As SKULL & ROSES house band THE ALLIGATORS make their way up to Oregon to join forces with local group the GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND for another Road To Ventura warmup party this weekend at The Den in Portland (Fri, Feb. 23rd) and Whirled Pies in Eugene (Sat, Feb. 24th) we figured we would take a look and listen at a historical day in Grateful Dead history to keep the memory bank flowingRead more

FESTIVAL UPDATE

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THE ROAD TO VENTURA!

WARM UP PARTY TOUR STARTS FRIDAY IN OREGON
Don’t miss these key shows featuring the ALLIGATORS and local bands in your area. Each of these events is a little taste of what to expect at SKULL & ROSES; good friends, great music and exclusive specials on merch and tickets! …
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2024 POSTER & MERCH ARTIST ANNOUNCED

We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s festival poster and merch art was created by artist/musician, Darren Nelson.

We’ll also have limited edition art and merch by artists Jack Shure and Ben Corn -> stay tuned for limited edition art/merch drops soon! … and check out Trina Calderon’s interview with Darren … Read more

A number of years back, the folks at a cool brew pub in Portland, Oregon, celebrated Jerry Garcia’s birthday, August 1st, with a party and put together a band to play some Dead tunes. As these things will, the band enjoyed the show so much they did it again…and again. The Garcia Birthday Band are the noble standard-bearers of Dead Head nation in the Portland area, and Adam King is their keyboardist. Take it away, Adam ... Read More

By Dennis McNally

A number of years back, the folks at a cool brew pub in Portland, Oregon, celebrated Jerry Garcia’s birthday, August 1st, with a party and put together a band to play some Dead tunes … Read More

By Dennis McNally

Mickey Hart at the Keystone Berkeley 11/13/83

He refused to explain why he had shaved his headRead more

Mississippi Misstep

I normally avoid writing about the clunkers or the mistakes in the Grateful Dead’s music Read more

Darren Nelson: The Eyeball James Of Poster Art

Artist Darren Nelson was enamored by his older brother’s … Read more

CLICK HERE FOR GRATEFUL DEAD INSPIRED BANDS IN YOUR AREA!

In 1974 at the age of 15, Bob Minkin brought his camera to a New Riders of the Purple Sage show at the Academy of Music in NYC and never looked back … Read more

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