April 13, 2005 |
Anyone expecting '60s grooves from Hydra, a brand-new collaboration of Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and young Los Angeles quartet Particle, was off by at least a decade at the group's show Sunday at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre.
July 30, 2004 |
For five glorious days in the summer of 1970, a customized train rocked its way across Canada's heartland, delivering its talented passengers -- an all-star lineup of musicians -- to daylong mega-concerts in Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary.
June 5, 2004
UC Santa Cruz says it has received $10,000 each from two foundations established by members of the rock group the Grateful Dead to help preserve the archive of the late composer Lou Harrison. The money will be used to pay remaining taxes and legal costs so that none of the archival materials stored at the university library will have to be sold, the school said. Harrison, best known for his pioneering fusion of Eastern and Western musical traditions, died in February 2003.
September 20, 2003 |
The word "expect" was kicked around like a Hacky Sack before Thursday's concert at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater by the Dead. This was the first Southern California appearance by the group built around all four surviving core members of the Grateful Dead. Singer-guitarist Bob Weir spoke backstage about how he didn't know what to expect when the four decided to reunite more than a year ago.
March 2, 2003 |
The recent decision by surviving Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann to perform together under the truncated name the Dead evokes the group's colorful history of communalism and extended family. But other moves within the Grateful Dead organization may mark the end of the band's actual communal business family, a change many have feared since the 1995 death of bandleader Jerry Garcia.
February 13, 2003 |
The surviving members of the Grateful Dead, who retired the group's name and dubbed themselves the Other Ones after the death of leader Jerry Garcia, have decided to rename themselves the Dead. Bassist Phil Lesh, guitarist Bob Weir and drummers Bill Kreutzman and Mickey Hart will inaugurate their new name -- which has served as their unofficial nickname for years -- at a Valentine's Day benefit concert in San Francisco.
October 1, 2002 |
The World Festival of Sacred Music wound up a colorful, 16-day array of presentations Sunday night with a program celebrating the deep belief in community that has underscored the event from the beginning. Conceived in 1999 as a one-time series of concerts tied to the millennium, it now will return as an established, triennial offering.
August 11, 2002 |
Has any band ever worn out its critical welcome so thoroughly and grindingly as the Grateful Dead? By the time lead guitarist and songwriter Jerry Garcia died at age 53 in August 1995, the Dead was long past its creative prime but more popular and more beloved than ever among the swirl-dancing true-believer fans who never seemed to mind the endless variations on the same revolving set list of the same old songs.