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Everything from Houser-era Panic on DVD to imported Grateful Dead hoodies and Asheville funk this week....
Dancing Tree Newsletter

October 27th, 2008  

In this issue:

* Latest News
* New Additions
* Coming Soon
* News and Reviews
* Upcoming Festivals
* Video of the Week

Merl Saunders 1934 - 2008
Taj Weekes, Others Team Up For Children's Charity
Radiohead - Live DVD Review
Chef Dave - No Strings Attached CD Review
Sol'Jibe - New Day CD Review

New Additions:

wspacldvdthWidespread Panic - Live from Austin, TX DVD - If you're among the legions of Widespread Panic fans, you already know that the band is legendary for never playing the same show twice. What makes this performance that much more special is the inspiring presence of founding member Michael Houser, who died of pancreatic cancer less than two years later. As much as anything, this is a celebration of Houser's life and the sheer joy he brought to a band that became one of the biggest draws on the international concert circuit and created a vibe that makes the Panic experience unique in the pop rock world. One look at this show and it quickly becomes obvious that there was something strange going on in the house that night. The audience threatens to steal the show during this Halloween party, recorded October 31, 2000! $16.98

lrdp2thLaura Reed and Deep Pocket - Live at Tree Sound Studios CD & DVD - This dynamic record was recorded on New Year's Eve 2007 and March 9th at Pandora's Premier Event for their Music Genome Project. There are a total of five highly anticipated unreleased songs on this album as well as live versions of older favorites. Live at Tree Sound Studios features special guests Greg Hollowell and Derrick Johnson of Asheville Horns and Silas Durocher on guitar. The DVD is a combination of live performances captured in the same session and footage from their 2008 touring adventures. The DVD was produced by TreeV Productions and includes road footage from LRDP's own Sam Katz (tour manager), music from DJ Kurfu, and graphics from Lear Bunda (Cartoon Network). $16.00

rodgab2thRodrigo y Gabriela - Live in Japan CD & DVD - The second live album from Rodrigo Y Gabriela, recorded on March 30, 2008 at Tokyo's Duo Club. This virtuostic duo will light your mind on fire with their dazzling displays of musicianship! Special edition with bonus DVD. $13.98

chetdvdthChet Helms Tribal Stomp (4 DVDs & 2 CDs) - At long last, after 2 years of editing and mixing, we have the Chet Helms Tribal Stomp Box Set. The package consists of four DVDs and two CDs from the October 2005 concert in Golden Gate Park. Many have called it "the event of the century." The collection centers on the life of Chet Helms, his influence on the 60s, and the "Family Dog." Box Set Highlights: 4 DVDs and 2 CDs covering 29 bands, 50 interviews, poster and photo gallery, history and liner notes, high definition 5 camera video, digitally mastered video and audio, outtakes and much more. Featuring Paul Kantner and friends, Blue Cheer, Country Joe, Barry Melton, Lydia Pense, Vince Welnick, David LaFlamme, Canned Heat, Members of Steve Miller band with Squid Vicious, Nick Gravenites, Zero, Quicksilver Gold, Narada Michael Walden, The Charlatans, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Rowan Brothers, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Roy Rogers, Wavy Gravy, and many more. $38.98

odeaththO'Death - Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin CD - Influences: old songs, gospel, Appalachian mountain music, sweet melodies, punk energy, whiskey, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. Sounds Like: steam train, wet soil, bad dog, dried blood, knock kneed, blackgrass, rickety fence teeth, men with beards. "This New York band draws from the starkness and spiritual purity of Appalachian folk, the noisemongering of punk and the rowdy theatricality of Tom Waits. With quiet pluckings of banjo and angry, anarchic hollers, its songs jumble the sacred and profane." - NY Times. $11.99

tgdhood2thGrateful Dead - Egypt 1978 Zip-front Hooded Sweatshirt - This limited edition imported hoody was made to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's historic Egypt concerts. It's truly a one-of-a-kind item that is as functional as it is collectible. The zip-front black hoody features an all-over print of bronze hieroglyphics. The zipper pull is pyramid-shaped and features a Steal Your Face logo. "Grateful Dead" and "Egypt 1978" are embroidered on the front over top of a colorful print of the iconic wings from the show artwork. The interior is lined in black fleece, except for the inside of the hood, which features a unique sunset pattern with a Steal Your Face logo. 60% cotton, 40% poly. While supplies last! $57.98

buttonSPECIAL OFFER: Order any Grateful Dead Clothing and Grateful Dead CD or DVD together and get a free Egypt 1978 button, while supplies last!

tfl2thThe Flaming Lips - Wayne on Mars T-Shirt - Black t-shirt with image of Wayne as the martian from the movie Christmas on Mars underscored by symbols. $18.98

soljibe3thSol'Jibe - New Day Ep CD - This Reno, NV band will surprise and delight you with their polished, diverse sound. You won't believe that you and all your friends had never heard of Sol'Jibe after one listen to this disc, which showcases their multi-culti world-pop sound that is reminiscent of great roots rock bands like Rusted Root and Dave Matthews Band, all spiced with their unique instrumental flair. $9.99

hdatz1thHot Day At The Zoo - Cool As Tuesday CD - This fiercely progressive 4-piece string band (guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass) is pioneering a new genre of music their fans are calling "ZooGrass!" It's a high-energy, gritty-urban-bluegrass with strong elements of folk, blues, ragtime and jazz. Released in 2005, Cool as Tuesday features 12 original songs distinguished by uncommon lyrical strength, diverse songwriting, and unparalleled musicianship. $12.00

triodoomthJohn McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius, & Tony Williams - Trio of Doom 180-gram LP - A one-shot dream band, Trio of Doom only performed one concert and a handful of tracks in the studio, making this album their complete recorded works. Electric guitarist John McLaughlin, bassist Jaco Pastorius, and drummer Tony Williams were at the peak of their abilities and their brief time together resulted in some truly astounding music. Live tracks recorded at Havana Jam Festival, Cuba, 1979; studio tracks recorded the next week in NYC. 180-gram vinyl. $18.99

drjohn4thDr. John - City That Care Forgot CD - Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Ani Difranco, Troy Andrews, Terrance Simien and Terence Blanchard join Dr. John and the Lower 911 (Herman Ernest, David Barard, and John Fohl) in this musical paean to Dr. John's beloved New Orleans. This powerful new recording features stirring and thought-provoking songs about the post-Katrina crises in the ravaged jewel of the American South. $17.99

The Radiohead - Live DVD that was delayed has finally arrived. We apologize to those of you who had orders cancelled because of the delay, and the DVD is now available.

Freekbass - Junkyard Waltz has been delayed due to a manufacturing error and will hopefully arrive later this week.

Coming Soon:

November 4 - Greyboy - 15 Years of West Coast Cool CD & LP

November 11 - Shpongle - Are You Shpongled & Tales of The Inexpressible CDs
Hallucinogen - Twisted, The Lone Deranger, & In Dub CDs
Younger Brother - Last Days of Gravity & A Flock of Bleeps CDs
The Flaming Lips - Christmas on Mars (pre-order DVD & Deluxe Edition)
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble & Till The Sun Turns Black LPs
Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky: The Album By Album Guide DVD Box Set (pre-order)
Various Artists - Brushfire Holidays Vol. 1: This Warm December CD
Various Artists - The Roots of The Allman Brothers CD
Various Artists - The Roots of The Grateful Dead CD
Various Artists - The Roots of Jimi Hendrix CD
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live at Fillmore Auditorium 1968 (2 CDs) (pre-order)
Amos Lee - Live from Austin, TX DVD (pre-order)

November 18 - Phish - At The Roxy Box Set (pre-order)
The Doors - Live at The Matrix (2 CDs) (pre-order)
Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - Blu-Ray

November 25 - Santana - Santana & Abraxas LPs
moe. - Dr. Stan's Prescription Vol. 2 (2 CDs) (pre-order)

Last Week's Additions:

The Bridge - Blind Man's Hill CD
Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat CD
Dark Star Orchestra - Ithaca 30 Years Later (3 CDs)
Dark Star Orchestra - Ithaca 30 Years Later (2 DVDs)
Rodrigo y Gabriela LP
Various Artists - Southern Rock Christmas CD
Wynton Marsalis - Crescent City Christmas Card CD
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4 (2 CDs)
Special offer! Order Rhythm Devils Concert Experience DVD and get a Rhythm Devils T-Shirt for just $13.99 - a savings of $4.00!

News and Reviews:

Merl Saunders 1934 - 2008
Taj Weekes, Others Team Up For Children's Charity
Radiohead - Live DVD Review
Chef Dave - No Strings Attached CD Review
Sol'Jibe - New Day CD Review

Upcoming Festivals:

Gory at the Quarry - 10/31 - 11/2 - Garrettsville, OH -
*Bear Creek Music Festival - 11/14 - 11/16 - Live Oak, FL -

*look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

A peek at Chet Helms Tribal Stomp 2005!

Be sure to read next Monday as we present our new HGMN Members for Fall/Winter 2008!

Thanks for reading, and have a great week,
Bryan Rodgers

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