Music This Weekend

Satellite ShineSatellite Shine @ Brulees Restaurant
Saturday, August 6 at 8:00pm
Location: Brulees Restaurant

Satellite Shine is Darren O’Brien on Lead Vocals and Matt Alibozek on Guitar and Backing Vocals. Darren and Matt have been performing together in bands for over 10 years. Darren is a skilled vocalist and Matt’s guitar licks will rock the house. Their music is a mix of classic cuts by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Petty and David Bowie as well as popular songs of today by artists such as Bright Eyes, The Plain White T’s, John Mayer, Kid Rock, Train and more.

Tonight (Aug 5) The Colonial presents Bob Weir

Bob WeirThis weekend at the Colonial, the venerable Bob Weir,singer, songwriter, and guitarist, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. When the Dead began to play in 1965, Bob Weir was just 17.  Through the  30 year career of the ‘Dead’, Bob played  rhythm guitar and sang backup and lead vocals with the band.  He is known for his unique style of complex voiceleading, bringing unusual depth and a new approach to the role of rhythm guitar expression and he has cited artists as diverse as John Coltrane, the Rev. Gary Davis, and Igor Stravinsky as influences.

His current band, RatDog, which started as a duo with Mill Valley bassist Rob Wasserman, marked their first gig as a full band on Aug. 8, 1995, just one day before the death of Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. With the dissolution of the Dead, RatDog took center stage in Weir’s professional career. Since then the band members have undergone a few personnel changes, but–like the Grateful Dead–they’ve also amassed a large repertoire, so they may revisit a song only two or three times on each tour.

Bob WeirTonight he will perform solo acoustic, which for me is the most intimate look into a Rock Legend’s thought process. You can hear and understand how a lick developed into the hit songs featured on albums and the radio. Young guitarists, this is a show not to miss!

Bob Weir Solo Acoustic
Friday, August 05 • 8pm @ The Colonial Theater
Pittsfield, MA
Also this weekend:

Zack Cross Trio
Saturday, August 6 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Mount

2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA

Some sweet jazz in a beautiful venue featuring: Zack Cross – Piano, Jeff Link – Bass, and Bill Chapman – Drums

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