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Preview: Dark Star Orchestra @ The Vic, 2/2

The Grateful Dead's reign in the world of rock music has spanned nearly five decades now, still as iconic to their fans as the day they formed back in 1965. I'm calling on all you Deadheads out there today - though The Grateful Dead may not be touring any time soon, this Saturday evening, you can expect to hear all of your old favorites from the closest thing to the Grateful Dead's signature sound.

Dark Star Orchestra will play The Vic Theatre this weekend, where you can hear perhaps an old setlist recreated from the Grateful Dead's tour archive in its exact form, or a new setlist drafted up by the group themselves. Dark Star Orchestra has been on the scene for 15 years, gracing national and international audiences alike with the recreation of a classic Grateful Dead show for old and new fans to revel in. The group is exact and deliberate in crafting their sound and stage setup to create the most accurate depiction of a Grateful Dead show for their fans, paying homage to the greats all the while. The seven-person group aims to embrace their inner hippie musician, presenting listeners with a portrayal of decades past.

If you're jonesing to take a trip down memory lane this weekend, or immerse yourself in an experience you haven't yet had the chance to be a part of, now's the time to head to the Vic this weekend to catch Dark Star Orchestra play your favorite Grateful Dead tunes. Take a listen to their version of "The Music Never Stopped" below, and get ready for a psychedelic good time on Saturday evening.

Dark Star Orchestra plays The Vic Theatre this Saturday, 2/2. The 18+ show begins at 8pm, and tickets are $24 plus additional service fees. The Vic is located at 3145 N. Sheffield Avenue, (773) 472-0449.

 
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