Long-time friend of the band, drummer and percussionist, Terry Butts (Grover, Iycen) joins full-time as an additional drummer. With his strong background in funk, he brings a fresh new groove to the lineup expanding the rhythm section and holding down the beat. With this addition, the shows have organically included some new drum and space style experimentation that was much more of a rarity in the past. We look forward to seeing the spectacle of both full drum kits rocking future stages.
We are beyond thrilled to be back and celebrating with our friends at the 9th annual Wham Bam Thank U Jam! We are bringing a special guest with us this year, Mr. Stephen Buttree (Subterranean). Wham Bam is a celebration that must be experienced. The organizers are all volunteers and the proceeds from the event are donated to charity. Their motto: Live, Love, Learn & Pass it on!
We were mid rehearsal when I received the text that asked if Arrows of Neon had any audio to use for the Grateful Dead pre-show. There was only one catch, well maybe two. It had to be a recording that was not an actual Grateful Dead song and it was needed the next day! Needless to say I spent the next few hours combing through rehearsal sessions to isolate some fantastic impromptu jams that occasionally happen during our weekly practices. I managed to collect five good ones, did a bit of quick mastering and sent them off.
After spending nearly a week in Chicago and experiencing all that was Fare Thee Well, I decided to look for the Pre-shows. What I found was even better than I had expected, a complete 30+ minute show with interviews and great event coverage produced by LiveList!
We are honored to be part of the Grateful Dead experience and proud to be able to contribute to the show. You can watch the entire pre-show here:Watch on YouTube
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by Lisa Grigsby
Legendary band, the New Riders of the Purple Sage / NRPS return to town this Wed, July 1st for one big show at Oddbody’s in Dayton. The band was born in 1969 as a joint effort between John Dawson and Jerry Garcia, NRPS also included Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart. Their first gold record ‘The Adventures of Panama Red’ was at the forefront of the country rock sound with smoking hits like “Panama Red” and “Glendale Train.” New Riders still feature original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage with Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna), Johnny Markowski (Stir Fried/JGB) and Ronnie Penque (Stir Fried/JGB/Ripple).
This show comes just in to time to serve as a warm up for all those fans heading to Chicago this weekend for the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary “Fare Thee Well” shows July 3 – 5, which includes NRPS’s own “Psychedelic Last Supper” after shows. For Cincy and Columbus folks, stop over on your trek to Chi-town. Whether you’re going there or Willy Fest Music and Arts Gathering 2015 – whatever your July 4th plans are, plan on getting the party started in Dayton at Oddbody’s Wednesday night!Schedule:
Doors open at 7pm and guests 18 and over are welcome. Tickets run $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
This is a Venus Child Productions & Western Noise Entertainment event.Read Original Article.
July 1, 2015 Legendary band, The New Riders of the Purple Sage / NRPS are back in Dayton! Grateful Dead tribute band, Arrows of Neon join Dayton’s super-star packed improv rock band, Subterranean for this event presented by Venus Child Productions & Western Noise Entertainment. Oddbody’s Music Room located at 5418 Burkhardt Road will host this early evening show that starts promptly at 8PM.
We are once again honored to be part of the 6th Annual Wham Bam Thank U Jam! It’s a great party where the proceeds go to charity and the promoters treat the artists like family. Get your tickets early as it nearly sold out last year! Arrows of Neon will be playing a few local shows before that party happens though...
The upcoming evenings will be exclusively ours, allowing us to jam the music of The Grateful Dead for two full sets. Friday, April 17th brings us back to where the 2014 Tour started, Jimmie’s Ladder 11. Have you seen their patio?!
The Arrows of Neon, 2015 Road to Wham Bam Tour continues on through Dayton’s Historic Oregon District and makes a stop at The Oregon Express. This Friday Night Express will leave the station around 10:00PM, your boarding pass is only $5.00. Show up early and have some pizza, we can attest to the goodness.
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Netflix has acquired exclusive distribution rights for the Bob Weir documentary The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir. Variety reports that the film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, will debut on the online streaming service on Friday, May 22. The movie—directed by Mike Fleiss—tells the story of Weir’s life, from his youth through his time with the Grateful Dead and beyond.