“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, December 12th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, December 11, 2022
I’ve seen thousands of reviews over the years, but this actually explains “A Deadhead”…
As a new fan of the Dead it was years before I realized the importance of the tears streaming down
the face of the girl beside me. She seemed to be having a religious experience. Now I know why”
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO.
December 12, 1990
S:D > CDR > (eac’d)SHN
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Touch Of Grey >
2. Greatest Story Ever Told
4. Walkin’ Blues
5. Loose Lucy
6. Mexicali Blues >
7. Maggie’s Farm
8. Queen Jane Approximately
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. China Cat Sunflower >
2. I Know You Rider >
3. Looks Like Rain
4. Aiko Aiko
5. Dark Star >
6. Terrapin Station >
7. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. All Along The Watchtower >
3. Stella Blue >
4. Throwing Stones >
5. Not Fade Away
6. The Weight
REVIEW: Mother of Mercy!!
Aiko>Dark Star>Terrapin?!? Plus a smokin China>Rider Second Set Opener! Sounds Fantastic. I
remember the telephone call I got after this show, “Dude, you’re not going to believe what Jerry
kicked down tonight!”
REVIEW: Tight Lucy
This Loose Lucy Smokes!!
was it this night, or one of the next two? i remember floating out of a show to freshly dusted
streets, shakedown happening with a fluffy coating of rocky mountain rain. while the accordian
brought some down, this is still a fab show. the stella blue is no slouch and there is solid jamming
REVIEW: Another Accordian Viewpoint
This show’s second set is one of the finest, if not THE finest, in 1990. From start to finish, fine
playing. I believe the accordian gives IKO a Cajun flavor that not only is true to the genre, but
drives the jam to its highest points.
REVIEW: Ski Bum Heaven
These shows were the highlight of my year as a Colorado Ski Bum. Second set was the best string
of music I had witnessed from the Dead in years and, for me, nothing compared again. Accordian
was a little intrusive, but not enough to slow the ride.
Yeah, what a second set with 3 Jerry tunes in a row!!
REVIEW: Iko Iko
Nobody wrote about the Iko Iko dub dub at the beginning. Jerry starts off in the wrong key, stops
after the first few chords, collects himself, and then starts off the song with the correct chords.
REVIEW: One of my favourites!
Glad to see this one up. I have a very good audience of this show taped by an awesome taper from
Albuquerque, NM. It is worth having for the “cool Colorado rain” moment alone!! If I had the
thing on disc rather than cassette I’d upload it to the Archive but c’est la vie. I know it’s out there. I
later got a SBD but this is better. What a rockin’ night! It always blows my mind. Massive He’s
Gone blues jam and a stunning Wharf Rat. My jaw always drops.
REVIEW: one of the best shows i’ve ever heard.
REVIEW: Christmas Comes Early!
Listening to this show finally put me in the holiday spirit. This is one of those performances where
it feels as if every cell in my body is dancing! The sound is just exactly perfect! Jerry noodling
around with “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” during space, brought this time of year alive for me.
Have a Jerry Christmas, and deck the halls with howls of Bobby!
REVIEW: what a fun show!
This is one of those shows that I listen to and think, “Man, it would have been fun to be at that
REVIEW: Has it been 18 years? Yikes!
Great live Dead show for me and my future wife, too much cigarette smoke but one helluva show…
Sad to think how much time has passed and how much has changed. McNichols is gone, Jerry is
gone, wish I could go back… Better finish that time machine in the basement..
Twas energy in the air that night, my friends….
REVIEW: Best of the 90’s
This was the best show I saw in the 90’s. I haven’t listened to them all, but I’ve yet to hear any
better show from that period. The band was really trying their hardest to put on a great show, not
phoning it in as they did in later years. I was very lucky to have been
REVIEW: great show
listened to this summer of ’91 on Long Island. Wore the tape out. Listen to Jerr Bear on
China>Rider yelling like he did sometimes in ’80’s.
“…and many more…”
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Remember, folks, to call the venue to see if they are indeed open in the
first place, and the event is going on as scheduled, and what protocols are in place.
Dead Set Florida:
BirdRock Taco Shack, Sat., Dec. 17th, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
1004 10th Ave. W., Bradenton, 545-9966
Kettle Of Fish:
Big Top Brewers Collective, Fri., Dec. 16th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
2705 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, 708-2966
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Dec. 18th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Captain Curt’s, Wed., Dec. 14th, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, 349-3885
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., Dec. 15th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Casey Key Fish House, Sat., Dec. 17th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
801 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey, 966-1901
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Dec. 12th, Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 13th, Pedro & Zooey, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 14th, John Ford, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 15th, Ron Kraemer Trio, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 16th, Soundwave, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 17th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center:
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
“The Joni Project”, Tribute Concert”:
Joni Adno on lead vocals, piano and guitar, Joe Bruno on bass, Bob Miner on saxophone,
WSLR’s own Art Siegel on drums and Dr. Jon Godfrey on guitar.
Sun., Dec 18th, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00.
$15 members, $18 non-members, $9 students(13+)
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also be available for purchase. Not outside food or drinks, please.
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