If you closed your eyes (and inhaled deeply), you would have been convinced you were at a Grateful Dead show when Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) visited The Anthem at Washington DC’s Wharf on Saturday.
Dark Star Orchestra, the Chicago-based Grateful Dead tribute band, will recreate a classic DC-area Grateful Dead show at The Anthem on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Over the summer, Bob Weir, most famous as a founding member of the Grateful Dead, formed a new trio with legendary musician and producer Don Was on upright bass and former Primus drummer Jay Lane on drums. Over the trio’s inaugural tour, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros have been playing a mix of Grateful Dead tunes covers, and a few newer songs. And on a messy, rainy Monday, Bob and company brought a healthy dose of sun to the Warner Theatre.