Archive for July, 2009

Phish Halloween 96′

With all the excitement brewing over the upcoming Halloween Phish festival, let’s take a look back to see why Halloween is such a special day in Phish lore. For the 1996 celebration, as has become tradition, Phish sandwiched a ‘muscial costume’ set (a full album covered front to back) in between 2 full-length original sets. That year, the band took on The Talking Heads classic album ‘Remain in Light’. This show is just a monster – the band brings out part of the Giant Country Horns for the 2nd and 3rd sets and, by the time the night ends, bust out YEM, DWD, Reba, Forbin’s/Mockingbird, Brother, 2001, Simple, and a fitting Frankenstein encore. Without further ado, enjoy!

Remain In Light Album Art

Remain In Light Album Art

Phish ~ 10/31/96 ~ The Omni ~ Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Sanity, Highway to Hell, Down with Disease > You Enjoy Myself > Prince Caspian, Reba, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Character Zero, The Star Spangled Banner*

Set 2: Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On), Crosseyed and Painless, The Great Curve, Once In A Lifetime, Houses in Motion, Seen and Not Seen, Listening Wind, Overload

Set 3: Brother**, Also Sprach Zarathustra** > Maze**, Simple** > Swept Away > Steep** >
Jesus Left Chicago***, Suzie Greenberg***, E: Frankenstein***

*Acapella. Second set with Dave Grippo (saxaphone), Gary Gazaway (trombone) and Karl Perazzo
(percussionist from Santana). **With Karl Perazzo. ***With Dave Grippo, Karl Perazzo, and Gary Gazaway.

Download – Part 1
Download – Part 2
Download – Part 3
Download – Part 4

Trey Pumpkin 1

Trey Pumpkin 1

Trey Pumpkin 2

Trey Pumpkin 2

Here are a few choice Talking Heads covers from the show:

Today in GD History

Summertime, The Grateful Dead, one of the country’s most anticipated summer outdoor summer music venues- what more could you want. Fresh off the trail of a fantastic Alpine Valley run, this Deer Creek show really cooks. The interplay between Brent and Jerry on the opening Bertha is indicative of the show’s style and the style of the band in the late 80’s. This show really cooks from cover to cover and is a great listen for a mid-summer’s day, as much now as it was 20 years ago to the day.

The Brent Stare

The Brent Stare

The Grateful Dead
Noblesville, IN
Deer Creek Music Center

Set 1
Greatest Story Ever Told
Walkin’ Blues
Queen Jane Approximately
We Can Run
Bird Song

Set 2
Foolish Heart ->
Victim Or The Crime ->
Crazy Fingers ->
Truckin’ ->
Smokestack Lightnin’ ->
Jam ->
Drums ->
Space ->
China Doll ->
All Along The Watchtower ->
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace

SBD Stream

AUD Download

Midsummer Night's Dead

A Midsummer Night's Dead

Phish Festival Not in Cali?

Based on the most recent flash animation updates to the map (see below), it would appear that the festival will not be taking place at the Coachella home of Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA as was widely rumored including here on Welcome To Now. - 7/14/09 - 7/14/09

27 states have been ‘blacked-out’ so far, leaving mostly southwestern states in the mix. Alternate rumors points to Las Vegas, the home of the now extinct ‘Vegoose’ music festival or to Texas where the fest was originally rumored to be taking place. All that said, I’m sticking to my story, the fest will be in Indio – expect an announcment this upcoming Tuesday or, at the latest, before the 2nd leg of their summer tour kicks off. Either way, save the date!

Jay-Z’s Dead

To keep it together in this topsy turvy world, sometimes you just gotta mix it up and get crazy. In that vein, let’s take a 180 degree turn from Levon Helm’s take on The Dead that we saw here on Welcome To Now a couple days ago. These Dead covers come courtesy of a Jay-Z and friends mash-up put together by SpinJunkies – I guarantee you’ve never heard Dead like this before. Strap in and get ready for a good time, this is Jay-Z’s Dead…

Jay-Z Your Face

Jay-Z Your Face

Levon Helm’s Dead

Levon Helm is in fact not dead, the man is alive and kicking and fresh off the release of his new album ‘Electric Dirt’ featuring a soulful cover of the Grateful Dead’s classic ‘Tennessee Jed’. Levon’s band is led by himself on drums and vocals and Larry ‘The Master’ Campbell  on lead guitar and backup vocals – a fantastic duo if I ever saw one.

Check out this video of Levon and his Band performing Tennessee Jed on the Letterman show:

The Dead @ Rothbury mp3 download

After a few requests, I took the time to put together an mp3 download of the Dead show from Rothbury last weekend. You can download the show in mp3 format here. Enjoy! For you Torrent heads, you can still pick up the Torrent here.

Rothbury Aerial View

Rothbury Aerial View

For more Rothbury coverage, check out Jambase’s review here, along with tons of great pics from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4.

Also, check out tons of great vids from Rothbury 2009 here.

Guitar Gods

For our first installment of Guitar Gods in some time, dig on this rare bootleg featuring the dueling guitars of Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin. The show is hands down virtuoso guitar raging shredding killing it crazy. The band moves back and forth seamlessly from psychedelic rock grooves like ‘The Life Divine’ to Coltrane classics ‘A Love Supreme’, and ‘Naima’ and they cover a hella of a lot of ground in between. Definitely a very unique listen, give it a whirl, you won’t be dissapointed!

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin
Chicago, IL

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin Live

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin Live

The life divine
A Love Supreme
Afro Blue
Flame Sky
Taurian Matador
Armando Peraza
Billy Cobham Solo
Taurian Matador Reprise
Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord

Download Part 1

Download Part 2

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin Album Cover

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin Album Cover

Gov’t Mule in Finland

Gov’t Mule
Puisto Blues Festival Jarvenpaa
Jarvenpaa, Finland

Mule - 6/27/09

Mule - 6/27/09

(one set show)
Bad Little Doggie
Brand New Angel
Blind Man In The Dark
Streamline Woman
Mother Earth
Banks Of The Deep End
Come On Into My Kitchen Tease Intro->
32/20 Blues I’m A Loser Tease
Beautifully Broken
Thorazine Shuffle
Since I’ve Been Loving You
I’m A Ram

Long Distance Call
Look On Yonder Wall

Encore 2:

Download Link – Torrent (flac files)

Check out this great, crispy sounding AUD recording of Mule’s recent appearance at the Puisto Blues Festival in Finland. This show rocks, lots of Mule anthems (Thorazine Shuffle, Mule, Banks of the Deep End, Blind Man In The Dark) along with a nice helping of Blues classics (32/30 Blues, Look On Yonder Wall, Come On Into My Kitchen, and Zepelin’s Since I’ve Been Loving You). Warren’s on point but, then again, when is the man not? He’s may be a jamband whore, but he’s a true work horse – the hardest working man in the scene. Gotta love Warren, gotta love the Mule. Speaking of Mule, don’t miss their new album, ‘By a Thread’, and upcoming cross country 2009 tour!

Note: For Mac Users, If you need an easy, FREE reliable FLAC converter, try MacFlac. If you need an easy to use and also FREE Torrent Client, try Transmission. For the PC users out there, there are tons of free tools, just ask Google.

Warren Feelin' It In Finland

Warren Feelin' It In Finland

Some vids from the show:

Since I’ve Been Loving You:
Banks of the Deep End:
Come On In My Kitchen (Intro) -> 32/30 Blues:

The Dead @ Rothbury

The Dead ~ 7/04/09 ~ Rothbury Music Festival ~ Rothbury, MI


The Dead @ Rothbury 2009

The Dead @ Rothbury 2009

Set 1:
Sugar Magnolia
Eyes Of The World ->
Estimated Prophet
Loose Lucy
Friend of The Devil
Into The Mystic
Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin’s Tower ->

Set II
One More Saturday Night
Shakedown Street
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Viola Lee Blues
Morning Dew
Throwing Stones
Sunshine Daydream

US Blues (with Fireworks)
Not Fade Away


Download Link – Torrent

The Dead @ Rothbury 2009

The Dead @ Rothbury 2009

Rothbury Webcast

This weekend, IClips is doing a free webcast of the Rothbury festival, taking place in Rothbury, MI from July 2nd-5th, 2009. Check out the  webcast schedule and stream here. Rothbury’s lineup this year just dwarfs any other summer fest going down in 09′. Huge performances include a one night return of the String Cheese Incident from their recent breakup. The fest will also showcase the only summer appearance (and last performance for some time) from The Dead, and headlining slots from rock greats Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Other notable acts include G. Love and Special Sauce, The Disco Biscuits, Gov’t Mule, Keller Williams, Les Claypool, STS9, The Toots and the Maytals, and Umphrey’s McGee.

Full Rothbury lineup below:

Rothbury Lineup 09'

Rothbury Lineup 09'

Check out archived streams from tons of great acts from Rothbury 08′ here.

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