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SLCene Suggests: Mickey Hart Band at The Depot

by on February 25, 2013

MICKEY HART BAND, THE DEPOT, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m., $35

Suffice to say, Grateful Dead drummer extraordinaire Mickey Hart doesn’t need any help filling a venue for a live show with his name attached. But you can imagine that if the impressive percussionist was so enthralled by the Ghana-based African Showboyz when the group joined his for three shows at the end of 2012 that he recruited them to join them on his current winter tour, they must be something special. That group’s blend of West African rhythms and dance moves will be a major part of the show Tuesday; not only will they open the show with their own set of tunes, but they’ll join Hart’s band as well, turning it into a 12-piece ensemble with no less than seven percussionists and seven vocalists. Together, they’ll tackle tunes from Hart’s new Mysterium Tremendum album, as well as faves from the Grateful Dead catalog. In other words, prepare to get on your feet and stay there once the music starts.


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