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One concert I'm really looking forward to

Jackson Browne and David Lindley at the Greek. I had resigned myself to not going because I had no money and much else on my plate when tix went on sale, but it turns out my friend Bennett just went out and got us tix at the time. Woohoo!

We didn't even know each other then, but it turns out both of us were there when they, along with Terry Reid, closed the first Bread & Roses fest, and let's just say it made quite the impression. Fog pouring into the Greek in the October dusk, with Jackson on piano, Lindley BOWING A BANJO, which makes a darn spooky sound, and Terry Reid singing some ghostly Scottish ballad about the Foggy Dew.

I have a feeling the new version won't be so life-changing, but it's been ages since I've seen them.

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Other concerts

Mywife and I had front row seats for Elton John when he came through Sudbury a couple of years ago. Just him and his piano. It was fantastic.
I've seen Pearl Jam many times. One highlite was at the ACC when Bono came out and sang "Rockin' in the free world" with EdVed. Blew the roof off the place.
And , oh yeah, my wife dragged me to go see Madonna. Although I'm not really a fan I enjoyed it alot.
Jane's Addiction back in the day were mind blowing.

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getting Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie into theater

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2 night of DSO!!

DSO is doing 2 nights in Petaluma at The Mystic Theatre next week! These guys are always a good time, I will be at both shows Tue 4/13 and Wed 4/14- hope to see some of you there!
http://www.mystictheatre.com/show/detail/27047

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Splintered Sunlight

Saw SS sat night in Philly!!
Grate GD cover Band out of Pa.
check em out... http://www.splinteredsunlight.com/
Peace!

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Dave Alvin

Saw the Dave Alvin trio last night. Dave is a national treasure, he knows the American songbook, sings, plays the guitar very well, writes great songs. Got his start in the Blasters. He puts on quite a show, no frills, just heart and music. Don't miss this man.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Dream Theatre/Zappa Plays Zappa

It was my 16 year old son's turn to choose a concert after I had "dragged" him to see Phil, ABB and the Dead.

So we went to see a progressive metal band called Dream Theatre at the Beacon Theatre last week. Now, this old deadhead ain't exactly into anything metal, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the energy and the talent of these guys. The drummer, a New york guy named Mike Portnoy was absolutely amazing and I really enjoyed the show.

One of the opening acts was Zappa Plays Zappa. Dweisel (I hope I spelled it right) Zappa is a pretty damn talented guitar player and I enjoyed hearing some of Frank Zappa's classics like Moving to Montana.

I think the highlight was when Zappa came out to jam with Dream Theatre during Dream Theatre's encore. Real high energy stuff.

All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised by the show, and was proud of my son for choosing this show to drag his old man along.

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."
Albert Einstein

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Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest

Ottawa's 15th Cisco Bluesfest just finished with 5 stages and 10 days of music. Spencer Davis, Dave Mason, The new Yardbirds, Joe Cocker, Jeff Beck, Skynyrd, David Lindley and a couple hundred other acts.........

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Sonic Youth

Last night. 7/24/09 in Spokane, Washington. Stunning, mindblowing. Space to a punk beat for hrs. Still high on the show.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Melvin Selas & JGB 5-9-09

So the Dead go west after May 2nd!! Looking for a Dead show the following weekend for only $15 in advance $20 @ the door? KIC Productions presents Melvin Seals & JGB SATURDAY 5-9-09 @ ZPak Live Home of Va Brew Co. We are at the Northern most part of VA 15 min from MD & WV. Come catch JGB yes the real JGB (- Jerry of course). Get more details @ www.myspace.com/zeropak or www.ZEROPAKLIVE.com

Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for several hours. Melvin is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.

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