Thursday 04/18/2019 by phishnet

FIRST EVER PHISH STUDIES ACADEMIC CONFERENCE: UPDATE

Oregon State University will host the first-ever Phish Studies academic conference, showcasing research about Phish, its fans, and culture. The three-day event will take place on May 17-19, 2019, in OSU’s Memorial Union. More than 50 presentations from scholars from more than 20 states and Canada will present at the conference. In addition to academic presentations, the conference will feature a number of special events, including art exhibits, community panels, a concert, and a documentary film screening.

© 2019 Ryan Kerrigan
© 2019 Ryan Kerrigan

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Wednesday 04/17/2019 by swittersdc

WEEKLY CATCH WITH OSIRIS #11 - THE WARFIELD, 4/17/92

[Welcome To Weekly Catch With Osiris! A weekly series brought to you from the team at Osiris. Each Wednesday we're going to bring you a Phish show from that week with some commentary. Our goal is to go beyond official releases and well-known shows to bring you some of the overlooked gems throughout Phish history. If you like what you find, we'd encourage you to check out the assortment of podcasts at the Osiris!]

Listen: The Warfield, San Francisco, CA, 4/17/92

As I sit here in California, I'm grateful to be reflecting on an awesome California run and and a notable, if sometimes overlooked, show from San Francisco. True to the point of "Weekly Catch," this is another one of those "show the night after the show" kind of shows. Follow that? Me either. Anyway, the night before is one of the most famous shows I’ve come across, 4.16.92.

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Monday 04/15/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 371

Welcome to the 371st edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of April. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the two mystery clips. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Answer: Congrats to four-time MJM winner, @MikeThong! This week he quickly identified both instances of "Tweezer" -> "DEG" -> Tweezer" from 6/28/95 and 3/8/91 (even if the former is really just a protracted "DEG" tease) and in doing so has crossed the halfway mark to MJM Emeritus status. The Blog hopes everyone has a great holiday (whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or 4/20 - or all three!), and for those hitting the Ghosts of the Forest tour-closing 4/20 celebration, keep an eye out for @wforwumbo and @ucpete rocking out! MJM372 drops Monday...

Note: Our apologies for dragging ass when it comes to updating the blog – we're playing catch up but will be better hence forth. Be sure to check out @ChalkDustTeacher's Hall of Fame send-off here!

Friday 04/12/2019 by FunkyCFunkyDo

TAKE THE BAIT - EPISODE 11. THE MEXICO SHOWS. ALL OF THEM.

[Take the Bait is spirited deliberation centered around the hyperbole of Phish’s music and fandom, passionately exuded via the written words of phish.net contributors @FunkyCFunkyDo and @n00b100. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of phish.net, The Mockingbird Foundation, or any fan… but we're pretty sure we’re right. Probably.]

One of few remaining readers: Mexico? ::Sideshow Bob annoyed grunt:: Didn’t those shows suck and, like, were undersold and no one went and the food sucked and one bandmember’s wife got into a fight and stuff and they vowed to never return but they had a contract or something? These TTB guys are really running out of ideas...

Funky: Uhh... woozle wazzle?

One of few remaining readers: Woozle wazzle?? That's what passes for journalism these days?

Photo used with permission - Rene Huemer, © Phish Inc
Photo used with permission - Rene Huemer, © Phish Inc

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Wednesday 04/10/2019 by howard_roark

WEEKLY CATCH WITH OSIRIS #10: RECREATION HALL - STATE COLLEGE, PA - 04/08/1994

[Welcome To Weekly Catch With Osiris! A weekly series brought to you from the team at Osiris. Each Wednesday we're going to bring you a historic Phish show from that week with some commentary. Our goal is to go beyond official releases and well-known shows to bring you some of the overlooked gems throughout Phish history. If you like what you find, we'd encourage you to check out the assortment of podcasts at the Osiris!]

Listen: Recreation Hall, State College, PA - 04/08/1994

It's April which means we are in full swing with early-90's Spring Tours! For our 10th edition of the Weekly Catch Series, we wanted to offer a dose of 1994 perfection to the round. I said it a few posts prior about Spring 1993, but I think it's fair to ask here once again: Is it possible that Spring/Summer 1994 is THE most fun Phish Tour of all time? Seriously, Phish was so good on this tour that a show like this with very high-highs and big song selections can just be left under the radar with little-to-no attention for a quarter century. It's a true testamant to how strong their best shows are, but also how consistently good Phish has been that they can play a show that unquestionably left people buzzing and has a few of their biggest fans still listening all these years later, but rarely is mentioned by the larger community when compiling a list of must-hear Phish shows.

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Monday 04/08/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 370

Welcome to the 370th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second* and easiest of April! The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

*Note: Given that last week's MJM had its own April Fools' twist, this week's puzzle will be run like a standard first-of-the-month puzzle; only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree that @ucpete threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.

Answer: Congratulations to first-time MJM winner @axillapt5000, who made quick work of the actual easiest MJM of the month by quickly identiyfing the 8/6/96 "Tweezer." Stay tuned next week when Dr. Wumbo drops another gem or two that ass.

Saturday 04/06/2019 by Lemuria

$100k For Schuyler Cleanup

Phish has donated a total of $100,000 to seven nonprofits in Schuyler County, NY, following flooding and related issues that affected the area and resulted in the cancellation of Curveball.

Friday 04/05/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Night At Fenway

The Boston Red Sox have announced that June 24th will be Phish Night at Fenway Park. The first 1,500 ticket orders will get “a limited-edition pennant designed by Phish to commemorate this special event.”

Friday 04/05/2019 by phishnet

GET IN: GHOSTS OF THE FOREST, NIGHT ONE

[Recap courtesy of user @Franklin, thank you Jeremy! -Ed.]

In the twenty months since the Baker’s Dozen, I’ve realized that what I appreciate most about Trey is that his leadership is grounded in loyalty more than ego. As much as I love, say, Bruce Springsteen, his singular vision is what drives the E Street Band. Trey isn’t like that – his loyalty to Phish and to the audience is what drives his music. This time, even when we’re under the banner of Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts of the Forest and it is clearly a singular vision running the show, loyalty is still at the center of the evening. His loyalty to his friend Chris, as he detailed in heart-wrenching detail in a recent Rolling Stone interview, is what led to Ghosts of the Forest. And our loyalty to Trey is what led us to drive all the way up to Maine to see a band that, until 8:15pm last night, didn’t yet exist.

© 2019 Scott Marks
© 2019 Scott Marks

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Friday 04/05/2019 by FunkyCFunkyDo

TAKE THE BAIT - EPISODE 10. THE FORGOTTEN FESTIVALS: FESTIVAL 8

[Take the Bait is spirited deliberation centered around the hyperbole of Phish’s music and fandom, passionately exuded via the written words of phish.net contributors @FunkyCFunkyDo and @n00b100. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of phish.net, The Mockingbird Foundation, or any fan… but we're pretty sure we’re right. Probably.]

Funky: Well, n00b, Gordo tour is done. March Madness has left most of us in ruin. And the phish.net forum is cannibalizing itself, wondering just when those West Coast dates are going to be announced ::refreshes forum… clenches fists:: Apparently not today, but some dude thinks tomorrow. I’m rolling with that guy. With Phish, like you, I, that guy, and Smooth Jimmy Apollo all know, when you're right 52% of the time, you're wrong 48% of the time!

Photo used with permission - © Phish Inc
Photo used with permission - © Phish Inc

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Wednesday 04/03/2019 by howard_roark

WEEKLY CATCH WITH OSIRIS #9: HUNT'S - BURLINGTON, VT - 04/01/1986

[Welcome To Weekly Catch With Osiris! A weekly series brought to you from the team at Osiris. Each Wednesday we're going to bring you a historic Phish show from that week with some commentary. Our goal is to go beyond official releases and well-known shows to bring you some of the overlooked gems throughout Phish history. If you like what you find, we'd encourage you to check out the assortment of podcasts at the Osiris!]

Listen: Hunt's, Burlington, VT - 04/01/1986

Between March 1985 and November 1987, Phish played nearly 20 shows at Hunt's in Burlington. We all know of Nectar's and the famed residencies the band played there, as well as the gravy fries. For whatever reason, Hunt's tends to fall below the radar for most fans when discussing Phish's formative years. And yet, it was in this venue - which has seen performances by BB King, Roy Orbison, Gregg Allman, Pat Methany and Taj Mahal - where the band debuted classics such as "Harry Hood," "You Enjoy Myself," "Icculus," "AC/DC Bag," and "I Didn't Know."

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Monday 04/01/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 369

Welcome to the 369th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first of April! The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Answer: April Fools from @ucpete and myself! We spent a bit of time figuring out the best way to wield this rarity of a coincidental MJM and April Fool's Day. @Mshow96 aka the Captain of all things Kosmic made utter mincemeat of our crafty little trick in mere hours, correctly identifying the crowd applause from the pause from 6/18/94's Divided Sky. He receives his second download code off a one-clipper; shall his streak continue, or will he learn to best the multibeastclip MJM?

Tuesday 03/26/2019 by Lemuria

Trey Supports Music Ed Through Mockingbird

In conjunction with his newly announced Newport Festival show, Trey has directed the Newport Festival Foundation to donate $2,000 to the Mockingbird Foundation. Mockingbird in turn has matched the donation and contributed $4,000 to nearby Mt. Pleasant High School, which had its $4,000 music budget for the year slashed to only $700. We're restoring that, thanks to Trey and NFF, and encourage others in the area to contribute to their music program, as well.

“The benefits of music education in the lives of young people are countless, and yet music programs in our schools continue to be seriously underfunded,” said Anastasio, co-founder of the band Phish in a prepared statement. “Thankfully, there are organizations like The Mockingbird Foundation that are on the frontlines of this very worthy cause. The fact that this non-profit organization was founded and funded by the Phish fan community is incredibly inspiring and humbling.”

Wednesday 01/23/2019 by multibeast

Mockingbird Announces Its 400th Grant!

The Mockingbird Foundation has announced fifteen new grants totaling $131,870 in support of music education for children. The grants come from Mockingbird’s 23rd round of competitive grant-making, are among the largest single rounds of grants in the Foundation’s history, and include the Foundation’s 400th grant.

The grants were enhanced by funds from Phish’s own WaterWheel Foundation, which allowed the board to double two of the grant requests, as well as the Kristy Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund, which provided 50% of one of the grants. Mockingbird also increased four grants beyond the requested amounts, having been particularly impressed by those applicants.

Follow the link for the official announcement.

http://mbird.org/2019/01/400th-grant/

Wednesday 01/09/2019 by ucpete

Phish Announces Summer 2019 Tour

Phish will hit the road this summer with a 26-date tour beginning in St. Louis, MO and ending with their traditional Labor Day shows at Dick's. The ticket request window is open until Wednesday, January 16th – see here for ticketing information.

 

Tuesday 12/11/2018 by Icculus

Trey, Fish Et Al. To Tour As GHOSTS OF THE FOREST In April 2019

That's right, Ghosts of the Forest, a new band led by Trey (featuring Jon Fishman, Jennifer Hartswick, Celisse Henderson, Tony Markellis, and Ray Paczkowski), will tour in April 2019.

They will play seven (7) shows on the east coast in April 2019. Please see Phish.com for more information.

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