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Blog Phish Festival Power Rankings

Posted 2015-08-27 11:45 am by cglushko - 125 comments

Just How Good Was the Music at Magnaball?

Before we begin, I want to say upfront that I did not attend Magnaball. Due to other vacations and obligations this summer, I was forced to choose between Magnaball and Dick’s. I chose Dick’s because of the low risk of impacting rain, zero risk of crippling heat and humidity, preference for Colorado over upstate New York, and Dick’s stellar batting average. Along with Star Lake, ImageDick’s likely has the highest percentage of great shows out of any current venue. As we know now, I may have made a poor choice: Magnaball was blessed with perfect weather, and the band played three shows for the ages.

But were these three shows simply great for an era when the band members are in their fifties? Or, did Magnaball stack up to the great festivals of the 90s? Now, you may be saying to yourself, “How can someone who didn’t attend Magnaball properly rate it?” My response is that is precisely why I’m well-suited to write this. I’m basing this list on the replay value of the music alone – announced sets only – so no Storage Jam, Tower Jam, etc. It has nothing to do with the vibe, weather, traffic, your pimp RV, coming of age moments, or any other factors that can't be captured on the recording. It’s all about how well the music holds up after the festival is long over. Now that we’ve laid the ground rules, let’s run the numbers.

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Blog Magnaball 3: Baller

Posted 2015-08-25 9:14 am by J_D_G - 34 comments

How good of Phish to throw another ball!

The first one, of the Clifford variety, was at the time the biggest marker in the band’s development as a cultural juggernaut. Now comes the tenth, at a time when the band seems to be looking back and looking forward. More than six years into the post-Coventry comeback, barging toward the finale of a tour that’s one of the best of this era (it jousts with fall 2013 for the distinction of best tour in 3.0), it was time for a family gathering of the sort that Phish hadn’t hosted since Superball IX in 2011.

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Photo © Aaron Stein

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News New TAB Album + Fall Tour 2015

Posted 2015-08-24 2:56 pm by pzerbo - 0 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/3dpwwl

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Paper Wheels, the new album from Trey Anastasio is now available for pre-order at Trey’s store and Phish Dry-Goods. The album will be released on October 30th on Rubber Jungle Records/ATO Records. Recorded at The Barn and inspired by the immediacy of Stax-era recordings, Trey Anastasio recorded the songs live, often in one or two takes. Paper Wheels was co-produced by Bryce Goggin and Trey, and mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Van Morrison).

Paper Wheels will be offered as a deluxe limited edition that will include 180 gram 45 RPM 2x LP splatter vinyl and a die cut gatefold package with six unique sleeves. Only 4,000 of these special packages will be manufactured. A CD format and t-shirt bundles are also available for preorder. A preorder is now available at Trey’s store and Phish Dry Goods: http://treyanastasio.shop.musictoday.com.

Trey Anastasio Band Fall Tour Announced
To celebrate the release of Paper Wheels, Trey Anastasio Band will embark on a short fall tour, kicking off with a two night stand at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Oct 16th and 17th. The tour will then travel to the west coast and resume with two sold out shows night at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas. The tour will conclude with a two night run at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver.

Tickets for all shows will be available through a real time pre-sale beginning Thursday, August 27th at Noon (eastern time) and ending Wednesday, September 2nd at 5:00pm (eastern time) at http://treytickets.shop.ticketstoday.com/. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, September 3rd. Please visit trey.com for specific on sale dates and times.

Trey Anastasio Band Fall Tour
October 16 – Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
October 17 – Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
October 30 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – SOLD OUT
October 31 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – SOLD OUT
November 1 – House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
November 4 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
November 6 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
November 7 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
November 9 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
November 10 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA
November 12 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
November 13 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
November 14 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

Blog MagnaBall 2: Winner and a Movie

Posted 2015-08-23 2:35 pm by TheEmu - 32 comments

In their more than thirty years as a band, Phish has made incredible music from coast to coast and beyond, from Toledo to Trento to Tokyo. But what sets a festival apart from any other concert I’ve seen, different from MSG or Halloween or any other celebrated event, is that the atmosphere is so overwhelmingly “home.” Magnaball, a tiny city of art and music, was created entirely for us. It’s a place for everyone to come meet and revel in all the myriad, unique ways that we express our joy and individuality. These expressions which may make us feel weird in “real” life, but in the context of a festival, with the music as our drawstring, we come together and feel unified. The experience was revelatory for me. But first, the afternoon set.

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Photo © Jake Silco

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Blog Clifford, Super, Magnaball, We've Seen It All!

Posted 2015-08-22 10:56 am by zzyzx - 13 comments

With a Phish festival and Dick’s in close proximity to each other, many fans had to choose one or the other. I – of course – made my usual call of both, but the trips so close to each other required some sacrifice. Rather than a sane trip, logistics required my flight to be a red-eye into Baltimore-Washington International.

While that sounds like an insane distance, it’s actually closer than most major northeastern cities (and only two hours further than Buffalo) as Baltimore is almost directly due south of Watkins Glen. As I learned driving from Charm City to Buffalo – well Orchard Park, NY – to see the Grateful Dead in 1989, US 15 is a straight shot from Harrisburg, PA to Corning, NY. Back then it was a winding road, pretty, but slowing down for many small towns. Now it’s largely a freeway. The southern section still retains much of its history, having the occasional town slowdown and plenty of “Gentlemen’s Clubs” and tourist traps sitting on the side of the parkway; but by the time you get past the home of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, it’s a freeway. It even branded in part as a disembodied section of the controversial Interstate 99* for 12 miles north of the New York state line.

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Photo by Rene Huemer © Phish From the Road

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Blog Bunny Radio is back!

Posted 2015-08-20 1:14 pm by multibeast - 3 comments

What would a Phish festival be without The Bunny! It went live Thursday morning and will broadcast for the whole weekend of Magnaball. It will air its usual great mix of eclectic music, Magna-news, archival Phish tracks and of course, all of the live music sets of Phish music including sound checks. You can reach the Bunny in a few different ways:

Mixlr: http://mixlr.com/thebunny

LivePhish: http://webcast.livephish.com/Summer-2015-Webcasts-Magnaball.html

SiriusXM JamOn Channel 29, beginning at 9pm Eastern Time Thursday

Locally in the Watkins Glen area on WNGZ 104.9FM and also via their website: http://www.cbelmira.com/wingz/listen-live/

Once again they are asking you to Feed The Bunny - send in your station IDs and funny bumpers, which may get aired on The Bunny live. Go to http://feedthebunny.com/

Follow The Bunny on Facebook and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/bunnyradio

https://twitter.com/bunnyradio

Blog Behind the Music: Mike's Song's Second Jam

Posted 2015-08-18 8:53 am by tweezer - 52 comments

[Editor’s note: after the celebratory revival of the “Mike’s Song” second jam on 8/4/15 in Nashville, the folks on the Mockingbird and phish.net teams wanted the whole scoop on what happened, since the instigator was one of our staff. We thought the story was simply too good not to share. Many of our readers will already know the basics of how Drew Hitz (professional musician, music business consultant, Mockingbird Foundation board member), with the assistance of his friend and colleague Don Hart (composer, arranger, orchestrator, collaborator with Trey on “Time Turns Elastic”), turned fan dreams into reality. If this story is new to you, check out the .net recap from that Nashville gig. -PZ]

Don Hart asked me if I was coming to Nashville for the show at the brand new Ascend Amphitheater. He ended up securing me a ticket which was DFC in the fourth row of seats behind the pit. I was hopeful that I would get into the soundcheck, but didn't find out that I would be going until that afternoon.

The soundcheck was fascinating for me. They played a bluesy jam to start, and then Fishman asked if they had time to run “Mercury.” After playing it once through, they then rehearsed and ended up rewriting parts of the second half of the tune. It was a fully democratic process. They focused on the transition getting out of Fishman's Marimba Lumina solo into the next section.

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8/4/15, Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN. Photo by Drew Hitz.

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Blog Mystery Jam Monday Part 196

Posted 2015-08-17 7:33 pm by bl002e - 16 comments , posted in the Audio category (1256 listens)

Welcome to the 196th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday. The winner will receive an MP3 download courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery jam clip. Each person gets one guess per day, with the second “day” starting after I post the hint. A hint will be posted on Tuesday if necessary, with the answer to follow on Wednesday. Good luck!

LivePhish.com All-Time MJM Results

News TPC3 Print Series - On sale TODAY at noon (ET)

Posted 2015-08-06 11:22 am by MarcoEsc - 0 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/3csb0g

As a reminder, the new, 8-piece art print series commissioned by The Mockingbird Foundation for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3), goes on sale TODAY (8/6) via the Bottleneck Gallery website. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

Here are the prints in the series:

Phish 1.0
Phish 1.0 | 1983-1989 - by David Welker


Phish 1.1 | 1990-1992 - by Sei Rey Ho


Phish 1.2 | 1993-1995 - By Dan Black, Landland


Phish 1.3 | 1996-1998 - by DKNG Studios


Phish 1.4 | 1999-2000 - by Justin Helton, Status Serigraph


Phish 2.0 | 2003-2004 - by Jessica Seamans, Landland


Phish 3.0 | 2009-2011 - by Nate Duval


Phish 3.1 | 2012-2015 - linocut print by AJ Masthay

All proceeds from the TPC Print Series go to the all-volunteer Mockingbird Foundation, a Phish-fan based charity raising money for youth music education.
 

News TPC3 Print Series ON SALE TOMORROW - Print #8 by AJ Masthay Revealed!

Posted 2015-08-05 12:57 pm by MarcoEsc - 0 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/3cqkqr

The Mockingbird Foundation now reveals here the eighth and final print in our soon-to-be-released print series. Scroll down to see it in all its glory...

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

Print #8

Print #8: TPC3 – Phish 1.0, 2012-2015
Artist: A.J. Masthay

Long a fixture of the Phish fan-artist scene, having created dozens of his spectacular hand-crafted linocut prints, this is A.J.’s third print for The Mockingbird Foundation and one of the most stunning in the TPC3 series. A.J. is a fixture on the rock art scene known for his unique talent and technique, and has made many official prints for bands like Umphrey’s McGee, WSP, and Further, and recently he created a highly coveted triptych for Trey’s Grateful Dead side project. We could think of no better artist to represent Phish’s current 3.1 era, where the band has truly hit their stride and are taking us all to new heights, and of course A.J. has delivered. This beautiful work features the mockingbird carrying the Helping Friendly Book with the help of a giant tweezer, and is full of imagery inspired by the magic of a rejuvenated Phish in their 30s. Set the vacuum to blow, because there’s no sucking here!

Print #8 -
	Rainbow Foil variantPrint #8 - Rainbow Foil Variant
Artist: A.J. Masthay
Available exclusively at PhanArt Presents World Café Live One art show
August 12th, Philadelphia

Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show). 

On behalf of all the artists and volunteers who run The Mockingbird Foundation, we thank you for your enthusiasm and support. We hope you enjoy these prints as much as we do, and wish you the best when ordering tomorrow. Come say "hello" and pick up some prints at the art show in Philly! And if you didn't see the other prints in the series, here they are: 
Prints #1 and #2 are revealed here.
Print #3 is revealed here.
Print #4 is revealed here.
Print #5 is revealed here.
Print #6 is revealed here.
Print #7 is revealed here.
 

News TPC3 Print Series - Print #7 by Nate Duval Revealed!

Posted 2015-08-04 1:31 pm by MarcoEsc - 3 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/3corme

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to reveal here the seventh print in our soon-to-be-released print series. Scroll down to see it in all its glory...

Repeating our main news: The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show). 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

We will be revealing one of the prints here on Phish.net each day leading up to the onsale. Here is number seven!

Print #7

Print #7: TPC3 – Phish 3.0, 2009-2011
Artist: Nate Duval

Description: With over fifteen official Phish-related gig posters and many mail-order ticket designs to his credit, artist Nate Duval has created a wealth of unique works. Instrumental in the success of the TPC3 print project, Nate helped us to find and inspire many of our artists, and for that we thank him. For his piece celebrating the 3.0 era, Nate brings us all back to the mothership, scene of the band’s glorious return from their second (and hopefully final) retirement, as it jubilantly takes flight below a celebration of balloons.

Check back tomorrow to see the final print in the series! 
Prints #1 and #2 are revealed here.
Print #3 is revealed here.
Print #4 is revealed here.
Print #5 is revealed here.
Print #6 is revealed here.

News TPC3 Print Series - Print #6 by Jessica Seamans (Landland) Revealed!

Posted 2015-08-03 1:59 pm by MarcoEsc - 2 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/3cmy98

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to reveal here the sixth print in our soon-to-be-released print series. Scroll down to see it in all its glory...

But first, to repeat the big stuff: The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show). 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

We will be revealing one of the prints here on Phish.net each day leading up to the onsale. Here is number six!

TPC3 - Phish 2.0 by Jessica Seamans (Landland)

Print #6: TPC3 – Phish 2.0, 2003-2004
Artist: Jessica Seamans, Landland

For this print, the second in our series from Landland, Jessica interprets the brief two-year period when Phish (prematurely?) returned from their first retirement. Here the curtains are pulled back to reveal the whole zoo back out on road, with the round room keeping IT going. But all is not well in the land of the lizards, as so many have forgotten to take care of their shoes, and as the mockingbird delivers a letter from Trey, everyone else is just trying to stay above the thick, thick Coventry mud.

Check back tomorrow to see the next print in the series! 
Prints #1 and #2 are revealed here.
Print #3 is revealed here.
Print #4 is revealed here.
Print #5 is revealed here.

News TPC3 Print Series - Print #5 by Justin Helton Revealed!

Posted 2015-08-02 1:10 pm by MarcoEsc - 1 comment - Link: http://phi.sh/3cl1cg

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to reveal here the fifth print in our soon-to-be-released print series. Scroll down to see it in all its glory...

But first, to repeat the big stuff: The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show). 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

We will be revealing one of the prints here on Phish.net each day leading up to the onsale. Here is number five!

Print #5: TPC3 – Phish 1.4, 1999-2000
Artist: Justin Helton/Status Serigraph

Description: A true giant on the rock art scene, Knoxville-based designer Justin Helton has created over ten gig prints for Phish-related projects, plus stunning work for Trey’s new side band (The Grateful Dead) and much much more. For TPC3, he has chosen to interpret Phish’s first true creative peak: the 1999-2000 period that saw the entire tribe migrate to the Big Cypress Seminole reservation for a monumental millennium celebration. Justin brings us a celebration of lizards (in their larger, gator form), toasting the new year from their moonlight swamp, while the mockingbird looks on from atop a farmhouse. Cheesecake, anyone?

Check back tomorrow to see the next print in the series! 
Prints #1 and #2 are revealed here.
Print #3 is revealed here.
Print #4 is revealed here.

News TPC3 Print Series - Print #4 by DKNG Studios Revealed!

Posted 2015-08-01 2:08 pm by MarcoEsc - 4 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/3cj9cg

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to reveal here the fourth print in our soon-to-be-released print series. Scroll down to see it in all its glory...

Again repeating the main news: The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show). 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

We will be revealing one of the prints here on Phish.net each day leading up to the onsale. Here is number four!

Print #4 - DKNG Studios

Print #4: TPC3 – Phish 1.3, 1996-1998
Artist: DKNG Studios

DKNG is a Los Angeles-based design studio acclaimed for their bold work for the music and entertainment industries. Very popular with fans, they have created over a dozen gig posters for Phish, including several much-coveted diptychs and triptychs. We are proud to have DKNG as part of the TPC3 print series, representing the high-energy 1996-1998 era. In this stunning print, Phish has destroyed America, brought the party over to Europe, and the mockingbird clings to the back of a fired-up worm, returning to drop an udder-ball full of cow funk on the USA. Incredible…and wait until you see the variant!

Check back tomorrow to see the next print in the series! 
Prints #1 and #2 are revealed here.
Print #3 is revealed here.

News TPC3 Print Series - Print #3 by Dan Black (Landland) Revealed!

Posted 2015-07-31 4:20 pm by MarcoEsc - 4 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/3chx9b

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to reveal here the third print in our soon-to-be-released print series. Scroll down to see it in all its glory...

Repeating from yesterday: The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show). 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

We will be revealing one of the prints here on Phish.net each day leading up to the onsale. Here is number three!

Print #3: TPC3 - Phish 1.2, 1993-1995
Artist: Dan Black, Landland

Dan, along with his creative partner Jessica Seamans, run Landland – a creative studio based out of the Midwest. Landland is well known around the Phish crowd, having created almost ten band-related gig posters and the album art for the Ventura boxed set, and we at Mockingbird are honored that both Dan and Jessica have each created a piece for TPC3. For his piece, Dan has provided us with a glimpse into the Phish Habitrail, and some of the iconic scenes around a band climbing to new peaks of commercial and creative success.

Check back tomorrow to see the next print in the series! 
Prints #1 and #2 are revealed here.
 

News Announcing TPC3 Print Series - On Sale August 6 - First Two Prints Revealed!

Posted 2015-07-30 4:20 pm by MarcoEsc - 7 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/3cgefd

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show). 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

In the days leading up to the August 6 sale, we will be giving a preview on Phish.net of each of the prints in the TPC3 series. Here are the first two:

TPC3 - 1.0

Print #1: TPC3 - Phish 1.0, 1983-1989
Artist: David Welker

We are honored to have acclaimed artist David Welker (Phish's Rift album cover, 6+ official prints, Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery artist) interpret the genesis era of Phish's 32+ year career. Featuring knight-in-shining-armor Rutherford the Brave as he plunges into the watery depths, this print is bursting with imagery from the the band's epic saga (and Trey's Goddard senior thesis) "The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday" (aka Gamehendge), and deftly honors Phish's earliest years. Includes a hidden glow-in-the-dark layer! We've really gotta hand it to you, David...

TPC 1.1 - Sei Rey Ho

Print #2: TPC3 - Phish 1.1, 1990-1992
Artist: Sei Rey Ho

Sei Rey Ho and his studio Us & Them are the creative forces behind numerous posters, logos and patches created in recent years for Phish and side projects, and his clean, engaging design has won numerous awards. In his print for TPC3, Sei Rey presents a parade of the animal subjects of many of the band's songs, led by the not-quite-yet-famous mockingbird, as they follow the lines going south toward bigger shows, larger crowds, and ever-greater success.

Come back tomorrow to see the next print in the series!

Song History Song History: Shadow

Posted 2015-07-02 9:51 pm by Tim Wade (TheEmu) - Link: http://phi.sh/s/1106

Bar 17 and 18 Steps provide a fascinating snapshot of Trey’s development as a solo artist.  Begun before 2005’s Shine, but completed afterwards, these albums have one foot in TAB’s early swing period and one on the other side of Shine’s poppier sound.  The music on Trey Anastasio was heavily influenced by King Sunny Adé, Trey told High Times in a 2002 interview.  “Sophisticated, elegant, harmonic language that comes from swing-band concepts, and then I keep hearing King Sunny Adé as a reference point on the other end. . . . The idea I wanted to take from King Sunny Adé was the concept of having a lot of people playing small parts that are intertwined together.”  ...

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