Archive for February, 2010

Phil and Friends Nokia 2007 Revisited

In November of 2007, Phil and Friends embarked on a 10-show run at the Nokia Theater in Times Square, New York City. The run, dubbed “The Other New York City Marathon”, was a real coming together moment for the final Phil lineup (Lesh, Greene, Campbell, Molo, Molitz). The band really started to click, new songs were introduced, and the jams and segues got out of control over the course of the run. The shows were so successful that they added a 10th night, Sunday, November 11th, after all the other shows had sold out. The show was a monster of course, with a massive and triumphant setlist. Check out  the setlist and a pristine audience recording from the Live Music Archive below.

Phil Lesh and Friends
Nokia Theater
New York, NY

2007 Nokia Run Flyer

Set 1
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
The Genetic Method/Chest Fever ->
Brown-Eyed Women
Bird Song ->

Lesh and Greene

Set II (Acoustic)
Attics Of My Life
Till The Morning Comes
Jerusalem Ridge
Deep Elem Blues

Campbell, Molo, and Lesh

Set III:
Cumberland Blues
Uncle John’s Band ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Dark Star ->
Morning Dew ->
I Know You Rider ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment (v4) ->
Dark Star ->
Sugar Magnolia

Unbroken Chain
Brokedown Palace

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Phil and Friends 2007

Furthur at Radio City Music Hall

In case you missed it, Furthur took New York City by storm this week, with two big mid-week shows at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The boys kicked off night 1 with a fun and exciting 15 minute excursion that included a build up jam that led into the Other One drop and Other One jam (no vocals) followed by a surprise segue into a Playin’ In the Band. This opening bang set the tone for the run which featured fun, energetic, and focused playing coupled with eclectic and upbeat song choice. Check out setlists, pics, and downloads below.

Wednesday Night’s show carried a 60s and 70s vibe, with a strong first set featuring Truckin’, Dire Wolf, Mama Tried, Til The Morning Comes, and Brown Eyed Women (all songs written/performed first by 1972 at the latest). The second set looked forwards in time with a solid suite of classic mid-70s set 2 material including a Scarlet -> Fire, and a grand finale run through St. Stephen into the 60’s throwback Born Cross Eyed, into Eyes and then a big Morning Dew. Seems to me that both Bobby and Phil always bring the ‘Dew’ to NYC, and it’s much appreciated in this Deadhead’s book – always a real treat to hear.


Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Set 1:
Dire Wolf
Mama Tried
Brown Eyed Woman
Till the Morning Comes
Music Never Stopped ->
Touch of Grey

Set 2:
Uncle John’s Band ->
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Bird Song
St. Stephen ->
Born Cross Eyed ->
Eyes of the World ->
Morning Dew ->
Playin’ Reprise

Brokedown Palace

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Night 1 carried much more of an 80s vibe, mixed in with some interesting cover song selection. The band covered seven songs throughout the night: Clapton’s ‘After Midnight’, Dylan’s ‘Masterpeice’, Traffic’s ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’, Otis Redding’s ‘Hard To Handle’, Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’, George Jones’ ‘The Race Is On’, and finally the Ratdog original – Two Djinn. A few too many covers for me but you have to appreciate Furthur’s effort to shake things up with the setlists, especially considering the often repetitive and stagnant shows from ‘The Dead’ in 09′.


Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Set 1:
Other One Jam ->
Playin’ In The Band ->
After Midnight
They Love Each Other
When I Paint My Masterpiece
The Race Is On
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Two Djinn
Samson & Delilah

Set 2
Viola Lee Blues
Shakedown Street
Hard To Handle
Mason’s Children
Days Between
Let It Grow
Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin’s Tower

Johnny B. Goode

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Mule’s House of Blues

Gov’t Mule always rocks the House of Blues – be it in New Jersey, Florida, Illinois or even Dallas, Texas where the band found themselves last Thursday evening. The House of Blues bears a certain weight, a certain tradition of bluesmen past that modern blues greats like Warren Haynes can channels and revel in.

What better place for Gov’t Mule to flex their blues muscle and show off their new and improved rhythm section featuring Jorgen Carlsson on bass. The new Mule lineup has really gelled over the course of 2009 into 2010 and the band is back to playing with that utmost confidence and precision, the way only Mule can. Last Thursday’s show was no exception, the band is on, the setlist is hot, and the blues runs deep. Setlist, downloads, and vids below…

Mule's new power trio - Haynes, Abts, and Carlsson

Gov’t Mule
House of Blues
Dallas, TX

Set 1
Blind Man In The Dark
Brokedown On The Brazos
Thelonious Beck
Child Of The Earth
Pearly Queen
Thorazine Shuffle

Set 2
John The Revelator
Don’t Step On The Grass Sam
Monday Mourning Meltdown
Hunger Strike ->
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Hunger Strike ->
Drums ->
Inside Outside Woman Blues
Lola Leave Your Light On

Going Out West ->
Peter Gunn Jam ->
Going Out West

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Brokedown on the Brazos:


Hunger Strike>Dear Mr. Fantasy:

Furthur: One More Saturday Night in Utica

Utica Auditorium
Utica, NY

Furthur - 9/18/09

Set 1
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl ->
Promised Land
Cumberland Blues
Ramble on Rose
Foolish Heart ->
Rubin and Cherise
Dear Prudence

Set 2
China Cat Sunflower ->
The Wheel ->
I Know You Rider
Magnolia Mountain
Unbroken Chain ->
Comes a Time ->
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Touch of Grey ->
And We Bid You Goodnight

One More Saturday Night

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Cumberland Blues:

Rubin and Cherise:

China Cat Sunflower:

Unbroken Chain:

Touch of Grey:

TAB in Chicago – 2/19/10

Trey brought his Classic TAB band to Chicago last night for a long and jam-packed show at The Riviera Theater. The first set concluded with a 4 show Trey solo acoustic segment as he has been doing over the past week of the tour. This time, Trey dusted off Phish staples Brian and Robert, Driver, Sample In A Jar, and Wilson for the acoustic treatment. The second set was straightforward heavy-duty Trey Band ragin’ fun with jam-favorites Dragonfly, Night Speaks, Sand, Mr. Completely, and Last Tube making appearances along with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ to end the set. Setlist, downloads, and pics below, enjoy!

TAB - 2/19/10

Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
The Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL

Set I: Shine, Cayman Review, Push On Til the Day, Sweet Dreams Melinda, Mozambique, Alive Again, Gotta Jibboo, Small Axe, All That Almost Was, Alaska, Valentine, Tuesday, Brian and Robert@, Driver@, Sample in a Jar@, Wilson@

Set II: Dragonfly, Night Speaks To A Woman, Sand, Let Me Lie, Mr. Completely, Plasma, Birdwatcher, The Way I Feel, Last Tube, Black Dog

Encore: Sultans of Swing, First Tube

@ – Solo Acoustic

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MP3 Download Part 1 ~ MP3 Download Part 2

More Great Pics Here

Tony, Trey, and Russ -2/19/10

TAB tour continues tonight at The State Theatre in Minneapolis before making stops this week in Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. The tour concludes next Sunday, Feb. 28th at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Catch em’ while you can!

Nateva Announces Headliners

The Nateva Music and Camping Festival has announced its headliners for their inaugural 2010 event: Furthur will headline Sunday July 4th, The Flaming Lips will play on Saturday the 3rd, moe. on the 2nd, and Lotus will headline the Thursday July 1st pre-party. Additional acts announced today include Keller Williams, Zappa Plays Zappa, and Moonalice.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. The current festival lineup is as follows and many more bands will be announced in the coming weeks:

The Flaming Lips (Saturday headliner)
Futhur (Sunday headliner)
moe. (Friday headliner)
Lotus (Thurs headliner)
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
Keller Williams
Zappa Plays Zappa

Disco Biscuits Tour Preview

Tomorrow, Bisco embarks on a long, 2-part Winter/Spring 2010 tour. Things kick off with a 4 show Northeast run this weekend hitting some of the band’s favorite rooms including Ram’s Head, Lupo’s, and The Calvin. This run promises to be hot hot hot as Bisco always brings the heat for their home turf fans.

The band then takes a few weeks off before embarking on a more substantial east coast spring tour that runs from March 17th to April 25th and covers ground from New York to South Carolina and back again. The  tour starts the day after the highly-anticipated Planet Anthem release date of March 16th and promises to offer a lot of new material and exploration. Full tour dates and ticket info below.

Bisco Inferno 2009

02/18/10  Rams Head Live  Baltimore, MD
02/19/10 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI
02/20/10 Calvin Theater Northampton, MA
02/21/10 Capitol Center for the Arts Concord, NH

03/17/10 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
03/18/10 The Egg Albany, NY
03/19/10 House of Blues Boston, MA
03/20/10 The Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ
03/26/10 Ultra Music Festival Miami Beach, FL
04/14/10 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC
04/15/10 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
04/16/10 The National Richmond, VA
04/17/10 The National Richmond, VA
04/18/10 The NorVa Norfolk, VA
04/20/10 9:30 Club Washington, DC
04/21/10 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
04/22/10 Klein Memorial Auditorium Bridgeport, CT
04/23/10 F.M. Kirby Center Wilkes-Barre, PA
04/24/10 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
04/25/10 The Webster Hartford, CT

The band has also announced summer appearances at Bisco Inferno, Wakaruska, Bonnaroo, and of course Camp Bisco 9. More tour info can be found at the Bisco Tour Page, and you can get tix at Ticketmaster or BiscoTix.

Summer Festivals Update

Today, Mountain Jam added Levon Helm and friends for a Sunday night performance celebrating his 70th birthday, as well as Drive By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dr. Dog, The New Mastersounds, and more. The current Mountain Jam lineup includes the following artists:


Gov’t Mule (two nights)
Levon Helm & Friends
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
The Avett Brothers
Les Claypool
Yonder Mountain String Band
Drive-By Truckers
Toots and the Maytals
Dark Star Orchestra
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Dr Dog
Dave Mason
The Whigs
The New Mastersounds
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Duke & The King
Justin Townes Earle
Jerry Joseph & Wally Ingram
The Bridge
Zach Deputy
The Brew
Simone Felice
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Van Ghost
The London Souls
These United States
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
Mojo Miles Mancuso
Dean Batstone
Kari Spieler

Mountain Jam VI will be held June 4th-6th, 2010 at Hunter Mountain, NY. Tickets are available here and currently going for $166.50 for a weekend camping pass.

In other summer festival news today, All Good 2010 announced an impressive initial artist lineup that includes Furthur, WSP, Dark Star Orchestra, P-FUNK, The New Deal, and many more. The full initial artist list is as follows:


Widespread Panic
Umphrey’s McGee
Yonder Mountain String Band
Dark Star Orchestra (Thursday Night)
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Railroad Earth
The New Deal (Thursday Night)
Perpetual Groove
Fort Knox Five (Thursday Night)
The Macpodz

All Good 2010 will be held July 8th -11th, 2010 at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 19th at Noon for early an bird price of  $144 for a 4 day camping pass.

Finally, while the Nateva Festival continues to delay their initial artist announcement (they have announced only The Flaming Lips and Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi Band thus far), they have confirmed that they will make the announcement this Friday, Feb. 19th. Additionally, the festival sent out a facebook message to its fans saying that they would be handing out flyers announcing their headliners AT the Furthur show this Thursday in Manchester, NH. It seems clear that Furthur will be among the announcements, as has been rumored here and elsewhere on the web. Other rumored acts include The Allman Brothers Band, Trey Anastasio Band, and Umphrey’s Mcgee.

The inaugural Nateva Festival will take place July 2nd-4th, 2010 in Oxford, ME. Tickets are on-sale now for an early-bird price of $199 (3 day camping pass).

Valentine’s Day Threesome

For Valentine’s day this year, let’s all enjoy a menage a trois of jammy goodness. Trey and Classic TAB lit up the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, while Furthur channeled the ghosts of 5/8/77 in a special Barton Hall performance, and at the same time way out in Colorado – Gov’t Mule raged on a mountain in Aspen. Quite the evening all across this funky land, enjoy setlists, pics, downloads, and streams below from all three shows!

Trey and the Dectet

Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
Count Basie Theater
Red Bank, NJ

Set I: Valentine, Cayman Review, Shine, Drifting, Curlew’s Call, Tube Top Flop, Obstacle Of Course, Night Speaks To A Woman, Goodbye Head -> Gotta Jibboo, Tuesday

Set II: Sand*, Push On Til the Day, Mr. Completely**, The Way I Feel, Money Love and Change, Sweet and Dandy***, Last Tube

Encore: Sultans of Swing, Band Intros, First Tube

* – Fire alarms goes off during Sand jam. Trey leads horns in chorus line around the venue, keeping the Sand jam going. The band then jumps into Push On when the show resumes. Sand is unfinished.
** – Sand Teases/Jam
***- Toots and Maytals Cover. Requested by Tony.

TAB 2/14 Torrent
TAB 2/14 Downoad

Curlew’s Call:

Jibboo Jam (sick!):

Fire Alarm -> Acoustic Sand parade:

Push On Til’ The Day:

Mr. Completely:

First Tube:

Furthur - 2/14/10 The Other One

Barton Hall
Ithaca, NY

Set I: Midnight Hour -> They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Peggy-O (Phil), Looks Like Rain, Sugaree, Good Lovin’

Set II: Uncle John’s Band -> Peaceful Valley -> Ashes & Glass, Unbroken Chain -> Morning Dew -> The Other One -> China Cat Sunflower -> Standing On The Moon -> I Know You Rider

Encore: Donor Rap, Samson & Delilah

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They Love Each Other:

Good Lovin’:

Morning Dew:

Samson and Delilah:

The Mule

Gov’t Mule
Belly Up
Aspen, CO

Set I: Hammer & Nails, Patchwork Quilt, Banks Of the Deep End, Time To Confess, Devil Likes It Slow, Rocking Horse, Bus Stop, Slackjaw Jezebel

Set II: Soulshine, Effigy -> Drums, Lay Your Burden Down -> Smokestack Lightning -> Lay Your Burden Down, Bad Little Doggie, Any Open Window

Encore: Forevermore, I’ll Be The One -> Blue Sky Jam -> I’ll Be The One

***Download coming asap***

Furthur at the Mothership

The Hampton Coliseum, The Mothership – a classic arena in Dead lore and Phish lore alike.  The venue is famous for its spaceship-like appearance, intimate size, impeccable sight lines, and of course the legendary shows that have graced its stage.

Hampton Coliseum

Last night was surely a real treat for Furthur, playing their largest venue of the tour, albeit not sold out by any means. The band went for an 80s pychedelia feel for the show, dusting off gems like Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again, Picasso Moon, and Dear Mr. Fantasy, accompanied by a nice mix of 60s tripper material including Viola Lee Blues, Dark Star, and Masons Children.

Furthur - 2/12/10 Scarlet Begonias

Furthur ~ 2/12/2010 ~ Hampton Coliseum ~ Hampton, VA

Set 1: Shakedown Street ->I Need A Miracle -> Till The Morning Comes, Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again, Dire Wolf, Picasso Moon, Big Railroad Blues, Two Djinn

Set 2: Scarlet Begonias -> West L.A. Fadeaway, Mason’s Children -> Dark Star -> Dear Mr. Fantasy -> King Solomon’s Marbles -> Days Between-> Viola Lee Blues -> Dark Star -> Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad

Encore: Donor Rap, And We Bid You Goodnight

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If you don’t have time to listen to the whole show, here’s a few highlights from the magical evening:

Shakedown>Miracle>Til’ The Morning Comes:

Picasso Moon:

Mason’s Children>Dark Star>Dear Mr. Fantasy:

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