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The Grateful Dead

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    UtopiaFest Again Beckons Southwest's Free Spirits

    For the sixth year running, this weekend a little slice of heaven known as UtopiaFest will take over the Four Sisters Ranch in the middle of the Texas Hill Country, just outside the quaint village of Utopia and about two hours northwest of San Antonio, Nearly 2,000 kind folk will be descend on the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Keller Williams at Fitzgerald's, 3/4/2014

    Keller Williams Fitzgerald's March 4, 2014 Sometimes you just have to grow up. Even if you're used to doing the same old thing -- comfortable with what you're good at -- you have to sometime put on your big-boy pants and step up your game. In all aspects of life, if you don't change you won't get b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    HPD vs. Hippies: The Day San Francisco Acid-Rock Stormed the Sam Houston Coliseum

    Imagine a bill where California country-rockers the Byrds are the opener on a four-band bill. On October 5, 1969 at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Roger McGuinn and company twanged and pounded their way through a set that included most of their hits including "You Ain't Going Nowhere," "Mr. Tambourine Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Our 10 Favorite One-Hit Wonders

    Where would the world be without one-hit wonders? Well, we really don't like to think about that. One of the purest guilty pleasures in pop music -- and sometimes not even a guilty pleasure but an actual good song -- the one-hit wonder is much safer than its real-life counterpart; the one-night sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Artists Who Need Their Own Sirius/XM Channel Already

    I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love the most, besi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Frank Zappa and Other Quicksand Artists

    Tonight House of Blues will be graced by Zappa Plays Zappa, led by the late Papa Frank's oldest son Dweezil, who inherited some of his father's guitar skills. Zappa Plays Zappa is the preeminent traveling Zappa tribute show going, and Dweezil's love letter to his father's body of work, which has onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Rocks Off's 10 Best Musical Discoveries of 2012

    The thrill of discovering freshly minted treasure or a previously unheralded favorite is one of the main reasons music writers get into this racket in the first place; every so often it can make wading through the ocean of crap mediocrity that is pop music worthwhile. Rocks Off asked our contributor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Jackie Greene, Sander Van Doorn, Yes Indeed Fest, etc.

    All of 31 years old (growl), Jackie Greene's preternatural resemblance to hip '70s roots-rockers like J.J. Cale and Little Feat has already led The New York Times to dub the San Francisco singer-songwriter "the prince of Americana." He has already sang lead with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    For Dark Star Orchestra, the Music Of The Grateful Dead Never Stopped

    A few months ago, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Grateful Dead Movie on new, spiffed-up Blu-ray in my usual glut of snail mail. As a Dead novice, the film helped me sight in my appreciation for a group that had long been denigrated in my familiar circles. I get it, hippie shit, not loud ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2012
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    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    The Dead Come Back Alive, On Big Screen, For One Night Only

    Grateful Dead concerts were always something of a time machine that took both casual fans and hardcore Deadheads back to another era. And for one night only, the machine goes back more than 20 years -- to July 18, 1989 to be exact -- for the Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At the Movies. A film ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Dead Rock Stars & Dia De Los Muertos Album Covers

    Photo by Marco Torres​According to a recent Associated Press article picked up by everyone from The Huffington Post to Fox News, Day of the Dead celebrations are on the upswing, a trend attributed in part to the growing Latino population and Hispanic influence on the culture, as well as changi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    The 15 Best Bill Graham Presents Posters And Artwork

    Photo By Tony MorelliBill Graham in 1974​Twenty years ago this week, legendary concert promoter Bill Graham went to the big backstage party in the sky after the helicopter he was riding in flew into a high-voltage tower in Vallejo, Calif. Also killed in the crash was Graham's girlfriend, Melis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The 10 Coolest Houston Fire Station Patches: Skulls, Gangs & Singed Balls

    With everyone watching the wildfires blazing around the state, it's a good time to think good thoughts about the people who risk their lives as firefighters. Each Houston Fire Department station has its own patch, and some of them are very cool. Or odd. Here are the 10 best, in our humble opinion. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Touch of Grey News: Greatfull Taco Loses Its Chef

    Photos by Troy FieldsThe "mystery meat" taco is actually ground bison, and it's damn good.​The Grateful Dead once said that "the first days are the hardest days," and owner Paul West is finding that out firsthand at his new restaurant, Greatfull Taco (named for, yes, the Dead). Chef Riccardo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Your Favorite Bands: How To Correctly Pronounce Their Names

    ​Back in December 1998, when Eminem was just hitting MTV and rap radio, we remember people pronouncing his name as "Eee-mine-im," and not the candy-inflected way it actually was. We even made the mistake during our first viewing of "My Name Is" late at night on the video channel and calling a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    I had a hard time getting past the lock 'cause there was gnocchi!​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we still don't understand why people make such a big deal out of paella. Y'all know it's like 90 percent rice, right? If rice dishes were rock stars, paella woul ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Match These Bands With Their Awful Original Names

    ​Provided they didn't take the easy way out and name themselves after a song (Rolling Stones), their hometown (Boston) or each other (Hall & Oates), almost every band that went on to sell millions of records, get tons of radio play and sell out arenas has had some form of the following convers ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010
  • Music

    February 18, 2010

    Get Behind the Mule

    Gov't Mule main man Warren Haynes swears he takes time off, but we don't really believe him.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: The 10 Best Noise Records of the 2000s

    ​ Here are Friday Night Noise's favorite ten 00s noise albums, in no particular order. Was this an easy list to make? Fuck no. 1. Various Artists, Women Take Back The Noise (UBUIBI) Roughly 10,000 noise compilations were issued in the 00s, but how many came with a noise-making device? How many cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Aftermath: Feels Like the First Time With Widespread Panic and the Allman Brothers at the Woodlands

    Photos by Kim Douglass​ There are few experiences in life that act as true rites of passage: Learning to ride a bicycle or drive a car, or that first kiss with that special post-pubescent someone. Then there's virginity, both the kind that gets lost in between the sheets and the kind that takes pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL Day Two: Deadheads Rejoice!

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​An unexpected guest showed up yesterday afternoon at the Austin Ventures Stage with Austin-by-way-of-Louisiana slide guitar hotshot Papa Mali. The Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzman was backing up the dreadlocked Mali on drums.

  • Music

    January 8, 2009
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    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Grateful Coogs

    The Grateful Dead’s seemingly bottomless music vault will ensure live releases long after the band actually resembles their skeletal doppelgangers in the “Touch of Grey” video. But their most recent issue has an H-town connection sure to spur memories of packed seats (and packed bowls) all acr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Get Lit: Rock & Roll Heaven, by Robert Dimery and Bruno MacDonald

    A compendium of dead rock stars and the tales of their demises is hardly an original idea. Nor are there many original, overarching ideas in this book. The vast bulk of the book’s 250 pages is taken up with a chronology of rock demises, from Robert Johnson’s murk-shrouded Mississippi Delta murde ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    The Black Crowes

    concert preview

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Get Lit: The Act You’ve Known for All These Years: A Year in the Life of Sgt. Pepper and Friends, by Clinton Heylin

    As every issue of Rolling Stone and Baby Boomer music journo has been reminding us ad nauseam, 1967 was the “Summer of Love,” and it was 40 years ago today that “Rock” was born and validated as legitimate culture. Of course, it’s hard to deny the power of a year that saw the release of S ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Assembly of Dust

    Recollection

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Tea Leaf Green

    Rock 'n' Roll Band

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    The Allen Oldies Band

    Live and Delirious!

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2006
  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Dead Like Me

    Attempting to survive 11 straight hours of the Grateful Dead

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Various Artists

    Love's a Real Thing

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2005
  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Film

    September 2, 2004

    Party Train

    Janis, the Dead, the Band and others take the happiest trip of their lives

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Rock and Roll Never Forgets

    Classic rock finds a new generation of fans and keeps on keepin' on into the new millennium

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Local TV Commercial

    Hilton Furniture

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Groupie Grooves

    Little Feat can only hope to receive the same "welcome" they got here 31 years ago

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Playbill

    Dark Star Orchestra

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Deadheads Redux

    moe. picks up where Garcia and Co. left off

  • Music

    January 22, 1998
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    October 27, 1994
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