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Published: 2003/12/31

Antigone Rising Principals Appear With moe.

Antigone Rising vocalist Cassidy and lead guitarist Cathy Henderson joined moe. Tuesday night at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. The pair came out at the start of set two for New York City and Henderson remained for Moth. Antigone which just released a live disc, Traveling Circus, also recorded a studio effort with Michael Barbiero (Govt Mule, Chris Whitley) set to appear in 2004. In addition, moe. introduced a few new songs at the show, including Lost Along The Way. Since the group recently rehearsed additional new material, it is likely to bust out a few new originals this evening at the Tweeter Center Pavilion in Camden, NJ.

Greg Osby Lends Sax to The Dead

Alto saxophonist Greg Osby is a player who builds on jazz traditions (one can hear this through his interpretations of standards on his recent St. Louis Shoes release or, for instance, on Symbols of Light (A Solution) where he composed music for a string quartet). In addition, he maintains some hip-hop affinities and on April 14, 2000 he began a relationship with the Grateful Dead when he sat in with Phil Lesh and Friends at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia. Osby continued his exploration of the Dead’s music last evening at the Arena in Oakland. Osby who first appeared during the ‘Shakedown Street’ that emerged from the opening Jam also returned for a notable version of ‘Scarlet’>‘Fire’ that closed out the first set. Osby played throughout the second set, in particular an extended version of ‘Uncle John’s Band’ that drifted into ‘Drums’ before re-merging from ‘Space.’ The Dead return to the Arena tonight with the Funk Brothers opening, which could well make for some interesting collaborations.

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