Jerry Garcia may be dead, but the the Grateful Dead will have a reunion with him anyway, well, sort of.
In the videogame “Grateful Dead Game: The Epic Tour”, you can travel through “time and space” to ten shows. You will not be surprised to learn that there is no end to the game.
Very surprising was that there are no drug references. I had somehow figured that in addition to the typical instrument (guitar, bass, drum) controllers like you might find in “Rock Band” or “Guitar Hero”, there would be a bong involved. Not so, according to the article. You can read more about the “Epic Tour” game here.
The article goes on to say that other musical acts are testing the videogame market too. Jay-Z is one mentioned, and Jimmy Buffet has a “Margarittaville” game.
This is a great way to expose a younger generation to older music. I imagine it won’t be long before my kids are playing the Pink Floyd “Wall” game. Think of other CDs and albums that would make for an interesting video game experience. Maybe NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” could be the next “Grand Theft Auto” game.
UPDATE: The Dockside Band is no more… But, for a fun and funky, dance and party band for your Upstate area event, be sure to check out the new HOT AS A PEPPER site!