DarkStarOrkDark Star Orchestra brings its jamband brand of symphony and scholarship to the Basie stage, this Thursday night. 

While the greater Red Bank green doesn’t lack for savvy channelers of the Grateful Dead (see PieHole’s own Jim Willis and his Dead Bank brethren, appearing Saturday at the Walt St. Pub), there exists an even deeper dimension of obsession — and it’s a plane of existence occupied by Dark Star Orchestra, the septet that ‘s made it their stock in trade to recreate specific concert set lists from the Dead’s thirty-year tour itinerary. Drawing from points on the road that can range from the Great Pyramid to Raceway Park and every pitstop between, the people of the Ork “seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.”

The band takes it to the stage of the Count Basie Theatre on Thursday night, May 29. Tickets for the 8 pm show are priced at $25 and $35, and can be reserved right here.