The first night (8/10) was really nice. We had outstanding weather, and the crowd was mellow. As always there was lots of fun to be had in the parking lot and on the lawn. I like PNC - the people who work there aren't lamers like the some of the people at Jones Beach. On the way into the show we saw some interesting things.. One guy tried to smuggle beer in by storing where the sun don't shine. Well, ok, not exactly! He tied a jacket around his waste and lined the inside of the jacket with beer cans. Pretty clever, but I don't think he got pas
In an effort to overturn the current administration and restore democracy to the White House, members of the entertainment industry are going on tour. Stars like Bruce Springteen will be joining the Dixie Chicks, the Dave Matthews Band, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and other pop stars for MoveOn PAC's Vote for Change Tour.
It's no secret, the purpose of this tour is to make John Kerry the next president.
Last night was fun...the problems were many and it was quite revealing to me why I have moved on from this scene and band, but I had a great time singing and dancing and especially enjoyed all the ballads!
I just have to agree with the other commentaries on the Trey Anastasio concert at Alpine Valley! Trey and the band were outstanding! I also read that Trey commented that Alpine Valley is "really the best place to play in the world." Whether Trey said that or not - it is true!
I hope everyone will make it out to East Troy sometime - Alpine Valley is a great place for a concert - especially when it is Trey Anastasio..
Sad but true.....Phish is on hiatus after touring for 15 years and as of now they have no plan to unite anytime soon. Fortunately, some of the Phishies are still making music - and plenty of it. Anastasio just finished recording a new album with Oysterhead, a new band comprised of Primus bassist Les Claypool and Police drummer Stewart Copeland. However, this solo show will display the talents of bassist Tony Markellis and drummer Russ Lawton alongside Trey.
If one considers how Grateful St. Louis is for The Kind, The Shwag and Jake's Leg, there's no doubt that this city certainly knows how to honor its Dead. Truckin' into town are two of the ultimate Dead cover bands. Straight out of the kennel comes RatDog. Led by former Grateful guitarist Bob Weir, the band plays a repertoire of Bob's solo material, Dead favorites and, of course, select tracks from RatDog's premier 10 track CD, Evening Mood.
This a story about my own first mystical experience with the band. I can't remember exactly what year...82 or 83, I believe. It was Friday the 13th and we were at the Greek Theater in Berkley Cal. It was a gorgeous day...mid 70s and not a cloud in the sky. This was back in the day when sold out shows were simulcast outside the facility so you were assured of a good time even without a ticket. I was selling and trading painters hats with the steal your face stamped on top and was gifted a set of berkeley community theater stubs to get me in the shows.
Well, I did not go to any of Trey Anastasio's summer tour. I saw him during his fall tour. Needless to say I was not impressed. I had a chance to catch him in Charlotte, NC this summer, but decided to catch Panic in Myrtle Beach, SC instead. The songs that they played during the fall tour were ok at best. Trey needs to reunite with Phish. The way Phish used to play off of each other was what made Phish so talented. He is planning to stop doing a lot of covers during his shows. I would suggest he keep doing a few covers because if he comp
I was born in 1965, the same year The Grateful Dead was born and the year that the songs that would land on the Beatles' landmark album "Rubber Soul" were probably starting to gel in the minds of the newly turned-on Fab Four. I grew up about as big of a Beatle fan as anyone ever could meet, especially when one considers that I was not even five years old when the band reached the end of their long and winding road.