Used to be, the notion of a member of a cover band that covers one particular band being asked to actually join that particular band was the stuff of a lackluster movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, and some really bad wigs. But now, as Journey, INXS and what’s left of the Grateful Dead have proven, reality-show fodder is, well, realistic. Case in point: John Kadlecic, a guitarist who has, for years, played lead in a Dead cover band called Dark Star Orchestra. Now he plays for the Dead, or whatever they call themselves 15 years on from the death of Jerry Garcia. Kadlecic kills it live, but the real key to this show is how much restraint Bob Weir shows. If “Rock Star Bobby” doesn’t hog lead vocal duties, it should be a perfectly enjoyable show. If he does, you might need a miracle. MIKE SEELY

Sat., Sept. 18, 6 p.m., 2010

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