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'U.S. Blues' and the End of the Grateful Dead

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment
Davis Schneiderman

50 years ended in an almost-perfect moment of collective explosion. Although the final "Fare Thee Well" Grateful Dead concert was held on July 5th at Solider Field, this incarnation of the band faded away -- for me at least -- at the close of the July 4th concert.

Jason Linkins

World-Historical Deadbeats Demand Greece Pay Up, To Which Thomas Piketty Says 'LOL' | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we examine the austerity battles in Greece, break down the latest stage of the Iran nuclear talks, and get a...

The Grateful Dead and the Culture of High School

Josh Stephens | Posted 07.06.2015 | Education
Josh Stephens

I'm sure plenty of kids today, frustrated with politics, bored of mass media, longing for companionship, would join the Dead community if it still existed.

Grateful Dead End 50-Year Career With Magnificent Final Show

Rolling Stone | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

"I have spent my life/Seeking all that's still unsung/Bent my ear to hear the tune," sang Phil Lesh last night, harmonizing with colleagues new and ol...

Bill Murray Takes In Final Grateful Dead Gig In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

Like the Grateful Dead song says, just keep truckin' on, Bill Murray. The Illinois native took in the Dead's final show of its "Fare Thee Well" tou...

15 Baby Name Ideas For Deadhead Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents

With the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead formation and the band's upcoming farewell shows, it's a big year for Deadheads. If you're a Gratef...

The Grateful Dead: Never Has a Band Had Such Contempt for Their Fans

Mike Edison | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Edison

The massive phenomenon that was the Grateful Dead has never been objectively reported on, an historical anomaly that boils down to what might as well be a Buddhist koan: Pretty much anyone who was there must be immediately eliminated as a reliable witness.

Sweet Covers O' Mine: The Top 15 Cover Songs

Chiara Cortese | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Chiara Cortese

There is also something about the old becoming new again for the audience. The mix is comforting, yet has that element of surprise.

Shades of Blue, Tiger Eyes & Beyond: Chatting with Joe Bonamassa, Jim Peterik and Sondre Lerche

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Joe Bonamassa: "Well, it's always a luxury to have too many songs. At the end of the day, I wanted to have stuff that was deeper, really concentrating more on melodies."

Solo Concerts, Stealin' Home and Similar Skin: Chats with Bruce Hornsby, Iain Matthews and Umphrey's McGee...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Iain Matthews: My daughter designed a cover for one of my albums, with a drawing and misspelled my first name. Rather than correct it, I simply changed my name.

A Love Letter To Marin

Love Letters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

Above all, I love that your iconic symbol is a mountain. To the sleeping lady who protects us all with her comforting presence, Mt. Tam, I owe you my heart.

A Hit Song For Every Day Of The Week; Or, Music Has This Covered, Rebecca Black

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

"Friday" singer Rebecca Black recently stunned us with her latest viral hit, "Saturday." The title left some internet users nervous with the thought t...

The Grateful Dead Will Always Be This Colorful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Watch Grateful Dead's lead singer Jerry Garcia give a special peak into the band's humble beginnings in this 1988 interview with Joe Smith. Seeing...

Chugging the California 'Cool'-Aid

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.

My Grateful Dead

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

Twenty-six years ago, in June 1987, I sat in our family's blue Volvo station wagon, my six-year-old legs sticking to the vinyl seats of the car. I had tagged along with my mom to go grocery shopping, and as we pulled onto our street, a song came on the radio.

Wild Night Ride Fueled by Pot, Puke and the Dead

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

By the time we made it to a rest stop and a McDonald's in Van Buren, Arkansas I was sick of the Grateful Dead.

Signing My Name to a Piece of Musical History at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Pam Grout | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

The thing that's so amazing about Red Rocks besides the scores of well-known names featured in the Performer's Hall of Fame, is the knee-buckling display of natural beauty and the perfect acoustics.

Mickey Hart's Love Song to Jersey Shore Supports Sandy Survivors

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Mickey Hart's childhood memories of the Jersey Shore inspired him to write a benefit song (HERE) for victims of Hurricane Sandy, and it's coming in a ...

2013's Craziest Music Festivals

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Tucked away on the eastern slope of Mount Takenoko at the Naeba Ski Resort, this event draws die-hard music fans willing to travel far and wide to get there.

'Art Of The Dead': New Book Celebrates Poster Art Of The Grateful Dead

Posted 12.15.2012 | Fifty

If you're a deadhead or have one in the family, we've found the perfect holiday gift for you. "Art of The Dead," released this month by Counterpoint P...

PHOTOS: Six Feet Under With Jewish Deadheads

Josh Fleet | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion

Every version of the tale is different, but certain elements persist: A wanderer encounters somebody disrespecting a corpse that, in life, had not pai...

Listening to the Dead

Bert Montgomery | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

As Jesus points out in the story, people have more than enough opportunities from those living around them to hear the Truth and follow the Way; people simply are not prone to listen to the dead.

Watching The Sheepdogs Run: A Conversation With Ewan Currie, Plus Rachael Sage's 'Invisible Light' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Rachael Sage's latest video for "Invisible Light" features the award-winning, NYC-based songstress performing on both piano and guitar at her favorite recording studio, The Carriage House.

Jerry Garcia Is Still Making the Fans Move

Jamie Soja | Posted 08.16.2012 | San Francisco
Jamie Soja

Seventeen years after the death of Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead's music is still going strong. This could not be more evident than on the night of August 3rd celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday with the event "Move me Brightly."

A Legacy of Rambling: Music Is (Still) Alive and Well in Levon Helm's Barn

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Joanna Colangelo

In April, Levon passed away and there was talk of what would happen to the Rambles. And then, this past Saturday night rolled around like so many others before it, and Levon's Barn was open once again.