Let It Grow • Grateful Dead tribute

Friday June 28, 2019

622 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102



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I’ve been in the mood for some Grateful Dead tuneage since September of 1983 when I accidently dosed myself with 750 micrograms of purple microdot on the morning before two days of “Dead at the Downs” in Santa. The next four days are still somewhat of a mystery, but now whenever I hear “Me and My Uncle”—or anything from Europe ’72 for that matter—I go into a trance similar to, but far more active than the one I get from listening to The Bill Evans Quartet for hours on end. That’s why I’m so glad that Let It Grow, Burque’s premier Dead tribute outfit, will be jamming at Inside Out (622 Central Ave. SW) on Friday, June 28. The band, which features Lonn Calanca, Jeffrey Trespell, Dave Holtkamp, James Broska, Kelly Wilson and Kevin Kinane, grow their performances from heady nugs of improvisation that take flight on the sacred bones of fabled Dead tuneage magically brought back to life by visceral, cerebral performances. And that’s what it’s like, playing, playing in the band. Or how about this comparison: It’s just a box of rain or a ribbon for your hair; such a long long time to be gone and a short time to be there. 8pm • $8 in advance, $10 at the door • 21+.

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