Remniscent of Dark Side of the Moon's eerie synchronicity with The Wizard of Oz, but with the youthful irreverence that always was Phish, several message boards are reporting that the music and lyrics of Round Room seem to be synchronized precisely to the activity and character movements in the MacCauley Culkin theatrical masterpiece Home Alone.
Online ordering began this morning for a limited edition release of material the band recorded in Woodstock last fall, just after the career-ending shows at Coventry. Poking fun at confusion about the band's material, the three-song CD includes an updated version of "I Need More Cowbell", a mellow cover of Peaches n Herb's "Reunited", and a dance remix of their cover of "Gin and Juice".
Dry Goods has announced that it will begin selling a series of Phish-related lawn ornaments this summer, through a partnership with midwest concrete artisans Lizards and Wizards, Inc. The first in the series will be a life-size vacuum cleaner just like the one Fishman played on stage, followed later this year by Guyute the pig, Maggie the horse, and Tela on her multi-beast.
Trey Anastasio sat in with the Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre last night (3/22/05) for the "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" encore.
Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke will play together at High Sierra Music Festival, a small family-friendly freak fest in Northern California.
Page sat in with the Allman Brothers Band last night (3/21/05) for the encore-opening "Southbound". The show - which also featured Chuck Leavell, Yonrico Scott, and the Asbury Jukes horns - was reportedly one of the strongest in the band's history.
Most of the Jamcruise Jazz Mandolin Project (JMP) Lido Pool set, featuring Fishman on drums, is now up on Disclogic, for sale as MP3 and FLAC downloads. Unfortunately Jamie decided to pull three major tracks off the set (including the one with Oteil) so it's not complete, but it sounds fantastic.
Trey's new band will make its first appearance April 1st, as a benefit for the Vermont Land Trust, at the new Higher Ground (opened 12/04), featuring Peter Chwazik (bass), Les Hall (keyboards), Ray Paczkowski (keyboards) and Skeeto Valdez (drums). Tickets are $35 and go on sale Thursday, March 17 at 11:00am (EST) at the Higher Ground box office only. Tickets will not be offered via internet or charge by phone.
Trey performed last night (3/15/05) with "Mr. Crows Garden" at Higher Ground in Burlington, a warm-up gig by the Black Crowes for their upcoming tour. Trey sat-in for the encore: The Beatles "Yer Blues" and "Hard to Handle" originally by Otis Redding. This marked Trey's first performance at Higher Ground's new location, which opened in December 2004. Full setlist: Don't Do It (The band), Greasy Grass River, Go Tell the Congregation, Another Roadside Tragedy, Soul Singing, Kickin' My Heart Around, Thick n Thin, Bad Luck Blue Eyes, Jam > Sunday Buttermilk Waltz, Thorn in my Pride, Tell the Truth (Derrick and the Dominoes), Non-Fiction, She Gave Good Sunflower, Encore: Yer Blues (The Beatles) w/Trey, H2H ( Otis Redding) W/Trey.
Mike with join again with Leo Kottke as part of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. We try to stick to news here, and keep editorial comments off this page, but... GO SEE THEM!!