Trey will be taping a solo session at XM Satellite Radio in Washington, D.C., on 3/7/06 at 2pm, in front of an intimate studio audience of approximately 40 people. Admission was by random selection from emails sent by noon on March 2nd.
Trey and some incarnation of his backing bands* will perform two nights at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, 4-26&27-06. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10AM via Ticketmaster today (3/2/06), and through a real-time presale from 3/2 @ 5pm to 3/10 @ noon (all times EST) at treytickets.rlc.net.* Prior to 70 Volt Parade, management insisted on billing his acts as simply Trey Anastasio and not Trey Anastasio Band, despite fans' talk about TAB. Current management (who helped build the Dave Matthews Band) used Trey Anastasio Band - either a faux pax, or a relenting to vernacular or strategy, or an attempt to sneak by a name change - on the official site for about 30 hours (ending sometime midday on 3/3) during which discussion ensued on PhantasyTour and other places. The act is now, and again, billed as simply Trey Anastasio - and, so, we don't know who will perform with him or if they have a name.
On MySpace, Tom writes, "Meanwhile, last weekend Trey and I went up to a friend's cabin in the Adirondacks and wrote 10 new songs... Anyway, I can't wait to hear the songs live...played presumably by 70VP and possibly a combination of Mike and the Duo I suppose."
J. Willis Pratt is alive and well - and playing with Touchpants on May 11 at the Metronome in Burlington, VT. Fishman will be on drums.
New York Times columnist David Brooks ("the conservative who liberals can like"), when challenged by Colbert that Ann Coulter's making more money by being less reasonable, said, "I do Phish concerts." We're not sure why, but he and Colbert both repeated it.
Although Phish is rumored to be playing MSG 10/28/06 and 10/29/06, the Knickerbockers and Rangers, respectively, are scheduled to play there those nights.
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.