Archive for October, 2009

Phish Halloween Album Update

With less than 3 weeks until Phish’s highly anticipated Festival 8, albums are being eliminated day by day from the Halloween album mystery lineup. Most recently, frontrunner album Pet Sounds from the Beach Boys was eliminated. Notable and likely albums that still remain include The Band – Self Titled, Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run, David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust, Led Zeppelin – IV/ZOSO, and Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced.

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Pet Sounds gets the axe

Keep track of the remaining albums here.

Also, get your orders in now for Phish’s fall tour: a limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets’ online ticketing system at . The ticket request period is currently underway and will end Friday, October 16th at 5:00pm EST.

Phish Fall Tour Announcement

It’s O-Phish-ial! Check for details, the boys are going all out for Northeast heads this holiday season. While these dates are no surprise to most, that’s not  containing my uber-excitement for this upcoming run!

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Phish Fall Tour 2009

11.18.09 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
11.20.09 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
11.21.09 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
11.22.09 War Memorial at Oncenter , Syracuse, NY
11.24.09 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
11.25.09 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
11.27.09 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
11.28.09 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
11.29.09 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
12.02.09 Madison Square Garden , New York, NY
12.03.09 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
12.04.09 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
12.05.09 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA

Ain’t Nuthin’ New

While Phish has been pumping out the tricks, mysteries, and secrets like it’s their job as of late, they aren’t the first to adopt this cosmic humor.
Back up 20 years, the Grateful Dead make a historic return to none other than Hampton Coliseum – The Mothership (and yes, hippies were calling it that long before Phish debuted there) – by booking a secret 2 night run under the name “Formerly The Warlocks”. The Dead had been banned from the historic arena years earlier due to the unruly parking lot/line scene. The circumstances surrounding these shows is historic in and of itself and the band really brought it both nights with top-notch playing and many long-shelved songs being reborn. This is a piece of Dead lore’ not to be missed…

The Warlocks, 1965

The Warlocks, 1965

Formerly the Warlocks
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA
October 8th and 9th, 1989

Set 1:
Foolish Heart
Walkin’ Blues
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Stagger Lee
Queen Jane Approximately
Bird Song
The Promised Land

Set 2:
Help on the Way >
Slipknot! >
Franklin’s Tower
Victim or the Crime >
Eyes of the World >
Drums >
Space >
I Need a Miracle >
The Wheel >
Gimme Some Lovin’ >
Morning Dew

And We Bid You Good Night

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Set 1:
Feel Like a Stranger
Built to Last
Little Red Rooster
Ramble on Rose
We Can Run
Stuck in Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
Row Jimmy
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Playing in the Band >
Uncle John’s Band >
Playing in the Band Reprise >
Dark Star >
Drums >
Space >
Death Don’t Have No Mercy >
Dear Mr. Fantasy >
Hey Jude Reprise >
Throwing Stones >
Good Lovin’

Attics of My Life

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Trick or Treat?

Check out the following subtle photoshop work found over on the Halloween album lineup:


Note the guitar… that ain’t no Fender folks!

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Hello Nasty is right….

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Throwin’ it back to Colorado 88′

Weekend Nuggets

Enjoy a few heady weekend nuggets, courtesy of yours truly, Welcome to Now blog:

1. Furthur SBD


Furthur has begun circulating the sought-after Soundboard recordings from their recent debut run at the Fox in Oakland. Yesterday, they released the SBD for the first night – 9/18/09. It sounds phenomenal and is a real treat, check it out here:

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2. Confirmation of Phish Fall Tour!


While many like to say that no tour is confirmed til’ it’s on the dot-com, I’m gonna go ahead and say we have official CONFIRMATION of Phish’s upcoming fall tour! An Albany bar is advertising a post-Phish show after party with The Heayy Pets on Nov. 27th and Raisinhead on the 28th. This coupled with tons of independent sources independently confirming many of the dates below is confirmation enough for me, it’s on! Local hotels in Albany are almost sold out so grab a room fast while they last. The rumored dates are as follows:

Fall Tour 2009
11/20/09 – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
11/21/09 – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
11/24/09 – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
11/25/09 – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
11/27/09 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
11/28/09 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
12/2/09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
12/3/09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
12/4/09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
12/5/09 – John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA

New Years Run 2009
12/28/09 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
12/29/09 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
12/30/09 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
12/31/09 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL

Additional possible dates include a Nov. 18th stop in the Motor City, and a Conan appearance and possible gig at the Hollywood Bowl before Festival 8 takes place. Look for an announcement on the 16th of October…

3. Mule tour close-out at the Warfield w/ Special Guests


Gov’t Mule pulled out all the stops for the final show of their late summer/early fall tour that took place last weekend at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco. Warren and the boys brought out Jackie Greene, Grace Potter, and Jose Neto and rocked out on all the Mule classics and run throughs of the following set of choice covers: One of These Days (Floyd), Wish You Were Here (Floyd), Loser (GD), Morning Dew (GD), Empty Pages (Traffic), Wild Horses (Stones), Southern Man (Neil Young), and a smoking Mule > Who do you Love (Bo Diddley) > Whole Lotta Love (Zep) sandwich. Wow is just about all you can say to that. Give it a listen and check out some great pics from Jambase below:

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