Don't Miss: Upcoming Shows by Other Bands and Artists
This topic was inspired by the fact that I didn't have anyplace to post about the upcoming Branford at Stanford show except Best Shows by Other Bands, which is about PAST shows....
Announcing the release of RECOIL: John Cipollina
In his style and sound, John Cipollina represented the archetypal 1960s musician. His unique guitar tone, one-of-a-kind sound delivery system, classic longhaired rock ‘n roll look, and charmingly humble personality made this former Quicksilver Messenger Service guitar player an inimitable figure in the musical landscape of the 2nd half of the twentieth century.
Recoil: John Cipollina is a 3 DVD box set that provides an almost six hour journey through the rock ‘n roll life and music of John Cipollina. Along with the 1991-produced one-hour re-mastered “Electric Guitarslinger”, this captivating rockumentary features interviews with Jerry Garcia, Bill Graham, Barry Melton, David Freiberg, Nick Gravenites, Gary Duncan, Nicky Hopkins, Greg Douglass, Merl Saunders, Dan Healy, Terry Dolan, Martin Fierro, Rocky Sullivan, Joel Selvin, Charlie Deal, Michael and Mario Cipollina and more. Also included are interviews with John Cipollina from 1984 and 1989.
The Concert DVD includes 17 previously unreleased songs performed by Quicksilver Messenger Service, Copperhead, Link Wray, Thunder & Lightning, Terry & The Pirates and Dinosaurs.
Director/Editor Jesse Block
Producers Antonia Cipollina, Steve Keyser, Mike Somavilla,
& William Dire Wolff
Including a beautiful full-color eight page booklet, Recoil: John Cipollina is a collector’s item limited edition release, with a one-time only 2000 unit printing.
To order, visit www.johncipollina.com
Just got this press release, and I have a feeling some folks here will be interested:
Deadtronica to Perform
First Ever Live Show
At HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol
Friday, October 29, 2010
Sebastopol, CA (August 30, 2010) ˆ Dean Biersch, proprietor of the popular HopMonk Tavern is pleased to announce Deadtronica will be at HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol with a debut live performance on Friday, October 29. Deadtronica performs the music of the Grateful Dead -- re-imagined, remixed and performed by Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and David Gans. Tom Constanten was keyboardist for the Grateful Dead from 1968-1970, Bralove worked with the Dead the last eight years of the band as a MIDI wizard and David Gans is one of the foremost authorities of the band and hosts the popular Grateful Dead Hour Radio Hour and is regular jammer on the national circuit. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased online at
This is a world-premier show for the trio and it‚s happening at what many consider the Grateful Dead‚s home turf and this will be a first come, first served show. „With electronica making a huge play globally at the moment, combined with the Dead‚s and their fans near center of gravity in Sonoma County, we are quite excited about their debut,‰ exclaimed Biersch.
Dean Biersch is a co-founder of the well known Gordon Biersch Brewery and restaurant group. HopMonk serves 18 premier American craft and international draft beers, including 2 on cask. The eclectic tavern menu features grass fed beef, curried samosas, fresh mussels, slow roasted pulled pork and popular fish and chips.
In addition to the warm, comfortable and rustic ambiance of tavern, there‚s also a unique outdoor heated beer garden bordered by 14 foot stone walls, and adjacent to the spectacular Abbey performance venue with its own bar, aforementioned draft beers and dance floor. The historic hall has one of the top sound systems in the county. HopMonk Tavern is located in a 100-year-old landmark building, which was once the powerhouse for the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway, an electric railroad that once served Sebastopol. HopMonk is located at 230 Petaluma Avenue in Sebastopol, California with a new location under construction in Sonoma, Ca. Phone (707) 829-7300 or visit
Folks, if you don't already know this, this guy is a national treasure and doesn't tour that much. I saw him at the Great American last night and I'm still amazed, and I already knew he was great!
Upcoming tour dates are here; he's in Santa Cruz tomorrow and at UCLA on Saturday, then heads for Europe.
Last night, in addition to his most famous compositions--e.g. "Mother in Law," "Working in a Coal Mine," "Yes We Can Can," and "Southern Nights," all the while playing piano like God if God came from New Orleans--he did two that Jerry recorded, "I'll Take a Melody" and "Get Out of My Life Woman."
Don't miss this guy. Trust me.
Hey, just caught your summer post about the Dan. Sounds like a great show, especially with Larry Carlton! Just saw one of the Toronto shows from Rent Tour - the Royal Scam. It was great! I wrote a review here if you're interested:
You'll also find blog entries from shows I've seen from various bands, including The Dead at MSG, Nassau, and Rothbury from Spring Tour.
Dare 2 Dream Presents GOVT MULE 2/5/10 at H.O.B Chicago. Tickets go on sale tomorrow but you can get presale tickets with presale code: will
The show will support pediatric cancer at University of Chicago Comer Childrens Hospital so support a good cause.
I met Al when I moved to Berkeley in 1973 and we played music together off and on for 35 years. Losing him is like having a huge thread yanked from the tapestry of my life. He was also one of my great show buddies in the '70s, and the guy who introduced me to the fact that there were tapes of Dead shows! He was cranky and opinionated and a hell of a guy who was loved by a hell of a lot of people.
Blog posts, with music and with comments from old friends:
just a heads up if you're in the Bay Area--on September 4, David Gans's old band the Reptiles will reunite to honor the memory of founding member Al Feldstein, who passed on a couple months back. It's at the Starry Plough in Berkeley (as the name suggests, a neighborhood pub awash in Irish revolutionary slogans...) at 9 p.m. Venue is tiny, band is good, I'm looking forward to seeing some old pals. Music is Dead and other covers as well as originals that are darn good. Hope to see some of you there!
I just got word from Theresa Reed-Hayle that they could use some volunteers at the Jerry Day festivities on Sunday. Here's what she says:
"Could use a hand at Jerry Day on Sunday! Anyone interested in donating your time to help collect donations and keep this festival going?
For the love of JERRY!"
If this sounds like something you'd like to do, please email Theresa here by tomorrow, Saturday.
As if he ever left....huge sons fans.
Anyhoo, new Champlin solo record coming out next week. Gonna catch him on tour anyone else interested in goin? Downloaded a couple tracks...stellar stuff!!!
Can't lose touch with the legends! Play that Hammond sucka!
I don't think I've ever seen the legendary Larry Carlton in real life. Have a great time!