“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, March 6th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, March 5, 2023
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”
Stanley Theatre , Pittsburgh, PA
March 6, 1981
Frank Streeter’s Master FOB Audience Cassette:
Beyer M160 > Sony TC-D5M (Maxell MX90)
Transfer by Charlie Miller, mastered by Scott Clugston
Disc 1 – Set 1:
2. Jack Straw
3. Peggy O
5. They Love Each Other >
6. El Paso
7. Row Jimmy >
8. Little Red Rooster
9. Brown Eyed Women
10. Let It Grow >
Disc 2 – Set 2:
2. Samson & Delilah
3. It Must Have Been The Roses
4. Estimated Prophet >
5. Franklin’s Tower >
6. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. The Other One >
3. Stella Blue >
4. Sugar Magnolia
5. Don’t Ease Me In
REVIEW: 1981 was a good year
The Stanley sounds like a fun place to see a show. The set list pretty much kills. Beauty
LIG->Deal, Roses, and on and on. This was when Brent really hit his stride. He made the
ballads, the funky songs, and Jerry songs in general way better than the late-era Keith.
REVIEW: they did it again!
I really like this show, thanks to the O1>Stella Blue. Phil’s bomblets in the Roses sound great.
The Estimated>Franklin’s is cool but pretty standard. They pound the big drums pretty hard for a
few minutes. Cool space with drums into a phat Other One. Jerry and Phil make it a classic in
my book. Then a long, lilting intro into a great Stella Blue, go Jerry go! A couple of little flubs…
REVIEW: When you hear that song…
I do not have much listening time in 1981 but so far the shows I have chosen
have been very fine indeed. I know they opened Set Two many times with SAMSON but I really
do love that tune. The ROSES works perfectly after SAMSON. I was particularly impressed
with how stretched out they got on Franklin’s Tower after ESTIMATED. I am assuming this is
the same Stanley they played and decimated in the early days. After Drumz is pretty standard set
list but extremely well played! I noticed Brent’s handi-work in some good places. Other One
intro very methodical yet divergent rhythm to get us to the verses. Jerry sounds great to these
ears. As previously mentioned the Stella Blue is wonderful. SUGAR MAGNOLIA-Hey
Blooming Like a RED ROSE!!!
REVIEW: my first tape
This has to be one of the only shows that i heard on tape that i wish i was at.as a youngster and
started for what was to be my long strange trip with the dead,my friend Jake`s older sis attened
this show there after retreiving this excellent show on tape.This had to be one of the best places
to see the dead.
REVIEW: Good 81 show, decent sound
This is an outstanding 1981 show. The first set song selection speaks for itself. Very solid
playing throughout, especially on Let It Grow, which features some very melodic playing by
Jerry. Franklin’s is extremely fast – not chipmunked, just played at a ferocious tempo. The Other
One is a real standout and segues into Stella Blue with a patience and smoothness rarely heard
in later years.
REVIEW: A pleasant evening
Good show, with solid vocals and consistant playing. Highlights include Let It Grow, Samson,
Estimated Prophet, and Stella Blue. Franklin’s Tower is not a highlight. Yes, it was fast, but it
didn’t seem to go anywhere and sounded repetative.
REVIEW: QUESTION-who is soloing on Little Red Rooster?
who is sitting in on guitar on Little Red Rooster?
Listen to the 1st solo before Bobby’s solo. No way is it Jerry!
REVIEW: killer jackstraw
jerry just kills on the jackstraw opener. ’81 severely underrated. dynamite show
REVIEW: @ sonicgardenplaysdead
Who knows if you’ll ever see this but the solo you refer to is a keyboard solo by Brent. So yeah, not Jerry, but not
a guitar solo by a guest either.
“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:
Big Top Brewing Company, Fri., Mar. 10th, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, 371-2939
Kettle Of Fish:
Le Barge Tropical Cruises, Tues., Mar. 7th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
“Full Moon Cruise”
Bay Front Park, Sarasota, 366-6116
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Mar. 8th, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Hart’s Landing, Sat., Mar. 11th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
920 John Ringling Causeway Sarasota, 330-0650
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Mar. 12th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Captain Curt’s, Wed., Mar. 18th, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, 349-3885
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., Mar. 9th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
BirdRock Taco Shack, Fri., Mar. 10th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
1004 10th Ave. W., Bradenton, 545-9966
Schmitz Brothers Band:
3 Keys Brewing, Sat., Mar. 11th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
2505 Manatee Avenue E., Bradenton, 218-0396
Brewburgers Back Porch, Sun., Mar. 12th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
525 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, 786-3341
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Mar. 6th, Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Mar. 7th, Steve Paradis, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 8th, Riffin’ Rick Miller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 9th, Richy Kicklighter, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 10th, Ron Kraemer, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 11th, 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 Wellness Night will feature vendors, live music, and an introduction to Tibetan sound bowls.
Wed., Mar. 8th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5.
Emerge Sarasota is a 501c(3) non-profit organization designed to connect like-minded, young professional minorities in the area. Emerge will provide young professionals—ages 25-40— with educational, professional and personal development opportunities all while building lasting relationships with members and the local community.
There appears to be no admission charge, nor doe it mention The Kumquat Kitchen.
Kat Crosby and the Rhythm Gators
Fri., Mar 10th, 8:00 p.m., doors open at 7.
$12 members, $15 non-members, $7.50 students(13+)
Sun., Mar. 12th, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6.
$25 members, $30 non-members
The Kumquat Kitchen will be open for dinner when doors open.
Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase.
No outside food or drinks, please.
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