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Grateful Dead

The two-disc set showcases a bright fresh sound that blows like a psychedelic wind from a collective cultural past. more

Album Reviews

Joined by Justin Vernon, Dead & Company delivered good vibes at Alpine Valley Saturday night. The venue didn’t respond in kind. more

Concert Reviews

Recorded at various venues from 1969 through 1999 and culled from official releases, The Best of the Grateful Dead Live is best when Jerry Garcia slips into guitar overdrive and the band follows. more

Album Reviews

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

Album Reviews

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

This Week in Milwaukee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I Hate Hollywood

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

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

I Hate Hollywood

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

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

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

Today in Milwaukee

Lightning From the North ,Best of Milwaukee 2009 more

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

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

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