Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead’s eponymous debut, released half a century ago, was a good first effort from a band that was little known outside its hometown of San Francisco. The Grateful Dead: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes that LP plus a se... more

Jan 31, 2017 2:24 PM Album Reviews


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A busy week brings Bryan Cranston, Brand New, Widespread Panic and Tegan and Sara through town. more

Oct 18, 2016 3:47 PM This Week in Milwaukee

Bob Weir had been considering his latest Dead spinoff band even before the group’s “Fare Thee Well” shows. more

Jul 5, 2016 3:14 PM Music Feature


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Like a friend of a friend asked to join a bowling team only after Tom sprained his wrist and Carter realized he had other commitments on Thursdays, The Avett Brothers will headline Summerfest's final Marcus Amphitheater show of 2015. The festival .. more

Jun 9, 2015 1:00 PM On Music

Curated for the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead, the Best-of offers no newly discovered tracks, alternate takes or concert recordings, but surveys their album catalog from start through finish. more

Apr 21, 2015 8:20 PM Album Reviews

When Warren Haynes fronts an electric band and a symphony orchestra for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration coming to the Riverside Theater on May 21, it’s a toss-up as to what will be the biggest audience more

May 14, 2014 1:32 AM Music Feature

Clive Davis’ memoir The Soundtrack of My Life (Simon & Schuster) is a hefty 586 pages of thoughtful, analytical content—an unexpected pleasure from one of the most powerful and influential music executives in history. more

Apr 26, 2013 2:54 PM Books

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 more

Nov 21, 2012 3:41 PM Album Reviews

 BoneyFingers look very much at home in their full-length concert DVD, Live @ TheMiramar Theatre . The crowd is large and approving and the band members have anevident connection with their audience as they roll on low simmer through a .. more

Nov 1, 2012 7:47 PM I Hate Hollywood

“I've never really made a lot of decisions based on conventional wisdom,” says Black Crowes frontman... more

Jun 13, 2012 12:00 AM Music Feature

<p> According to the smug opening narration, Ken Kesey \"lit the fuse for the explosion of the \'60s,\"&mdash;never mind the Beatles, Dylan or Martin Luther King, Jr. But once past the intro and into the heart of <em>Magic Trip</em>, you\'ll find.. more

Mar 29, 2012 11:50 AM I Hate Hollywood

Megafaun is on the unglamorous end of one of music's most romanticized origin stories. In 2006, singer-songwriter... more

Mar 21, 2012 12:00 AM Music Feature

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.... more

Feb 7, 2012 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

Punk’s most loaded tour continues its 16th year with its annual stop at the Marcus Amphitheater. In recent years in particular, the Vans Warped Tour has become a melting pot for disparate (and sometimes even warring) genres of more

Jul 29, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Lightning From the North ,Best of Milwaukee 2009 more

Nov 16, 2009 12:00 AM Best of Milwaukee 2009

Camel rides, belly dancers, Middle Eastern cooking demonstrations and Arabic karaoke are among the highlights this weekend’s Arab World Fest at the Summerfest Grounds. Cultural activities abound: Gorge on shish kebab, hummus and baba ghanou... more

Aug 9, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

It isn't too much of a surprise, given that three of the four reunited this fall to play a concert for Barack Obama, but the surviving members of the Dead are giving it another go, launching a 19-date tour this spring that stops in Chicago on Marc.. more

Jan 2, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

A friendly poster at mapped out our probable pitchers forthe rest of the season (barring injury or skipped starts) and it looksmighty nice when we look at the starts we have left against the Cubsand Cards:Today: Sheets07/28 vs. C.. more

Jul 24, 2008 4:00 AM More Sports

Grateful Dead bassistPhil Lesh revisits the Dead repertoire with a rotating cast ofmusicians that he bills as Phil Lesh and Friends tonight at 10 p.m. atthe Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard.  The Roots are the only major rap act to play Summer... more

Jul 4, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

  TheMass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the marvels of musicalaccomplishments. Its composer seemed to believe that God is, among otherattributes, the u,Classical Music/Dance more

May 27, 2008 12:00 AM Classical Music