“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, July 15th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, July 14, 2019
“There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!”
Tonight, and next Monday, July 22, I will be giving away pairs of tickets to this year’s 9th Annual Grateful
Dead Meet-Up at the Movies, incinemas worldwide for one night only on Thursday, August 1! ‘Course, you will
hve to be listening at the right time(s) for your chance!
Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, CA
July 15, 1984
Matrix by Hunter Seamons:
SBD > PCM Master > Dat
Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller
Thanks to David Gans and Rob Eaton.
FOB: 2 Beyer M160s > D5 > MC > CDR > EAC > FLAC. Taper: Jim Quirk
Disc 1 – Set 1:
- Dancing In The Street >
- Bird Song
- Minglewood Blues
- Cumberland Blues
- My Brother Esau
- Ramble On Rose
- Hell In A Bucket
Disc 2 – Set 2:
- Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? >
- China Cat Sunflower >
- I Know You Rider
- Playing In The Band >
- Uncle John’s Band >
- Don’t Need Love >
- Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
- Space >
- China Doll >
- Throwing Stones >
- Not Fade Away
- Brokedown Palace
- Johnny B. Goode
There are no reviews of this matrix.
REVIEW: if you hear that same sweet song again then you’ll know why
possibly the hottest 3-night run, ANYWHERE……hats off to the tapers, too… god bless the archive.org and god
bless the grateful dead.
REVIEW: Dancin at the Greek
This Dancin>Bird Song is one of my absolute favorite one/two openers. Right up there with the 6-11-93 Jack
Straw>Foolish Heart(which I attended), and the Half Step-Jack Straw from 11-6-77. The Dancin is pure joy.
Brent is sparkling and Jerry is buzzing, my favorite 80s Dancin for sure. Drops right into a grate Bird Song with
Phil bombs galore, they dont come much finer than this folks. The rolling crash cymbals add to the crisp sound
of this one-time-only combo. Dont pass this one up folks. A must have in any collection. The rest of the show is
very well played with China>Rider and China Doll shining brightly. Phil and Brent seem to be having fun with
the Why Dont We Do It In the Road. “why dont we do it on the drums!” The only low point for me is Dont
Need Love, what that song was doing in the repertoire is a mystery to me. Jerry seems to agree cuz he walked
out on this tune a couple times. This show has a place in any serious GD collection.
5+ stars for PERFECT SBD! 5+ stars for Dancin>Bird Song. 4 stars for rest of show.
REVIEW: my first
My second tape after my Jerry band Music Mt tape broke my cherry. This is incredible and I still compare all
UJB to this one….
REVIEW: favorite Greek show
The show on the 13th tends to get the bulk of the praise from this run do, in part, to the Dark Star encore. Don’t
let that show overshadow this one. I saw most of the shows at the Greek in the 80s and have most of the
recordings. This warm afternoon gets my vote for the best one. The Dancing->Bird Song 1st set opener roars out
the gate and tells the listener that the band is fired up and ready to seriously play. The rest of the 1st set is just as
hot. The 2nd set is jaw-dropping good. If you want to turn a non-believer into a Deadhead, this is a good place
REVIEW: Great Show!
Again here is another 80’s show that 70’s Head’s need to listen to. I dare anyone to find a second set as well
played and as energetic as this one. China/Rider is amazing. On Audience tapes you can hear a “OH!” go over
the croud as the band jumps right into Playin. It’s just an amazing show start to finish. I wish I could have been
there. One thing I always wondered was what was going on after UJB? It sounded as though Jerry might have
been ready to split but Brent was persistant. I can hear his Don’t Need riff during the playing jam as well.
REVIEW: Hot Show
The opener was fantastic. Both sets. The whole show was great and the crowd energy was great. After this show
the crowd refused to let the standard multi show last night encore of brokedown be the last song played. The
only time I saw the band leave the stage and then come back for a 2nd encore.
REVIEW: Psycho Phil
He is a completely monster throughout this show – one of those nights where from the opening note throughout
the whole night, he’s just on fire.
REVIEW: great show
one hell of a show, the china doll is very trippy, beautiful, maybe china dolls best year as far as jam exploration
REVIEW: Hot in many ways
What I remember the most about this show was the 104 degree temperature inside the venue. The concrete
theater was radiating heat everywhere…..including the band. Got to be the best opener I got to witness…..back to
back jam songs in “Dancin’ in the Streets” into “Bird Song”. The sound quality is as good as it gets.
REVIEW: Best of the 80’s
Simply the best fucking Dead show from the 1980’s! Toss in Dark Star from 1984-07-13 and you might just see
REVIEW: Ramble On Rose
I love the way Brent and Phil sound on this version. And yes, the Bird Song is killer!!!
REVIEW: Holy Birdsong, Batman!!!
This show is RIPPIN’for two reasons: The entire band (which is rare) is absolutely on fire!!! Brent and Jerry
noodling togethere, Phil dropping bombs with the drummers, and bobby being bobby!
REVIEW: Great show even better time was had…
This was the solid show of the ’84 Greeks. Dark Star was the highlight of the series but this one was the total
show. I was front row Phil’s side. Man was it hot! We were baking in more than one way.
REVIEW: Bye Bye Sunday
Killer Dancin , Birdsong, China Cat-> Rider. China Doll and Brokedown are spine tinglers.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., July 17th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., July 18th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Motorworks Brewing, Fri., July 19th, 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
“Summer Jam”, celebrating Watkins Glen:
Skipper’s Smokehouse, Sat., July 20th, 7 or 8:00 p.m. (conflicting web pages)
910 Skipper Rd., Tampa, (813)971-0666
Tribute to the 44th Anniversary of the Watkins Glen Festival:
Uncle John’s Band (The Grafeful Dead)
Kettle of Fish (The Band)
Tony TylerTrance (The Allman Brothers)
Schmitz Brothers Band:
JDub’s Brewing Company, Sat., July 20th, 6:00 p.m.
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739
Ship Of Fools:
The Blue Rooster, Thurs., July 18th, 7:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Darwin’s Brewing Co., Sat., July 20th, 7:30 p.m.
803 17th Ave., W., Bradenton, 747-1970
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., July 21st, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., July 16th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., July 17h, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., July 18th, Ship Of Fools, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Fri., July 19th, Billy Seward Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., July 20th, Ben Prestage, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., July 21st, Truality gospel brunch, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., July 15th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., July 16th, Steve Paradis, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., July 17th, Fire & Ice, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., July 18th, Key West Dave, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., July 19th, Acoustic Therapy, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., July 20th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
Be it known that the monthly Folk Club’s Sailing Squadron concerts are no more. From July on, concerts will be held at WSLR’s very own Fogartyville!
July’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., July 29th, The Dunn Deal/Deserie & Jim.
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: