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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 03:00 PM
Has anyone here ever checked this band out (DSO)? Dare I say a Dead cover band, but they do complete Dead shows start to finish. They're simplly amazing they are more like the Dead than the current Dead.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 03:03 PM
DSO is fantastic and worth every penny of admission for any Dead fan.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 03:11 PM
No. They were the late night show at Mountain Jam last year but I left just before they started. I will tell you this, many of their fans were idiots talking loudly throughout Gov't Mule's headline set and being totally disrespectful. Some jerks behind me kept complaining out loud about Gov't Mule and making it known that they just wanted DSO. I love the Greatful Dead and their music and loved when Phil & Friends played there, but am just glad not to have any Greatful Dead related bands at Mountain Jam this year. People know going in that this weekend is about large Doses of Warren and the Mule. I think this will be the best Mountain Jam crowd since it started.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 03:13 PM
Many people are idiots....true story.

 

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  posted on 5/22/2009 at 06:23 PM
LOVE DSO. See them every chance I get. Its as close as it comes now a days. IMHO.

Might try and hit the show in Tarrytown NY next wk too

 

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  posted on 5/23/2009 at 03:56 PM
I go to see them every chance I get. Absolutely love 'em !

 

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  posted on 5/25/2009 at 12:49 AM
I love this band The unique thing about this cover band is that they usually pick an entire show and play it from beginning to end faithfully in the style of the show as a replica. They announce the date of the show at the end of their performance. They are a very tight sounding band, well practiced, great stage presence and some of the band members even look similar You really get the feeling they want to do their best to honor the Grateful Dead.

I got on the G.Dead bus in Europe in 1972 and continued seeing them till '95... I love DSO, they will give you a little flashback of what it was about...

If you love the Grateful Dead's music, you'll love this band. ticket prices are usually fairly reasonable too



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  posted on 5/25/2009 at 11:39 PM
I agree with MG. Gotta go to that Governors Island show. It's a must for me.

 

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 07:48 AM
Love these guys - always have a good time at their shows and having seen many Grateful Dead shows over the years they were together, DSO does not disappoint today.

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I will tell you this, many of their fans were idiots talking loudly throughout Gov't Mule's headline set and being totally disrespectful. Some jerks behind me kept complaining out loud about Gov't Mule and making it known that they just wanted DSO
Rude and clueless but sadly you find folks like this everywhere.

 

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 08:31 AM
No comment on the crowd at a DSO show, but these folks are fine, fine musicians. In many ways, their vocals are superior to the original Grateful Dead. The lead guitar, sorry the name escapes me right now, is worth the ticket $ himself. However, don't expect anything new and innovative. They really do play old GD stuff, the way the old GD played it. If you liked it then, you'll like it now. If you want GD-style music, with 21st century updates and influences, Phil & Friend's many incarnations are a better fit.

 

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 09:09 AM
Dark Star is awesome! John Kadlecik plays Jerry better than Jerry! Check them out if they play near you. If you like the Grateful Dead, you'll enjoy this!!

 

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 09:12 AM
Saw 'em 2 nites ago at DelFest (Hail no, Del Yeah! )

They did acoustic and electric sets with Del sitting in for a bit; Ronnie McCoury (mand.) and Jason Carter (fiddle) sat in for the majority of the show, great set and sweet to hear fiddle/mando in GD music, the boyz fit right in

It's funny when I hear people rip on this band and the reasons they give, when it comes down to it they recreate musically the GD experience as good as anyone, and the "Jerry" is so Jerry it's crazy

 

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 09:14 AM
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I love this band The unique thing about this cover band is that they usually pick an entire show and play it from beginning to end faithfully in the style of the show as a replica. They announce the date of the show at the end of their performance. They are a very tight sounding band, well practiced, great stage presence and some of the band members even look similar You really get the feeling they want to do their best to honor the Grateful Dead.

I got on the G.Dead bus in Europe in 1972 and continued seeing them till '95... I love DSO, they will give you a little flashback of what it was about...

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If you love the Grateful Dead's music, you'll love this band. ticket prices are usually fairly reasonable too


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Exactly right. Rob Eaton (Bobby) was a hardcore taper and archivest.
Great live music at a fair price. Go see DSO.

 

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 12:36 PM
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Now that is total BULL$HIT!!!!! You must be one of those people who were standing behind me at Mountain Jam last year. I bet you never even saw Jerry live. If you did you would never make such a dumb post.

 

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 12:42 PM
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Now that is total BULL$HIT!!!!! You must be one of those people who were standing behind me at Mountain Jam last year. I bet you never even saw Jerry live. If you did you would never make such a dumb post.



???? This thread isn't even about Mountain Jam...

And what's with the slam on me????

[Edited on 5/26/2009 by blueskyJohnson]

 

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 12:48 PM
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I agree with MG. Gotta go to that Governors Island show. It's a must for me.


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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 02:38 PM
I love how personally people take anything said about Jerry. Seriously, do you really care that much about somebody else's opinion and/or blasphemous statement?....Let it go.

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  posted on 5/26/2009 at 04:14 PM
Seen em 5 or 6 times when they were a 10- 15 dollar cover band. They play shows as close to the real thing as possible, right down to the changes in arrangement. If the Dead played it to fast that night, they play it too fast, if the dead slowed it down, they play it slow. The only changes they make are adding their own encore. Alot of great times were had with my eyes closed, dang near imagining it was the real thing.....

The bass player favors a slim Garcia, and the guy who sings Jerry's part, is a better singer than Jerry was... and I am a HUGE Garcia fan. Bobby has always been cheesey, and the guy that plays his part.

Last time they came around tickets were $28 in advance and $32 at the door and I just couldn't see paying that for the venue they were in, considering I only paid $28.50 to see "THE Grateful Dead" and that was w/ Jerry.

If you like the Dead, You'll love DSO.


(I haven't read past the 1st post, so I maybe repeating the whole thread)

 

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Seen em 5 or 6 times when they were a 10- 15 dollar cover band. They play shows as close to the real thing as possible, right down to the changes in arrangement. If the Dead played it to fast that night, they play it too fast, if the dead slowed it down, they play it slow. The only changes they make are adding their own encore. Alot of great times were had with my eyes closed, dang near imagining it was the real thing.....

The bass player favors a slim Garcia, and the guy who sings Jerry's part, is a better singer than Jerry was... and I am a HUGE Garcia fan. Bobby has always been cheesey, and the guy that plays his part.

Last time they came around tickets were $28 in advance and $32 at the door and I just couldn't see paying that for the venue they were in, considering I only paid $28.50 to see "THE Grateful Dead" and that was w/ Jerry.

If you like the Dead, You'll love DSO.


(I haven't read past the 1st post, so I maybe repeating the whole thread)




Understood.
I saw The Dead 2 weeks ago. IMO, I'd prefer to pay $28 (in 2009 dollars) to see DSO in a smallish venue than $114 to see The Dead in a soul-less arena. Was supposed to catch the second night of DSO in San Fran in April and dTb the next night (when Carlos sat in), but work plans changed.

 

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I agree with MG. Gotta go to that Governors Island show. It's a must for me.


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Yeah... come on into the city and grab the ferry with me and the other heads. Great fun, and an unbelieveable view. They have a few real good 'blues cruises' in NYC this summer too. Will chat ya up when good stuff comes 'round.

 

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