the grateful dead


The Next Life of the Grateful Dead

Why a new generation of heads—musicians, visual artists, and other seekers—are turning to the sounds and styles of the world's most freewheeling band.
Jonathan Williger
we saw this

The Grateful Dead's Grateful Dads

Outside the Dead and Company's two-night run at Madison Square Garden, we interviewed the ultimate Deadheads: Dads.
Daniel Shapiro

Fifty Years On, We're Living in the Grateful Dead's Future

Radio Motherboard talks time travel, sound tech, and pre-internet virality with Amir Bar-Lev, director of a new doc about the Dead.
Sam Gustin
Brian Anderson

The Story of the Best Grateful Dead Show Ever

'Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall' explores the show's story.
Seth Ferranti

The Trippy Life of the LSD Manufacturer Who ‘Helped Create the 60s’

Augustus Owsley Stanley III was the LSD chemist and audio maestro who not only created the Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" and inspired the band's dancing bear iconography, but also created the drugs that sparked the "spirit of that era."
Seth Ferranti

Bob Weir's Long, Strange Trip West

The iconic member of The Grateful Dead talks his first solo record in over a decade, fascination with the American West, and how he's still, somehow, searching.
Jeff Weiss

The Grateful Dead's Drummer Mickey Hart Paints Using Vibrations

The Dead's legendary drummer wants his paintings to get you high.
Taylor Lindsay
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Courtney Barnett Cover The Grateful Dead's "New Speedway Boogie" on 'The Tonight Show'

The 'Jimmy Fallon' crowd got to see Barnett's second TV performance in less than a week.
John Hill

Tim Hecker Doesn't Care About Institutional Acceptance—He Just Wants to Orchestrate Sonic Anarchy

How 15th century chorales and digital narratives inspired the Canadian musician's latest album 'Love Streams.'
Stuart Berman
Holy Shit

The National to Drop Vast Grateful Dead Comp 'Day of the Dead'

The Dessner brothers, in conjunction with HIV organization Red Hot, have spent four years creating this Grateful Dead covers comp alongside some 60-odd awesome artists.
Alex Robert Ross
America Incarcerated

I Got Locked Up for 21 Years for Selling LSD

VICE contributor Seth Ferranti explains how the DEA's early-90s crackdown on LSD landed him behind bars for the first two decades of his adult life.
Seth Ferranti
Longreads Or Whatever

Ready to Die: Three Days of Drugs and Disintegration with The Grateful Dead

Over the Fourth of July, America's quintessential band said farewell. We spent those days embedded with Deadheads, exploring our dreams and doing acid. This is what happened.
Jeff Weiss