Archive for September, 2009

Phish to Play Last Album Alive at 8

In Phish’s latest effort to torture their obsessive and undying fanbase, another mystery animation was unveiled today on the official Phish site. Included in the spooky animation is a set of potential albums for their Festival 8 musical costume set, to be ‘killed’ off over the next month. The band will then ‘play the last record left alive’. There are some great albums on the list, there’s no doubt about that – check out a full list below… - 9/28/09 - 9/28/09

The full list of albums appearing in the animation is as follows:

AC/DC – Back In Black
Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Blind Faith – Blind Faith
Bob Dylan And The Band – the Basement Tapes
Bob Seger – Against The Wind
Boston – Boston
Brian Eno – Before And After Science
CCR – Green River
Chicago – Chicago I
Curtis Mayfield – Soundtrack to Superfly
David Bowie – Hunky Dory
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie Scary Monsters
Declan McManus – This Year’s Model
Devo – Freedom of Choice
Duran Duran – Rio
Dylan – Blood On the Tracks
Elton John – goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Blvd
fIREHOSE – flyin’ the flannel
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Frank Zappa – Hot Rats
Genesis – The Lambs Lie Down On Broadway
Grateful Dead – American Beauty
Guns & Roses – Appetite For Destruction
Hall & Oates – Private Eyes
Huey Lewis And The News – Sports
Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de Lo Habitual
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
Jonathon Richmond and The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers
Journey – Escape
KI$$ – Alive II
King Crimson – Larks’ Tongues In Aspic
Led Zeppelin – I
Led Zeppelin – IV (Zoso)
Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
LOVE – Forever Changes
Manu Chao – Clandestino
Medeski Martin & Wood – Shack Man
Metallica – Master Of Puppets
MGMT – Oracle Spectacular
Michael Jackson – Thiller
Michael McDonald – If That’s What It Takes
Miles Davis – A Tribute To Jack Johnson
Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night
Nirvana – Nevermind
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pearl Jam – 10
Peter Gabriel – So
Pink Floyd – Meddle
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Pork Tornado – Pork Tornado
Primus – Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
Prince – Purple Rain
Queen – A Night At The Opera
Radiohead – Kid A
Rage Agaist The Machine – Evil Empire
Rolling Stones – Exile
Rush – Moving Pictures
Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Springsteen – Born To Run
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
T.Rex – Electric Warrior
Talking Heads – Fear Of Music
Television Marquee Moon
The Allman Brothers Band – Eat A Peach
The Band – The Band (Brown Album)
The Beaatie Boys – Hello Nasty
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
The Clash – London Calling
The Doors – The Doors
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Pixies – Come On Pilgrim
The Police – Ghost In The Machine
The Ramones – Ramones
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Roots – Phronology
The White Stripes – Elephant
The Who – Who’s Next
Tom Petty – Damn The Torpedoes
Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
U2 – Joshua Tree
Van Halen – Van Halen
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
Velve Underground And Nico
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
Ween – White Pepper
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
X – Los Angeles
Yes – The Yes Album
Zappa – Aposrophe
ZZ Top – Tres Hombes

Furthur Goes Furthur

Furthur, featuring Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, and Joe Russo, have announced five new east coast dates for Decmeber! The run starts on December 8th & 9th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, followed by one show at the Chevrolet Theater in Wallingford CT on December 11th, and closes with two nights in scenic Asbury Park NJ at the Convention Hall on December 12th and 13th. East Coast deadheads everywhere rejoyce, it’s our turn to go Furthur.

Ticket Details: GDTSToo MailOrder 1st Postmark Date is September 26th, MusicToday Online Starts September 29th @ Noon EST and Outlet Sales Start on October 10th at 10am EST.

Full details at

Time Turns Acoustic

In a surprise move yesterday, Phish announced a special ‘crack of Noon’ acoustic set to take place at high noon on day 3 of Festival 8. The band also released the official schedule for their Halloween weekend jamboree as part of the announcement. In other Festival 8 news, Trey  gave two radio interviews this week to discuss the upcoming festival and the Phish reunion at large. For the most part, these interviews seems to be marketing tactics for the Festival which has been rumored to be struggling with below-desired ticket sales. As a result, these interviews are mostly fluff (not the good kind), though one interesting tidbit was revealed: the band had chosen a musical costume and learned half of it when Page vetoed the selection sending the band back to the drawing board. Some sources are reporting the shelved selection was none other than the Grateful Dead’s ‘Workingman’s Dead’…

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Speaking of the Dead, let’s not forget the critical role the band played in defining many of the now ingrained traditions of the jam world – from LSD soaked audiences to following fanbases to tie-dyes to the rarely played ‘acoustic set’. Let’s look back in time 29 years ago to the day to one of those special evenings where the Dead treated their fans to a special acoustic set (followed of course by a raging electric set for set 2) on their home turf at the Warfield in San Fran. Stream the crispy SBD here or download an audience recording here.

The Dead acoustic in 1980

The Dead acoustic in 1980

The Grateful Dead
The Warfield Theater
San Francisco, CA

Set 1 (Acoustic): Bird Song, I’ve Been All Around This World, Dark Hollow, Rosalie McFall, Monkey & The Engineer, It Must Have Been The Roses, Jack A Roe, Ain’t No Lie-> Ripple

Set 2 (Electric): Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Friend Of The Devil, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Loser, Little Red Rooster, Althea, Jack Straw, Deal China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Playin’ In The Band-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Around & Around-> Good Lovin’

Encore: U.S. Blues

Furthur Night 3, 9/20/09

Well, as soon as they came, they’re gone. What a weekend blowout it was though with Furthur at the Fox, they really proved that the Dead’s music is alive and well, still able to take on new forms and flavors. All we can do now is hope for some more dates to be announced. John K. posted via the DSOForums website that ‘more dates are in the works, but likely nothing on the east coast until at least 2010’. It’s also yet to be seen if Dark Star Orchestra or Furthur will be playing NYE this year. So far, DSO has announced shows for Dec 28th and 29th only, both in Virginia. Look for New Year’s announcments in the coming weeks. Until next time –  furthur on up the road.

Furthur - 9/18/09

Furthur - 9/18/09

The Fox Theater
Oakland, CA

Set 1
Samson and Delilah
Casey Jones
Mississippi 1/2 Step
Pride of Cucamonga>
Throwin’ Stones>

Set 2
Viola Lee Blues (v1-2)>
Cumberland Blues>
Viola Lee Blues (v3)
King Solomon’s Marbles
Dark Star>
Welcome to the Dance (new Phil song)>
Dark Star >
Uncle John’s Band
Sugar Magnolia >
Sunshine Daydream

Cosmic Charlie

Download – Torrent

Download – MP3s (part 1)

Download – MP3s (part 2)

A little bit FURTHUR, just a little bit more
A little bit FURTHUR than we’ve gone before!

Furthur Night 2 at the Fox

The Fox Theater
Oakland, CA


Set 1
Bertha >
Good Lovin’ >
Estimated Prophet
Friend of the Devil
Feel Like a Stranger
Brown Eyed Women
Hell In a Bucket

Set 2
Shakedown Street >
New Speedway Boogie >
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Playing In The Band >
Eyes of the World >
Unbroken Chain
Help on the Way >
Slipknot! >
Franklin’s Tower

One More Saturday Night

Download – Torrent

MP3 Download – Part 1

MP3 Download – Part 2

‘Stranger’ Jam:

Friend of the Devil:

And some shots from 9/18/09:

Phil - 9/18/09

Phil - 9/18/09

Bobby - 9/18/09

Bobby - 9/18/09

John K. - 9/18/09

John K. - 9/18/09

Furthur Debut

Phil and Bobby’s new project ‘Furthur’ debuts tonight with their first of 3 nights at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Everyone’s eager to see how this new take on the Dead will go and if this band can really gel. Here’s to hoping and here’s to the goin’ Furthur!


The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA

The Fox Theater
Oakland, CA

Set 1
Jam >
The Other One >
The Wheel
Jack Straw
The Music Never Stopped
Bird Song >
Born Cross Eyed >
Let It Grow

Set 2
Lost Sailor >
Saint of Circumstance
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire on the Mountain
St. Stephen >
The Eleven >
Foxy Lady Jam >
Terrapin Station >
Not Fade Away

Touch of Grey

Torrent Download

Download – MP3s (part 1)

Download – MP3s (part 2)

Furthur Official Poster

Furthur Official Poster

Watch all of the first set on YouTube!:

Two short second set vids:

Brief, but listen to the cheers when John K. steps up to the mic:

Spread It Round

In the interest of free love and music, check out these two phan-made compilations that you’re sure to love. First, we have ‘Phish Destorys America’,  a compilation chronicling the highest of high points from the band’s 1997 fall tour – widely regarded as one of the band’s best. Fall 1997 found the band moving out of their mid-nineties creative peek into their most exploratory late nineties ‘cow funk’ period, all the while building towards their massive career-crescendo millennium show. The disc is aptly name, the band is just killing it and overflowing with funky-throw-down-dance-party energy in these takes, check it out.


Second, we have a fantastic compilation of the Grateful Dead’s ‘Best 31 Jam Segments’ of all time. This wealth of  fun is put together by a group of deadheads who call themselves the GratefulDeadProjects, check out all their other great work here. There’s too much good stuff to even get into in these compilations. This is just classic, top-notch, pure Dead, as good as it gets.


Download – Phish Destroys America Discs 1 and 2
Download – Phish Destroys America Discs 3 and 4
Download – Phish Destroys America Discs 5 and 6

Dowloads/Setlists – Grateful Dead’s Best 31 Jam Segments

Beaming With Bisco

The Disco Biscuits brought the house down this past Saturday night with a special 3-set show at Starland Ballroom, featuring a raging 3rd set from alter-ego cover band Tractorbeam. Having attended the show, let me say that it is clear the band is determined – to play more shows, longer, with more new material, more new arrangments, and, of course, more fan-favorites new and old. Such was the case on Saturday as the band broke out 2 new tracks from the forthcoming Planet Anthem (one of which, ‘Konkrete’, can be downloaded for free here) along side old-school fan favorites like ‘Stone’, ‘Devil’s Waltz’, and Tractorbeam’d ‘Mr. Don’. All in all, a very tight show with only a few slow moments, give it a whirl and rage with Bisco on their upcoming tour.

The Disco Biscuits
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ

Band Setlist - 9/12/09

Band Setlist - 9/12/09

Set 1: Story of the World> Helicopters*> 42> Story of the World, Rockafella, Stone> Devil’s Waltz

Set 2: Uber Glue, Konkrete, Bazaar Escape*> Save the Robots, New Song** > The Very Moon> 42

Set 3 (Tractorbeam): Confrontation> Digital Buddha*> The Great Abyss> Mr. Don*> Confrontation

Encore: Once the Fiddler Paid

* – Unfinished
** – New Magner song; first time played

Stream Link

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Trey w/ The New York Philharmonic

Trey Anastasio with the New York Philharmonic
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

Classy Trey - 9/12/09

Classy Trey - 9/12/09

Set 1: First Tube, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Brian and Robert, Divided Sky, Water In the Sky, Pebbles and Marbles, Guyute Orchestral

Set 2: Time Turns Elastic, Let Me Lie, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: If I Could

Download Link

Let Me Lie:


If I Could Encore:

Check out the NY Times review as well

Disco Biscuits Tour Kick-Off

Bisco kicked off their massive fall tour last night with their first (and probably last) show at the beautiful Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, MD. Last night’s setlist looks like straight fire and first reports in are quite positive. Next up is a down and dirty two-night run at the sketch-tastic Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. While Bisco shows at the Starland are always uber-hyped, this weekend’s run is extra special – the band announced just days ago that alter-ego side project Tractorbeam would also play a set on saturday as part of a 3 set show! Additionaly, turntable master RJD2 will be opening up on Sunday night.

Bisco Beams

Bisco Beams

The Disco Biscuits ~^~ 9/11/09 ~^~  Baltimore, MD

Set I: Mindless Dribble> Spacebirdmatingcall> And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night*> Mindless Dribble> Spacebirdmatingcall

Set II: House Dog Party Favor, Half Baked**, Aceetobee, Vassillios> You and I> Svenghali***> The City

Encore: Mirrors

* – Inverted (first time ever)
** – New Song (first time played)
*** – Ending Only

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