This weekend: Phil Lesh and Friends, Laura GibsonBy John Hendrickson | February 17th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Phil Lesh and Friends is more of a rotating cast of characters than a set band like other Grateful Dead offshoots (Furthur, Bob Weir and Ratdog). This time, the “friends” that Lesh has brought along for his weekend stand at the 1stBank Center are the best in the game: jazz guitarist John Scofield, contemporary drum icon Joe Russo, singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and jam band diplomat Warren Haynes. Things kicked off last night, but tickets for tonight and Saturday, $49.75-$60, are available through TicketHorse.
Laura Gibson is one of many “gloomy” female singer-songwriters gaining traction this year. Her recent release, “La Grande,” is a collection of 10 delicate songs that are meant for Sunday mornings and rainy days with a warm cup of tea. It’s a bit folky, a bit lo-fi, and a little dark — but never too dark. Tickets for tonight’s show at the Hi-Dive with Breathe Owl Breathe and the Maykit are $10 through hi-dive.com.