Jam Chart for shows in the city of Commerce City, CO (70 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
2011-09-02 Steam Commerce City, CO 10:30 Great segue out of "Simple." Page shines early on, then Trey takes over and delivers a ferocious solo. Must hear.
2011-09-02 Slave Commerce City, CO 9:58 Trey sustains a single note for 1:08. Debatable whether or not this effort "works," but it's certainly unusual and worth checking out. Decide for yourself!
2011-09-03 Wolfman's Commerce City, CO 11:37 Great growly playing by Trey at first, some 3.0 funk from Page, before a spirited, high power build up to conclude.
2011-09-03 Tweezer Commerce City, CO 14:30 "Green-Eyed Lady" teases in the intro composed section by Page, and Fish teases the "Golden Age" drum line in what is a magnificently melodic jam that is quite stunning in parts. Brief hints of "Lovelight" and "Jessica." It's excellent from the very start of the jam, too. Must. Fucking. Hear.
2011-09-03 KDF Commerce City, CO 11:03 A smoking "Type I" version that keeps on rocking after the final lyrics and concludes with a spacey outro jam that > to "2001."
2011-09-04 BOTT Commerce City, CO 8:35 Like other strong recent versions, has the energy building jam much like "Possum" does. Version also includes a "Sneakin' Sally" tease and has a unique ending.
2011-09-04 Gin Commerce City, CO 13:47 A nicely played "Type I" jam shifts to a funky breakdown jam at 8:40, then works back to "Gin" with a strong peak.
2011-09-04 CDT Commerce City, CO 8:40 Great version with some atypical jamming, loaded with tension. Strays from the typical jam several times and returns.
2011-09-04 Piper Commerce City, CO 11:55 Another excellent version for any era, some here a tease (but not musical quote) of "Roadrunner" (Modern Lovers) in it. Others just hear siiiiiick jamming.
2011-09-04 Roggae Commerce City, CO 7:59 > in from an inspired "Hood." A high powered, joyfully played jam continues the "feel good" from "Hood." > to "Ghost."
2012-08-31 Carini Commerce City, CO 13:51 Mode shift away from "Carini" at about 6:30 into multi-faceted, rhythmic and increasingly powerful jam.
2012-08-31 Undermind Commerce City, CO 15:09 Outstanding and extremely cohesive "Type II" jam displays patience and purpose as each proceeding segment is developed and segued seemlessly into the next. Mode shifts into bliss around 9:00 and a transcendent build commences with ever uplifting and growing power until peaking at 13:38. Quite an extraordinary "U" to round out the "F-U-C-K Y-O-U" set.
2012-08-31 Runaway Jim Commerce City, CO 19:09 A very improvisational version and the first exploratory "Jim" to open Set II since 7/3/00. Most, but not all of the sections have a mildly dark tone which counter-balance the several very upbeat jams elsewhere in this historic show.
2012-08-31 Farmhouse Commerce City, CO 10:54 Both sections of this historic version from the "F-Y-F" show deserve your attention. "Farmhouse" proper has an excellent straightforward jam, including rocking play similar to the 2/24/03 version, and an extended sustained note from Trey akin to what one might hear in a "Slave" or "Hood" jam. The ambient outro jam begins with an introspective sentiment before morphing into techno-rock abstraction.
2012-08-31 CDT Commerce City, CO 18:29 An exploratory outro jam begins in a snappy, rhythmic bent, then mode shifts to serene bliss. > to "Emotional Rescue."
2012-09-01 Golden Age Commerce City, CO 13:08 The band wastes no time in hooking up on a mid-tempo groove with a slightly mysterious feel at the start of this jam. From there, it gradually gains intensity, and becomes a bit more rocking as Trey quickens his playing. Ends with a > to an exceptional "Prince Caspian." One of the many strong jams from the monumental 2012 Dick's run.
2012-09-01 Caspian Commerce City, CO 11:14 > in from "Golden Age." A beautifully played "Caspian" jam leads to an exploratory breakaway jam. Must-hear with a > to an equally must-hear "Light."
2012-09-01 Light Commerce City, CO 23:56 In football you often hear the phrase "a tale of two halves" and this certainly applies to the infamous "Dick's Light." While the first half of the jam is wrought with pitch effects and a meandering flow, the second is pure fire. It is easily the most identified version in the song's history and worthy of great praise whether the first half lowers your opinion of its ordering in this list or not.
2012-09-02 Sand Commerce City, CO 23:55 In the most improvisational "Sand" played by Phish to date, the band launches into a multifaceted jam after a typically groovy first segment. Initially ambient with a siren loop, this jam gains intensity as it moves through a serene groove into a thrilling peak. Throw in a funkified return to the "Sand" theme and a slick -> into "Ghost," and you've got yourself a must-hear jam.
2013-08-30 Stash Commerce City, CO 11:56 Some very cool and unusual percussion in the jam, which breaks into major mode, then returns with good intensity.
2013-08-30 LxL Commerce City, CO 8:01 Fish asserts himself strongly, a key element to a quality "Type I" "LxL," and Trey and Page mix it up very nicely.
2013-08-30 Sand Commerce City, CO 15:18 > from "PYITE". Type 2 version that breaks form around 7:30 and continues on through sections of upbeat melodic playing, rock, and funk. All in all, another strong "Dick's Sand".
2013-08-31 Gin Commerce City, CO 13:01 A very good "Type I" "Gin," thus related to other strong "Type I" versions like 8/17/97, 11/20/98, 9/12/99, and 6/23/00.
2013-08-31 CDT Commerce City, CO 22:51 A very good quality, multi-sectional jam in this extended "CDT." The jam ranges far, but also seems a bit meandering at times, and includes some "Woo!" audience interaction like the "Tahoe Tweezer."
2013-09-01 It's Ice Commerce City, CO 8:25 Page leads a solid full band jam on the B-3. And compared to 7/14/13, the transition back to "Ice" is clean.
2013-09-01 Carini Commerce City, CO 12:23 A good "Carini" with the now familiar mode shift mid jam. However, the band seems to grapple with where to take the jam from about 6:24 - 9:30, until gaining some good traction and a nice upbeat groove in the final minutes.
2013-09-01 Caspian Commerce City, CO 6:16 A very good "Caspian." At first, Trey uses a "watery" effect with his guitar that sounds very '95. Then the jam breaks into a great rocking and upbeat groove that > to "Piper."
2014-08-29 46 Days Commerce City, CO 9:39 A nice low-key and increasingly funky jam develops on the back end of "46 Days" proper.
2014-08-29 Simple Commerce City, CO 21:50 The Rhythm Department gets the credit for propelling this jam beyond the standard and into a rocking and increasingly euphoric groove that recalls several standout '96 versions. Then Fish, Page and Mike drive the jam into a funky and rhythmic realm.
2014-08-30 DwD Commerce City, CO 14:53 The typical "DwD" jam includes high energy and dissonant moments. Then the jam settles down and shifts into some soothing and cerebral grooving which -> to "What's The Use."
2014-08-30 WTU? Commerce City, CO 4:50 Dramatic -> out of "DwD."
2014-08-30 Carini Commerce City, CO 11:37 The typically dissonant "Type I" jam shifts predictably to upbeat major mode fare, but then moves on to some solid and swinging less intense strumming action.
2014-08-30 Slave Commerce City, CO 9:01 Some great Trey/Mike counterpoint early, then Trey plucks away quite nicely. As the energy builds, Trey adeptly strums chords before launching the final peaking section.
2014-08-31 Wolfman's Commerce City, CO 11:58 Some great and varied "Type I" jamming, including melodic playing by Trey, "Manteca"-like jamming from Page, and a cool Mike-led quiet section that builds anticipation for the peak.
2014-08-31 CDT Commerce City, CO 13:48 One of those improvisational jams that seems to mode-shift and otherwise evolve and morph constantly. If you like the "Train Ride to Peaksville" type jam, you may want to pass on this.
2014-08-31 Sand Commerce City, CO 14:26 After teasing "Tweezer" at the conclusion of the first jam segment, the music takes on a darkish tone and features staccato funk that becomes increasingly abstract until a > to "Piper."
2014-08-31 Mike's Commerce City, CO 9:12 The jam immediately breaks into rhythmic and percussive funk-infused groove, very different from the typical "Mike's" jam. While Trey and Page add good color, Fish and Mike are the real stars here, driving the basic groove. Near the end, Trey adds some "Manteca"-like melodies, and the jam then concludes. A cool, unique rendering for any era, especially 3.0.
2015-09-04 Gin Commerce City, CO 11:05 Quickly picks up steam and builds into a flowing Type I jam with a sizable peak.
2015-09-04 46 Days Commerce City, CO 10:23 Following the final refrain, a shortish but solid, percussive and initially driving jam begins to diminish, seemingly poised to explore further, but > to "Antelope" instead.
2015-09-04 Blaze On Commerce City, CO 14:30 For the second straight time, "Blaze On" ventures into the unknown. Seven minutes in, Trey's alternative chording sends the jam off into a warped version of the central two chord theme, and the Mu-Tron and Clavinet begin their space duel. After an off-kilter build in intensity and a switch to the B-3, the jam takes on a "Light" flavor before fizzling out into the aptly titled > "Golden Age".
2015-09-04 Golden Age Commerce City, CO 16:02 An intriguing version which drops into some contemplative space and eventually gains upbeat energy without ever totally taking off.
2015-09-05 Roggae Commerce City, CO 9:06 Another great version, but this one is quite different from MPP '15. Here, Trey deploys guitar effects, creating a very different tone to this rocking jam. The peak is solid as well, and many may prefer this style to the more traditional MPP one. Nice to have so many great versions to choose from.
2015-09-05 CDT Commerce City, CO 16:22 For the fifth straight year at Dick's, Phish delivers a chart-worthy performance of "Chalk Dust Torture". After some "BOAF"-like tomfoolery in the composed section, another post-refrain jam develops. This one is notable more for the excellent tone and effects employed than sheer melodic fluidity, and enters an interesting space that melts beautifully into -> "Twist".
2015-09-05 Mercury Commerce City, CO 11:56 Tight, full-band play spells "Mercury's" zenith to date. Like laser-beams, Mike issues forth the first sounds from Fish's solo, which informs Trey's play, who reciprocates the sentiment, inciting an airy, yet funky groove. This sparkling, disco-ball vibe bleeds into a bit of space, before the band departs for "Light."
2015-09-06 DwD Commerce City, CO 17:43 Moving beyond the typical "DwD" gyrations, the jam briefly turns atonal and dissonant, before Trey hits upon a soothing but uplifting theme/progression, which builds to an exultant peak. Although this jam format isn't novel, this proven formula in this instance pays off handsomely.
2015-09-06 Slave Commerce City, CO 10:21 Again, a touching Mike/Trey duet of sorts at first. Page and Fish jump in to add color and accent. Approaching the peak, Trey plays several sustained notes that work quite well. And the final peak is fittingly powerful.
2016-09-02 NMINML Commerce City, CO 15:32 Fiery pre-choral jamming oozes into a prolonged and focused jam zone throbbing with psychedelic intensity (an approach not yet taken through this point in the song's history). Trey in particular is exuding a verve and tenacity wholly controlled, yet chaotic sonically.
2016-09-02 Wedge Commerce City, CO 8:06 Swinging "Dick's" version with great trilling, "Stash" teasing, and inspired contributions from all four musicians.
2016-09-02 46 Days Commerce City, CO 8:54 Trey restrains his playing at the outset, giving the jam a more deliberate pace and also providing space for additional band interplay. What results is a gripping, edgier take which makes the final ratchet up all the sweeter.
2016-09-02 Seven Below Commerce City, CO 8:56 Trey plays some soaring notes throughout and builds to a pretty good peak, then leads the band into a dissonant and murky swamp from which "BOAF" emerges. A lot going on here despite the length.
2016-09-02 Suzy Commerce City, CO 7:27 Some great back and forth between the Chairman of the Boards and Fish and Trey on percussion results in an even more energized than typical version.
2016-09-03 DwD Commerce City, CO 12:47 Fierce, first-set jamming features fiery Trey and really fantastic Fish. The band explores a murky, yet musical calm, before rebuilding intensity replete with Trey evincing a fist-pumping return to the final refrain/traditional finish.
2016-09-03 Blaze On Commerce City, CO 11:19 For the second year in a row, "Blaze On" gets taken for a walk at Dick's. This year's jam has a more laid back, unhurried feel to it, with nice delay work by Trey that builds before segueing nicely into -> "Simple."
2016-09-03 Simple Commerce City, CO 15:48 For the second time in three years, the Dick's "Simple" is a real treat. Some great melodic delay work and alien noises from Trey provide a backdrop to interwoven melodies from Page and Mike (who also drops some bombs of approval), and Fish finds a fun marching beat to lead the way.
2016-09-03 Coil Commerce City, CO 10:44 Mike's thundering basslines throughout the jam convince everyone, Page included, to leave the stage to let him finish off this beautiful and unique show-closing version.
2016-09-04 Tube Commerce City, CO 8:15 "Tube" gets its second big ride of 2016 here, and while this version does not detour from the jam format like Chula Vista's, fans of the song will surely be satisfied by this funky romp.
2016-09-04 C&P Commerce City, CO 17:34 A thematic "Type II" gem with remarkable flow, featuring extensive melodic soloing from Trey. Achieves "Hose" status sometime in the 13 minute range and stays there until a > to "Steam".
2016-09-04 Steam Commerce City, CO 9:31 > out of "C&P". Trey works "C&P" teases into some killer between-verse soloing, then hits on some wonderfully and warm riffs. Fantastic version that -> into a tremendous "Piper".
2016-09-04 Piper Commerce City, CO 19:07 You aren't crazy if you hear this highly improvisational sequence as "Piper" -> "Drums" -> "Jam." Following strong but typical playing, the jam breaks into unprecedented, Fish-led drumming and percussion, with all four on various percussion instruments. A brief but impressive jam emerges from the percussion session and includes "C&P" quotes.
2016-09-04 Light Commerce City, CO 14:24 Anchoring an hourlong improvisational journey during the last set of summer tour, the sixth Dick's "Light" grows brighter than ever, passing through a quieter space, a patient build, and a celebratory peak, replete with "C&P" quotes and a unique, haunting outro.
2017-09-01 Blaze On Commerce City, CO 13:29 Strong soloing finds Trey augmenting his tone, before crunchy soloing peels apart in favor of deft delay atop a soft bed of effects. Page then runs point, with Fish's cool, patterned drumming eventually giving way to a passage of swirling calm. Intensity builds via strong and spacey full-band play, featuring notable bass. Trey breaks free and works the version to a peak and the song's closing refrain.
2017-09-01 Theme Commerce City, CO 9:20 Fluid jam, with Trey running through an airy, lilting line, his play accented by colorful fills from Page. After shaping his tone and working the version to a peak, Trey > for a fresh "Free", further toying with his effects, and working his Korg Kaoss Pad a bit like an instrument. Cool combo.
2017-09-01 Tube Commerce City, CO 10:00 Breaking directly to work through a wacky passage echo-rich and colored with wild effects, Trey eventually picks up a bright, spirited line, and leads the band through fun and impassioned major-mode play. An unusual period of quiet and contemplative calm follows, which slowly gives rise to a return of the song proper.
2017-09-01 NMINML Commerce City, CO 23:46 Awash in 2017's signature synth and Trey's latest effects, an example, here, of space down to a science. As Page explores his keyboards, Trey sheds the guitar and uses a new device to create a hushed, astral plane. Back on guitar, Trey guides the musicians, who together shape a celebratory peak.
2017-09-01 Carini Commerce City, CO 21:20 Typically stormy, tense playing gradually mellows to some spacey grooving. Picking up a warmer vibe, the intensity slowly builds to a rocking, but not bliss-filled peak, with strong Mike and Fish. The energy eventually dissipates to percussive transitional space.
2017-09-02 Simple Commerce City, CO 13:32 After running through familiar ground, the jam gets rocking, then gradually settles down into some lower intensity grooving, including some nice Page/Trey interplay. Lacking a peak or other point of punctuation, the jam seemingly winds down over several minutes.
2017-09-02 Wolfman's Commerce City, CO 11:56 A nice jam, which is really driven by an uptempo, percussive, Fish and Mike led groove. Trey and Page add color and effects, including some spacey synth, before turning the corner and coming home for a solid finishing peak.
2017-09-03 46 Days Commerce City, CO 10:03 Breaking quickly for instrumental playing, the jam gets down and dirty, with spacey Trey and Page effects, layered over a solid bass and drum foundation. Although it never strays too far from home, this one is no typical stroll in the park.
2017-09-03 DwD Commerce City, CO 20:50 The jam is propelled atop minor mode loops into deep space, before touching down on a new world. The hatch swings open, and for a brief moment the scene is serene. Suddenly, the jam is transported at warp speed into the deep unknown, where electromagnetic thunder echoes from the Modulus, the Voyager opens transient portals through space-time, and the Languedoc transmits patterns into the spectral void in search of signs of life. Alas, we're surrounded only by the beeps of industrial robots as darkness sets in. But the >"Light" grows brighter...
2017-09-03 Possum Commerce City, CO 12:03 > from "2001", the version smacks of 1991. Approaching the jam quite differently, Trey's solo is awesome and strange, dissonant and improvisational. Melodic play and playful teasing gives way to a sound off-kilter, which slowly swells to inform a steady block of tension. This, then, builds to burst in classic "Possum" fashion.
All versions in a jam chart are recommended, but yellow rows indicate highly-recommended versions.
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