormanOne beautiful and reliable thing about JRAD is their steady stream of free, high quality video and audio recordings of their recent shows.  While we're so grateful for them, sometimes it hurts just a little to wait, especially after runs like the Brookfyn Bowl March extravaganza that  graced two mid-March weekends....

Oteil Burbridge Joins JRAD At Brooklyn Bowl 3/16/17 [Setlist / Videos]

Oteil Burbridge filled in for Dave Dreiwitz on bass for the first of three JRAD shows while Dave is in Chicago with Ween.It's a nice fit.Longtime collaborator Stuart Bogie also joined on tenor and baritone sax, flute and percussion for various parts of the show.  Almost Dead continues to move beyond...

VIDEO / SETLIST | JRAD Debuts Original Song "Keeping It Simple" at 100th Show

When Joe Russo's Almost Dead kicked off a six night Brooklyn Bowl residency with their 100th show, did you expect them to phone it in?Ha! As if that's even possible with this group.  After starting things off with a 100 beat "Beat It On Down The Line", their execellent first set ended with the...