Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mickey on iPad

"The Grateful Dead Expansion Pack is broken into three categories: ensemble, percussion and vocal sounds. In each case the timbres were extracted from individual vocal performances, percussion hits or instrument riffs performed during the Grateful Dead’s concert at the Carousel Ballroom 44 years ago. The pack allows musicians today to create dynamic soundscapes from the Dead’s rare and complex source harmonic content originally performed decades ago."

Monday, February 18, 2013

Coming Together

On Wednesday, the studio hosted an all-star collaboration featuring Weir, Sammy Hagar, Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) and the Talking Heads/Modern Lovers' Jerry Harrison running through songs such as the Dead's "Friend of the Devil" and "Loose Lucy," as well as the Beatles' "Come Together," Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime" and Nelson's "Boner" – in front of an audience of invited suits.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


"If you missed the Grateful Dead in their heyday at the Capitol Theatre, where they performed 18 times in 1970-71 alone, The Cap is giving you another chance to experience an all-out Dead dance party. On Saturday Feb 16, the rock palace will present a complete, unreleased concert recorded live at the theatre in 1971, played in its entirety through the Cap’s state-of-the-art D&B sound system at full-concert-volume and accompanied by visual effects from the theatre’s concert lighting rig." 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Once You Go Dead ...

How true it is. Whenever any musician plays with the Dead, they should not be surprised to find deadheads following them around and entering their world. For example, ...

"Two of the many musicians who impressed Deadheads during August’s Move Me Brightly webcast were psych-folk artist Jonathan Wilson and rocker Lukas Nelson. The pair learned that once you enter the Dead’s world you stay in the Dead World as they both performed with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s Furthur outfit on Friday night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles." 

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