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Phish Sacrifice Ambience For Clarity on Live ‘Spectrum’ Box Set 

Phish Sacrifice Ambience For Clarity on Live ‘Spectrum’ Box Set 

With its antiseptic sound, The Spectrum ’97 box set can’t adequately substitute for what it was like to be there at a 1990s Phish show.

Billy & the Kids Bring “Daze of the Dead” to Halloween Fiesta

Billy & the Kids Bring “Daze of the Dead” to Halloween Fiesta

Billy & the Kids don’t aim to reproduce Grateful Dead’s sound, with the players pushing the envelope in tone and attack to give the band a more modern sound.

Goose Get Loose at the Fox in Oakland

Goose Get Loose at the Fox in Oakland

Goose are one of those bands that must be seen in the live setting to “get” what they’re all about and feel the full impact of their high-level tone science.

Phish Torch the Greek Theater in Triumphant Return to Berkeley

Phish Torch the Greek Theater in Triumphant Return to Berkeley

Phish’s dazzling sonic alchemy in the improvisational second set shows why the Vermont tone scientists remain at the cutting edge of what live music can be.

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Walk the Golden Road at the Guild Theater

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Walk the Golden Road at the Guild Theater

There’s a historic vibe in the air of going down the “Golden Road” to the origins of the Grateful Dead in Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros Trio’s show in San Francisco.

Umphrey’s McGee Get into the Mystic in Petaluma

Umphrey’s McGee Get into the Mystic in Petaluma

Any band that can keep it together for 25 years is to be commended, and Umphrey’s McGee have largely done it the old-fashioned way.

Ghost Light Electrify California and Look Toward a New Era

Ghost Light Electrify California and Look Toward a New Era

There’s a vivid sense that Ghost Light are one of the most talented rock ‘n’ roll bands these days and why don’t more people get it?

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. Celebrate 75 Circles Around the Sun in San Francisco

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. Celebrate 75 Circles Around the Sun in San Francisco

Grateful Dead icon Bob Weir celebrates his 75th birthday with three jam-packed nights at the Warfield Theater with his cosmic cowboy band the Wolf Bros.

Ghost Light Shine Bright on ‘The Healing’

Ghost Light Shine Bright on ‘The Healing’

Ghost Light’s guitar-driven ’70s rock sound on The Healing dazzles the senses, thanks to extra psychedelia. The creative electricity is evident in each song.

Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros. Reinterpret the Grateful Dead on ‘Live in Colorado Vol. 2’

Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros. Reinterpret the Grateful Dead on ‘Live in Colorado Vol. 2’

Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros. are a new framework for interpreting the Grateful Dead that’s more interested in the true essence of the music.

Anteloper Explore How a Producer Can Affect Improvisation on ‘Pink Dolphins’

Anteloper Explore How a Producer Can Affect Improvisation on ‘Pink Dolphins’

For those who enjoy jazz improvisation, jam-rock, or ambient electronics, Anteloper’s Pink Dolphins has a lot to like, including Jeff Parker’s production.

Dopapod Craft Multidimensional Rock Luxury on Self-Titled LP

Dopapod Craft Multidimensional Rock Luxury on Self-Titled LP

Dopapod is another fabulous creation solidifying Dopapod’s complex yet calming and colorful stylistic approach. It’s an energizing, imaginative, and stylish LP.