Although the organic/natural ideals of the hippies don't seem to complement the computer-based society we now live in, there is a concrete connection between the Grateful Dead's atmosphere - the counterculture of the 1960s - and the EDM landscape - our modern cyber/tech culture. The Grateful Dead established a new form of music marketing that subsequent jam bands and DJs have successfully adopted, each having obtained a cult-like following without any mainstream radio play. Additionally, key mem... [Read more]
Phish has been on tour nearly all summer, and they’re not stopping anytime soon. The hip Vermont-based jam band will continue rocking into autumn as they play the west coast through November. Phish has been going strong since the 1980s, and their cult-like following is only increasing with each new generation of earthy-crunchy, Trader Joe’s-loving neo-hippies. Though the band has never received any type of mainstream airplay, Phish’s dedicated fan base has ensured continuous success, picking up ... [Read more]
The Grateful Dead are the most overrated band of the psychedelic genre, bar none.
What did one deadhead say to another deadhead after the acid wore off at a concert?
"Hey, this music sucks!"
Back when I was a housepainter on Martha's Vineyard, I used to work with a rabid Deadhead. My contempt and derision for the band he idolized had been forming for many years by then, and our daily "conversations" on the matter were loud and animated, to say the least. One day, whilst ca... [Read more]