Mickey Hart Band w/African Showboyz
See Article: Soundbites: WORLD MUSIC WEEK (UNOFFICIALLY)
Less than a week after Bob Weir's acoustic performance at the Fox, a fellow former Grateful Dead member, Mickey Hart, will be performing at the Rialto Theatre this week.
Although the percussionist still performs with the Grateful Dead splinter band The Dead on occasion, since the death of Jerry Garcia (and before, too) he has devoted his time to the study of ethnomusicology and world music, written books on those subjects, and yes, performed lots of "solo" shows in varying incarnations.
This week he's performing with the Mickey Hart Band, with seven backing members, performing a sprinkling of Dead tunes but focusing on newer cosmic material – "eerie spectral soundscapes," as one reviewer recently put it -- that incorporates the use of electronics.
You've gotta hand it to Hart. While other former Dead member have largely based their post-Dead careers on rehashing that band's old tunes, Hart has never stopped exploring and experimenting with new sounds.
Tue, Mar 5 | 6:30 PM
The Rialto Theatre