We agree strongly with Good ol GD about his view of The Schwag and Camp Zoe...the venue is absolutely beautiful with a natural amphitheatre setting of bluffs nestled in a valley...The Schwag creates one of the most amazing scenes we have experienced...they are truly keeping the familiar vibes of the Grateful Dead alive. The prices are always kind, and you can't beat their private security, camp where you park-park where you camp set-up, not to mention a bath-house with warm showers and flushing toilets. Truly heaven on earth!!!
Virgil & Marina
Buy a Dye...Feed a Hippie
If you are ever in MO form May-Sep check out the Schwag at Schwagstock. Is usually 3 day fest held on old church camp, now private property, camping, springs lots of space, music alot of FUN. I've been a few times and had a blast. The Schwag puts on a good show I was impressed. Usually have some great guests to. I saw Merle and JGB-B, Keller Williams, BBHC and alot of other really cool bands. Is worth going. dates get posted on thier website theschwag.com.
Hey now -
I play in a (mostly) GD coverband - theCAUSE. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA. On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, we will be having our annual HALLOWEEN PARTY at PD'S PUB in Squirrel Hill - just 2.8 miles away from The Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, where RAT DOG will be playing! We did send out an invite to Bobby & the boys (don't know if they got it, but we're crossing our fingers here in Pittsburgh!)! We have a GREAT night of music planned - AND - if you BRING YOUR RAT DOG TICKET STUB, YOU GET INTO OUR SHOW FOR FREE!! Cool, huh? This year's theme is "Come as a character from a Grateful Dead song!"
P.D.'s Pub is located at 5832 Forward Ave. in Squirrel Hill - just across the bridge! 8 minutes drive!!!
Here's what we played just this past Saturday night at Moondog's (in hopes to entice any 'Heads that are thinkin' about it!)...
with Jill Paone Simmons
Saturday, October 25, 2008
SET I: US Blues, Hard To Handle, Loser, Me & My Uncle > Big River, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Don't Think Twice - It's All Right, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Hey Pocky Way, Jack Straw.
SET II: Expressway (To Your Heart) Jam*, Viola Lee Blues > Franklin's Tower > Sample In A Jar, Highway 61 Revisited > Yer Blues, Hey Bulldog! > Stella Blue > Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad > Possum.
ENCORE: Scarlet Begonias** > Touch Of Grey.
*dedicated to the late Merl Saunders
** requested by, and dedicated to Bub & Carol
"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
On August 17th, I am going to see the band Half Step (www.halfstepgd.com) out on LI. I have never heard of them before. However, I did notice they are going to be playing at a bar called Toomey's (Amityville) where I hang out. Any other LI heads familiar with this band or are going to see them next Sunday?
Saw them in Portland Sunday night before Phil's did his two gigs on Monday and Tuesday. Of Keith and Donna era. They were cookin at the end of the night, everyone was dancing. Worth checking out.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
cincygroove, nice interview!!
Hello everyone, I wanted to pass along an interview I just posted to Cincygroove.com. I interviewed Dino English from Dark Star Orchestra:
Congrats to DSO for their 1,500th show tonight!!!! Wish I could be there, but I will get to catch them when they come through Cincinnati, OH.
Saw The JugBand last night at Buzz's Tavern....a very grate GD cover band in the jersey area!! Go check um out!! :)
The JUGBAND playing at a near by pub! Found them on Uncle John's Bands
The ULTIMATE List of Grateful Dead tribute bands from coast to coast!
It's a grate site to find grate bands!! Peace :)
Happy and Merry to Everyone : )) Well it's been 20 years so far and we are gonna celebrate December 28th at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, CA. So for all fans of GD music come on out and spend a night with us. Former members from our 20 year span will be joining us for this special occasion. Wick Lightshow will be doing our lightshow, and our friends Acacia, and Grampas Grass will be opening the show for us, expect 2 long and interesting sets from Cubensis. We will be recording the show so you'll all be on our live DVD. Without the Grateful Dead and you our fans we would'nt be around so y'all are included in our celebration. We have new shirts commemorating the show, as well as some new live cd's we will be selling and giving away at this show. Limited inexpensive tix are still avail check our website for details www.cubensis.com
Have a Great Holiday season, be safe, be happy, dance a lot, most of all enjoy
Thanks and Hugs
FOH Engineer Cubensis
"Bound to Cover Just a Little More Ground"