36 From the Vault

The definitive overview of the Dead’s celebrated live show releases. Hosted by Steven Hyden and Rob Mitchum

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  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 24 – 03/23/74, Daly City, CA

    In this week’s episode we join the Dead in early 1974 for the very first Wall of Sound show. Just five shows removed from the Dick’s Picks one selection, we hear the band in a loose, soundchecky vibe, as they work through the kinks of their revolutionary PA, and begin to dip their toes in…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 23 – 09/17/72, Baltimore, MD

    In this week’s episode we return to the Dick’s Picks cannon for our second of three shows in the set from the hallowed month of September 1972. Just ten days prior to the Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 show from 9/27/72 in Jersey City, NJ, we hear the band play a similar setlist while highlighting a…

  • Play It F***ing Loud! (Let’s Talk About Bob Dylan)

    In this week’s episode we take a momentary pause from our march through the Dick’s Picks series to discuss one of the best (some would say the best) live performance of all time: Bob Dylan & The Hawks 05/17/1966 concerts from the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, UK, known throughout history as the “Royal Albert…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 22 – 02/23-24/68, Kings Beach, CA

    In this week’s episode we jump back in time to February 1968 for a pair of shows – unheard prior to their Dick’s Picks Release – from the King’s Beach Bowl in King’s Beach, California. Primordial Dead. We hear the band working through a number of tunes that would find their way onto Anthem Of…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 21 – 11/01/85, Richmond, VA

    In this week’s episode we dive into the heart of the 1980s for a complete show at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmon, VA on November 1, 1985, as well as a segment of the September 2, 1980 show at Community War Memorial in Rochester, NY. The main show finds the band competing with the intense…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 20 – 09/25/76 & 09/28/76, Landover, MD / Syracuse, NY

    In this week’s episode we explore 1976 for the first time in the series with two shows culled together from the Fall of 1976: September 25, 1976 from the Cap Centre in Landover, MD, and September 28, 1976 from the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, NY. Offering a peek into the transition the Dead…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 19 – 10/19/73, Oklahoma City, OK

    In this week’s episode we dive back into Fall 1973 Dead for an exploration of Dick’s Picks Vol. 19 from October 19, 1973 at the Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A single-show snapshot of The Dead as they launched into their lauded Fall 1973 Tour, we hear the musical explorations and immediate brilliance which would…

  • 36 From The Vault – Season Three Trailer

    In Season One we tuned up & jammed out. In Season Two we extended Summer into Fall while exploring some of the best Dick’s Picks in the larger catalogue. Now, in Season Three, we’re aging vets, greying at the edges & ready for however many triple Berry’s you’ve got for us. Welcome back to Season 3…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 18 — 02/03-05/78, Madison & Milwaukee, WI / Cedar Falls, IA

    In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 18, a midwestern compilation from February 3, 1978 at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin, February 4, 1978 at the Milwaukee Auditorium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and February 5, 1978, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Just six weeks on from the magical year of…

  • Dick’s Vol. 17 – 09/25/91, Boston, MA (w/ David Lemieux)

    In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 17 from the Boston Garden in Boston, MA on September 25, 1991. In addition, this show features two bonus tracks from Charlotte, NC on March 31, 1991. Midway through a fantastic run at the Garden, and in some of the last shows the band would play…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 16 – 11/07-08/69, San Francisco, CA

    In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 16 from the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on November 7 and 8, 1969. PRIMAL DEAD! Coming just a few weeks shy of the Altamont Festival & the end of the 1960’s, we hear The Dead in a period of growth and transition. Just three…

  • Blame It On The Dark Star (Let’s Talk About Radiohead)

    In this week’s episode we momentarily diverge from our trek through the larger Dick’s Picks series to chat about one of the best live bands of the last 30 years, who inadvertently took some important cues from The Grateful Dead: Radiohead. Diving into their performance from June 17, 2006 at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 15 – 09/03/77, Engishtown, NJ

    In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 15, from Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ on September 3, 1977. One of the biggest Dead shows of all time, we dive back into the halcyon year of 1977, hearing the band play a greatest hits type of show following their cancelled Summer Tour after Mickey’s…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 15 – 09/03/77, Englishtown, NJ

    In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 15, from Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ on September 3, 1977. One of the biggest Dead shows of all time, we dive back into the halcyon year of 1977, hearing the band play a greatest hits type of show following their cancelled Summer Tour after Mickey’s…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 14 – 11/30-12/2/73, Boston, MA

    In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 14, from the Boston Music Hall in Boston, MA on November 30 and December 2, 1973. The first ever four-disc Dick’s Picks, this dives back into the world of late-1973 – a particularly brilliant period in Dead history – for the first time since Dick’s Picks…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 13 – 05/06/81, Uniondale, NY

    In this week’s episode we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 13, from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on May 6, 1981. A return to the 80’s & the Brent era, this is a puzzling installment in the larger volume that features a lot of repeated tracks, before showcasing some stellar jamming in a bonus segment late…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 12 – 06/26-28/74, Providence, RI & Boston, MA

    Welcome back to Season 2 of 36 from the Vault: SUMMER TOUR! In Episode 13 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 12, from the Providence Civic Center in Providence, RI on June 26, 1974 and the Boston Garden in Boston, MA on June 28, 1974. A return to the wondrous year of 1974, as well as…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 – 9/27/72, Jersey City, NJ

    Welcome to Season 2 of 36 from the Vault: SUMMER TOUR! In Episode 12 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 12, from The Stanley Theater in Jersey City, NJ on September 27, 1972. Our first 1972 show in the series – and the first of three from September ‘72 in the larger Dick’s Picks Cannon, this…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 10 – 12/29-30/77, San Francisco, CA

    Welcome to Season 2 of 36 From The Vault: SUMMER TOUR! In Episode 11 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 10, from The Winterland in San Francisco, CA on December 29 at 30, 1977. A celebratory volume that checks a lot of boxes fans had been asking for through the first ten volumes of the series.…

  • 36 From The Vault – Summer Tour Trailer

    We wanted to get everything just exactly perfect….and now we’re ready for our SUMMER TOUR!Welcome back to Season 2 of 36 From The Vault. We’ll be covering Dick’s Picks 10-18 + a Curveball episode we can’t wait to announce! The years 1974 and 1977 come back into focus while we take our first dip into…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 9 – 9/16/90, New York City, NY

    Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 9 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 9, from Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on September 16,1990. A confounding volume which sees The Grateful Dead just two months on from the loss of their beloved keyboardist, Brent Mydland. Here they’re introducing two new keyboardists…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 8 – 5/2/70, Binghamton, NY

    Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 9 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 8, from Harpur College in Binghamton, NY on May 2,1970. A fascinating volume which sees The Grateful Dead just four months on from their phenomenal run at Fillmore East, documented in Dick’s Picks Vol. 4. Here we see them feature…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 7 – 09/09-11/74, London, ENG

    Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 8 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 7, from the Alexandra Palace in London, ENG on September 9-11,1974. Deep in the Wall of Sound Era, we find the Dead in London for a rough tour just before their extended hiatus began, and a compilation set – the…

  • The Post-Jerry Void (Let’s Talk About Phish)

    Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 7 we momentarily diverge from our trek through the larger Dick’s Picks series, to chat about the post-Jerry years. Focusing on the larger touch points between Phish & The Dead, we dive into Phish’s 1998 Island Tour, highlighting the April 3, 1998 performance from Nassau Coliseum…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 6 – 10/14/83, Hartford, CT

    Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 6 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 6, from the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT on October 14, 1983. A bit of a blind spot in larger Dead History, we find the band in the middle of a successful Fall Tour, where their sound has evolved…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 5 — 12/26/79, Oakland, CA

    Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 5 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 5, from the Oakland Auditorium Arena in Oakland, CA on December 26, 1979. We find the Dead at yet another transitional period in their career, as they continue rolling out the Brent era. This show features a number of significant…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 4 — 2/13-14/70, New York, NY

    Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In Episode 4 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 4, from the Fillmore East in New York City, on February 13 & 14, 1970. We find the Dead at a transitional period in their career, peaking as they move from the psychedelic madness of the 60s into the most…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 3 — 5/22/77, Pembroke Pines, FL

    Welcome To 36 from the Vault! In episode 3 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 3. Recording at the Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, FL, on May 22, 1977. Featuring a near complete show, we hear a “Sugaree” that’s as close to perfect as you’ll ever get, a funky “Dancing In The Street,” a “Help On The Way…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 2 — 10/31/71, Columbus, OH

    Welcome back to 36 from the Vault! In episode 2 we explore Dick’s Picks Vol. 2. Recording at the Ohio Theater in Columbus, OH, on October 31, 1971. We hear the band riffing on the “Tighten Up” Jam midway through a 23-minute “Dark Star.” Continuing with a fluid second set comprised of “St. Stephen” and…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 1 — 12/19/73, Tampa, FL

    Welcome To 36 from the Vault! Hosted by Steven Hyden and Rob Mitchum, the series explores The Grateful Dead’s live releases. Steven and Rob use the series as a jumping-off point to discuss the wildest and most unconventional American rock band, along with the venues, cultural zeitgeist, musical evolution, and larger themes of each release. In…

  • Trailer: Thirty-Six from the Vault

    Introducing 36 From the Vault, a new Osiris podcast exploring live Dead releases. Hosted by Steven Hyden and Rob Mitchum. Listen to the trailer now, and check out the series, which premieres on Wednesday, January 15. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Brought to you by Osiris Media. For information…