- August 24, 2022 - 7:28pmIdkwhatimgoin4Joined:August 24, 2022Salve!
Benvenuti Nostre amici Italiani. Mi amo Italia assai.
Penso che più italiani vorrebbero i Grateful Dead se le canzoni potessero essere tradotte.
C'varimm ’o guaglione.
- August 19, 2022 - 4:00amSTASHJoined:June 29, 2007Bands and scene in Europe
Oh wow, I was not here for quite a while... But got a hint with the current GD Bulletin and I love to connect, so here we go.
There is a small but fine GD and jamband scene in Europe. I'm living in Hamburg/Germany, so I'm going to start here.
The activities of the German deadhead scene can be followed on germanheads webpage and on Facebook.
With the PITB festival in Plauen end of May there is an annual gathering and followed by a Summer Special in Schneidenbach, both in Saxonia.
This year in June was the start of another annual festival in Frankonia: Jamkraut headed by local jamband Mars Mushrooms. Oh man, what a mind-blowing event with a set of a new formed collaboration called Dead Mushrooms. Check out the jamkraut website, find it on Facebook and listen on LMA under Mars Mushrooms.
In Switzerland you'll find some Dead bands (Aoxotoxoa for example) and several live opportunities including festivals.
In UK there are several bands, too. The Grateful Dudes play regularly and the SoL festival just took place last weekend. Check out the relevant Facebook groups like "U.K Deadheads & Fans of Dead EVERYWHERE !!!" and others.
Ah, Barcelona...? Check out Aaron Feder and his band The Burning Shore, the play regularly.
In France I don't know but I spend my summer vacation every year at the beach close to Nantes. So FRUBES, where are you located?
American jambands do not visit us anymore or at least pretty seldom. I've seen DSO in 2007 over here and I got tickets for three shows in September. What a thrill!
Similar with Billy Strings in December, yeah!
Unfortunately, the Jam in the Dam festival in Amsterdam was happening only a few times with several bands coming over to Europe for some tours the following years. Oh well, sweet times with Phish, WSP, moe., SCI, DSO, Disco Biscuits, ekoostik hookah, UM...
All the best, Frank
- August 16, 2022 - 1:55pmlindadhJoined:August 16, 2022Dead Heads in NL
There is an instagram page for dutch dead heads! It's called deadheadsnl and there is also a whatsapp group chat where we share updates and stories!
- August 14, 2022 - 5:19amflospo.nlJoined:August 14, 2022Deadly Grateful
Hey Dutch Jack straw.
Haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, as they havent done shows. I do though know that some of the musicians play in Utrecht weekly.
But hey, Billy Strings in December is a wonderful alternative this year!!! Or check out Dark star orchestra touring europe this summer/fall
- August 14, 2022 - 5:13amflospo.nlJoined:August 14, 2022Dead Heads in Nederland
Not very known in the Netherlands I found out. I guess NL has embraced electronic music too much.
But there are some heads here for sure. There is even a cover band called Deadly Grateful. Havent been able to check them out as they dont play often… check out on facebook.
Funny thing 8s that H&M was selling GD shirts,mand see some youngster walking around with shirts and have no idea what it is..
I am a dutchie and have sen my share of shows, and still after 35 years cant get enough
- July 19, 2022 - 3:33amHal_MJoined:July 5, 2007GD scene in Spain
Hey, I just moved from Los Angeles to Barcelona. Live music photographer in the Dead scene and would love to know what the Dead scene in Spain looks like. Seeking members of our tribe here. Would love to find out how big an audience there is here for bands from the U.S. to come over as well. Will get a sense when DSO comes, even though they are not playing Spain or Catalunya. Curious about the European turnout for tribute bands and those musicians carrying on the Garcia/Dead legacy.
- November 30, 2021 - 2:32amfrubesJoined:November 29, 2021Deadheads on the West Coast (of France!)
Hi everyone. I've been in love with the music and ethos of the Grateful Dead since I was 14 in 1978. Everyone my age in England went punk but it did nothing for me. My cousin had already turned me on and when all the heads got their hair cut, sold their records and pretended to be 'new wave', I bought all their records for no money! The Dead, Allman Brothers, Airplane, Quicksilver everything. I learned to play the guitar. Now I'm pushing 60 and still playing in bar-bands but in France for the last decade. I wonder if there are any other Deadheads around here, especially musicians...
- October 15, 2021 - 4:05amTotiGarziaJoined:October 15, 2021Deadheads Netherlands
Hi everyone! I just moved to Den Haag from Spain and I want to know how's the Grateful Dead community doing in this country. Since the Dead played here a few times my guess is that there should be some deadheads out there, and even second or third generation deadheads...
Are there any places where they would play any GD music or where they would program anything like that? A coffeeshop or a pub, maybe...
Also, I play bass and I'm missing terribly the Grateful Dead cover band I played with back in Madrid. Damn! It was fun!!! I'm willing to start another one in Nederlands if it comes to that.
- July 3, 2021 - 2:37pmwitkonijn1Joined:April 11, 2009i did missed this all. Yes,…
i did missed this all. Yes, there are deadheads in the Netherlands. a few. I hope you had a good time in Amsterdam
- July 3, 2021 - 2:25pmwitkonijn1Joined:April 11, 2009Europe
Search for thewheel.de in Germany. I think they can help you more out.