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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

The Georgia Bootleg Box (Evil Teen Records)

 Hulking, aggressive, overlong and practically dripping with sun-baked, redneck testosterone, this six-disc, seven-hour package acts as an apt metaphor for the band itself. And what with this Allman Brothers-spinoff
11.01.2012 | | Posted at 03:47 PM
By David Luhrssen
  Boney Fingers look very much at home in their full-length concert DVD, Live @ The Miramar Theatre. The crowd is large and approving and the band members have an evident connection with their audience as they roll on low simmer through a set of songs that echo a run that had entered its third decade. Boney Fingers’ roots in the Grateful Dead are evident in their group spirit, their ...
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

Feb. 3, 2012

A sold-out crowd of 1,300 gathered at the Pabst Theater Friday night for the return of the Dark Star Orchestra, the ultimate Grateful Dead tribute band that not only performs, note for note, the catalog of the Dead, but also brings its own craftsmans...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Phil Lesh, The Roots, Slightly Stoopid

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh revisits the Dead repertoire with a rotating cast of musicians that he bills as Phil Lesh and Friends tonight at 10 p.m. at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard; The Roots are the only major rap act to play Summerfest’s whitewashed line-up this year, but at least they’re an uncompromising one...
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater - 8:00 PM

Perhaps more than any other Grateful Dead offshoot band, Bob Weir and Ratdog, which return to The Riverside Theater for an 8 p.m. show tonight, closely guard the Dead’s legacy. With a rotating cast of touring musicians, Weir makes sure to include some choice Dead songs in each setlist, and peppers the rest of his . . .
02.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Calling all local jambands looking to pad their presskit: An organization called Ourstage is offering you a chance to win a paying gig at this July�s 10,000 Lakes Festival in northern Minnesota. 10,000 Lakes, of course, is the closest of the major jam-centric music festivals to Milwaukee (it can usually be counted on to draw about 20,000 fans, and at least a member of Phish or a stray Grateful De...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

The Grateful Dead cover band Dark Star Orchestra sold out Milwaukee last time they came to town, so it’s a safe bet that their 8 p.m. show at the Pabst Theater tonight will be packed. The group earned their reputation by recreating classic Dead shows song for song, but in recent years, they’ve mixed things up by . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008

(DIG Music)

In the 1970s, singer Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay and her late husband, keyboardist Keith Godchaux, were members of the Grateful Dead, and Donna Jean brings much of that sound to her new CD.

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