I went to see the Dark Star Orchestra not long ago, For those of you unfamiliar with DSO, they deliver what can best be described as the Grateful Dead experience, often better than The Dead themselves did.
They play Dead shows – we saw one from May, 1972 – as the band did. They look like them, they sound like them (and in fact are way more consistently good on a night after night basis) and if you shut your eyes, you can be at a Dead show from whatever decade they’ve chosen to present.
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