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Published: 2012/11/09

Today In History (11/9/01) – RatDog at Sweetwater, Schnier and Derhak, Dexter Grove…

Today we look back to November 9, 2001…

Ratdog Plays Unannounced Set at Sweetwater

Ratdog took the stage Wednesday night at Sweetwater Saloon in Mill Valley, CA during a Jemimah Puddleduck show. During the second set, the members of Ratdog one by one began to take the stage. Eventually the entire group assembled (including Mark Karan who is also a member of Jemimah Puddleduck) and performed a long jam that segued into Estimated Prophet > All Along the Watchtower > Odessa. Jemimah Puddleduck plays tonight and tomorrow at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit

moe.‘s Al Schnier and Rob Derhak to Tour as Duo

moe. members Al Schnier and Rob Derhak have announced plans for a mini tour this month. The duo will play November 12 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA, November 13 at the Visulite in Charlotte, NC, November 14 at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ and November 15 at Valentines in Albany, NY. The tour serves as not only a musical outlet, but because of Derhaks fear of flying home following moe.s fall tour. ‘We’re going to play as much music that two people can make possible,’ says Derhak. ‘We’re playing moe. tunes, covers and some stuff we’ve never played before. We’re also going to throw in some rare moe. gems that we haven’t played in years.’

‘This is a very, sort of stripped down, very spare, sort of desolate, one note, sparton stuff,’ adds Schnier. ‘Rob and I tend to contrast each other, so it’s going to be interesting.’

moe. plays tonight at Tipitinas in New Orleans. For the bands remaining fall dates, visit

Dexter Grove Releases New Album

Dexter Grove has released its new album, Color Me Naked. The CD features guest appearances by Tim Herron (Tim Herron Corp.), Kirk and Kenny Juhas (Freebeerandchicken), Lewi Longmire (formally of Apricot Jam), and James Whiton (formally of Apricot Jam). The bands upcoming tour will include stops in Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Ohio.

For the complete itinerary, visit

David Nelson Band Adds Dates to Fall Tour

The David Nelson Band has confirmed additional dates to its current tour. New shows include November 29 at Mexicali Blues in Teaneck, NJ, November 30 at Notre Dame O.L.P.H. in Brooklyn, NY, December 1 at the 8 × 10 Club in Baltimore, MD, December 5 at the Canal Street Tavern in Dayton, OH, and December 7 at Stella Blue in Asheville, NC. Drummer Joe Chirco, formerly of the Zen Tricksters, will be performing with the band in place of Charlie Crane for this tour.
For the complete schedule, visit

Jeff Pevar to Perform with Pete Scheips Band

Guitarist Jeff Pevar has been confirmed to perform with the Pete Scheips Band. Pevar (CPR, Phil & Friends) will join the group on Wednesday December 19 at Sullys Pub in Hartford, CT.

The Pete Scheips Band plays tomorrow at the Webster Theater in Hartford, opening for the Derek Trucks Band. For more information, visit

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