Paul Kantner Birthday Celebration with The Airplane Family, LIVE DEAD & RIDERS '69 + Special Tribute to "Blows Against The Empire"

Paul Kantner Birthday Celebration with The Airplane Family, LIVE DEAD & RIDERS '69 + Special Tribute to "Blows Against The Empire"

Saturday, March 17, 2018

8:00 pm

VIP: $69/ GA $42 Advance/$45 Day of show (plus fees)

This event is all ages

We herald the Mar. 17, almost Triennial PAUL KANTNER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION at Sweetwater Music Hall, with a bit of history. Our first event PK65 in '07, was held at the old Sweetwater. In 2012, the current Sweetwater regime hosted PK70, a 2 nighter at Throckmorton Thr. with many luminaries inc. Nicki Bluhm, Phil Sawyer & Pete Sears. Paul passed in 2016, but we celebrated 2 nights at Sweetwater in 2017 with The Airplane Family & Live Dead '69.For this year's no holds barred Kantner Birthday blowout, the new amalgam Live Dead & Riders '69 make their 'hometown' debut. Of most interesting note, is the reunion of Paul's 1992 Jefferson Starship Next Generation musicians, performing a special edition of his awarded sci-fi rock masterpiece "Blows Against The Empire," with special guests TBA

Live Dead ‘69
LIVE DEAD ‘69 perform the classic Live Dead (recorded in 1969) in its entirety for a laudable achievement unto itself. Moreover, they are the only touring entity that applies the Grateful Dead's classic zeitgeist of extemporization and interpretive improvisation beyond an ever expanding repertoire, much of which is created entirely in the moment– without rehearsal or traditional preparation.The players unique history & pedigree offers a familiarity with Grateful Dead's halcyon material, and by their association - implies an improvisational prowess beyond merely playing the songbook or re-creating old Grateful Dead shows. Live Dead 69 is rather sampling philosophy, technique & approach for interpretation ... and they're on to something!

Tom Constanten, original Grateful Dead pianist who played all the keyboards on the Live Dead recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead's first ambitious/ experimental studio recordings Anthem of The Sun and Aoxomoxoa, and tours.
The Airplane Family
THE AIRPLANE FAMILY & FRIENDS reunites Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Grateful Dead & family alumni – with other musical luminaries – a veritable “Who’s Who” of ‘The Summer of Love’s’ legendary musicians.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941