Winonans writer Brandon Rompa suggests that Phish, like other jambands, "gives listeners the illusion of musical freedom and explosive creativity when it is actually just sound flowing aimlessly." Editorial comment: Rompa is either confusing free jazz (which lacks any structure whatsover) and the band-wide transitions of jambands, or is simply ignorant about the latter.
The Mockingbird Foundation has announced a Phish Reunion Fund. Celebrate your hopes of a return, while supporting music education for kids!
Okay... Only a small mention, and it was mostly the alliterative opportunity that appealed, but... Live Phish is mentioned in a Paris post to the International Herald Tribune about "anti-MP3 audiophiles".
Good for a chuckle - and/or a sigh...
A full decade since the big event... Wow...
Trey sat in with the Dave Matthews Band last night (8/14) at Saratoga Performing Arts Center for "Lie in Our Graves".
On Friday, July 27, Amfibian will have a release party for its new CD Skip the Goodbyes, with 2 sets starting at 9pm, at the Lion's Den in NYC. Special guests include Room 1091 and Frogg Cafe. The First 100 people in the door get the July issue of Relix, featuring exclusive interviews with Page McConnell, Tom Marshall, and more.
The 8/13/93 show from the Murat Theatre (Indianapolis, IN) has been released via LivePhish, "the whole show in full, crisp, beautifully re-mastered soundboard audio." The show - which features epic versions of Bathtub Gin, Mike's Song, and Ya Mar - is available via download or on CD with filler from the soundcheck. This release also starts a new LivePhish service whereby shows ordered online will also be "delivered to your doorstep ... in an innovative and earth friendly folding digi-pak with sticker labels." The last three archive releases (11/14/95, 12/1/95, and 12/29/97) are also available via this service, "with bonus tracks where space permits.quot; The release is also being hailed with a limited edition (n=1,000), brand new, mid-size (13"x19") Pollack poster for the show.