Grateful Shred w/ very special guest Mapache

Wed Aug 15 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Tractor

5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Wait.

I know what you’re thinking.  Another fucking Grateful Dead cover band? 

Really? The thing is, Los Angeles-based Grateful Shred manage to channel that elusive Dead vibe:  wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats, and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos.  The look, the sound, the atmosphere.  It’s uncanny.

“It’s more of a ‘take’ on the Dead than a tribute band,” says bassist Dan Horne.  “We end up sounding almost more like the Dead because we approach it in this free-spirited way; in other bands, they’ve got the perfect tones dialed in, they practice the drum parts, they’ve got their ‘Jerry.’  We just play.“

Founded one night in 2016, the band came about almost by accident.  Singer/guitarist Austin McCutchen had a residency at The Griffin in Atwater Village; his band was out of town, so he drafted some friends to play a set of Dead covers, and the four founding members (Austin, Sam, Clay, and Dan) have been together ever since.  Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch (of country-folk revivalists Mapache) handle vocal and guitar duties, rounded out by bassist Dan Horne (of Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson, and the estimable Circles Around the Sun, who provided the incidental music for 2015’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts, the last shows played by the living members of the Dead).  Add a rotating cast of drummers (like Richard Gowen of The Growlers) and keyboardists (like Lee Padini of Dawes and Jerry Borgé of Ziggy Marley), and you’ve got the essential formula.

Jams convene at Liberty Hair Farm in Echo Park, the Shred’s HQ/commune/studio.  It’s at the Farm where they live, breathe, and record.  Just watch the hallucinatory footage of the band tearing through “St.  Stephen” (filmed live in their backyard) or “Shakedown Street” (those harmonies!).  Grateful Shred is the sound of 5+ guys who aren’t afraid to learn from the masters, but who know to explore beyond the pale, searching for the sound.  “Never the play the same thing once,” as Phil Lesh says.

Far from being a historical re-enactment, Grateful Shred’s laissez faire vibe infuses the band with a gentle spirit, warmth, and (dare we say it) authenticity.  From their killer merch game (look for a new line with Dead revisionists Online Ceramics) to their eminently watchable YouTube channel, they’re clearly having a rad time and spreading the love.  Strangely enough, in a world overflowing with wax museum nostalgia and Deadly sentimentalism, we need the Shred, now more than ever. 

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Grateful Shred w/ very special guest Mapache

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    Grateful Shred

    Americana

    Wait.

    I know what you’re thinking.  Another fucking Grateful Dead cover band? 

    Really? The thing is, Los Angeles-based Grateful Shred manage to channel that elusive Dead vibe:  wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats, and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos.  The look, the sound, the atmosphere.  It’s uncanny.

    “It’s more of a ‘take’ on the Dead than a tribute band,” says bassist Dan Horne.  “We end up sounding almost more like the Dead because we approach it in this free-spirited way; in other bands, they’ve got the perfect tones dialed in, they practice the drum parts, they’ve got their ‘Jerry.’  We just play.“

    Founded one night in 2016, the band came about almost by accident.  Singer/guitarist Austin McCutchen had a residency at The Griffin in Atwater Village; his band was out of town, so he drafted some friends to play a set of Dead covers, and the four founding members (Austin, Sam, Clay, and Dan) have been together ever since.  Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch (of country-folk revivalists Mapache) handle vocal and guitar duties, rounded out by bassist Dan Horne (of Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson, and the estimable Circles Around the Sun, who provided the incidental music for 2015’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts, the last shows played by the living members of the Dead).  Add a rotating cast of drummers (like Richard Gowen of The Growlers) and keyboardists (like Lee Padini of Dawes and Jerry Borgé of Ziggy Marley), and you’ve got the essential formula.

    Jams convene at Liberty Hair Farm in Echo Park, the Shred’s HQ/commune/studio.  It’s at the Farm where they live, breathe, and record.  Just watch the hallucinatory footage of the band tearing through “St.  Stephen” (filmed live in their backyard) or “Shakedown Street” (those harmonies!).  Grateful Shred is the sound of 5+ guys who aren’t afraid to learn from the masters, but who know to explore beyond the pale, searching for the sound.  “Never the play the same thing once,” as Phil Lesh says.

    Far from being a historical re-enactment, Grateful Shred’s laissez faire vibe infuses the band with a gentle spirit, warmth, and (dare we say it) authenticity.  From their killer merch game (look for a new line with Dead revisionists Online Ceramics) to their eminently watchable YouTube channel, they’re clearly having a rad time and spreading the love.  Strangely enough, in a world overflowing with wax museum nostalgia and Deadly sentimentalism, we need the Shred, now more than ever. 

  • Mapache

    Mapache

    Alternative Folk

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Grateful Shred w/ very special guest Mapache

Wed Aug 15 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Tractor Seattle WA
Grateful Shred w/ very special guest Mapache

$15.00 Ages 21+

Wait.

I know what you’re thinking.  Another fucking Grateful Dead cover band? 

Really? The thing is, Los Angeles-based Grateful Shred manage to channel that elusive Dead vibe:  wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats, and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos.  The look, the sound, the atmosphere.  It’s uncanny.

“It’s more of a ‘take’ on the Dead than a tribute band,” says bassist Dan Horne.  “We end up sounding almost more like the Dead because we approach it in this free-spirited way; in other bands, they’ve got the perfect tones dialed in, they practice the drum parts, they’ve got their ‘Jerry.’  We just play.“

Founded one night in 2016, the band came about almost by accident.  Singer/guitarist Austin McCutchen had a residency at The Griffin in Atwater Village; his band was out of town, so he drafted some friends to play a set of Dead covers, and the four founding members (Austin, Sam, Clay, and Dan) have been together ever since.  Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch (of country-folk revivalists Mapache) handle vocal and guitar duties, rounded out by bassist Dan Horne (of Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson, and the estimable Circles Around the Sun, who provided the incidental music for 2015’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts, the last shows played by the living members of the Dead).  Add a rotating cast of drummers (like Richard Gowen of The Growlers) and keyboardists (like Lee Padini of Dawes and Jerry Borgé of Ziggy Marley), and you’ve got the essential formula.

Jams convene at Liberty Hair Farm in Echo Park, the Shred’s HQ/commune/studio.  It’s at the Farm where they live, breathe, and record.  Just watch the hallucinatory footage of the band tearing through “St.  Stephen” (filmed live in their backyard) or “Shakedown Street” (those harmonies!).  Grateful Shred is the sound of 5+ guys who aren’t afraid to learn from the masters, but who know to explore beyond the pale, searching for the sound.  “Never the play the same thing once,” as Phil Lesh says.

Far from being a historical re-enactment, Grateful Shred’s laissez faire vibe infuses the band with a gentle spirit, warmth, and (dare we say it) authenticity.  From their killer merch game (look for a new line with Dead revisionists Online Ceramics) to their eminently watchable YouTube channel, they’re clearly having a rad time and spreading the love.  Strangely enough, in a world overflowing with wax museum nostalgia and Deadly sentimentalism, we need the Shred, now more than ever. 

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

This ticket is for admission to a live music venue. It provides the holder to observe a musical performance and nothing else. Other goods and services may be purchased once inside the venue. Please note, seating is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.