“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, June 10th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, June 9, 2019
“There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!”
Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
June 10, 1984
Audio discs provided by Paul B
Another installment of The Music Never Stopped Project!
Disc 1 – Set 1:
- Feel Like A Stranger
- They Love Each Other
- Beat It On Down The Line
- Dire Wolf
- My Brother Esau
- Bird Song
- Minglewood Blues
- Might As Well
- China Cat Sunflower >
- I Know You Rider
Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.
- Samson & Delilah
- He’s Gone >
- Don’t Need Love >
- Drums >
- Spa//ce >
- Truckin’ >
- Throwing Stones >
- Not Fade Away
- //Brokedown Palace
REVIEW: Cal Po
This is an explosive show from an up and down early summer run. The soundboard is well balanced and shows
Lesh in a great mood as he plunders through Sacramento cow pastures. The TLEO is the best version of all time.
Lesh and Garcia are playing off each other in a radioactive fashion that could lift skulls to never, never land.
Garica’s solo is creative and goes on forever. The second set is equally hot, with a China>Rider that shows the
the subtle interplay between Lesh and Brent as they scorch and sear the Expo. Dont Need Love is a great
pre-drums song and this one features some great “ace” guitar licks as Jerry takes a breather….the preceding jam
out of He’s Gone is bubbly and features several different themes.
REVIEW: Grateful rock
This show rocks!! Love it
REVIEW: It’s definitely speeded up
its definitely speeded up. I checked it against my keyboard. But not much, at least not as much as it sounds on
China Cat – Rider. Its also played faster than usual. Outstanding playing by Jerry, esp. by 1984 standards.
REVIEW: Its not speeded up they are just stoked
From start to finish this is more of a rowdy Centrum or Garden show – Cut Stranger wails and TLEO is perfect
compliment Bird Song, Mwood in fact the entire first set sizzles. I dont think I have ever been to show that
opened a Set II with China > Rider that was not memorable and this is one of the best of the eighties no
exaggeration. Lastly for anyone that listened to the drums when they were using this vibraphone and bouncing
the sounds all over the inside of the arena it was impossible to describe how cool it was. Unreal show.
REVIEW: Not Sped Up!!
Theyre just playing WARP SPEED. 7/21 is similar. A word of caution on the Minglewood Phil is SUPER
SICK!! China>Rider is pure technical excellence.
wow, lots of energy on this one. No jerry tunes after space could mean you-know-what, but I love tempo at this
REVIEW: remember the showers
and the purple gel tabs…I was 17 and bought a tye dye on the back fence of the show that looked like a colored
hole into another universe with a turtle in the middle. It spoke to me!! I have seen pix of Jerry at this time and he
appeared to have an unusaul green hue to his skin tone. Glad he mafe it for many more years. I stood at the top
of the stairs on the bleachers and felt like it was an escalator. Fun times for a dancing fool teenager in the sping
sunshine cali style…
REVIEW: Best show of 1984
Can anyone find me a better show from ’84? The band was absolutely flawless this evening (in as much as a
Dead show can be flawless)! The happiness, the synergy, and the pure raw jamming power were in full-force
this evening at the Cal Expo. A magical venue indeed. Each song is fantastically performed. Jerry is in rare
form, Brent is key-clicking his toy piano, Phil’s bass is big and loud; Bird Song, TLEO, Stranger, and even
songs like My Brother Esau and Might as Well are especially hot.
REVIEW: The second of two shows for me!
Yep, it was on a sunday, the devil’s day. I remember it was really windy! For about an hour. Then it settled
down. After that, a really fine day with the dead in fine form. Phil was just great.They had his bass turned up for
a change. That song by Brent… “Don’t Need Love” That one was strange. The crowd was buzzing in confusion.
But all in all…they all sounded like Europe 72! They really did!
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., June 12th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., June 13th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., June 14th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Blue Marlin AMI, Sat., June 15th, 7:00 p.m.
121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, 896-9737
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Linger Lodge, Sat., June 15th, 7:00 p.m.
7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., June 11th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., June 12th, Al Fuller, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., June 13th, Ellie Lee Band, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., June 14th, Honey Hounds 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., June 15th, Ari and The Alibis, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., June 16th, Truality gospel brunch, Noon to 2:30 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., June 10th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., June 11th, Rick Miller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., June 12th, Soundwave, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., June 13th, Stretch, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., June 14th, Gracie Maple & The White Crowe Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., June 15th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
June’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., June 24th, Kevin McQuire/The Ashley Gang
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: