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Dare to Dream


Dare to Dream


$14.13


Singer/songwriter Toni Brown is also the publisher of the California music history magazine Relix, and is not to be confused with the former lead singer of the ’70s country-rock band Joy of Cooking. On Dare to Dream, Brown displays an obvious affection for the Grateful Dead (she covers the Altamont commentary New Speedway Boogie), the Flying Burrito Brothers (Burrito Brother John Beland is her producer), and Quicksilver Messenger Service (dig the lengthy guitar solos that unfold in Broken Record), and she improbably covers George Gershwin’s Summertime. But Brown manages to not sound like some tired hippie mama reliving the glory days of the jam band scene. She’s a dusky-voiced singer with a sensitive ear for phrasing and a good ear for covers, absolutely transforming Blind Faith’s Can’t Find My Way Home and turning the Coasters’ I’m a Hog for You into a sassy roadhouse blues in a Lou Ann Barton style. Brown is less surefooted when it comes to the handful of originals, though the title track does come over like a psychedelic Sheryl Crow. Dare to Dream isn’t exactly a world beater, but you’ll never see Jann Wenner make an album this good. ~ Stewart Mason

Day of the Dead [Box]


Day of the Dead [Box]


$30.81


Recording information: Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA; Echo Mountain, Ashville, NC; Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia, PA. Creators: Aaron Dessner; Bryce Dessner. The Grateful Dead were not known for their modesty so perhaps it’s fitting that Day of the Dead, the 2016 tribute album assembled by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National for the Red Hot Organization, sprawls with abandon. At five and a half hours, the 59-track album – divided into three separate sets, like any good Grateful Dead concert – is longer than any individual Dead show but it’s not necessarily as far-reaching. The Dessners favor very specific traits within the Dead, eschewing folk, boogie, blues, and cowboy songs in favor of ever-expanding experimentalism. Bob Weir may sit in with the National for an album-closing I Know You Rider but he’s essentially been back-benched: his penchant for good-time rock & roll has been erased and he has a mere seven songwriting credits here, and three of those are band compositions (Dark Star being repeated twice). This means Day of the Dead is anchored on Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter songs, all filtered through an out sensibility indebted to Phil Lesh. Some of the contributions break this mold – Charles Bradley lays into a funky Cumberland Blues, Courtney Barnett sneers through New Speedway Boogie – but it’s rare to hear the kind of winding, intertwined guitar interplay that characterized so much prime Dead. It surfaces when Weir sits in with the National and Wilco, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks contribute a rangy, excellent China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, and J Mascis graces Kurt Vile’s Box of Rain with a gorgeous solo, but these are accents on an album that strips away any of the seedy, crunchy elements of jam band music. What’s left is striking, albeit an idiosyncratic interpretation of the Dead. If very few cuts here are especially rhythmic – an odd thing, considering the Dead had two percussionists – the emphasis on shifting texture

Eyes on the Lines [Digipak] *


Eyes on the Lines [Digipak] *


$10.89


Personnel: Steve Gunn (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Jason Meagher (guitar, electric guitar, flute); James Elkington (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro, piano); Paul Sukeena (electric guitar); Nathan Bowles (banjo, piano, organ, drums, percussion); Mary Lattimore (harp); Hans Chew (Wurlitzer organ); Justin Tripp (keyboards); John Truscinski (drums). Audio Mixer: Nicolas Vernhes. Recording information: Black Dirt Studio, Westtown, NY (04/2015/09/2015); Uniform Recording, Philadelphia, PA (04/2015/09/2015). Brooklyn singer, songwriter, and guitar slinger Steve Gunn makes his Matador debut with Eyes on the Lines, a windblown set of road explorations that, despite its meandering nature, is one of his most accessible records yet. The Pennsylvania native has maintained a prolific output over the previous decade, much of it in the form of one-off projects and collaborations, but his solo releases all seem to spring from the same well of wanderlust. Expanding on the spacious sound of his excellent 2014 LP, Way Out Weather, Eyes on the Lines is more of a free-flowing rock affair, finding Gunn and his band locking into bucolic grooves that take their time to unfurl. Both lyrically and musically, Gunn’s themes seem geared toward observation and the natural relationship with one’s surroundings, urging listeners to take your time, ease up, look around, and waste the day on opener Ancient Jules. It introduces the album’s casual tone and sets up subsequent highlights like the breezy Nature Driver and Night Wander, an affable moonlit ramble whose nimble riffs are punctuated by some clever work from drummer John Truscinski. As with Gunn’s more recent albums, echoes of cerebral jammers like the Grateful Dead and the Velvet Underground can be heard in his work, though his style ultimately comes across as more impressionistic than either of those two sources. But as blissed-out a road record as it is, Eyes on the Lines contains some very tho

Grateful Dead - Argyle Soft T-Shirt - M


Grateful Dead – Argyle Soft T-Shirt – M


$11.77


Bertha stands surrounded by roses in a stylized pen-sketch adaptation of the iconic cover art from the Grateful Dead’s classic album Skull and Roses on this cream-colored, 100% cotton t-shirt. An argyle background print underneath adds a unique touch to an already awesome tee – perfect for Dead Heads who want to add a touch of class to their wardrobe!

Grateful Dead - Argyle Soft T-Shirt - X-Large


Grateful Dead – Argyle Soft T-Shirt – X-Large


$13.77


Bertha stands surrounded by roses in a stylized pen-sketch adaptation of the iconic cover art from the Grateful Dead’s classic album Skull and Roses on this cream-colored, 100% cotton t-shirt. An argyle background print underneath adds a unique touch to an already awesome tee – perfect for Dead Heads who want to add a touch of class to their wardrobe!

Grateful Dead - Bertha Skull T-Shirt


Grateful Dead – Bertha Skull T-Shirt


$19.95


This grey t-shirt from the Grateful Dead features the rose-crowned skull from the cover of their self-titled 1971 album in a stylized black sunburst logo graphic. Made from a soft 90/10 cotton/polyester blend and with an artful fusion of retro and modern design, this is a must-have tee for Dead Heads new and old.

Grateful Dead - Bertha White Adult T-Shirt - X-Large


Grateful Dead – Bertha White Adult T-Shirt – X-Large


$17.95


The Grateful Dead’s iconic Bertha mascot from the cover of their self-titled 1971 album is featured in an incredible all-over graphic across the front of this white, 100% cotton t-shirt, with a gothic band logo and roses in blood red print. A unique, singularly designed tee that no serious Dead Head should be without.

Grateful Dead - Rasta Stealie Tie Dye T-Shirt - 2X-Large


Grateful Dead – Rasta Stealie Tie Dye T-Shirt – 2X-Large


$29.95


The official Rastafari colors of green, yellow, and red are tie dyed onto this all cotton t-shirt, with the cover artwork from the Grateful Dead’s ’76 live album Steal Your Face in the same pattern. This tee gives a classic album a spiritual facelift that fans are bound to love!

Grateful Dead - Rasta Stealie Tie Dye T-Shirt - X-Large


Grateful Dead – Rasta Stealie Tie Dye T-Shirt – X-Large


$27.95


The official Rastafari colors of green, yellow, and red are tie dyed onto this all cotton t-shirt, with the cover artwork from the Grateful Dead’s ’76 live album Steal Your Face in the same pattern. This tee gives a classic album a spiritual facelift that fans are bound to love!

Grateful Dead - Sunshine Lightning Pullover Hoodie


Grateful Dead – Sunshine Lightning Pullover Hoodie


$52


Soak up the sunshine with this maroon pullover hoodie from the Grateful Dead, featuring their classic lightning bolt logo from the Steal Your Face album cover in a multi-colored sun emblem in a quality hand-printed screen graphic. A warm, quality hoodie in an 80 20 cotton polyester blend, sure to add some much-needed summertime style to any Dead Head’s wintertime wardrobe!

Grateful Dead - SYF Butterfly Tapestry


Grateful Dead – SYF Butterfly Tapestry


$31.99


The classic logo from the Grateful Dead’s Steal Your Face album centers this deep blue tapestry, surrounded by a hectic sunburst pattern with blue butterflies in the corners. Soothing blue psychedelia from the Dead, hand crafted in India from pure cotton.

Grateful Dead - US Blues T-Shirt


Grateful Dead – US Blues T-Shirt


$19.95


A patriotic print With font and graphics from the 1976 ‘Steal Your Face’ album! A distressed print on a 100% cotton shirt from the Grateful Dead!

Grateful Dead - White Stealie T-Shirt


Grateful Dead – White Stealie T-Shirt


$21.95


The iconic cover art from the Grateful Dead’s classic double live album Steal Your Face is printed in a bold full-color print on the front of this white, 100% cotton t-shirt, with a matching band logo on the back. The Dead’s most striking symbol on a quality heavyweight tee – what more could a Dead Head ask for? This one you gotta have.

Grateful Dead - Workingmans Dead T-Shirt


Grateful Dead – Workingmans Dead T-Shirt


$17.77


The cover art from the Grateful Dead’s milestone album Workinman’s Dead is featured on the front of this black, 100% cotton t-shirt. A simple, hard-working tee whithout which no true Dead Head’s wardrobe can be complete.

Grateful Dead - Workingmans Sketch Long Sleeve T-Shirt


Grateful Dead – Workingmans Sketch Long Sleeve T-Shirt


$28.95


The cover art from the Grateful Dead’s classic album Workingman’s Dead is featured in a stylized black sketch graphic on the front of this tan, 100% cotton long sleeve. A rustically stylish tribute to one of the Grateful Dead’s greatest records.

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