On Wednesday, November 2, we will host a Get Out The Vote performance for Hillary Clinton at the Civic Lawn at Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gates open at 6pm. The event will be part of Hillary for America’s “Love Trumps Hate” concert series to get out the vote in the final weeks before Election Day on November 8. We will urge Ohioans to support Clinton and her vision of an America that is stronger together by voting early or on Election Day. RSVP for tickets here.
Get Out The Vote Performance for Hillary Clinton
After many years of hard work, we are so proud to share Day of the Dead with you, our years in the making celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music. Curated by Aaron and Bryce, Day of the Dead is a compilation of Grateful Dead covers featuring over 60 artists, 59 tracks and lasting almost 6 hours. The album is out digitally and on CD today and the 10 LP boxset will be released Friday, September 9th. Pre-orders for the boxset will be available through the 4AD store beginning June 9th. All profits will go to the Red Hot Organization’s mission to fight AIDS/HIV and related health issues around the world.
The songwriting of the Dead has always inspired us and this record is meant to celebrate their legacy. Growing up, the Grateful Dead was the first music that Aaron and Bryce bonded over. Their first-ever jam session was with Bryan, playing the Dead’s “Eyes of the World” in Bryan’s parent’s attic in Ohio. Now, so many years later, Aaron, Bryce, Scott and Bryan make up part of the house band featured on many of the record’s songs. Matt has joined his bandmates to interpret “Peggy-O,” “Morning Dew” and “I Know You Rider.”
We are also excited that a Day of the Dead live performance will take place this summer at Eaux Claires Festival (August 12-13), featuring some of the musicians who appear on the record including Bruce Hornsby, Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon, Lucius, Matthew Houck, The National, Richard Reed Perry, Ruban Nielson, Sam Amidon and Will Oldham.
Working with such a diverse group of talented musicians and friends on this project was so much fun. We’d like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who made this album possible! More info on the project is available here.
Day of the Dead
We are proud to be playing in Hamilton, Ontario for the first time next month for Welcome to Hamilton – a benefit for Syrian newcomer youth. The event will also include performances by Hayden, Kevin Drew, Max Kerman (Of Arkells) and Terra Lightfoot, along with cameo showcases from Mother Tareka and Crystal Journey. All of the event’s proceeds will go to fund music, art and recreation programs for newcomer youth in Hamilton. Read more about it here.
Benefit performance for Syrian newcomer youth
We are happy to be playing a benefit show for MASS MoCA and Hawthorne Valley Association on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at Joe’s Field at MASS MoCA. We hope you can join us at this show where we will raise money for two great organizations: the Hawthorne Valley Association in New York’s Hudson River Valley, which is committed to social and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture, and the arts, and MASS MoCA. You can purchase tickets here.
For those who would like to offer additional support for these two amazing organizations, we will be hosting an intimate pre-show cocktail party from 5-7 pm. Members of the band will attend and the party will feature Hawthorne Valley Farm fare and other local foods, farm-to-tap beer, Berkshire Mountain Distillers Spirits, and a behind the scenes tour of MASS MoCA. For full details on the cocktail party visit this page.
Benefit performance at MASS MoCA for Hawthorne Valley Association and MASS MoCA
We are so happy to announce that we will be playing a benefit to help Cooperative for Education launch their Thousand Girls Initiative on October 16th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Cooperative for Education was started by Matt’s cousins, Joe and Jeff Berninger, and the Thousand Girls Initiative represents a major program expansion for the organization. Proceeds will go to supporting Cooperative for Education’s efforts to improve the education of girls in Guatemala.
We hope you can join us for this special event to help an organization that is near and dear to our hearts. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 21st, at 10 am PDT here.
Benefit at the Troubadour to launch Cooperative for Education’s Thousand Girls Initiative
We’re very happy to announce that we’ll be headlining Treasure Island Music Festival happening October 17 + 18 in San Francisco! Tickets go on sale June 11th at 10am PST here. Hope to see you there!