Trey and Mike will perform at the 10th annual Allgood Music Festival in Masontown, WV - which, more generally, happens to have a smokin' lineup this year!!
In an interview on an Atlanta radio station today, Trey (likely in Atlanta for studio work with a producer he's teamed up with before) confirmed rumos that he, Mike, and the Benevento/Russo duo will tour together this summer. Though tickets and billing will likely portray some hierarchy among the bill's acts, rumors (based on previous things Mike and Trey have said) describe the tour as some sort of interactive meld, with each of the 3 doing their own stuff, as well as some interaction among them. Trey also mentioned that he "hopes to get Phish back together in a few years", dispelling rumors of an October 2006 reunion but confirming common suspicions that this "breakup" is really a second hiatus.
The folks at the OhKeePa message board have scheduled a game of chess with Mike Gordon at www.pogo.com, starting at 9pm EST on Monday April 17th. There will be a discussion and voting of moves in the OKP chat room inbetween moves, so that everyone can participate.
Today marks 666 days since Phish's last show (8/15/04), a sinfully long respite.
TREY ANASTASIO LIVE: LET IT SHINE, a new one-hour radio special featuring Trey live on stage and in the studio, is set to air on terrestrial radio stations nationwide in April 2006. The setlist includes his best-known solo and Phish songs live, with his new band at NYC's Madison Square Garden this past New Years Eve, and solo from an exclusive acoustic session recorded in New York a few weeks ago. Trey also discusses everything from his new album and songs to his time and relationship with Phish to his fledgling hockey career. Radio hosts and programmers interested in obtaining this program for broadcast should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has announced a new on-line charity auction, with a sole item on the block: a VIP package to the Wakarusa Music Festival (Jne 8-11, Lawrence, KS), including food, drink, VIP camping, special viewing areas, and more. The auction will begin March 10, end March 26, and serve as the initial launch for a new Maximum Bidding feature being introduced by the Foundation.
The 3rd Annual Pangaea Project Benefit Concerts will be April 14 & 15 at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR. This year's Everyone Orchestra will feature Matt Butler, Jon Fishman (Phish), Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project), Reggie Watts (Maktub, Soulive), Kai Eckhardt (Garaj Mahal), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Scott Law, Asher Fulero, Tony Furtado, Tye North, members of March Fourth Marching Band, the Axe Dide dance company, and more.
Mike Gordon and mother Marjorie Minkin will hold an art opening tonight in Burlington of an exhibit titled Another Side of In. The exhibit, of their acrylic electronic sculptures, will run March 10 - April 30, 2006 at The Firehouse Gallery, 135 Church St, Burlington.Update: The event included a dancer (shown at right) from NYC performing wordless interaction with the sculptures, which produce musical sounds from Mike's album-based tape loops, which vary according to a person's proximity to and movement in front of each sculpture.
Scott Nybakken, who drew the art for the Esther video once shown during a Phish setbreak, has put the first ten drawings from the video up for sale on eBay under the seller name lifeofreilley. Presuming there's interest among buyers, he'll put up a new group of ten drawings each week until he's gone through all 118.
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.