Thursday, March 5, 2015

Late Night Pick: Caribou; Big Jerry Garcia tribute show in MD announced

Electronic/pop/rock/alternative/indie/club/dance band Caribou will be on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight (NBC, 1:35 AM). Caribou is the stage name for Daniel Smith who does all the songs and recordings, though he fleshes things out with a band to perform live. Caribou did a DJ mix for a couple days ago and you can download/listen to it HERE. From Caribou's 2011 album, "Andorra", this is "She's the One" (not the Bruce tune):

A big Jerry Garcia tribute show was just announced for Merriweather Post Pavilion in MD on 5/14. The show will include the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, listed seperately, at least for now. Also on the bill: Bruce Hornsby, Buddy Miller, David Grisman, Greensky Bluegrass (who will play at Dominion Riverrock here in Richmond the day after this show), moe., Los Lobos, Railroad Earth, Widespread Panic, Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled By Turtles, Jimmy Cliff, Jorman Kaukonen and more. Tickets are going on sale Monday at 10 AM. Can't find the ticket prices yet, but I doubt it will be cheap. At least a portion of the proceeds are going to the Rex Foundation charity. You can read all about it HERE. Here's some Grateful Dead: