December is the Dead!

It’s time once again to let the beast’s hippie side out, as we bring sunshine daydreams to your December.    

Join us for 2 shows of musical strangers stopping strangers, just to shake their hands, as Tributosaurus becomes The Grateful Dead.  It happens on Wednesday December 4th at Martyrs, and Friday December 6th at Wire.   

If you missed it in 2014 or 2012, these Dead shows are a unique Tributosaurus experience.  We’ll be leaning in to long, loose, jam-filled sets on both nights. Consider it a chance for your inner deadhead to dance, as we playfully emulate the legendary live experience Bob and Jerry et al invented. 

We’ll re-create a couple studio versions that merit our standard meticulous treatment, but the nights will also freely stray into the improvisational territory the music demands.  You’ll hear and see 2 drum kits, world beat percussion, many guitars, pedal steel, banjo, mandolin, saxophone, and more. 

Both shows will be filled with The Dead’s unique brand of street party psychedelia; with disparate jams, twists, turns, and special guests.  

Come get spacey with us doing The Grateful Dead.  There won’t be much need for the chemical enhancements that were such a part of the scene; this music is a drug in and of itself. 

Wednesday, Dec 4th at Martyrs - 7PM Show
3855 N. Lincoln Ave - Chicago - 60613 
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Friday, Dec 6th at Wire - 9PM Show
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd - Berwyn, IL - 60402 
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