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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 08:24 AM
Does anyone know about them? They are comming to a small theatre around here in southwest Virginia and i was just wondering if i should go or not.......?
 
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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 08:29 AM
Never seen them but I've heard good things. They re-create specific Dead shows. Not sure if you can get the show info ahead of time. I'd go.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 08:45 AM
I've seen this band about 10 times and I really dig them. They started off here in Chicago but have gained a great deal of national popularity over the years. As you may be aware, they are more than a Grateful Dead cover band. What they do is cover specific Grateful Dead shows. So lets say the Dead played a show at the Winterland in January 1972 ( I have no idea if they did or not), Dark Star would play that entire set list. I believe they try to recreate the concert note for note but I can't say this definitively. Their playing is awesome and they sound so much like the Dead its eery. If you turn your head from the stage, you would easily think its a Dead show. I am going to see them again at the end of June at the Park West here in Chicago. Can't wait.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 08:47 AM
Cool well this sounds good. Maybe ill go check it out then.
 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 09:04 AM
yeah, check them out if you have the chance
 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 09:09 AM
I was not a "deadhead" back in the day, but have come to love the music. I started going to DSO shows 4 yrs ago, and I have attended about 6 or 7 shows, and am going again next week in Westbury. I love them, and have a great time every time I go. The crowd is a great mix of young and old, and the band never disappoints. Most of the true old time dead fans I know really love them. If you like The Dead, you must see this band.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 09:11 AM
I love this band - they perform their heart and soul out with love and great respect for the original music.

I was in Ithaca 5/8/07 and saw them play the 5/8/77 Cornell ithaca show for the 30th anniversary...for a brief moment in time, I was transported back to a Dead show....

I started seeing the Grateful Dead in 1972, last show was summer of '95. I think DSO are very talented and to see them enjoying themselves on stage reflects right back to the audience. I love how they play an entire show from start to finish and usually you never know which one it was till the end when they announce the date!

if you go, let us know how the show was.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 10:00 AM
Love these guys. I last saw them in Albuquerque and they did a Red Rocks set from 7-8-78. It was very cool and the music was incredible. It is well worth the 20-25 bucks they charge typically.
 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 10:03 AM
Ah! Thanks for bringing this show to my attention. I've heard good things about them and that you should see them if you get a chance. I have to make my way down as well

 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 10:06 AM
Check them out if you get a chance! They're very good and a lot of fun!

 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 10:19 AM
GO SEE THEM!!! I have a great time every time I go se them live. Its great.

Here si the link to the tour dates. Anyone going to Bergen County Arts center in Englewood in June

http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/homeframe.htm

 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 10:23 AM
I'm looking forward to my first DSO on 6/6....my only comment is I hope the "bobby guy" isn't to cheezy or I'll bust out laughing!!!
 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 10:25 AM
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I'm looking forward to my first DSO on 6/6....my only comment is I hope the "bobby guy" isn't to cheezy or I'll bust out laughing!!!


Not sure cheesy is the word. Spooky as every manerism is the same. LOL!

 

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  posted on 5/17/2007 at 11:00 AM
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I'm looking forward to my first DSO on 6/6....my only comment is I hope the "bobby guy" isn't to cheezy or I'll bust out laughing!!!


Not sure cheesy is the word. Spooky as every manerism is the same. LOL!


you got that! Very eerie Bobby-like stare also the way he goes to the mic. The only thing he doesn't do is spit on you! (inside deadhead joke - there used to be tour bumper stickers 'Bobby spit on me!)

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 09:39 AM
GO.

actually that bears saying again...


GO

DSO is the closest thing you will come to an authentic GD experience.....it is spooky at times, from what i've heard anyway since i've never seen the Dead.


and they wont say when the show is from that they do, (the recreate shows note for note, and if jerry messed up the words, they mess up the words)......so the fun part is trying to guess.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 11:20 AM
DSO is great. Don't miss them. I saw DSO and the Other Ones in the same week a few years ago and I have to say I had more fun at DSO. You get alot of bang for your buck at one of their shows. Tickets are usually around $25.00 and they play for almost 3 hrs.

Macon, I remember talking to you after buying your DSO westbury tickets at the Derek show last week. I'd be there if I wasn't going to see Dickey in CT that night.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 10:35 PM
Save your money and see Ratdog with the ABB later this Summer. DSO is only a cover band and nothing more.
 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 12:18 AM
My dad called me tonight from a DSO show. He saw the dead 20 times or so and he said the show was unbelievable. It sounds as though they do an excellent job with the shows.

 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 08:55 AM
these guys are so so much more than a 'cover band' - they have the love of the music and incredible talent for the Dead and it shows in their playing. They are very tight and absolutely appear to be enjoying performing. Big grins. Not many cover bands play entire shows from beginning to end. I never thought I would enjoy seeing them playing the songs in the original way without personal embellishment.

I must say, I was reticent to see them at first because of the 'cover band' snob thing but after I saw them, I was converted. They do it right and give me a taste of shows I never saw...

They seem to be becoming more accepted as shows begin to sell out. Its a wide age range and some old Deadheads I spoke with had brought their teenage grandkids to see them -

These guys put on long shows at very reasonable ticket prices...

 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 10:00 AM
They are an awesome band. For me, I wasn't a deadhead when the Grateful Dead were around but I have now come to love their music and Dark Star Orchestra does a very respectable job at recreating that Dead vibe. The guy in DSO that plays and sings all of Jerry's stuff is amazing! I first saw DSO this past January and will catch them again any time they come to town. They are worth it!

 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 11:19 AM
To me, the GD was Jerry Garcia because he was typically the one moving the band forward (and sideways and upside down) at least until heroin took over. Sure these guys are talented but do you really want to spend as much to see them as you would to see a "real" band like DTB or Ratdog or the ABB? I choose to spend my $ elsewhere although I certainly do respect everyone else's opinions. They are good, they own great equipment, but they would be absolutely nothing if the space wasn't pioneered by Jerry and the boys before hand.
 
 


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