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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Between 2 Worlds (Azalea City Recordings)

Washington, D.C., has long had a funky live music scene, and Afropop has its place in the mix. Togolese expatriate Massama Dogo leads D.C.'s Elikeh with help from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure and Dark Star Orchestra guitarist John Kadlecik...
Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 7:30 p.m.

The members of Chicago-based Dark Star Orchestra consider themselves more than just a tribute band. They're musical historians, recreating historic set lists...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.

The Grateful Dead will never die as long as an iteration of Dark Star Orchestra is able to take the stage. The Chicago-based DSO is more than just the most highly regarded Dead tribute band. Its members operate as musical historians...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tonight @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, Summerfest, 8 p.m.

The Grateful Dead will never die as long as an iteration of Dark Star Orchestra is able to take the stage. The Chicago-based DSO is more than just the most highly regarded Dead tribute band. Its members operate as musical historians...
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Dr. Dog, Crappy Dracula and the New Loud

Dr. Dog is a Philadelphia psychedelic pop group with the completely novel idea of playing music inspired by The Beatles. The Philly fivesome screams their love of the fab foursome from the proverbial Apple Corps rooftop on its fifth album, 2008’s Fate, which puts a bit of an Americana accent on borrowed Lennon/McCartney melodies...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.

The oft-observed irony of the Dark Star Orchestra is that the group pays homage to the Grateful Dead, a group renowned for their improvisational spirit, recreating the Dead’s classic shows song for song, sometimes even solo for...
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.

The oft-observed irony of the Dark Star Orchestra is that the group honors the Grateful Dead, a band renowned for their improvisational spirit, by robbing their music of any improvisation. Instead, this tribute act recreates the Dead’s classic shows song for song, sometimes even solo for solo. Judging from the Dark Star Orchestra’s huge online...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Feb. 26, The Milwaukee Music Awards @ Mad Planet, 8 p.m. Since re-launching as RadioMilwaukee two years ago, WYMS 88.9 has made a concerted effort to advance Milwaukee music— not by opening its doors to all local artists, but by showcasing the work of a chosen few, granting them the constant exposure...
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. 30, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

The oft-observed irony of the Dark Star Orchestra is that the group pays homage to the Grateful Dead, a group renowned for their improvisational spirit, by robbing their music of any improvisation, recreating the Dead’s classic shows song for song, sometimes even solo for solo.

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