Grateful Dead


  • The Vinyl Frontier: A Spin Through Record Store Day

    Click here to jump to the highlights and special releases of the 2024 edition. On April 20th, vinyl enthusiasts and music aficionados around the globe unite for a celebration that spins beyond just a routine shopping spree—it’s Record Store Day, the annual event that’s been putting the needle back on the beloved grooves of vinyl…

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  • Reviewed—MoFi’s One Of These Nights By The Eagles

    As the ’60s came to a close, with the dawn of the new decade just on the horizon, many rock bands abandoned references to psychedelics in their music, favouring instead a return to roots, folk, and country.

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  • The Grateful Dead’s Haight Street Concert

    The Dead’s free concert that day was more than just an enthralling musical experience; it was a statement, a beacon of unity in tumultuous times. The band delved straight into a compelling rendition of “Viola Lee Blues,” a piece that spanned over twenty-one minutes, taking the audience on a transcendental journey.

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  • Boogie With Canned Heat: Thank You Henry

    “Henry Vestine of Canned Heat got me closer to my understanding of blues guitar, and that opened the door for me.”

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  • Woodstock’s Echo: 50-Plus Years of Musical Reverie IN PHOTO

    In the radiant summer of 1969, the idyllic town of Bethel, New York, would bear witness to an event that would become the anthem of a generation. Over 400,000 free spirits, music lovers, and dreamers flocked to a sprawling dairy farm owned by the kind-hearted Max and Miriam Yasgur. The venue: the Woodstock Music &…

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  • Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: An Unprecedented Event in Rock History

    On July 28, 1973, an event that would leave an indelible mark in the annals of rock history unfolded at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York. Dubbed the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, this one-day music festival gathered an unprecedented crowd, setting a Guinness World Record for the “largest audience…

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  • MoFi’s 40th Anniversary Edition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller REVIEWED

    When MoFi offered to send me an advanced promo for one of the most famous albums of all time, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity and thrill of revisiting a classic forty years after its initial release.

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  • Diving into Disco, Part 6 — Psychedelics and Funkydelics

    By 1967, the Motor City is still monopolizing the music charts and airwaves, cruising full speed ahead, rivaled only by Britain’s Fab Four. But there’s turbulence and static on the horizon stemming from a strong current blowing from the West Coast, along with inner tensions within Hitsville U.S.A., a.k.a. Motown Records.These combined factors would eventually…

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  • The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 46-50

    Episode 46 In the second ever released episode of the Jay Jay French Connection, Jay Jay brings on heavy metal legend Rob Halford, to discuss his new book “Confess.” Tune in to hear Jay Jay & Rob discuss the birthplace of heavy metal, their early days in Judas Priest and Twisted Sister, memorable performances, communicating…

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