Members of the Athens, GA-based psychedelic-country-rock band Futurebirds will pay tribute to the Grateful Dead next month. The musicians will revive their Dead-tribute project Bobby’s Shorts for a show at Athens’ Georgia Theatre on October 4. According to the band, “Bobby’s Shorts is a Grateful Dead tribute band featuring Athens, GA’s hottest peppers. they bring the same rawness to the Dead’s music that Bob Weir’s short-shorts brought to the band in the depths of the 1980’s. but don’t worry, we don’t play Space.”
Bobby’s Shorts has played shows occasionally over the years but those dates have grown rarer recently. As for the Futurebirds proper, the group will perform next at Danville, IL’s Phases Of The Moon Music & Art Festival on September 11. They will also headline the Georgia Theatre on September 26 as part of an extended fall tour.