Fri., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. 2016

Location Info:

Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY  11226
Concentrating on cowboy music and backed by the National, the Grateful Dead's former rhythm-guitar eccentric shuffles his Birkenstocks into Brooklyn for "An Evening With Bob Weir." The Dead's perennial youngster, now sixty-eight, sounds warmer, wiser, and more weathered than ever on Blue Mountain, his first studio album since 2000. Alongside the National's Dessner and Devendorf brothers, Weir sings about "plainspun and rough" lives while a nimbus of reverberating electric guitars surrounds his uncharacteristically simple acoustic campfire strumming. Written mainly by Josh Ritter, Blue Mountain's rearranged traditionals and evocations of lonely yet stirring vistas sounds a lot less nostalgic than you might imagine. And don't be surprised if the evening's second set isn't crammed with indie-rock reinterpretations of Weir's more-than-respectable Grateful Dead repertoire.
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