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Dead to the World?

Believe it or not, it’s 2012. The Grateful Dead has been an American institution for almost 50 years, longer than many people live. And it’s not just Furthur out there touring, the Dead’s music continues to live on in more bands than one could ever imagine after so many years. Here’s a sampling of what 2011 meant in Grateful Dead land, and what’s in store for 2012:


Photo: Mary Ouellette / SoundSpike

Photo: Mary Ouellette / SoundSpike

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s Furthur continue to tour from coast to coast, the incarnation closest to the original Grateful Dead experience. While there are haters and lovers of Furthur, all true deadheads can rejoice in seeing Bobby and Phil share the stage and make magic. To get a feel for where the band is at today, check out this show from Madison Square Garden from November 10th.

2012 Forecast: Furthur already has a spring tour booked, and will likely continue to tour at least through the end of 2012. With more Phil and Friends shows in the works and a possible Ratdog reunion tour, 2012 may be a lighter touring year than 2011.


7 Walkers

7 Walkers

If you haven’t heard the debut album or caught a show from Billy K. and Papa Mali’s ‘7 Walkers’, do yourself a favor and check them out. This stripped down ensemble invented a whole new genre of Grateful Dead known to fans as ‘Swampadelica’. Their album is soulful, bluesy, fun, and a must have for deadheads. You can buy it from the official 7 Walker’s site here.

2012 Forecast:  Next up for 7 Walkers is a series of shows with Steve Kimock aboard next week’s Jam Cruise. After that, look for continued dedicated attention and touring from Billy K. as well as a possible follow-up studio album.


Mickey has put together a brand spanking new band for 2012 with a whole slew of new original songs taboot. Check out the YouTube above to see the cast of characters that Mickey has assembled. The band just recently finished up a winter tour that was pretty smoking from what I’ve heard. Let’s hope Mickey keeps this band around for a while and releases some of the great new originals they’ve composed.

2012 Forecast:  Mickey and his new band already are still in the midst of a few January shows and then will likely be releasing an album of original material with a supporting tour to follow later in the year.


Phil Lesh reunited ‘Phil and Friends’ this year at Warren Haynes’ annual Christmas Jam. Check out the vid above of a playful China Cat Sunflower from the reunion. The Xmas Jam group featured Jackie Greene, Warren Haynes, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo, and of course uncle Phil himself.

This was just a preview though, Phil and Friends will be playing 3 shows in Colorado in February of 2012 with an amazing lineup of John Scofield and Warren Haynes on Guitar, Jackie Greene on Keyboard/Guitar, John ‘The Lion King’ Molo on Drums, and Phil. These shows promise to be nothing short of epic. To get a feel for what the shows might be like, check out the vid below of a very similar band featuring Warren and Sco from Mountain Jam 2007. I was at this show and it is probably my favorite P&F show ever out of many, many shows I’ve seen.

2012 Forecast:  Aside from the February shows, rumors have been swirling that Phil and Friends will crank out some more shows in 2012. Expect to see some one-off or mini-runs at Phil’s new Terrapin Crossroads venue.




DSO continues to tour relentlessly, from New York to San Francisco to Jam in The Dam and beyond, bringing unmatched energy, passion, and love for the Grateful Dead canon to ‘Starheads’ everywhere. With Jeff Mattson firmly settled into the lead role in Dark Star, fans everywhere (including myself) can’t stop singing the praises of the new frontman and the raw 60s and 70s style psychedelic guitar work he brings to the band. If you’re still a skeptic on Dark Star and think they’re just a ‘cover band’, stop fooling yourself and catch them on their upcoming tours, you will not be sorry!

2012 Forecast:  DSO is sure to keep up the relentless touring in 2012. So far the band is playing the NE and SE in the winter, Jam in the Dam in March, and the West Coast in April. Expect a NE and festival tour in the summer, West Coast in late fall, and a return to the NE for NYE 2012.

Bonus Dead: As if this wasn’t enough, RATDOG is reuniting on January 25th for a special webcast show from Bob Weir’s TRI Studios venue that he launched in 2011. The golden road really does go on forever, and there’s nothing to do but smile about it.



Furthur at Radio City – Night I

Keeping in the New York City spirit, here’s a taste of Furthur’s return to the big apple tonight. This was the first of 3 consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall for the boys, and they delivered a fun and varied setlist for the NYC faithful. First set highlights included a 1st-time cover bustout of The Clash’s ‘Train in Vain’, and 60s folk throwbacks ‘Dark Hollow’ and ‘On The Road Again’.

Furthur RCMH Marquee

Furthur RCMH Marquee

The second set kept up the old-school vibe with a bluesy psychedelic journey that featured Other One, Spanish Jam, Spoonful, Smokestack, and Hard to Handle. Ending things on a lighter tone, the motley Furthur crew sung everyone back home with a fun China/Rider and Not Fade Away singalong to close the set and a Touch of Grey encore taboot. While Phil and Bob rest up for tomorrow, the night is young in the city that never sleeps, til’ the morning comes…

Furthur 3/25 RCMH

Furthur 3/25 RCMH

Furthur ~ 03/25/2011~ Radio City Music Hall ~ New York, NY

Set 1:
Jack Straw
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo ->
Dark Hollow
Stagger Lee ->
On The Road Again
Train In Vain*
Might As Well

Set 2:
Hard to Handle ->
Smokestack Lightning ->
Spoonful ->
Birdsong ->
The Other One ->
Spanish Jam ->
The Other One
Eyes Of the world ->
Drums ->
King Solomons Marbles ->
Dear Prudence
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Not Fade Away

Touch of Grey

* – The Clash cover (1st time played)

LiveMusicArchive Stream/DL Link

Torrent Download Link


Furthur Tour Closer – Sunday Night at the Mann

Furthur closed out the the main leg of their summer this evening with a big second night showing at the Mann Center in Philadelphia. Tonight’s 2nd set looks like a quite the patchwork quilt of rarities, deep cuts, and a solid heaping of psychedelic goodness – can’t wait to hear the tapes of this one!

7/11/10 - Mann Center

7/11/10 ~ Mann Center for the Performing Arts ~ PHILadelphia, PA

Set 1: Jam -> Feel Like A Stranger, Shakedown Street -> Alligator, Money For Gasoline, Magnolia Mountain, Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance, In The Midnight Hour

Set 2: Mountains of the Moon -> St. Stephen, Blues For Allah, Terrapin -> (No LWAF or”Inspiration”) -> Terrapin Transit -> At A Siding -> Terrapin Flyer -> Terrapin Refrain -> Let It Grow, Morning Dew, Unbroken Chain, The Wheel -> Not Fade Away

Encore: Brokedown Palace

Note: Neither the “Lady With A Fan” or “Inspiration” parts of the Terrapin suite were performed.

***DLs coming ASAP***

7/11/10 - Mann Center

If you’d like to go Furthur, be sure to check out the Furthur Summer Tour 2010 Download Page where you’ll find setlists and downloads from every show of the tour!

Nokia Flyer

Furthur returns to the road later in the summer for 2 shows at the Nokia Theater in NYC on July 28th and 29th followed by a Friday night headlining gig at Gaterhing of the Vibes on Friday the 30th.

One More Saturday Night with Furthur at the Mann

The Furthur tour bus just rolled into Philadelphia for a big 2 night run at the Mann Center. This pair of shows will close out the band’s June mini-tour of the east coast. Check live setlist updates below, and be sure to stop back in the coming days for videos and downloads as soon as they become available!

Furthur ~ 7/10/10 ~ Mann Center

Mann Center for the Performing Arts
PHILadelphia, PA

Set 1: Golden Road, Here Comes Sunshine, Jack Straw, Muli Guli* -> Dear Mr. Fantasy, Corrina, Satisfaction -> Viola Lee Blues

Set 2: Playin’ in the Band -> Althea, Cassidy, China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider, Eyes of the World -> Days Between, Help on the Way -> Slipknot! -> Franklin’s Tower

Encore: Hey y’all (Donor Rap), One More Saturday Night

* – New Furthur original (Lyrics by Robert Hunter)

***DLs Coming ASAP***

Furthur ~ 7/10/10 ~ Mann Center

Also, take a gander at this fun setlist Phil, Bob, et al. put together for last night’s All Good Festival headlining set. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, iClips was unable to stream last night’s show and has yet to get their satelite repaired and air any footage from this weekend’s event. Stay tuned to iClips All Good page as things develop, it seems likely they’ll get at least some performances up over the coming days…

All Good 2009

All Good Festival
Marvin’s Mountaintop
Masontown, WV

Set 1: After Midnight -> Estimated Prophet -> Just a Little Light, Tennessee Jed ->It Must Have Been The Roses -> Looks Like Rain, Brown Eyed Women, Big Railroad Blues

Set 2: Uncle John’s Band, Celebration -> Sugar Magnolia -> So Many Roads, Colors Of The Rain -> Terrapin Station, Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain, Attics Of My Life, Sunshine Daydream

Encore: Cumberland Blues, Ripple

***DLs Coming ASAP***

A Little Bit Furthur Than We've Gone Before...

iClips to Webcast All Good This Weekend

Continuing the 2010 Couch Tour, will offer up a FREE live webcast of the All Good Music Festival, taking place this weekend, July 8-11th, on Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. The webcast will run all afternoon and evening on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend and, while the full webcast lineup/schedule is not yet announced, so far we know that DSO, WSP, Keller Williams, Everyone Orchestra, and P-Groove will all be shown at some point over the weekend!

Other possible big names that may appear on the webcast include Furthur, George Clinton and P Funk, UM, YMSB, and Grace Potter. The full All Good Lineup can be found on the festival’s official site. You can catch the live webcast here, enjoy phans!

Update Sunday 7/11 – iClips Fail: After a satelite went down, no All Good Webcasts were able to be aired all weekend until today. Fortunately, the iClips gang has things up and running again and will be webcasting some live and many pre-recorded sets from the weekend. Go here to tune in. Today’s webcast schedule is as follows:

Nateva Festival Webcast Starts Tomorrow

iClips continues Couch Tour 2010 this weekend with live webcasts from the Nateva Festival all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. While the exact schedule is still TBD, likely artists to be webcast include Furthur, The Flaming Lips, moe., STS9, Passion Pit, Ghostland Observatory and many many more!

This is Nateva’s inaugural event and all the great artists are sure to bring their A-Game – don’t forget to bring yours… So grab some brews, some friends, fire up the computer and stereo and get ready to throw down from the comfort of your own home. It’s July 4th weekend and it’s party time people!


—Note to Readers: The PHISH Summer Tour 2010 Downloads Page has been updated with DLs from every show of the tour. First hand reviews, setlists, and show notes on Camden and MPP coming soon—

Furthur: Goin’ Out West in September

Furthur continues to go a little bit Furthur than they’ve gone beore – this time by announcing even more dates to their summer/fall 2010 schedule. The newest dates are a West Coast run in September with BIG stops at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, Red Rocks, and Vegas. With the cool fall breeze blowin’ California Love all through the air, these shows are sure to be nothing short of magic. All the stops on this mini Western jaunt are as follows:


9/16 Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
9/17 Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
9/18 Marymoor Amphitheater, Redmond, WA
9/20 Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
9/21 The Hellenic Theater, Los Angeles, CA
9/22 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
9/24 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO
9/25 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO

Full show details and ticket info at

Welcome To Now Weekend Update

Memorial Day weekend 2010 is coming to a close, and oh what a weekend of music it was. Here’s a round-up of setlists, pics, and vids from the various festivals going down all over this great land. As downloads become available, they’ll be added here and also in the BRAND NEW DOWNLOAD LIBRARY (see link on left) so be sure to check back in the coming days… It’s officially summertime folks so take a vacation and fall out for a while, Summer’s coming in, and it’s goin’ outta style!

Furthur Soundcheck ~ 5/27/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Space > Eleven > Eyes of the World > Dark Star > Bird Song > Loose Lucy, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Let It Grow, Unbroken Chain, Standing on the Moon, Playing in the Band > Dark Star
E: Donor Rap, Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

Furthur ~ 5/28/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Set 1: (American Beauty): Box of Rain, Friend of the Devil, Sugar Magnolia, Operator, Candyman, Ripple > Brokedown Palace, Til the Morning Comes, Attics of my Life, Truckin
Set 2: (Workingman’s Dead): Uncle John’s Band, High Time, Dire Wolf, New Speedway Boogie, Cumberland Blues, Black Peter, Casey Jones
Set 3 (Anthem of the Sun): Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > New Potato Caboose > Born Cross Eyed, Alligator, Caution
E: Donor Rap, New Song, One More Saturday Night

All Star Late Night Jam ~ 5/28/10 ~ Furthur Festival
*Viola Lee Blues (V1), *New Speedway Boogie, *#Fennario (Peggy-O), *#Tennessee Jed, *%Viola Lee Blues (V2), *$Sugaree $$, *%@Death Don’t Have No Mercy, *%@I Know You Rider, *%@Viola Lee Blues (V3)
* Phil (bass), Larry Campbell (guitar), Jackie Greene (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keys), Joe Russo (drums)
# with Teresa Williams (vocals), Larry Campbell on fiddle
% with Bob Weir (guitar), Jackie Greene (bass)
$ with Mark Karan (guitar)
@ with Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), Jack Casady (bass), Jackie Greene (keys), Bob Weir, Joe Russo

Furthur ~ 5/29/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Set 1 (Blues For Allah): Help on the Way > Slipnot! > Franklin’s Tower, King’s Soloman’s Marbles, Music Never Stopped, Crazy Fingers, Sage & Spirit, Blues for Allah, Sandcastles and Glass Camels, Usual Occurrences in the Desert
Set 2 (Aoxomoxoa): St. Stephen, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, Rosemary, Doin’ That Rag, Mountains of the Moon, China Cat Sunflower, What’s Become of the Baby, Cosmic Charlie
Set 3 (Terrapin Station): Estimated Prophet, Dancing in the Street, Passenger, Samson and Delilah, Sunrise, Lady With a Fan > Terrapin Station > Terrapin > Terrapin Transit > At a Siding > Terrapin Flyer > Refrain, Donor Rap
Encore: Not Fade Away



05/29/10 ~ Red Rocks Amphitheatre ~ Morrison, CO

Set I: Hot Air Balloon> Gangster> Portal To An Empty Head1, Mindless Dribble> The Great Abyss> Hot Air Balloon

Set II: House Dog Party Favor, On Time, M.E.M.P.H.I.S.*> Minions> Basis For A Day#, Magellan

Encore: Home Again

* – / Chris Michetti (RAQ) on guitar
# – Completes 5/28 version
Other acts included The Crystal Method, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, The Pnuma Trio and The Glitch Mob

Stream Link
Download Link


Dark Star Orchestra Headline Set – Sunday Night 5/30/10

Set 1: Mississippi 1/2 step, Walking Blues, They Love Each Other, Me & My Uncle, Big River, High Time or ( To Lay Me Down??) Masterpiece, Althea, (Weather Report), Let it Grow…

Set 2: Aiko. Playing in the Band, Crazy Fingers, Uncle John’s Band, Drums, Two Soldiers Jam, Morning DEW, Lovelight.

Encore: Brokedown Palace

Filler: Baby Blue, Golden Road

* – Show originally performed on 9/12/1990, Philadelphia, PA
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Peter Rowan, and many more also performed

SBD Stream for GD 9/12/90

NRPS Download Link (Torrent)


Furthur Fest All-Star Jam

Furthur Festival got started with a bang last night with an All-Star Jam featuring (get ready): Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Larry Campbell, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo, Mark Karan, Jackie Greene, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, and Teresa Williams. Phew! That cast of characthers definitly deserves ‘All Star Billing’. My one complaint – no John K. aka ‘Faux Jerry’ all night long, and Jackie Greene playing all set on Guitar, Bass, and Keys… In any case, I can’t wait to hear the recording of this one and downloads, vids, pics from the whole weekend will be posted as soon as available. Get ready to go Furthur than you’ve gone before!

All Star Late Night Jam
Calaveras County Frogtown
Mountain Aire FURTHUR Festival
Angels Camp, CA

*Viola Lee Blues (V1),
*New Speedway Boogie,
*#Fennario (Peggy-O)
*#Tennessee Jed
*%Viola Lee Blues (V2), *$Sugaree $$
*%@Death Don’t Have No Mercy
*%@I Know You Rider
*%@Viola Lee Blues (V3)

* Phil (bass), Larry Campbell (guitar), Jackie Greene (guitar)
..Jeff Chimenti (keys), Joe Russo (drums)
# with Teresa Williams (vocals), Larry Campbell on fiddle
% with Bob Weir (guitar), Jackie Greene (bass)
$ with Mark Karan (guitar)
@ with Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), Jack Casady (bass),
..Jackie Greene (keys), Bob Weir, Joe Russo

Furthur – Live Rehearsal Sessions (Night 2)

“Live Rehearsal Sessions” Stealth Show
Palm Ballroom
San Rafael, CA

Phil and Bobby - 5/25/10

Setlist (1 Set):

After Midnight (jk)
Bertha (jk)
New Speedway Boogie (bw)
Playing In The Band (bw)>
Eyes of The World (pl)>
St. Stephen (all)>
The Eleven (all)>
Unbroken Chain (pl)
Dear Mr. Fantasy (jk)
Days Between (bw)>
On The Road Again (bw)
Truckin’ (bw)>
Smokestack Lightning (bw)>

Encore: Ripple (bw&jk)

John K. - 5/25/10

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