Well it may be the best week of music in Des Moines since Moe and Umphrey's played together over a year ago. Tea Leaf Green will be playing tonight in Ames (unfortunately, I will be unable to go), and Dark Star Orchestra(DSO) tommorow night at the Val Air Ballroom. For those that don't know DSO is a Grateful Dead cover band. Now, I am not much of a cover band guy myself. However DSO revisits the glory years and replicates the GD shows to the note. Heck, they even kind of look like them. For those of us that weren't around to travel around with Jerry and company. This is the next best thing. And by next best thing, I mean d*mn near the same thing. And of course, always a great crowd. I can't stress enough how important it is to attend these shows. Please, if you are on the fence, go. The more people we have and the more often we attend, the more often the bands will keep coming back. After all, it is us, the audience, that is a large part of the experience. See you all Friday.
And to keep in your radars.
Umphreys McGee Feb. 27th @ Peoples.