Live Review: Dead & Company @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/18/21

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Dead & Company performs at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, on Aug. 18, 2021. (Photo by Casey Vock)

What’s not to be appreciated about a musical act — more so a community and now essentially a culture — that has stood the test of more than 55 years? Nearly six decades after a band calling itself The Warlocks randomly switched its name to Grateful Dead, the most current amalgamation of some of the group’s original members and carefully chosen friends can still draw thousands of people together for a kaleidoscopic celebration of music.

Dead & Company rolled into Bristow, Virginia, last week for a show at Jiffy Lube Live, their second stop of the current tour, and created two robust sets of songs that not only paid tribute to the large family of musicians and songwriters that is the Grateful Dead, but gave many of the band’s songs a refreshing new twist that brought out the best in the group gathered on stage.

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Classic Rock Bands to See Live This Year

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The rush of a concert (Photo by Boga Rín)

The ’60s and ’70s might be well behind us, but the music that those decades produced is very much alive and well. Some of the best rock bands of the era are not only still creating music, but they’re also touring and putting on incredible shows. If you have the chance, here are the classic rock bands you should check out this year.

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