In the current issue of Relix, Bob Weir explains that is in the final stages of completing a new performance studio. That studio, the Tamalpais Research Institute, is designed for “broadcasting live HD video and audio streams directly to the Internet.” Fans can a look at what may be in store over the coming months, as Weir himself appears at the TRI Studios site to offer an introduction. As images on the site also indicate he has been rehearsing with the Marin Symphony Orchestra at the facility.

As for the future of TRI, he tells Relix, “One of the shows I want to do there is RatDog. I want to get all or at least most of the guys who are still alive who played with RatDog and do a retrospective. In so doing we’ll probably make a DVD and a record. I’ve got unfinished business with that outfit.”