Jul 24, 2013
Coming to an end of another summer tour that contained no shortage of weather surprises and set stoppages, the Phish from Vermont have announced east coast shows for this upcoming fall. Multi-night stints planned for Hampton, Worchester and the finale begins on Halloween in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall. Phans invading casinos, I'm sure the high rollers at the blackjack tables can't wait.
Always a lottery of some sort, because too many of you want these. You can go here to enter yourself ... Read More
Mar 12, 2013
After months of fans holding off on committing physical harm to themselves, Phish have finally announced their tour plans for this summer across North America. Kicking things off in Maine followed by three nights upstate where they race the pony's in New York, the band has two night runs in most of these tour stops, with San Fran, Chicago and the ending run in Colorado all getting the three night treatment. PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel is where Jay Porks told us ... Read More
Jan 1, 2013
Watch Phish Perform 'Iron Man' During Golf Themed NYE Set (12/31/12)
For the past four nights like it has been for 30 years, it's just been good ol' Phish being Phish. Last night the band closed out 2012 with a bang, an entire third set of golf themed/"Garden Party" tracks. Even had most of the place covered in AstroTurf. If you know Phish you know they tend to cover a song or two from time to time, and last night was no different. The ... Read More
Dec 28, 2012
2012: A Music Odyssey Part 2
Words by Jakob Ross
When the Heritage Hunter tour was announced, I knew I had to go. Opeth was the band on the tour that I was the least familiar with, and upon fully immersing myself in their challenging brand of progressive metal, I knew I'd be in for a fantastic show. Combining light, almost beautiful song structures with the louder, heavier sounds of common heavy metal (and a touch of dry, awkward humor from frontman Mikael ... Read More
Dec 5, 2012
Trey Anastasio Band January 2013 Tour Dates
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio will take his solo act (the Trey Anastasio Band or TAB) to the road this January for a tour hitting the Northeast heavy over the 7 scheduled dates. Toronto and Maine are the only cities not named New York and New Jersey on this trek that will be visited. The tour starts January 18th, and chances are the same crowd will caravan to each town over the 10 day span and make sure ... Read More
Nov 27, 2012
Trey Anastasio Joins Amanda Green on Stage in NYC Last Night
So last night in New York City, Amanda Green and "Friends" rocked steady all night at the Birdland Club. Artists who fall under the friends category might send you to Google, but it was Brooks Ashmanskas, Jenn Colella, Andrea Burns, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ryann Redmond, Gregory Haney and Ariana DeBose.
Then, out pops Phish frontman Trey Anastasio on stage, and stuff begins to get cool. Trey has written a bunch of songs with Amanda Green and ... Read More
Oct 31, 2012
Trey Anastasio Band Takeover Jimmy Fallon
Anything written in the next few sentences that is not complete fact will leave this writer ripped apart in Phish blogs for the rest of life. So let's just state the facts. Trey Anastasio is the lead singer and guitar player in the jam band Phish. During his downtime, he has his own band, appropriately named Trey Anastasio Band (some people write TAB). The Trey Anastasio Band has a new album (on orange vinyl) called 'Traveler' . And last and ... Read More
Oct 2, 2012
Phish Announces New Year's Run In New York City
This December, Phish returns to Madison Square Garden in New York, New York for a four-show Holiday/NYE Run to close out 2012. The band has played 23 shows to date at MSG. For the first time ever, the floor at these four Madison Square Garden shows will be general admission.
An online ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com/ and will end Monday, October 15 at Noon EST.
Tickets will go on sale to the ... Read More
Aug 27, 2012
Watch Phish Live From Farm Aid 1998
I remember October 3rd, 1998 like it was yesterday. The night before my car was broken into and my entire collection of Phish studio albums (as well as some Ween, Deftones and Sepultura) were stolen. Now say what you will about Phish studio albums, but my car only had a CD player and I could not listen to live shows via Maxell XLII audio cassettes. Bummed as fuck that entire day I remember watching all of ... Read More
Aug 26, 2012
Phish - Aaron's Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA - 8/25/12
Words/Photos by Jakob Ross
Phish Drop Bombs and Blow Minds in Atlanta
The last time I was truly blown away by a band was when I saw Phish for the first time at Bonnaroo. They played what Reverend Justito refers to as a "greatest hits set", playing songs like Down With Disease, Sample In a Jar, Cavern, and Tweezer. While that set was great for a beginner such as myself, some hardcore phans probably wouldn't give it ... Read More
Aug 16, 2012
Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
The thing about Phish is that they always get the last laugh. I won’t lie, despite the fact that the band’s appearance at the Long Beach Arena is the only concert I will see this summer I wasn’t pumped. None of my hardcore Phish friends were able to join me to celebrate my 25th experience with Mike, Trey, Jon and Page, the venue stinks worse than the city of Long Beach does ... Read More
Jun 14, 2012
Bonnaroo Part III: Return of the Jedi
Chapter 1: Sunday Morning
On the morning of my final day at Bonnaroo, I was prepared for what would certainly be our most relaxing day. With only four acts to check out (and the first one not going on until 1:00), I was ready to chill and maybe have a beer with BeeZnutz.
It had rained the whole night and well into the morning, but by the time we left our tent at about 9 or so, the ... Read More
Jun 6, 2012
The Top Five Covers Phish Needs To Bust Out This Summer
In a few hours, Phish will return to the stage for the first time since the early hours of January 1st 2012. Keyboardist Page McConnell has already shared with Rolling Stone that the band has approximately 200 songs that they could bust out at any time. Never being one to shy away from a cover jam, we have come up with five songs that the boys from Vermont absolutely need to bust ... Read More
Jun 3, 2012
Bonnaroo Preview: The Top 12 Must-See Acts to Catch at the Farm
If you know me in any way, then you probably know that I am attending this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. It is repeatedly called "Best Festival of the Summer" by many music-based magazines and websites,and tens of thousands head out to Manchester every year to catch acts big and small. So here are my Top 12 acts of this year's installment of Bonnaroo!
Honorable mentions: Skrillex, Superjam ... Read More
May 16, 2012
Watch Highlights of Phish Performing at Bonnaroo in 2009
A few days ago we told you about the exciting new Bonnaroo 365 YouTube channel. Now for one week, the channel will be airing nearly 90 minutes of footage of Phish from their 2009 appearance at the festival. You can check it out down below for yourself up till 05/22/12. If that is not enough of a Phish phix for ya, click here to check out our extensive coverage of the band.
Apr 10, 2012
Phish Summer 2012 Tour Dates - Leg 2
I am sitting here trying to be positive, but that’s a difficult task. Assuming rumors about a lack of fall tour are true, Phish will play four shows in the Pacific Time Zone in 2012. Having sold out the Hollywood Bowl in record time last summer, they take all that energy and hit the shit stain known as the Long Beach Arena. Then they move up to San Francisco for two nights at the craptastic ... Read More
Mar 11, 2012
Trey Anastasio w/ the Los Angeles Philharmonic 03/10/12
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
Back in 2010 I wrote an open letter to Phish and the Los Angeles Philharmonic begging them to team up for a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. While we finally got to see Phish at the Bowl last summer, it was your typical two set balls to the wall affair with no sign of the Phil in sight. Thankfully my wish somewhat came true in ... Read More
Feb 29, 2012
Phish Summer 2012 Tour Dates
Phish has just announced dates for their summer tour 2012. As has been tradition since the band reformed in 2009, the dates focus on areas east of the Mississippi. Highlights of the trek include three nights in Atlantic City, two nights at Midwest favorites Deer Creek and Alpine Valley and of course a headline slot at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
As has also been tradition, the band has created a hilarious video announcing the dates. This ... Read More
Feb 14, 2012
Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced
As always the lineup for the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester Tennessee is nothing short of impressive. Headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Phish, the festival is set to take place June 7th-10th, 2012. Other highlights on the bill include Alice Cooper, St. Vincent and a reunited Ben Folds Five.
With the first two price levels already sold out, you best get your tickets soon as this annual event almost always sells out. If you have a little ... Read More
Dec 29, 2011
Reverend Justito's Top Ten Shows of 2011
#10 Rammstein 05/20/11 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA
Oh those crazy German’s. I truly assumed I would never catch these guys again after the Great White fiasco, but there I was on the floor of the sold out Forum watching the band’s first North American tour in nearly a decade. It was all you could want from a Rammstein show – pulverizing riffs, shock value galore and lots and lots of fire.
#9 Chris Cornell 05/04/11 – ... Read More
Dec 29, 2011
Tis the season for giving, and if you're this writer, receiving. When given the opportunity to be bought into Phish tonight for their first of a 4 night New Years Eve at Madison Square Garden, how could I pass it up? Before anything goes further we must slurp the Revered Justito, who gifts me with this ticket to the show tonight (and note that his holiday gift is to be mailed shortly), gifts me with the chance to see Phish. I've heard ... Read More
Dec 21, 2011
thenaturalstoner's Top 10 Shows of 2011
2011 was undoubtedly my finest concert going year on record (out of 31!). I saw over 80 bands, did several awesome road trips, brought in visitors from around the country to come to the Gorge Amphitheatre, and almost all my shows were at least ‘decent’. Obviously some rise to the top, and some fall to the bottom... so here is my list of best concerts of 2011.
10) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings 05/30/11 - The Gorge ... Read More
Nov 8, 2011
Phish 08/05 & 06/11
The Gorge - George, WA
Words/Photos by Phishbeard
On the 5th and 6th of August 2011, the Gorge was once again blessed with the presence of Phish. Phans from all over America congregated for one of the most magical weekends in recent Phishtory. The weather was superb and the campgrounds were packed by the time my crew arrived at the Gorge to set up camp and prefunk for the Friday night show. We had numerous cars of people as part of ... Read More
Sep 6, 2011
Phish Set For Hurricane Irene Benefit In Vermont
Phish is scheduled to perform a special show at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT next Wednesday, September 14th. The concert will benefit Vermont flood recovery efforts. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Vermont experienced its worst flooding in a century, which devastated communities throughout the state.
"It's been heartbreaking to see all the loss and destruction that came from the storm," said Phish keyboardist Page McConnell. "Vermont is very much a part of who ... Read More
Aug 14, 2011
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 08/12/11
Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
Over the past few years, I have come home to the Bay Area on Outside Lands weekend. Yet instead of watching historic performances by the likes of Pearl Jam, Widespread Panic and Ween I have watched friends get married. With no nuptials planned for 2011 I purchased my three day pass the second they went on sale.
My friends and I hit the park Friday afternoon as New ... Read More
Aug 9, 2011
Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
I witnessed my first performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 2003. Sitting there under the stars, I knew that the historic venue would be the perfect place to see Phish work their magic. I’ve even discussed for this very website how great it would be to see Phish perform at the venue with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Having spent two days at the Gorge with the boys, I pulled into the venue with ... Read More