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Weir Here Over ThereTRI Studios invites you to join them for a very special night of music featuring the TRI All-Star Band including the following people: Bob Weir, Dave Schools, Jason Crosby, Jay Lane, Jeff ChimentiLeslie Mendelson, and Jonathan Wilson with special guests Beth Orton and Grateful Dead archivist, David Lemieux. Come be a part of the live studio audience and join the festivities in the Grate Room at Phil Lesh‘s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA! TRI will also be broadcasting the show live on their website.

Tickets go on sale at the Terrapin box office Tuesday, June 4 at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available online through Terrapin Crossroads’ webstore on Wednesday, June 5. Please note: This is live studio taping. There will be no ins and outs. Doors open at 5 p.m. and show begins promptly at 6 p.m. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Bob Weir, Steve Parish, and other couch guests questions as part of the live variety show.

If you can’t join in person, be sure to tune in to all the fun online at http://www.tristudios.com/watch

Tickets:
General Admission – $75
VIP – $100

Includes:
Event poster (pic above) signed by Bob Weir
Event t-shirt

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According to many news sources including the Bay Areas renown SFGate, Furthur will not be playing at Napa, CA’s BottleRock Festival on opening night. No other replacement has been announced at this time. According to Bob Weir‘s website:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Furthur regretfully will be unable to appear as scheduled at BottleRock Napa Valley on Thursday, May 9. Grateful Dead & Furthur Co-Founder Bob Weir, is unable to perform in any capacity for the next several weeks. Bob looks forward to resuming his “Weir Here” broadcasts from TRI Studios in mid to late June and performing his Solo acoustic shows June 26-30. Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir look forward to returning to the road as scheduled on July 11 in Brooklyn for their Summer tour, which carries them through early October on the West Coast.”

Hope you feel better soon Bobby. Much love!!

Bob Weir, Jonathan Wilson, and Jason Crosby play a slow rendition of Grateful Dead‘s, “Deal.” Every week that he can do it, Bob Weir invites friends to TRI Studios to jam and answer questions from people on Twitter. You can watch along live every Wednesday at 5:30 PM PST at http://www.tristudios.com/watch
You can also ask Bob Weir questions on Twitter by using the hashtag #WeirHere

Hope to see you all online watching and asking questions!

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To kick off their 2013 Worlds Within Tour with the African Showboyz, The Mickey Hart Band unleashed a new video introducing two new band members to their line up. The band has added Greg Schutte (drummer) and Jonah Sharp (sound engineer/keyboardist) to the current line up of Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools, Grammy winning percussionist Sikiru Adepoju, Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, singer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Bagale, and guitarist Gawain Mathews. As mentioned in the video, the band will be on the road performing brand new songs co-written by Hart and Robert Hunter, songs from Mysterium Tremendum, as well as Grateful Dead tracks hand picked by Dave Schools. See the video below.

Limited edition Worlds Within tour poster by Chuck Sperry is also available at show dates, and at http://www.chucksperry.net.

The Mickey Hart Band’s current 2013 tour dates are as follows:

02/25/13 – Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson , WY
02/26/13 – The Depot in Salt Lake City , UT
02/28/13 – Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO
03/01/13 – Oriental Theatre in Denver, CO
03/02/13 – Belly Up in Aspen, CO
03/04/13 – Orpheum Theatre in Flagstaff, AZ
03/05/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tuscon, AZ
03/06/13 – Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA
03/07/13 – Ashkenaz in Berkeley, CA

You may have already heard, but Mickey HartGrateful Dead percussionist, and neurologist Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., professor at the University of California San Francisco made history by becoming the first to sonify and visualize brain activity in real time in front of a live audience. The two did so at the closing session of Life @50+, the AARP National Event & Expo in New Orleans on September 22. Watch the video below.

Dr. Gazzaley has extensively studied how the brain handles memory, attention and aging. Gazzaley awed the crowd midway through the session by strapping an EEG on Hart as he paced, clutching a drum, while images of the rhythms coursing through his brain were displayed on the giant screens throughout the hall. As the audience looked on, Gazzaley explained what was happening, adjusting to show more or fewer rhythms coursing through Mickey’s brain. “This is scary,” Mickey joked. He went on to say the following:

“It all comes down to vibration and the rhythm of things. Can you imagine being able to entrain with these rhythms and focus on a certain part of the brain? To be able to see what part of the brain lights up while you play a certain instrument, a certain rhythm at a certain amplitude. What does the brain look like before, during, and after an auditory driving experience? This is about breaking the rhythm code, our genome project. Once we know what rhythm truly does, then we’ll be able to control it, and use it medicinally for diagnostics, for health reasons. To be able to reconnect the synapses, the connections that are broken in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, that’s where we are heading. I’ve been working in my field for many years and so has Adam, it’s a handshake between science and art. Life is all about rhythm, and the brain is Rhythm Central.”

Gazzaley explained:

“There are many simultaneous rhythms in the brain. The rhythms of your brain are now understood to be a critical factor in perception, decision making, memory, attention and language. Moreover, the rhythms in different brain areas synchronize, allowing them to communicate with each other like kids on a swing. Brain rhythms are also related to many brain diseases, the most obvious being Parkinson’s and Tinnitus, where you see a tremor and hear a ringing in your ear. You might not think of depression, ADHD, schizophrenia or Alzheimer’s disease, but they all reveal changes in the brain’s rhythms.”

Hart demonstrated the natural power of group rhythmic entrainment by leading a 1,000 person drum circle. Hart and Gazzaley’s collaboration reinforced recent studies that show that playing a musical instrument can exercise and strengthen the aging brain. Their mission is to raise money to launch additional research on the positive interplay between rhythm, music and cognitive health, and once and for all prove what many already know.

To support this research at UCSF, visit: www.rhythmandthebrain.com

Terrapin Crossroads

Terrapin Crossroads will celebrate the re-opening of the newly refurbished Grate Room with an absolutely killer two-week extravaganza including music, food, parties, events and much more. The party will feature music in the Grate Room, the Terrapin Crossroads Bar, and a VIP tent.

General and VIP tickets to the Grate Room Gala will be available at the Terrapin Crossroads Box Office starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 4:00 pm PST. The Phil Lesh & Friends Quintet shows are set to go on sale here on Friday, November 2 at 12:00 pm PST and at 4:00 pm PST at the Terrapin Crossroads Box Office.

The current schedule of events are as follows:

November 28
Free bar show with Phil Lesh, The Deep Dark Woods, and other guests.

November 29
Grate Room Gala – Music with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jackie Greene, and other special guests.

November 30 – December 2
Jackie Greene will kick things off followed by Phil Lesh & Friends with Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, John Medeski, and Joe Russo.

December 3 – 5
All sorts of Grate activities in the tent including a special Storytellers Series along with never before displayed Grateful Dead memorabilia and tons of music! All free but subject to availability.

December 6 – 9
The Q! – The Longest Running Incarnation of Phil Lesh & Friends ever. The Quintet Features Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, John Molo, and Rob Barraco.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse hit the road in their new video for “Twisted Road,” off of their upcoming album, Psychedelic Pill. Old buses, trucks, and RVs are featured in the video; but the real love is definitely for Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and the Grateful Dead. Old footage of the musicians are peppered throughout the video, which adds a wonderful sense of nostalgia and admiration.

Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday

Coming soon on August 3, a very special event will happen at Bob Weir‘s TRI Studios when several musician will gather to perform a free webcast in tribute to Jerry Garcia titled, “Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday.” The live stream will be in high definition and will be presented on the TRI Studios website and on Yahoo! Music on Friday, August 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST.

The artists confirmed to play so far are as follows:

David Crosby has written a tribute specifically for the occasion titled, “‘Cause I’m Missing Him Tonight,” which will be read during the show as well. The webcast should also include rare Grateful Dead concert footage and video tributes given by Jerry Garcia’s peers, including Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Carlos SantanaDavid HidalgoDave SchoolsKeller Williams, the 7 Walkers with Bobby Keys and others. Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Anchorman) will be emceeing the event, which should be amazing. I hope that you all get to watch it live online, and hope to see you in the social networking box on the right side of TRI’s video feed!

Berklee Rock History

Berkleemusic.com, the online school of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, is launching Rock History, an online course that chronicles the evolution of one of the greatest periods of music. Rock History takes an in-depth look at the highs and lows of rock over the past 60 years; the key heroes and villains, the movers and shakers from the studio and the concert stage, and a behind-the-scenes look at the managers, industry executives, promoters, and cultural trends that shaped it. The course launches tomorrow, April 2nd, 2012.

Berkleemusic has tapped Steve Morse to author and teach Rock History. Morse brings a lifetime of real-world experience to the material. Steve was the senior rock writer at the Boston Globe for over three decades, and has contributed to other top-tier press outlets such as Billboard and Rolling Stone. He has also served on the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Steve has a rich background in Rock History, having interviewed and developed strong, decades-long ties with dozens of the most important artists and bands in rock, including the Rolling Stones (first seeing them in 1966), U2, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Metallica, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Tom Petty, and many more.

CEO of Berkleemusic.com, Dave Kusek says,

“The new Rock History online course from Berklee is a comprehensive, interactive, and immersive way to experience the most important and interesting time ever in the music industry. Steve Morse has such a wealth of knowledge and insight into what actually happened behind the scenes and the way the course is crafted, it is simply the most unique and exciting way to learn about this incredible time in the history of music. You will not find a better way to learn about and appreciate the classic albums and live shows that were created by the true legends of rock and roll, as the music industry ignited.”

Throughout the course, students will view exclusive, never before seen Berkleemusic video interviews with rock luminaries including: Joe Perry of Aerosmith; Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead; Mike Mills of R.E.M.; Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers; George Clinton of P-Funk; producer Jack Douglas (who has worked with Aerosmith, Patti Smith, and John Lennon); promoter Don Law; Amanda Palmer; Hugo Burnham of Gang of Four; Duke Levine (who has played with the J. Geils Band and Aimee Mann); and English super-session drummer Dave Mattacks. Berkleemusic has also partnered with Wolfgang’s Vault to provide additional rare audio, video, and other forms of historical rock media presented in an educational context for the very first time.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry concludes,

“I have known Steve Morse for over twenty years. Steve is a musicologist and his love of music makes him a very enthusiastic teacher. Steve has an undying love of music and a proven ability to be one of music’s finest critics and writers.”

Berkleemusic hosted a free live Rock History event in Berkleemusic’s studio Thursday, March 8th: an exclusive conversation between Rock History’s Morse, and Boston DJ, John Laurenti. Laurenti joins Morse in the Pantheon of the Boston music scene. John is a DJ at Boston’s #1 classic rock station in Boston, WZLX is the music director at University of Massachusetts’ radio station, WUMB. Laurenti has also hosted a number of historical music documentaries shown on WGBH in Boston. You can see that converstation, here:

To learn more about the Rock History online course, visit: http://www.berkleemusic.com/rockhistory

Spring Term begins tomorrow, April 2nd, 2012.

On Saturday, March 24th, The National will join Bob Weir in a free webcast from Weir’s TRI Studios. Dubbed “The Bridge Session,” the event will be an evening of mixed musical genres, political discussion, and a showcase of modern technology. For the show, Scott and Bryan Devendorf of The National assembled a band from within Brooklyn’s independent music scene including Josh Kaufman, Thomas Bartlett, Kyle Resnick, Walt Martin, Conrad Doucette and Samuel Cohen. Their setlist with Bob Weir will include original songs by the Grateful Dead and The National, as well as cover songs with subtle, and not-so-subtle, political messages. Also in attendence will be Grateful Dead lyricist and activist, John Perry Barlow, who will be a panelist in a roundtable discussion that will take place between music sets.

The roundtable between sets will focus on issues that potentially unify people of divergent ideological perspectives – specifically, getting money out of politics and protecting the First Amendment. This roundtable will not be a closed discussion. Fans watching The Bridge Session at home will be able to ask questions to Weir, Barlow and other special guests via Twitter. It is being said that this event aims to “bridge the gaps” between people of various tastes and viewpoints. The name of the event also references TRI Studios’ location just North of the Golden Gate Bridge, and The National’s home base of Brooklyn and its equally famous bridge.

The Bridge Session will be produced by HeadCount, a non-profit organization that promotes voter registration and democratic participation. HeadCount founder Marc Brownstein, a member of the electronic rock band the Disco Biscuits and a Brooklyn native, will serve as emcee. Weir also happens to be on the organization’s Board of Directors.

Along with the world watching online, there will also be an intimate studio audience of benefactors and select media. If you would like to be in attendance as a benefector, you may acquire a ticket, here.

Have fun, and enjoy the show!