As metalheads and indie rock kids alike can no doubt attest, a show's opening act can make or break the whole affair. That first performer sets the mood and gets the fans pumped for what's to come, and if they don't mesh with the headliner, it can make for a very bad concert. But, sometimes, bringing together seemingly opposite acts actually works rather well, as in the case of a 1994 Grateful Dead show in Oakland, where the opening act was a Chinese dance company. This sounds like a rather strange match... More >>>