The Hags-Silverman Ordeal Jerry Garcia Birthday celebrationPop/Rock
I’ve never seen the point of hating The Grateful Dead — the San Francisco group blended bluegrass, country, rock ’n’ roll and avant-garde electric music in fascinating ways, and I can hear such classics as Live/Dead, American Beauty, Workingman’s Dead and Terrapin Station any time. Jerry Garcia, Pigpen, Phil Lesh, Robert Hunter and the rest of the group had an idiosyncratic groove and a real knack for intertwining American myths and realities. Tonight’s show features the Scene’s own Jack Silverman — he once played guitar with Dead Set, a Dead tribute band led by Robert Plant bassist Byron House — singing and playing Garcia tunes with a superb ensemble including keyboardist Tyson Rogers and guitarist-vocalist Braden Land. Also on board will be bassist and singer James “Hags” Haggerty, who has worked with such groups as The Autumn Defense, and Simo drummer Adam Abrashoff. Yesterday would have been Garcia’s 71st birthday — he’d be proud.
Fri, Aug 2 | 9:00 PM
The Family Wash