Dave and his band

31 05 2009

So DMB is putting out a new album.  This one promises to be a one of the most important efforts of their career.  Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, named in honor of late bandmate LeRoi Moore,  may be the strangest name for an album yet, but is getting hugely positive reviews across the internets.  I’ve only heard the single, Funny The Way It Is, so far, but I can’t wait for the rest of the album to officially be released.  Apparently, Pandora started streaming the album before they were supposed to (yeah, right — the band doesn’t seem too upset over it — and now it’s put up the entire album with the band’s blessing.) and even though they’ve now pulled it down there are copies floating around.  Turns out that people who have listened to the album are saying the versions Pandora leaked aren’t like the album versions.    And anyone who knows DMB knows that the album versions also won’t match the versions they’ll have for the videos which won’t match the ones they play in concert which won’t match the acoustic versions later…

DMB full band

Here’s the real purpose of this post.  This next week DMB is giving you a media overload with televised live concerts, documentaries, and live streaming video.  If you’ve tuned into Fuse you’ve already seen that they’ve devoted the whole weekend to the band.  Monday, June 1, they’re showing DBM *live* from the Beacon Theatre in New York at 8pm CDT.  If you don’t have the Fuse network, no biggie.  Hulu just announce a couple of days ago that they’ll be airing the whole thing simulateously!  [A first for Hulu]  You really don’t want to miss it because it’ll give you a taste of what we can expect in LR on Sept. 29 when they play D-S Park!  Tickets for general admisssion are $65, plus whatever other charges the ticket sharks want to throw on, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to go.  But I’ve got the whole summer to save up…

The rest of the week Fuse will show a 4-part documentary on the band.  Four parts!  That’s more than they gave Pink Floyd!  But a lot has happened to them over the last 15 years since I first heard Ants Marching.

I hope you guys find some time to watch or, at least, listen.  I think it’ll meet the hype.

And now the advertising of other websites trifecta for this week is complete.

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31 05 2009
LadyH

Fuse has some DMB stuff on at 6 tonight CST as well. My DVR is all set!

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