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Kickstarter Campaigns, Are some bands getting greedy? Damn Right! An editorial by Kevin Long

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Kickstarter Campaigns, Are some bands getting greedy? Damn Right! An editorial by Kevin Long

   I would like to begin that this piece is not aimed at any particular band or project. When is a band to popular to hit up their fans for money to create new music? I am not 100% sure, but it's similar to pornography because I know it when I see it. Did you know you can pledge your cash to help Zappa sue his mom. I got enough drama in my family with me in it. My pledged money is all about helping a young band afford a new release by investing in their art. I thought the idea of Kickstarter was to help musicians that need it. For instance, help young bands raise funds to aid them in their endeavor of being musicians. Another lofty endeavor is helping musicians like Steve Kimock or Alvin Youngblood Hart make an album that will last a lifetime. It's different when you see a virtuoso like Kimock in the South several times for 15 dollars and there is literally 25 people and he still plays …

Dead and Company hits another Home Run at Citi Field as Oteil sings Comes a Time during the Jerry slug fest.

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Dead and Company hits another Home Run at Citi Field as Oteil bust outs Comes a Time during the Jerry slug fest. Setlist, Videos and my 411. 
  Dead and Company delivered another grand slam at Citi Field in New York on Friday night. They filled the air with a setlist heavy on Jerry classics, delivered with vigor and purpose. The magic began with a jazzy cover of " Dancing in the Streets" that got the audience involved from the first pitch. The Martha Reeves and the Vandellas cover evaporated into a welcomed version of "Jack Straw". The western tale then led into the first of four Jerry tunes beginning with "Here Comes Sunshine". Even though it was my birthday and they were playing in my hometown, I was stuck watching the stream in "Tennessee Jed". Following a powerful "Cold Rain and Snow". The band took "Bird Song" on a elongated musical journey, as Mayer showed a ton of patience letting this classic spread wings and develop i…

Here are some high quality videos from the epic show that took place at Bristow on Thursday night. It's almost the entire show.

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Here are some high quality videos from the epic show that took place at Bristow on Thursday night. It's almost the entire show. 
     All the stars aligned Thursday night for Dead and Company and the thousands in attendance for a special show. Here is some evidence in the form of videos. Enjoy!  Here is the first few numbers included "He'll in a Bucket" 


A smoking Althea


Let Oteil Sing! Fire on the Mountain 


Bertha


He's Gone


Playing Reprise>Throwing Stones


Space>A Love Supreme>Hard Rains Is going to Fall


Encore U.S Blues Reprise>Liberty 


U.S Blues 


Peggy-O


Playing in the Band>Speedway Boogie

Watch this great clip of Bobby barking at Mayer while Oteil just keeps on dancing

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Watch this great clip of Bobby barking at Mayer while Oteil just keeps on dancing. 
Relix.com caught a classic moment during the now historic show from Bristow on Thursday night. They certainly went off script during the epic second set and I do believe Mayer learned a lesson by my interpretation of this video. Like a Lion in the jungle, Bobby needed his room and with a fierce look and a gesture with his guitar King Bobby claimed his space. John quickly retreated over to Oteil, only to get the now classic "you fucked up look". I am certainly not emplying all is not perfect amongst the six shooter that is Dead and Company but the video speaks for itself. I would love to hear your interpretation of the short video. 

I love the look Oteil gives Mayer after it's over and in true GD fashion there is nothing left for Oteil to do but smile, smile, smile. 
Kevin Long 
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Read more: https://www.relix.com/blogs/detail/what_happened_here#ixzz4kxehBfQi

The Best Festival Hulaween just dropped the first wave of artist and its sexy

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The Best Festival Hulaween just dropped the first wave of artist and its already looking sexy. 
  Hulaween has grown to become the best festival for jambands fans in just a few short years and this year's initial lineup proves they are only going to add to their well deserved reputation. String Cheese Incident will play seven sets again this year as the hosts. But they are not the only big name on the marquee. They will be joined by Bassnectar, Ween, Griz, Lettuce and Joe Russo's Almost Dead just to name a few. I have been several years and this is one festival that never grows old. At night it literally turns into candy land and suwaneee is the perfect host. I know where I will be from 10/27-10/29 this year to celerbrate Halloween. Grateful Music hopes to see you down there. It is easily the craziest incidents of the year. 

Dead and Company let the music write the Setlist in Bristol last night. It was a Love Supreme of a show

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Dead and Company let the music write the Setlist in Bristow last night. It was a Love Supreme of a show. Two debuts, setlists, video,complete audio of this historic night and my 411.  Wow! What an inspiring show Dead and Company played last night in Bristow, Virginia. They played two tour debuts and the band went off script and truly let the music play the band. In a two day span Oteil almost lost his brother only to return to the band shortly before their amazing show.  He made this statement shortly before show time.  Great news! I was just able to speak with my big brother Kofi and he sounds really lucid and grateful. I really want to thank Laura Holl, Derek Trucks, Blake Budney, Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell and Yonrico Scott for being there for Kofi before our family could get to him. And a big thank you to everyone for all of your love and support and well wishes. I dare say he’s going to be surprised at the outpouring of love. I’m thanking God that my big brother is still with us! It’…

Listen to last Dead and Company masterpiece from last night

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Full Audio from Dead and Company's masterpiece from last night at S.P.A.C
   We already covered the merits of last night's masterpiece. Thanks to Jambase we can now listen to the complete audio from last night's Dead and Company show from S.P.A.C. Listen to the Look like Rain that brought Rain or the Lost Sailor>Saint. Or my favorite China>Deal>China. Enjoy! 

Listen to a recording of Tuesday’s show taped by Bill Goldberg:

Dead and Company Deliver Perfection in Saratoga Springs Setlist Video and the 411

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Dead and Company Deliver Perfection and the show of the summer in Saratoga Springs. Setlist Video and the 411
   The new phrase should be never miss a Tuesday show. Dead and Company performed a near perfect show for the second week in a row. The Setlist they delivered at S.P.A.C this evening literally offered something for every Deadheads musical pallet and is now my favorite show of a loaded summer. They opened up the night with arguably one of the best openers in the Dead's catalogue with a smoking version of "Hell in a Bucket". Next satisfying their blues tooth was a cover of "Next time you see me". The band was firing on all cylinders for both sets of this masterpiece and a first set version of "Looks Like Rain" let the N.Y fans know this evening was going to be special. The epic first stanza came to a close with the classic pairing of "Lost Sailor">"Saint of Circunstance". 
    The second set of what is the show of the summer…