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Grateful Dead Stories

Three Minute Clip Reveals Footage Of Primal Grateful Dead, Among Earliest Videos Of The Band

In June of 1966, nobody could have possibly known what Grateful Dead would become -- but they were at least making enough of a cultural impact to get the British Broadcasting Company to document the experience.This footage is purported from June 3rd, 1966 at the Fillmore and contains the ultra-rarity, early garage-rock cut "Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)"....

Phil Lesh Will Return To Chicago This Fall

I never thought I'd be saying this, but Phil Lesh will return to Chicago this fall!After years of only playing select venues outside of his own Terrapin Crossroads and Peter Shapiro controlled events/venues like Brooklyn Bown, The Capitol Theater and Lockn Festival, this is a pleasant surprise for his Midwest fans.He and...

Throwback | Phil Lesh Plays Stand-up Bass [Video / Audio]

Red Rocks is always a special tour stop, but Phil Lesh and Friends made it extra cool on September 29, 2007 when they dropped three sets including an acoustic interlude.  But acoustic sets don't always mean acoustic instruments for the bass player -- on this day it did.Check out a few videos from the set....

More Than 11 Hours Of 1972 Dark Star In One Seamless Mix

Have you ever just wanted to live in a 1972 Dark Star?  Well, now you can, essentially -- or at least for nearly twelve hour increments.Thanks to archive.org user SonicWallpaper, a super seamless mix of nearly every one of the brilliantly improvisational Dark Stars from that magnificent year are presented in...

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...

Amazon Echo Adds Sunshine Daydream Skill To Stream Live Dead Shows

Grateful Dead fans that own an Amazon Echo were given a pleasant surprise this week.The Echo, which allows users to access information such as news or weather, play music, and control home devices by audio commands, is now offering hundreds of live Grateful Dead recordings using a Sunshine Daydream skill.Users can ask Alexa...

Grateful Dead Night To Return To White Sox Park In 2017

It's back!Well, the ballpark has a different name and the White Sox have a different look than last year, but the promotional team knows a good thing when they see it and are prepping for the second annual Grateful Dead Night at Guaranteed Rate field, a 7:10 game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday,...

MEDIA / SETLISTS / RECAP | Dead & Company @ Wrigley Field 2017

We'll have a more in-depth review of the weekend's music in a bit -- but before we get to that, we wanted to share some great media from the weekend, including a set of incredible photos contributed by John "Nunu" Zomot.  His eye for the event and access produced some truly memorable images.Seeing...

Roll Tape! Should “Record Everything” Replace “Keep Your Publishing” As A Band’s Golden Rule?

By: Steven Jurgensmeyer, Founder/Editor at AllMusicBooks.comIt was a trend started forever ago, in jazz dens, bluegrass festivals and folk haunts. Fans would recordsecretly and not so secretlytheir favorite musicians of the day, who plied their trade set after set, night after night. The Grateful Dead famously took that notion to the Nth...

On TV | Dead & Company In Atlanta, Full Show Stream

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music were playing at the Tomorrows Verse headquarters. Who: Dead & CompanyWhat: The band surprised fans with a free live stream of their recent Atlanta performance via Nugs.net, which took place at Lakewood Amphitheatre on Thursday, 6/13/17. The two sets find the band in top...