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.
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).