L&L Exclusive Premiere: "Roll It Back" with LUTHI August 6, 2019 19:35
Interview by Tiffany Clemons: Live & Listen
The funky septet that is LUTHI knows how to bring the party, and it’s a big one. “Boogie Circus” is the most colorful description of their sound so far. “We like the term Cumberland Funk too,” says frontman Christian Luthi, an homage to the river that flows through its Nashville home and a sound that blends the city's often under-appreciated musical history. What’s very evident in talking with (what they call) “The LUTHI Crew” is the shared passion for helping others let loose.
In anticipation of their new single, “Roll It Back,” that drops everywhere on Friday, August 9, (pre-save it on Spotify), we were recently able to catch up with Christian Luthi (lead) and Amber Woodhouse (sax, vocals, sparkly wardrobe) to ask a few questions. As a special bonus, we have the exclusive premiere of "Roll It Back" available for you to stream today!
LUTHI has quite a crew. Tell us how LUTHI became who it is today, and if you could have any artist dead or alive join the crew, who would it be and why?
Christian / Amber: The band came together organically. We focused on finding incredible people who were also incredible players. It’s very difficult to choose just one artist, but Prince would be quite the experience!
You are no "Stranger" to being on the road, most recently with Moon Taxi. What are some things that you learned from touring with them, and what are you looking forward to most when you hit the road in a couple of months with Magic City Hippies?
Christian / Amber: Moon Taxi has a great fan base so it was cool having the opportunity to meet so many new fans face to face. We can’t wait to travel to new markets and make new friends and fans on our tour with Magic City Hippies as well. (Check out the recap from Moon Taxi’s NYE show with LUTHI and Sparkle City Disco)
Your new single “Roll It Back” drops on Friday, and I think everyone can agree that we grow up too fast. What inspired the song?
Amber: Inspired by his time hanging with his niece over Christmas, Christian wanted to write a song about how quickly we all grow up. He says, “When we’re young we want to be old and when we’re old we want to be young.”
When it comes to creating new music, what does that process look like for the LUTHI crew?
Christian / Amber: It generally starts with the kernel of an idea, whether it’s a lyrical concept or a melody. We get together as a team and focus on listening to each other's ideas. The synergy between the crew is what brings those ideas to life.
And speaking of new music, can we expect the full follow up to "Stranger" anytime soon?
Christian: We will be releasing various singles throughout the rest of the year, and we will be compiling all of them for a physical release in the near future.
I’ve been lucky enough to catch you live a handful of times, and it truly looks like you take off to another planet (in a good way!) when performing. It's clear that you love what you’re doing. What keeps you going night after night?
Christian / Amber: We all truly feel that we were put on this planet to play music, and we feel very blessed to do it alongside our closest friends. We know we’re better together. Also, the energy from our audience gives us new life every night.
Catch LUTHI’s infectious energy on tour with Magic City Hippies this fall and a special Halloween show with Moon Taxi at Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham, AL. Check out their full schedule and pre-save “Roll It Back,” streaming everywhere Friday, August 9, 2019.
Phish Announce 2019 Summer Tour Dates January 9, 2019 14:29
Photo by AZN Pics
Phish will hit the road this summer with a 26-date tour beginning with two-nights in St. Louis, MO, and culminating with the band's traditional Labor Day run of shows in Commerce City, CO. The 26-date tour also includes multi-night runs at Merriweather Post Pavilion (MD), BB&T Pavilion (NJ), Saratoga Performing Arts Center (NY), Boston's Fenway Park, Alpine Valley (WI), amongst others. The band will close out the summer with their annual three-night Labor Day Weekend stand at Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on August 30th, 31st, and September 1st. A ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com. See below for a complete list of dates!
Phish Summer 2019 Tour Dates
June 11 - Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO
June 12 - Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO
June 14 - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
June 16 - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
June 18 - Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
June 19 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
June 21 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
June 22 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
June 23 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
June 25 - Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
June 26 - Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
June 28 - BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
June 29 - BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
June 30 - BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
July 2 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
July 3 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
July 5 - Fenway Park, Boston, MA
July 6 - Fenway Park, Boston, MA
July 9 - Mohegan Sun Arena , Uncasville, CT
July 10 - Mohegan Sun Arena , Uncasville, CT
July 12 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
July 13 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
July 14 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
August 30 - Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
August 31 - Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
September 1 - Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
Twiddle's Zdenek Gubb Discusses Songwriting, Southeast Tour, & More September 26, 2018 12:43
Interview by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen
Photos by Denis Semenyaka
With 12 years of relentless touring behind them, Vermont-based rock band Twiddle has built an impressive resume spanning Red Rocks to Bonnaroo, and multiple sellouts of historic rock venues including Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre, and Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club. And with the second half of the band’s third studio album, PLUMP, on the horizon, the band’s career continues to catapult forward. Buoyed by the generous support of 359 Kickstarter donors, the 27-song album does more than showcase the group’s beautiful music, but also tells an important story, comprised in PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2. We recently caught up with Twiddle's Zdenek Gubb (bass) to discuss songwriting, characters, future recording plans, and much more.
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Twiddle has been officially rockin' for twelve years now. When exactly did you join the band, and how did that all come together?
Zdenek: I'll give it to you from my perspective. I was actually introduced to the band by a couple of friends when I was a junior in high school. My friends were like, "Hey, you look like the bass player from this band," and they were actually a really great band. I decided to check them out, and I fell in love with the music. I slowly met the guys, and a year later, when I was halfway through my senior year of high school, they asked me to join the band.
It worked out perfectly, in the sense that it felt like old friends coming back together, even though we didn't know each other that well. So before all of that, I was sneaking out of my parents house and trying to get into shows that were 21 and up, and I was only 17. I've been doing it ever since, and it's been a slow build and an awesome journey of discovery between ourselves. Developing these relationships with the band and people around us has been special.
I did not realize that. So you jumped in straight out of high school?
Zdenek: Yeah. You could say that I was lucky in the sense that I got injured really badly playing football. I would have had to continue doing that, but because of my injury, I had to stop doing that all together. That made it so when they called me, somehow I had the time to actually make it happen, and it worked out.
That's pretty wild man. Very cool. How do you guys go about the songwriting process? Any particular pattern or structure over the years?
Zdenek: Well, it's been different through the years, but originally it was a lot of lyrics written by Mihali (Savoulidis). He would bring the song to us, almost completely finished, and we have proceeded to write our own parts to all of the songs. That goes for everybody. We'll bring together a song, the lyrics, and everybody writes their own parts. I've had a couple of songs where I would actually write all of the parts and have to perform it. The thing that makes it unique is that we all get to do our own part and create something individually. That's what makes the music special, because we're all from different backgrounds.
That's how we did it originally, but now, we're starting to do it more cohesively and writing the parts all together. For example, "Orlando's," you had three of us writing our own parts and then smashing it all together to see what it sounds like. It worked out to be the sort of epic tune that we all had a big part in.
That leads perfectly into my next question. I've always loved the various characters involved in your music. Frankenfoote and the Jamflowman come to mind. Both are revisited in "Orlando's," along with references to several other tunes. Is this a story that you're continuing to develop?
Zdenek: That would be really cool. It's definitely something we've thought about. As the years have gone by, more and more characters come into fruition and turned into songs. It was just an idea we had to not only bring those characters together, but it made since that it would be at a bar.
We used our ability of writing it together, so that it's not just written by one person, but all of the pieces of ourselves put together into it. It actually feels like it is everyone being put together. I can't say that there is some grand scheme of something bigger than this, but that sounds like a pretty cool idea. Maybe in a year from now we'll do something bigger.
Last year marked the release of Plump Chapter 2, while Chapter 1 was released back in 2015. What was the strategy with this body of work as opposed to your previous albums?
Zdenek: Well, the general strategy was that we were going to put out a double disc, immediately (laughs). In the time that we put out Plump 1, that's the amount of time we were hoping to have put out the entire thing. It wasn't going to be a Chapter 1 or 2. We just didn't have the time, and we had all of this music that we wanted to put out.
We had to break it into two parts, and that's just how it went. Luckily, everyone was patient and thankful enough that we took our time on it. I think that was really important. Chapter 2 is only as good as it is because we took the time to focus on it.
Anything you can share regarding future recordings / releases?
Zdenek: Some people have asked about a Chapter 3. I don't think it's going to be a trilogy, but I would like to do more double disc albums. I guess the only thing I can say is that after the experience of Chapter 1 and 2, we realized that there is a whole other spectrum of genre, sound, and music that we can go into. I guess all I can say is that people should be excited to hear something new and different. We aren't going to go too far from the path we're on, but we're definitely putting out some new, unique stuff.
The stages, venues, and festival spots are continuing to get bigger. What do you guys do to stay grounded, focused, and motivated to keep building on this success?
Zdenek: You know...hmm...it's tough to answer that because I don't think we've ever even thought about it. We keep ourselves grounded by little things like playing Super Nintendo on the bus and keeping things chill. We don't think of ourselves like...how should I put this? Just continue to play like the underdog and work on yourselves. We're almost playing to the sense of never thinking that we're as good as we really want to be. So, that kind of grounds us in the sense of striving to get better and better. It's never a thought of "Man, we're the shit!" It's more like, "Man, we sound like shit! Let's get better."
That's the right attitude. With success comes positive attention, as well as critics. I think it's important not to get too tied up with either side.
Zdenek: True, but it's always good to have your ear to the ground and respect that come of those criticisms has a little bit of knowledge that you can learn from. So, we don't ignore all of the criticisms, but you have to take everything with a grain of salt.
Absolutely. So more specifically, the band is back in the southeast for the first time in a while. How has this run treated you guy thus far? Have you felt the southern hospitality?
Zdenek: Everybody has been really cool. The shows have been great down here. The numbers have been great. It's our first time ever doing five shows in a row down here in Florida. It was great. The only thing I have to say is damn was it hot! Sweating so much. That was brutal. Everyone was nice enough that they still wanted to give you a hug when you got off stage and you're soaking wet.
It's been absolutely brutal down here this summer. We're all anxiously awaiting for it to cool down in Alabama.
Zdenek: Oh yeah? Are you going to be in Birmingham?
Yeah. I'm planning on driving over on Saturday.
Zdenek: Dude...I am pumped about that show. Last time we played Birmingham was one of my favorite shows we've ever done. The whole group felt that way too. There was just something about it. We're pumped. It's gonna be something special.
There is a really great music scene in Birmingham right now. I've only been to this venue (Saturn) twice, but it's a really unique, intimate spot.
Zdenek: That's another nice thing. You mentioned us playing bigger shows. The nice thing about us doing this run down south. For me, it's just really fun. With the big shows, there is some pressure. Not too much pressure. It's exciting, but to go back and do these smaller shows really reminds you where you came from and how fun it's been.
Love hearing that. Before we wrap up, the calendar is stacked through the end of the year. What's the latest news, and what can fans expect from you guys in the coming months?
Zdenek: It will be our first time playing House of Blues in Boston, so I'm really excited about that for New Year's. We just booked Halloween. Have you heard what it is?
I have not. What's the word?
Zdenek: We're announcing on Wednesday that we're playing as 'Phiddle" with Phil Lesh at The Capitol Theatre's 'Phil-O-Ween'.
Wow. I've loved seeing the recent collaborations with Phil.
Zdenek: That's gonna be something special. I'm really excited about it. Aside from that, we're busy with shows, but we're really excited to start working on the next album. There's already some new material out there, and that's what we're really focused on and excited about.
Watch Twiddle's official recap from Red Rocks 2018 here:
Phish Confirms New Year's Run at Madison Square Garden September 25, 2018 12:13
A ticket request period is now underway attickets.phish.com (ending Monday Oct 8 at 10AM ET). Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 12 at Noon ET atticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 866-858-0008.
Phish and CID Entertainment are also offering travel packages for the New Year’s Run (which include hotel and tickets). Phish will be donating their proceeds of these travel packages to the WaterWheel Foundation. Travel Packages go on sale Friday, September 28 at at Noon ET a tbit.ly/PhishNYE18_TP.
Phish Announces Free Webcast in Raleigh on Friday August 8, 2018 12:41
Phish Announces Free Webcast For Wednesday In San Francisco July 24, 2018 15:40
Phish Announces 14-Date Fall Tour, Halloween in Vegas May 15, 2018 13:39
Phish will hit the road in October for a 14-date Fall Tour beginning October 16 with two nights in Albany, NY and concluding with a four-night Halloween Run (beginning October 31) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The tour also includes three-night stands in Chicago, IL, Hampton, VA and two nights in Nashville, TN.
A limited number of tickets are available now at tickets.phish.com through Tuesday, May 29 at 9AM ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1 and continuing through June 2. For more info, visit phish.com.
10/16 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
10/17 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
10/19 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
10/20 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
10/21 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
10/23 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN
10/24 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN
10/26 Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
10/27 Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
10/28 Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
10/31 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
11/01 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
11/02 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
11/03 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Phish and CID Entertainment are also offering travel packages (which include hotel & tickets) for Hampton, Chicago and the Halloween Run. Travel Packages go on sale Thursday, May 31 at Noon local time. Full details available at cidentertainment.com/events/phish/.
Trey Anastasio Trio To Play Atlanta's Terminal West On April 29th April 2, 2018 11:49
Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is currently preparing for this month's run of shows, and it appears that an additional performance in Atlanta is now official. It was announced last week they Trey would be performing these shows as a trio, after the recent news that TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Today's announcement confirms that the Trey Anastasio Trio will also be performing Atlanta's Terminal West on Sunday, April 29th as a benefit for the WaterWheel Cancer Fund. Tickets on sale this Friday April 6th at noon. See below for a complete list of this month's TAB trio shows.
Trey Anastasio Trio - April 2018 Tour Dates
April 17th: House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
April 18th: 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI
April 20th - 21st: Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
April 24th: Iron City Bham - Birmingham, AL
April 26th - 28th: Civic Theatre - New Orleans, LA
April 29th: Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
Phish Confirms 11th Weekend Festival Known As 'Curveball' February 26, 2018 14:22
Press Release via Phish.com
Phish’s eleventh festival and the first to be named Curveball, will take place August 17-19, 2018 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY. Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York’s Finger Lakes region, the site offers an abundance of campsites and is just a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities. Curveball continues a tradition that began with The Clifford Ball in August of 1996.
Tickets for Curveball go on sale Friday, March 2nd at Noon ET. Tickets will allow individuals to access the camping areas, however every vehicle entering the festival site will require a separate camping vehicle pass. These passes are sold on a per vehicle basis, so you can save money and reduce your environmental impact by carpooling. All Glen Close camping and on-site accommodation packages include a vehicle pass. Details about Weekend passes, camping, on-site accommodations, and travel packages are available on this site.
Head over to curveball.phish.com for further details!
Phish Confirms 2018 Summer Tour Dates January 23, 2018 13:18
Phish’s 2018 Summer Tour begins with two performances in Stateline, NV, at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on July 17 and 18, and culminates with the band’s traditional summer ending shows in September at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.
An online ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com and will end Monday, February 5th at 10:00 am ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning February 8th. Full ticketing details are here.
SUMMER 2018 TOUR DATES
7/17 – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV
7/18 – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV
7/20 – The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
7/21 – The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
7/22 – The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
7/24 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
7/25 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
7/27 – The Forum, Inglewood, CA
7/28 – The Forum, Inglewood, CA
7/31 – Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX
8/03 – Verizon Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
8/04 – Verizon Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
8/05 – Verizon Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
8/07 – BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
8/08 – BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
8/10 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
8/11 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
8/12 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
8/31 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
9/01 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
9/02 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
Runaway Gin Announces 21-Date 'Winter Melts' Tour January 17, 2018 10:16
Photo by Ellison White Photography
On the heels of a busy 2017 Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish, the world's most active Phish Tribute (w/ 260 shows performed) announces a twenty-one date 'Winter Melts' Tour which includes debut performances in in Orlando, FL and Chattanooga, TN, returns to Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, Augusta, GA, Athens, GA, and Charlottesville, VA, a 420 Block Party headlining slot in Roanoke, VA, and a 2-night run in their hometown at the Charleston Pour House. Runaway Gin also celebrates their 4 anniversary on January 19th, the first date of this tour.
Friday, January 26th - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC*
Saturday, January 27th - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
Phish Confirms Webcasts For Upcoming New Year's Run December 20, 2017 14:31
Veteran jam rock band Phish has confirmed that all four nights of the band's upcoming New Year's run at Madison Square Garden will be broadcast in full 1080p HD. Each of the four shows (12/28 - 12/31) can be purchased individually or as a group bundle via LivePhish.com. If you've never experienced an evening of Phish "couch tour", it's something we highly recommend. The band offers an experience like no other from the comfort of your own home, with live multi-angle HD footage and soundboard audio. Considering this band's traditions for unpredictable, unique "gags" on New Year's Eve (see video below), this is should be another exciting run to say the least.
Watch Phish perform "Petrichor" > "Auld Lang Syne" > "Suzy Greenberg" on 12.31.16 here:
American Beauty Confirms Shows Surrounding Phish New Year's Run October 3, 2017 15:40
Watch Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, & Joe Russo Play "YEM" In 2005 September 20, 2017 22:40
Phish Confirms Four-Night New Year's Run At Madison Square Garden September 20, 2017 13:16
Photo + Press Release via Phish.com
Phish announce their long-awaited return to Madison Square Garden to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a four-night run beginning Thursday, December 28th through Sunday, December 31st. This will bring the band's total plays at the Garden to 56.
An online ticket request period is now underway at http://tickets.phish.com (ending Monday, October 2 at 10AM ET). Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 6 at Noon ET at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 866-858-0008.
Phish and CID Entertainment are also offering travel packages for the New Year’s Run (which include hotel and tickets). Phish will be donating their proceeds of these travel packages to the WaterWheel Foundation. Travel Packages go on sale Friday 9/22 at Noon ET at bit.ly/PhishNYE17_TP.
Stay tuned for future updates surrounding Phish's 2017 New Year's run!
Official announcement video via Phish on Facebook:
Runaway Gin Announces Mystery Themed Donut Show With Federal Donuts September 20, 2017 12:53
Photo by Jason Herman
On the heels of a incredibly successful run of shows through the Southeast and their 250th show Runaway Gin - a Tribute to Phish, the world's most active Phish Tribute announces that they will team up with Federal Donuts (who was behind the Baker's Dozen donuts for Phish for their 13 night Madison Square Garden run) to bring a special mystery donut themed show to the South Bowl in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, October 14th. There are a limited number of tickets to this show and each audience member will receive a complimentary show donut at the door while supplies last so it is highly recommended to grab tickets in advance to avoid being shut out and empty bellied. Click here to purchase tickets!
Runaway Gin has also just released full video from their second visit to the 8x10 in Baltimore, MD from this past Saturday. See below for the complete setlist, as well as complete video footage of both the first and second set. Make sure you don't miss the 'rotation jam' during the wild take on "The Squirming Coil" which closed out the first set.
Setlist: Runaway Gin - Baltimore, MD - 09.16.17
Set II: Punch You in the Eye > Bathtub Gin^, Mike's Song > Ghost -> Brickhouse -> Ghost > Weekapaug Groove, Loving Cup > Twist -> Light -> Manteca** -> the Divided Sky
Watch Phish's Monster "Carini" From Dick's Sporting Goods Park September 6, 2017 12:27
After another successful Labor Day celebration in Colorado, Phish has its fans sitting and waiting for details on a potential New Year's run. Will the band go for 17 in 17 at Madison Square Garden? Will they head to California for their first ever West Coast NYE run? Only time will tell. In the meantime, the band has shared HD footage from night one at Dick's, when a 20-minute plus "Carini" highlighted easily one of the band's hottest sets of 2017. Watch the video in full below, and stay tuned for all of the latest Phish updates!
Watch Phish jam on "Carini" at Dick's Sporting Goods Park here:
Setlist: Phish - Dick's Night 1 - 09.01.17 (via Phish.net)
Phish Will Release 'A Live One' On Vinyl August 31, 2017 16:33
Phish's best-known live compilation is coming to vinyl and is scheduled for release on October 27th. Bull Moose (via Melomaniacs) reports that the album will make its very first venture to vinyl after 22 years. The band's first ever live release took twelve tunes from Phish's 1994 summer and fall tours including notable versions of live staples like "You Enjoy Myself," "Tweezer," "Harry Hood" and "The Squirming Coil" as well as "Wilson," taken from the band's very first show at Madison Square Garden. Click here for details on placing your order in advance.
Stream the album in it's entirety here:
Phish Announces Webcasts For Labor Day Weekend At Dick's August 23, 2017 17:25
Watch Phish's Jam-Filled "Lawn Boy" From The Baker's Dozen July 27, 2017 16:03
Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past week, you have most likely observed the excitement surrounding Phish's 13-night run at Madison Square Garden. Cleverly dubbed 'The Baker's Dozen', this run of shows has certainly satisfied the rabid Phish community thus far. With five shows down and eight to go, the band shows no sign of repeating a song; making way for many unexpected covers, debuts, and some wildly entertaining improvisation.
On Tuesday night, the theme (or 'flavor') was 'jam-filled', and the band wasted no time showing us why. The "Sample In A Jar" opener went places it normally wouldn't, but the "Lawn Boy" that followed would be the biggest surprise of the night. As soon as Page McConnell (keys/vocals) brought out the keytar, it was clear that this was no ordinary "Lawn Boy." The next 25-minutes was a total whirlwind, with the song ultimately clocking in right at 30 minutes. Check out the full, pro-shot video footage below, and stay tuned for more updates from The Baker's Dozen.
Watch Phish's 30-minute "Lawn Boy" here
Phish - New York, NY - 07.25.17
Watch Phish Perform "Mr. Completely" For The First Time Since 2003 July 21, 2017 16:23
Phish's summer tour is off to a hot start, with five shows underway and the first night of the highly anticipated 'Baker's Dozen' run starting tonight. After three shows at Northerly Island in Chicago, the band made stops in both Dayton and Pittsburgh this week, with a lot of surprises and the expected variety of highlights. Pittsburgh's second set got particularly interesting as the band made a rather ambient transition from "Punch You In The Eye" into "Mr. Completely," a well known Trey Anastasio Band tune which hadn't been played by Phish since July 15th, 2003. Check out the full setlist from Pittsburgh below, as well as pro-shot footage of "Mr. Completely" released by Phish.
Phish - Pittsburgh, PA - 07.19.2017 (via Phish.net)
Set 1: My Soul, NICU, Halley's Comet > Undermind, Divided Sky, Marissa, Home > Prince Caspian
Set 2: Punch You In the Eye > Mr. Completely > Mercury -> Come Together, Contact, Axilla > Steam > Backwards Down the Number Line
ENCORE: Things People Do, Bug > Rocky Top
Watch Phish perform "Mr. Completely" here:
American Beauty Has Your Phish 'Baker's Dozen' Parties Covered July 21, 2017 16:07
Photo by Capacity Images
As we all gear up for Phish's 'Baker's Dozen' run at Madison Square Garden, it's essential to know of your best options for both before and after the shows. While the options are nearly endless in New York City, very few will offer the convenience and caliber of talent that American Beauty has line up. First off, the multi-room venue is literally one block away from The Garden. More importantly, you will be setting yourself up to catch a variety of established national acts, as well as many of the hottest up-and-comers from across the country. Oh yeah, they serve a slice of free pizza with every drink purchased.
In addition to the amazing line-up of shows, American Beauty has unique and fun activities planned for the entire 13 night run:
The Jerry Lounge -- a hang out space on the second floor, designed to replicate the lot scene from outdoor Phish shows. Entry is free, and the lounge will feature vendors curated by PhanArt, a Grateful Dead DJ, grilled cheese, and other entertainment.
Free personal pizza served with each drink purchased, and an affordable and diverse craft beer & cocktail selection that’s otherwise impossible to find in Midtown Manhattan.
Phish and Grateful Dead Trivia Night -- held on the two off-night Mondays (7/24 & 7/31), the jam band trivia is especially perfect for out-of-town Phriends in NYC for the run and looking for affordable and fun things to do.
Grateful Dead Related Shows & Jerry’s Birthday Celebration Shows -- A number of post and pre shows will focus on the Grateful Dead’s music, and all shows on August 1st will celebrate the life of Jerry Garcia. (Full details below).
Named after the Grateful Dead’s 1970 studio album, American Beauty has made a serious connection with the jam band community over the fourteen months it’s been open. The bands booked for the pre & post show run resonate with the scene, and with the venue’s proximity to Madison Square Garden, affordability, and general chill vibe -- oh and free pizza! -- it’s a refuge in Midtown for fans looking for something to do before and after Phish.
Watch Phish's Show In Dayton Tonight For Free July 18, 2017 14:31
Photo by Keith Griner: Phierce Photography
Phish kicked off its summer 'tour' this weekend with a big three-night run at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (Chicago), and the fun continues this week with shows in both Dayton and Pittsburgh. These two shows will lead into the band's big 13-night 'Baker's Dozen' run at Madison Square Garden, which kicks off on Friday night.
LivePhish.com will host a free webcast of Tuesday night’s show live from Dayton. The webcast can be viewed via YouTube or in the embed below. Phish last played the venue on December 7, 1997 – a concert that ranks among the best in the band’s history. Showtime is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Head over to LivePhish.com for all of your options on purchasing webcasts for all 13 nights of the Baker's Dozen.
Watch Phish's free webcast from Dayton (OH) here:
13 Years Ago: Phish Performs Atop The Ed Sullivan Theater Marquee June 21, 2017 14:53
Today we are looking back on one of the most unique performances we can recall, which was also 13 years ago to the day. On June 21st (2004), Phish played on top of the Ed Sullivan Theater's second-floor marquee at West 53rd Street and Broadway. This performance came just four weeks after frontman Trey Anastasio had announced that the band would be breaking up permanently following the now infamous Coventry shows. The soundcheck earlier that day included an instrumental jam similar to "Quantegy." The first "Scents and Subtle Sounds" was taped for The Late Show with David Letterman and aired that night. Then Phish waited as Paul Shaffer and his band (from inside the theater) played an instrumental version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." The remainder of Phish's performance was for the benefit of a few hundred fans assembled on the sidewalk across the street. Neither version of "Scents" contained the intro. This version of 2001 contained only one “verse.”
Setlist: Scents and Subtle Sounds, Scents and Subtle Sounds, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Wilson > Chalk Dust Torture > Tweezer > Tweezer Reprise
Watch pro-shot footage of the entire performance here:
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