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Cubensis To Close out the Days Between at The Waterfront in Marina Del Rey

As the Days Between come to a close, the LA Dead fans have but one more opportunity to get out there and dance and shake their bones to the music of the beloved Jerry Garcia. Southern California’s premier Grateful Dead Experience, CUBENSIS, will perform the final show of the Day’s Between on Sunday, August 8th at the Waterfront in Marina Del Rey for a special afternoon Marina Meltdown show dedicated to the Grateful Dead’s fallen saint.

UC Santa Cruz Grateful Dead Archive Selects Nicholas Meriwether To Run The Archive

Ever since 2008 when the University of California, Santa Cruz announced they were taking over the vast collection of Grateful Dead memorabilia amassed by the band over their 40+ year long strange trip, Deadhead archivists have been patiently waiting to see who would be given the key to wonderland. On April 7th, UC Santa Cruz announced that Nicholas Meriwether will be the key-master. UCLA archivist Lance Watsky was also in the running for the position.

Nate LaPointe Band featuring Bobby Womack Horns on New Release

The news is out and Shakedown News is loving it. LA’s hottest rising star of Americana Roots Rock, the Nate LaPointe Band has put the signed, sealed and delivered stamp of approval of their second album, Speaking of It. The album isn’t due out to the general public until April 25th but we’ve got a sneak preview copy in our grubby little mitts and all I can say is “YEAH!”

Cubensis By The Beach

Here at Shakedown News we love our Grateful Dead music. No one in So. Cal does it better than Cubensis. After 22 years, they’re still going strong and this weekend, they’re doing it by the beach!

Festival 8…Phishing in the Desert

Jamband, Phish has announced they are coming to Southern California in October…Halloween to be exact. It’s going to be called “Festival 8” and if it’s certain to be one heck of a party in Indio, CA at the Empire Polo Club. This is the same location used by the Coachella Music Festival. The dates are 10/30, 10/31 and 11/1.

I Love Rothbury Stew

If I told you that for the Fourth of July next year, you should go to central Michigan for four days, you’d likely call me crazy. I’d call me crazy, but nun the less, that’s what I did and I’ll never be the same again. I attended the Rothbury Music Festival.

In a giant pot, put in a heaping helping of The Dead, String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, The Black Crowes, and Willie Nelson. Then slice up some Railroad Earth, STS9, Ani DeFranco, Yonder Mountain String Band, Toots & The Maytals and Damian Marley & NAS. Finish it all off with a big dollop of Bob Dylan serve it up with some Disco Biscuits and garnished with 20 other great bands and you’ve got yourself a Rothbury Stew. Yes, Varuka, the Rothburies do taste like Rothburies.