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. 33 — 10/9-10/76 Oakland, CA

    In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we find the band just a few weeks past the shocking brilliance of the Dick’s Picks Vol. 20 two-show set from Fall 1976, here in Oakland, CA for a pair of opening gigs for The Who from the “Day On The Green” at the Oakland Coliseum…

  • Where The Light Is: Let’s Talk About John Mayer

    In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we explore the world of Mr. Sob Rock himself, John Mayer. Focusing on the peak of his solo career, we discuss the backstory of the future Dead & Co. lead guitarist, and try to better understand his path from pop rock to The Dead. Focusing on…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 32 — 08/07/82 East Troy, WI

    In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we traverse to the heartland of America for a banner show from the wild Summer of 1982 at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, WI. Featuring a hammy Bob, some heavy playing from Brent, and a lyrical albeit haggard Jerry, it’s one of the best…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 31 — 08/04-08/05/74 & 08/06/74 Philadelphia, PA / Jersey City, NJ

    In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we find the band playing a Sunday – Tuesday run in late-Summer 1974. The jams are deep, the country is in turmoil, and idiots are climbing the fence. This volume hears The Dead at perhaps their most exhausted, two months shy of their hiatus, but willing…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 30 — 03/25-28/72, New York City, NY

    In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we find the band prepping for their Europe ‘72 tour with a run of shows at the Academy of Music in New York City. Featuring a set with Bo Diddley, this volume highlights the emergence of Keith Godchaux in the band + showcases some of the…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 29 — 05/19/77 & 05/21/77, Atlanta, GA / Lakeland, FL

    In this week’s episode of 36 From The Vault we return to the hallowed month of May 1977 for two complete shows, and the only six-CD set of the Dick’s Picks series. With two shows that prelude the stunning Dick’s Picks 3 set, we hear the sleek brilliance of 1977 Dead across 6+hrs of music.The…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 28 – 02/26/73 & 02/28/73, Lincoln, NE / Salt Lake City, UT

    Welcome to Season 4 of 36 From The Vault! We begin our final season before the vault closes with a peek back into the world of 1973 Dead. Joining them for their midwest/west tour through the frigid US, we hear the band at the peak of their powers. Capable of transitioning from cowboy rock to…

  • Live Tour Rehearsals #3: Season 4 Preview

    In this Live Episode, we prep for Season 4 with a trio of Tour Rehearsals presented by the Skull & Roses Festival. In this episode, Rob & Steve preview the final nine Dick’s Picks ahead of the start of the Fourth (and maybe final) season…36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It…

  • Live Tour Rehearsals #2: Season 4 Curveball Options

    In this Live Episode, we prep for Season 4 with a trio of Tour Rehearsals presented by the Skull & Roses Festival. In this episode, Rob & Steve debate possible Curveball episodes for Season 4 while taking suggestions from the audience.36 from the Vault is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited, produced and…

  • Live Tour Rehearsals #1: Drafting Dick’s Picks

    In this Live Episode, we prep for Season 4 with a trio of Tour Rehearsals presented by the Skull & Roses Festival. In this episode, Rob & Steve draft their four favorite Dick’s Picks Volumes through DP 27. We’ll be back with two more Tour Rehearsals this week.36 from the Vault is a production of…

  • Introducing | Sugar Maple

    Hey there, 36 From The Vault fans! Check out the first episode of our new fiction podcast Sugar Maple, starring Fred Savage. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to hear where the story goes from here!In the series premiere, we meet our narrator, Terrance Woodridge, who brings us a tale he’s…

  • Introducing | Breaking Waves: Seattle

    Breaking Waves: Seattle is the story of the scene that defined rock in the ‘90s. The show traces the roots of grunge, and details the rise and fall of the Seattle scene, and concludes with a look forward, examining the legacy of grunge and highlighting the current and emerging artists who will create Seattle’s next…

  • (36FTV Bonus) Josh’s Picks – Chicago, IL, 9/17-18/21

    In this BONUS EPISODE, we join our faithful hosts in Chicago, IL for the first-ever in-person 36FTV recording session in-between & following the Dead & Co. shows at Wrigley Field. An AUD/SBD compilation, Rob & Steve chat about the scene outside of Wrigley Field, the sound issues in the venue, the multiple rain delays on…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 27 – 12/16/92, Oakland, CA

    In this week’s episode, our Season 3 Finale, we wrap things up in December 1992 in Oakland, CA, with a show from the larger returning run following Jerry’s health crisis during the summer/fall. Featuring a unique setlist filled with songs of every era, the lone Vince solo show of the series, and perhaps the most…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 26 – 04/26-27/69, Chicago, IL & Minneapolis, MN

    In this week’s episode we hop back to 1969 to hear two shows from the spring that showcase The Grateful Dead in significant transition. We hear two Midwestern shows: April 26, 1969 from Chicago, IL and April 27, 1969 from Minneapolis, MN. Hearing the band shift between the summer of love English Folk of their…

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 25 – 05/10-11/78, New Haven, CT & Springfield, MA

    In this week’s episode we celebrate 25 volumes of the Dick’s Picks series. A monumental moment in the series, as it showcased the viability of a single band releasing a trove from their archives over a significant period in time. We’re treated to two Spring 1978 shows from the NE, May 10, 1978 from New…

  • 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…

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