Page McConnell (whom you may remember as the keyboardist for Phish) performed with NYC-based Frogg Café during part of their opening set at Nectar’s on Saturday 2/11/06. He then performed a full show with DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars.
By all accounts, the show tonight at the Beacon Theater in NYC (Phil Lesh, Jeff Sipe, Rob Barraco, Larry Campbell, Joan Osbourne, and Trey) rocked the house!
- Set I: Help > Slip > Franklin's, Up on Cripple Creek, They Love Each Other, Cold Rain & Snow > Loose Lucy, Buckets of Rain, All Along The Watchtower
- Set II: St. Stephen, What Sin (?)> Jam > Cryptical > Dark Star v1 > Jam> The Other One > Dark Star V2 > Eyes of the World > GDTRFB > Gimme Shelter
- Enc: Wolfman's Brother, Midnight Hour.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Sirius channel 17 (Jam_On, the jamband channel) will host a competition of its own: The Phish Bowl. Phish experts, and Sirius DJs, Jonathan Schwartz and Adam Foley will debate their favorite Phish shows while Pharmer´s Almanac author Andy Bernstein serves as referee. To support their arguments, Schwartz and Foley will each play four songs from their chosen Phish concerts, December 31, 1995 and August 17, 1997, respectively. The games begin at 7 PM EST, with heady debate likely to stretch late into the evening.
Almost five years after thir last show, rock trio Oysterhead will perform at this summer's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Manchester, Tennessee). The band includes Trey on guitar, Les Claypool on bass, and Stuart Copeland on drums. Other acts on the bill include Radiohead, Tom Petty, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bright Eyes, Ben Folds, Dr. John, My Morning Jacket, Cat Power, The Disco Biscuits and DJ Sasha.
Buy, hey, at least he was nominated: for "Possibilities", with Herbie Hancock, in "Category 9 - Best Pop Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)" Other nominees were Burt Bacharach & Chris Botti, George Duke, Daniel Lanois, and Les Paul (who won).
Newsweek cites loving "the rock band Phish" as evidence of good behavior, to open an article about "the trouble with boys".
Jambands.com has reported, "Mike Gordon will perform with a new collective, Ramble Dove, at the fifth annual Bonnaroo festival this summer. According to Gordons management, the new project will feature a number of Vermont musicians, paying homage to classic Nashville honky-tonk. Gordon, a longtime admirer of bluegrass and honky-tonk, is largely responsible for bringing songs like Ginseng Sullivan and Uncle Penn into Phishs repertoire."Note: Mike clarified in his 2/15/06 hotline message, which outlined the band members and what they play, that this band does not play any bluegrass.
After several calls and messages left on Mike's hotline, he has agreed to play a game of chess with the members of the board. His hotline message (date uncertain) has said that he will do it but he has to wait nine weeks...and thats it.