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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, October 25th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, October 24, 2021

“EVERYONE is a Deadhead…some of you may not know it yet…”

Grateful Dead
Radio City Music Hall, New York City, N.Y.
September 25, 1980

The day tickets went on sale for the RCMH shows was the day I started the job that brought me to sunny Sarasota. I was prepared to get two tix to each date, but when I got to the box office at noon they were, understandably, all sold out!…I didn’t think the job would take it lightly that I needed to get Dead tickets before my first day, but it turned out I was wrong!

Five recordings circulate, all auds…

Disc 1 – Set 1 (Acoustic)
1. Deep Elem Blues
2. The Race is On
3. I’ve Been All Around This World
4. Monkey & The Engineer
5. To Lay Me Down **
6. El Paso
7. Bird Song
8. Heaven Help The Fool **
9. Dire Wolf >
10. Ripple

Disc 2 – Set 2 (Electric)
1. Mississippi Half Step >
2. Franklin’s Tower *
3. Me & My Uncle
4. Big River
5. High Time *
6. Minglewood Blues
7. Ramble On Rose
8. Looks Like Rain
9. Deal

Disc 3 -Set 3 (Electric)
1. //Cold Rain & Snow >
2. Lost Sailor > **
3. Saint Of Circumstance > **
4. Uncle John’s Band >
5. Playin’ In The Band >
6. Drums >
7. Jam >
8. The Other One >
9. Black Peter >
10. Around & Around >
11. One More Saturday Night

12. U.S. Blues

* appear on “Dead Set”.
** appear on “Beyond Description”

Five recordings, and almost no reviews…

REVIEW: Thanks For This
It’s been a long time since my friend Bill and I hitched a ride from UCONN to catch this
show. I was actually waiting in line for Rush tickets at the campus Ticket— when word
spread the Dead were going on sale for Radio City. A change of plans ensued. I think this
was originally supposed to be opening nite, but when they sold out so quickly, Friday was
added (correct me if wrong). Anyway, it was a great show, and pix of the scene there
don’t do it justice. Thanks to the stage guy who picked us up in his VW under a bridge in
a downpour and brought us right to the door. What luck that was. Ended up sleeping in a
hotel hallway in Stamford on the way back. It was all worth it. I later had to move into
IDC dorm as I got more caught up in the waning days of the enlightenment

REVIEW: Franklin’s Tower
The bright, upbeat (and lyrically flawless) Franklin’s Tower performed this night is the one they chose for Dead Set (albeit edited for brevity). Dead Set is one of the two albums, along with Scull & Roses, that got me into the Dead. Franklin’s was my favorite track from Dead Set. Therefore, I attach enormous importance to this great show.

“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.

Kettle Of Fish:
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Oct. 31st, 4:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Dana Lawrence:
Captain Curt’s, Wed., Oct. 27th, 12:00 p.m.
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, 349-3885

Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Oct. 27th, 2:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., Oct. 28th, 2:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Pub 32 Irish Gastropub, Fri., Oct. 29th, 6:30 p.m.???
8383 S. Tamiami Trail, 952-3070

Michael Miller and The Heart Machine:
Tamiami Tap, Sat., Oct. 30th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 500-3182

Schmitz Brothers Band:
3 Keys Brewing, Sat., Oct. 30th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
2505 Manatee Avenue E., Bradenton, 218-0396

The Blue Rooster:
Wed., Oct. 27th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 28th, Big Night Out, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 29th, Memphis Rub Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 30th, Mr. Sipp, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Oct. 25th, Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 26th, Frankie Lombardi, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 27th, Bill Hartmann, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 28th, Dave Fowler, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Oct.l 29th, Koko Ray 3 Way, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 30th, Mike Merola & the Allstars, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center:
“And So I Stayed”
Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 7:00 p.m.:
In-Person screening with local panel discussion – $10
Attending the in-person screening will support our non-profit partner:
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC).
SPARCC’s mission is to stop domestic and sexual violence in our communities.
FREE Virtual screening: Oct. 24th – Oct. 27th.
Register for the virtual screening here.

Time Sawyer
Thurs., Oct. 28th, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 Members, $18 General, $9 Student (Ages 13+)

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