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Thursday, June 14 2012

Show Me Something That’s Built to Last: A Brief and Biased Retrospective on the Grateful Dead

With the release of All The Years Combine, the Grateful Dead prove their historical importance once again - this time through the magical art of video.


Wednesday, November 9 2011

There Is No "World Music": A Conversation with the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart

About halfway into his three-decade run as a drummer in the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart became one of the most significant figures in the music industry, despite the fact that this side of his story is still mostly unknown.


Thursday, August 25 2011

Variation on a Theme: An Interview with J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons's most visible credit to date is the scenery-chomping role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. But in The Music Never Stopped, (now out on DVD) a deeply rewarding film about music therapy, family, and the Summer of Love generation, Simmons shines in his first lead film role as the uptight father of an amnesiac hippie.


Reviews

Tuesday, July 16 2013

The Dead in Fine Form: 'Grateful Dead View from the Vault Vol. III and IV'

Fans of the Grateful Dead all have their favorite era, but in 1987 and 1990, the San Francisco outfit was playing some of the best shows of its career. These two volumes are proof positive of that.


Monday, July 8 2013

'Grateful Dead View from the Vault I and II' Reveals Some Early '90s Treats

The '90s may not have marked the Grateful Dead's creative peak, but these two DVDs, from 1990 and 1991, show that the group's continued popularity was justified.


Tuesday, February 12 2013

'Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead & Ticket To New Year's': Exciting Live, Yet Lousy Showmen

Divorced from the energy of the room, the careening tidal wave of dancing heads surrounding you while the band plunged into another extended jam, the visual experience of the band onstage is remarkably flat.


Wednesday, September 12 2012

The Dead in All Their Glory: 'Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland'

Ringing out 1978 with the Grateful Dead in a brokedown palace, 'The Closing of Winterland' is a fun reminder of the Dead's shabby appeal.


Tuesday, April 17 2012

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks 32 and 33

The Grateful Dead's most exciting stuff is born of some pretty daring work on the high wire. They certainly fall from time to time, but not nearly as often as they might.


Blogs

Wednesday, March 13 2013

Former Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Working For Hurricane Relief

Download a new song by the Mickey Hart Band and help raise money for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.


Wednesday, June 23 2010

The Storyteller Speaks: Rare and Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead

As well written as the stories are, perhaps the biggest enticement for readers will be the chance to glimpse one of the longest lasting subcultures in American history.


News

Thursday, April 19 2012

Grateful Dead concerts released in DVD set

PHILADELPHIA — What a week for Deadheads! More than 38 hours of Grateful Dead concerts are newly gathered and available on a DVD box set. There’s


Wednesday, March 3 2010

Grateful Dead Archive makes its public debut in New York

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The good news for the Deadhead Nation is that the long-awaited treasure trove of original material from the Grateful Dead to be


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