Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gathering of the Vibes

The 17th annual musical event - Gathering of the Vibes - is right around the corner. This event, which has it's roots in the Grateful Dead scene, has proven itself to be quite a popular event. Check out this article >

"While a few drifted everlastingly into the musical wilderness with Garcia’s passing, dedicated Deadheads simply viewed the rock icon’s death as the first night of an extended celestial road trip. And for them, this summer is a time to celebrate the 17th year of the Gathering of the Vibes, July 19-22." Read Article

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dent May Covers Dead

"Back when Dead shows were a thing, the main drag of the parking lot where kind veggie burritos, ganja gooballs, and sundry wares of that ilk were at their highest concentration was called “Shakedown Street.” This was also the name of a song (and album) from the Dead’s blurry cocaine-and-disco era. Today, the track’s in the hands of Oxford, MS ambassador Dent May, who turns in a faithful rendition with a synth sound where Jerry’s iconic auto-wah lick would be. Also, this is a terrific opportunity to call May “Grateful Dent,” so that just happened. Here’s the MP3:" Click Here

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

$100 Donation - Furthur Tickets!

Throughout the summer, we’ll be offering tickets to see some of your favorite artists, to raise money for Friends of mvyradio, which supports our streaming efforts.

Today, we have several pairs of tickets to Further when it stops at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Thursday, July 5th. This is the only New England stop on the current Further tour, so Deadheads who want to catch Phil and Bobby and the gang will want to jump on this offer.

Donate $100 to Friends of mvyradio and we’ll give you a pair of General Admission tickets to this show. We only have 5 pairs, so please call 508-693-5000 before they run out.

We made these available, starting at 1pm ET today, so call quickly before they are all gone.

Happy Summer!

mvyradio staff

Sunday, June 17, 2012

UC Santa Cruz - Archive Opening

SANTA CRUZ - UC Santa Cruz will celebrate the public opening of the Grateful Dead Archive at the McHenry Library with an event from 1-4 p.m. June 29.

Visitors will explore the archive's inaugural exhibit, "A Box of Rain: Archiving the Grateful Dead Phenomenon," in the Brittingham Family Foundation Dead Central, the new exhibition space devoted to the archives. Members of the band announced in 2008 that they would donate their extensive collection to UCSC.
(Read Article)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I Like Brent

"*Howdy Jer Bear,
Very Cool idea to give choices only by the year. I have a tendency to look at sets I know are coming. It's a hard thing for me to see a date without looking at the way the show looks on paper ( The song choice as well as their order, only tells a small tale, I enjoy listening to the unknown energy (the real deal). The element of surprise is a Grate element! Thanks for all you do for us!
Since I was told about your Stream, I've listened weekly. I also enjoy the Grate group of folks who gather, share tunes and life's happenings, and of course waking up to sip coffee with the family on the Facebook page. There is a special vibe within' that group, and i'm so Grateful to have stumbled upon it! Just wanted to thank you for a fantastic (complete Shows) radio program, that's geared towards deadheads. (Stanlee Mouse)"

*Thanks for Tossing in some early Brent Years This Week In Our Choices!*
"Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday"

Friday, June 15, 2012

Papa Mali & 7 Walkers

BOND, Colo. — "A longer than expected recovery period, post-surgery, for Papa Mali has forced Bill Kreutzmann's 7 Walkers to postpone their two-night performance at State Bridge Riverside Amphitheater, which had been slated for this weekend." (Read Article)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dead Picks

Pick Your Dead! 
Another round of voting on shakedown stream's blog page is ready for your pleasure. A new selection of Dead Picks are ready for this week's Shakedown Stream episode on

Shakedown Stream
Tuesday @ 5pm
It All Streams Into ONE!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Deadhead donates $500,000

"Scott Brittingham, an investor and philanthropist, attended his first Grateful Dead show when he was 16 years old and soon found himself, like many others, following the band from venue to venue.“\[Their concerts were these] cultural events that always felt so safe and affordable,” comments Brittingham. “The fans would always take you in and take care of you. You can talk about social networks all you want. Forget Facebook; this was the ultimate social network. It was a strongly woven fabric. I only hope every generation of Americans gets something like this.” (Read Article)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Vote for your Dead Pick

We have a new theme! The month of June is Dead Picks on Shakedown Stream - mvyradio's very own Grateful Dead show. Go to and vote for your Dead Pick. Quite simply, the Dead show with the most votes by Monday 5pm will be the featured show on Shakedown Stream. It is fun, it easy and you get to decide the fate of our Stream. "Sometime - the cards ain't worth a dime if you don't lay 'em down."

Coming Coming Coming Coming ARouNd

It seems like a good a time as any to bring this Blog page back around. So here it goes, after a hiatus from maintaining this Shakedown ...