Dark Star Orchestra, and before that, Phil & Friends this past Fall was amazing! I downloaded the show, and I swear, when I think about the show, I'm STILL buzzing from it. It was THAT GOOD ! I still listen to it pretty regularly. Btw, there are some free downloads from the NY shows from the board on Phils site, just in case you didn't know.
at the old Ritz (4th/11th) in NYC in '81. A capacity 2500 dance hall.
Saw them again in '92 at Yankee Stadium, capacity 68,000. Hardly seemed the same band.
Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
take a breath of fresh air after reading your list
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
YES-DONOVAN(with electric band,simply great)-PACO DE LUCIA,AL DI MEOLA,JOHN MCLAUGHLIN-GEORGE DUKE AND BILLY COBHAM(with sheila escovedo on percussions..!)-PETER TOSH(the godfather of reggae)-BOB MARLEY(his boss)- FRANK ZAPPA(played gem after gem for two an a-half hours) -SANTANA(no comment)-STEVIE WONDER(incredible stage presence.)-JOAN BAEZ(only a voice and a guitar..:-)-CROSBY , STILLS AND NASH (right after david was released )-ROBERT PALMER,-HERBIE HANCOCK(a magician like zawinul),-WEATHER REPORT(jaco was incredible),-EARTH,WIND AND FIRE(such happy music)!i have to add that the MEGA-bands aint worth to mention.musically yours!!:-)(-:
fillmore nye 2006/7...this is what rock should be...
O'Malley's in Gloucester, NJ 10:30 show time!!
Awesome cover band!! :)
I have no idea why we didn't launch a topic for them months ago, but better late than never: http://dead.net/forum/dark-star-orchestra
I am Unbeliveably EXCITED!!!! I can not wait to see them. They will be here in 2 months. I will be sure to give everyone a review!!!! Peace DaNell!!
Dark Star Orchestra plays complete Dead shows in the stile the Dead played them. You don't which show they are playing in advance, but if the play a 91 show it will sound like 91 Dead, a 77 show will sound like 77 Dead. They usually play a second encore with songs not from that show. They sound almost exactly like the Dead, it’s spooky.