Seasonal Special Happenings

Raising the Dead

When: Thu., Jan. 27 2011

The Grateful Dead's rep as one of rock's premier live acts didn't come easy. The legendary jam band played more than 2,300 concerts from the mid-'60s until frontman Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. That doesn't mean that your chances of seeing a live Dead set are kaput. Transcending the idea of a "cover band," there is Dark Star Orchestra, an outfit bent on preserving the Grateful Dead experience down to the last detail. Each Dark Star performance is based on a specific set from the Dead's archives, recreated down to the placement of the microphone stands. So realistic is the resulting experience that even ex-Dead members have been known to perform with the band, including rhythm guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir. Dark Star Orchestra bring their good vibes (minus Weir) to the House of Blues tonight for an all-ages show. General admission is $22.50 in advance or $25 day of the show. Call 216-523-2583 for more information or visit houseofblues.com. — Bill Delaney

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