Archive for March, 2011

Mike Gordon Band Tour Closer at Higher Ground

Mike Gordon and his band closed out their 18-show West-to-East spring tour with a hometown show this Saturday night at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont. Mike’s band and repertoire have really blossomed over the tour, much to the enjoyment and praise of phans everywhere.

Check out official setlists and photos from throughout the tour here, and Mike’s Twitter feed where he documented all the stops along the way as only Mike can here.

Official Burlington, VT Poster by David Welker. 12x20, Limited Run of 95 © Mike Gordon 2011.

Official 3/26 Poster by David Welker © Mike Gordon 2011

Mike Gordon Band
3/26/2011
Higher Ground
Burlington, VT
Mike w/ Scott Murawski, Todd Isler, Tom Cleary, Craig Myers

Set One: Suskind Hotel, Horizon Line -> Just A Rose -> Flashback Black,Tambourine, I Miss My Mind, River Niger*, Down In The Flood*, Weekly Time*, Mound

Set Two: Babylon Baby, Hap Nappy, Cities, Heavy Metal** -> The Spiritual Jam, Got Away, Down To The Night Club, Crumblin Bones, Can’t Stand Still, Hand In My Pocket, Idea

Encore: Skin It Back

* with Bob Wagner on second guitar
** with healing chant
^ During setbreak, FOH Engineer and bass tech Rachel Bischoff was proposed to on stage. She accepted.

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Mike Gordon Band 3/26/11

Mike Gordon Band 3/26/11

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Furthur at Radio City – Night I

Keeping in the New York City spirit, here’s a taste of Furthur’s return to the big apple tonight. This was the first of 3 consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall for the boys, and they delivered a fun and varied setlist for the NYC faithful. First set highlights included a 1st-time cover bustout of The Clash’s ‘Train in Vain’, and 60s folk throwbacks ‘Dark Hollow’ and ‘On The Road Again’.

Furthur RCMH Marquee

Furthur RCMH Marquee

The second set kept up the old-school vibe with a bluesy psychedelic journey that featured Other One, Spanish Jam, Spoonful, Smokestack, and Hard to Handle. Ending things on a lighter tone, the motley Furthur crew sung everyone back home with a fun China/Rider and Not Fade Away singalong to close the set and a Touch of Grey encore taboot. While Phil and Bob rest up for tomorrow, the night is young in the city that never sleeps, til’ the morning comes…

Furthur 3/25 RCMH

Furthur 3/25 RCMH

Furthur ~ 03/25/2011~ Radio City Music Hall ~ New York, NY

Set 1:
Jack Straw
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo ->
Dark Hollow
Stagger Lee ->
On The Road Again
Loser
Train In Vain*
Might As Well

Set 2:
Hard to Handle ->
Smokestack Lightning ->
Spoonful ->
Birdsong ->
The Other One ->
Spanish Jam ->
The Other One
Eyes Of the world ->
Drums ->
King Solomons Marbles ->
Dear Prudence
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Not Fade Away

Encore:
Touch of Grey

* – The Clash cover (1st time played)

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Phish Retrospectives: NYEMSG Night I

In the first of three nights at the Garden for New Year’s Eve run 2010, Phish laid down a rock-heavy, hits-heavy performance that didn’t miss a beat from start to the finish. The first set clocked in at nearly 1 hour and 45 minutes, with an ending suite of Bathtub Gin, Fat Man in the Bathtub (first performance since 10/31), Timber, and the double dose set closer of Golgi and Character Zero. Needless to say, energy was flying high leading into the second set.

Poster by Ken Taylor © Phish 2010-2011

Poster by Ken Taylor © Phish 2010-2011

The band capitalized and delivered a best-hits-esque second set that followed a similar path to JB II Set 2 2010, with big hitters Tweezer, Light, Hood, My Friend, My Friend, and Axilla I. The overall vibe was straightforward rock-your-face, with a playful psychedelic undertones in the form of a fun and peaking Fluffhead and a space funk’d 2001. Give it a listen, download, or audio/video stream below!

Phish 12/30/2010 Ticket Stub

Phish 12/30/2010 Ticket Stub

Phish
12/30/2010
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

Set 1: Cities, Chalk Dust Torture, Gumbo > Quinn the Eskimo, Halley’s Comet > Camel Walk*, Maze, Driver, Bathtub Gin, Fat Man in the Bathtub, Timber (Jerry) > Golgi Apparatus, Character Zero

Set 2: Tweezer** -> Light > Theme From the Bottom > My Friend, My Friend***,  Axilla > Fluffhead > Boogie On Reggae Woman -> Also Sprach Zarathustra > Suzy Greenberg

Encore: Run Like an Antelope > Tweezer Reprise

* – P.A. cut out

** – 19 min Long

*** – No “Myfe” ending

Download the Show Here

Stream the Show Here (Audio)

Stream Set 1 Here (Video)

Stream Set 2 Here (Video)

WTN Jam of the Night: Tweezer

Honorable Mentions: Light, Fluffhead, Run Like an Antelope

Welcome Back To Now

Hey y’all, uh… testing 1 2 3… Is this thing on? Okay, good. Has the time come for Welcome To Now 3.0? We think so, and hope you’ll agree.

To get things back and started again, here’s a sampling of what’s making news this week around the web. Stay tuned for furthur updates, more phishiness, a healthy dose of untz, and lots more music for you folks!

Warren Haynes drops title track from forthcoming ‘Man In Motion’ solo disc:

Pre-Order ‘Man In Motion’ here, you can even get a Warren Bobblehead!

 

Watkin’s Glen President Tweets Himself into Phishy Quagmire:

theglenprez on Twitter

theglenprez on Twitter

WTN’s take: Fest is on; date, other bands now in question…

 

Jam In The Dam Returns in 2012:

JITD 2012

JITD 2012

It’s gonna be a rager!

 

Mike Throws Down 2 Nights of Heady Jamz at BK Bowl:

Mike's Bowl

Mike's Bowl

Setlists, reviews, vids, and photos here!

 

News Flash – Wooks Love MSG Ghost:

And here’s #3 compliance of the real thing…