Tuesday 11/22/2016 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Goes Nationwide With Native Heritage

The all-volunteer phan-run Mockingbird Foundation has sent unsolicited $1,000 checks to three Native American groups in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The groups are in ND, NH, and DE, the last three states in which the Foundation had not previously provided grants. Mockingbird has now given money in all 50 states, plus D.C. Read more...

Friday 10/14/2016 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Announces $12k In Tour Grants

The Mockingbird Foundation has announced $12K in grants to music education programs in cities on Phish's fall tour, including matching grants from the band's own WaterWheel Foundation.

Thursday 10/13/2016 by MarcoEsc

Isadora Makes Art For Mockingbird - "Out Of Control" On Sale October 20

Out of ControlEsteemed printmaker Isadora Bullock has created a gorgeous art print for The Mockingbird Foundation to celebrate the recent publication of The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition. "Out of Control" is a four-color linocut reduction print, in a signed and numbered edition of 150. Previously only available from the Foundation at PhanArt shows, the print will be released for sale online on Thursday, October 20th at noon ET (9am PT) via the Bottleneck Gallery web store. All proceeds benefit music education for kids. This is a small edition from a very popular artist, so run run run on Thursday and don't miss out!

Wednesday 09/28/2016 by Lemuria

Charity Golf Tournament In Vegas

Runaway Open logo The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the first golf tournament exclusively for Phish fans. The inaugural Runaway Open will be held Sunday, October 30th, at the beautiful Arroyo Golf Club in Las Vegas, NV. (The start time of 11:55 am should leave players at least several hours between tournament play and show time.)

To register, make a donation to the Mockingbird Foundation of $150 (which covers green fees, cart fees, practice balls, tournament administration, and a nominal contribution to the Foundation) via PayPal or Dwolla. We'll get in touch within a matter of hours, and keep you posted as Vegas approaches.

Registration is open now but will likely close soon, as our inaugural event is currently limited to only sixteen (16!) players. This post will be updated as soon as we reach that limit. Therefore, please act quickly, and tell anyone you know who's going to the Vegas shows and/or plays golf: It's time to hit some balls!

Update: We expanded from 16 to 20 players, and all spots are now filled.

Tuesday 09/27/2016 by Icculus

PHISH NYE 4-Show Run Announced: 12/28, 29, 30, 31

PHISH will perform four shows to close-out 2016 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets (including for the general admission floor) are onsale now through Monday, Oct. 10, at noon e.t., through Phish's online ticket portal. The public onsale via http://www.ticketmaster.com begins at noon e.t. on Friday, Oct. 14. Also, there are "travel packages" (which include hotel and tickets) being offered by Phish and CID Entertainment, and Phish is graciously donating their proceeds from sales of the packages to The WaterWheel Foundation. The packages will begin to be sold on Thursday, Oct. 13 at noon e.t. (details available here).

Wednesday 09/14/2016 by MarcoEsc

It's Art: New Print By Zeb Love Drops Tomorrow

Sunrise Over the Turquoise MountainsFrom acclaimed artist Zeb Love comes the latest print celebrating the publication of The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition. Zeb is well known in the art rock world for his beautifully detailed screen prints, and we are honored to have him create this work to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation. In this epic illustration we see messenger birds taking flight as the sun rises over the rain-soaked turquoise mountains of Gamehendge. Blastoplast at the ready, a rebel lizard and his trusty llama steed gaze upon Wilson's troops camped in the delta below...

"Sunrise Over the Turquoise Mountains" is an 18" x 24" five color screen print, available in a signed and numbered edition of 175. The print, along with a magenta variant (edition of 25), will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery online store on Thursday, September 15th, at 1pm Eastern Time (10am PT). All proceeds fund youth music education, ta'boot.

UPDATE (9/15, 4:00pm): SOLD OUT. Thank you all for your support, to Zeb for the gorgeous work, and to our friends at Bottleneck Gallery for doing the commerce and getting the prints to you all safely.

Wednesday 09/07/2016 by MarcoEsc

AJ Masthay's Latest Print For Mockingbird On Sale Thursday

Shiny like a new pennyTo celebrate the publication of The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition, master printmaker AJ Masthay has created a stunning new work to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation. The print, entitled "No Future at All," will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, September 8 at noon ET (9am PT).

With this print, AJ returns to Gamehendge to illustrate everybody's favorite robotic executioner. Here the AC/DC Bag is more cyborg than just robot: he started out human, but was cruelly augmented with machinery. One arm has been removed, replaced by a hangman's noose. The skin has fallen from his trunk, revealing a clockwork of machinery inside. Yet a hint of humanity can be seen in his eyes as, with a look of sorrow and dismay, he peers into a crate containing a human hand and heart - lost pieces of his former self. We've really got to hand it to AJ...he put a lot of heart into this one!

"No Future at All" is an 18" x 24" eleven-color linoleum-cut print, and will be available in three signed and numbered editions: a standard edition of 420 (on Crane Lettra Ecru paper), a sparkle variant edition of 100 (on sparkle foil paper), and a copper edition of 15 (on copper foil paper). Purchases are limited to one of each edition per customer, and each print will include a copy of the all-new Phish Companion (shipped separately). Proceeds fund grants for youth music education.

No Future at All

Tomorrow. Noon (ET). Bottleneck Gallery. Don't be late! 

Tuesday 09/06/2016 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Provides Flood Relief

The Mockingbird Foundation has sent $1,000 contributions to three high school music programs affected by recent flooding in Southern Louisianna, as part of its Emergency Grants Fund. The bands at Denham Springs, St. Amant, and East Baton Rouge Parish School System started the year without instruments, and are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, in communities hard hit and so limited in their ability to help. We encourage Phish fans to join in the recovery effort

Tuesday 08/30/2016 by MarcoEsc

New Masthay Print For Mbird - Come Hang With AJ In Denver!

No Future at AllTo celebrate the publication of The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition, master printmaker AJ Masthay has created a stunning new work to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation. "No Future at All" is an 18" x 24" eleven-color linoleum-cut print, produced in three signed editions: a standard edition of 420 (on Crane Lettra Ecru paper), a variant edition of 100 on sparkle foil, and a small artist's edition art print. We've gotta hand it to AJ...he put a lot of heart into this one!

Time to put your money where your mouth is: "No Future at All" will go on sale via the Mockingbird Foundation online store at Bottleneck Gallery on Thursday, September 8th at Noon ET. Purchases are limited to one of each edition per customer, and will include a copy of the all-new Phish Companion (shipped separately). Proceeds fund grants for youth music education.

On Thursday, September 1st at 7pm, AJ Masthay will be honored with a pre-Dick's gallery appearance at Further Frames in Denver. Along with other gems from his archives, AJ will have his artist edition of "No Future at All" for sale. Come on down to meet the artist, check out some amazing frame-ups, and get your prints remarqued (art talk for "doodled") by AJ. The Phish Companion will also be for sale at the event, so come get your book and READ IT!

...and if you're looking for something else to do while in Denver, swing by Twist and Shout Records, where they proudly sell The Phish Companion.

Tuesday 08/02/2016 by Icculus

Phish Announces Fall Tour, Halloween In Vegas

Phish has announced a Fall tour beginning October 14 in South Carolina. The tour runs through several southern states (FL, TN, GA, TX) before concluding with four (4) nights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, 10/28-10/31. The ticket presale runs through Sunday, August 14, at 11:59pm ET. The public onsale begins August 18. 

Phish and CID Entertainment are also offering travel packages for the Halloween Run (which include hotel and tickets). Phish will be donating their proceeds of these travel packages to The WaterWheel Foundation. Travel Packages go on sale August 17th at 12noon PDT. Full details available here.

Wednesday 07/13/2016 by bertoletdown

Breaking: FREE Pre-BGCA PhanArt Event July 19th

The Mockingbird Foundation is delighted to be participating in PhanArt’s first West Coast art show, “San PhranArt Show” on July 19th in San Francisco. We invite you to visit our table from 12-5PM at MEZZANINE, a live music venue about a 15 mins walk from Bill Graham.

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If you missed us at the “PhanArt in Harry’s Hood” art show in Chicago, you will have an opportunity to lay your hands on the new Phish Companion. We will have a limited number of copies available at the show for a flat rate of $39. All orders for the book placed in person at the show on Tuesday are eligible to receive the special show price plus free delivery. And in case you needed a reason to stay out West until Dick’s, you’ll also receive a special code for $15 off a ticket to Vertex, a new camping and music festival in Buena Vista, CO headlined by Trey Anastasio.

Those coming to the show will also have an opportunity to win a copy of The Phish Companion. Together with Vertex and PhanArt, Mockingbird is hosting a raffle to benefit the Buena Vista school district. In addition to The Phish Companion, the raffle winner will also take home a pair of 3-Day passes to Vertex with special viewing during both Trey sets as well as a sweet merch bag from PhanArt. Raffle tickets can be purchased at either the Mockingbird or PhanArt tables, all proceeds will be directly donated to the local School District.

Mockingbird was chosen to partner with Vertex as the leading non-profit organization in the festival's Music in Schools Program—more to come on our efforts in the local Buena Vista community.

While in San Francisco, PhanArt will host over 20 artists and vendors exhibiting various Phish inspired creations from poster art to stickers, show shirts and other unique artworks. The line-up includes a variety of well-known artists like Isadora Bullock, who contributed a stunning limited edition poster for The Phish Companion entitled “Out of Control."

Admission to “San PhranArt Show” is free but you must be 21+.


Further information about the PhanArt show is available on the PhanArt website and its Facebook event page.

Tuesday 06/28/2016 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Grants Top $1m

The Mockingbird Foundation has announced 15 unsolicited grants for $1500 each, including the 300th Mockingbird grant and bringing the Foundation's total grants to more more than one million dollars. Each of the grants supports a music program in a city on Phish Summer 2016 tour, and so helps bring music from the Phish community to each local community.

Thursday 06/16/2016 by bertoletdown

Going To Wrigley? Celebrate "Tpc3" With Mockingbird And Waterwheel!

The Mockingbird Foundation and The WaterWheel Foundation invite you to celebrate the release of the third edition of The Phish Companion at an exclusive pre-show event at Wrigley Field on Friday, June 24th at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, June 21 at 12:00 noon Central time HERE.

The price of your ticket includes the following awesome stuff:

  • One copy of The Phish Companion (shipped to your home)
  • A pre-show happy hour with complimentary beverages and light dinner (beer & wine, sandwiches, and snacks)
  • Early entrance into the Wrigley Field concert venue

About The Phish Companion

The Phish Companion’s 898 hardbound, full-color pages chronicle Phish’s story with setlists, show reviews and spotlights, exclusive photos, and original art. Compiled and edited by an all-volunteer team, the book is a must-have for every kind of Phish fan, and sets the gold standard for rock music references. All net proceeds from the sale of the book, now available at https://phishcompanion.com, will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation’s sustained efforts on behalf of music education for children.

About The WaterWheel Foundation

The WaterWheel Foundation was established in 1997 to oversee all of Phish’s philanthropic giving. Through the foundation’s Touring Division, the band and their fans have raised and donated over $1,000,000 to local charities at concert stops.

Important Event Details

Tickets to the WaterWheel pre-show event do not include tickets to the Wrigley Phish concert. You must already be a ticket-holder to attend the pre-show event. Having a ticket to the Wrigley Phish concert does not guarantee you a ticket to the pre-show event. You must be 21 years or older to attend this pre-show event.

Ticket cost for this event is not tax-deductible. Please contact your tax advisor for more information.

Wednesday 06/15/2016 by bertoletdown

The Phish Companion Is Back... And This Time It's Hard(Cover)!

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Phish.net and The Mockingbird Foundation are delighted to announce the third edition of The Phish Companion: A Guide to the Band & Their Musicavailable now for purchase.

Like Phish themselves, our intent was to deliver a feast for the senses, and so the new Phish Companion’s 898 full-color, hardbound (!) pages are bursting with exclusive content curated to please every subspecies of fan.

Academics and completists will delight in 1,700 freshly manicured setlists, plus essential song histories, useful charts, band member bios, side-projects, and more.

Prose-heads can dig into nearly 150 sharply observed show reviews, as well as crackling original fan stories that chronicle the evolving Phish experience from Burlington watering holes in the 1980s to soccer stadiums in the present day.

Prefer to eat with your eyes? This book boasts the best printed collection of Phish photography ever compiled. We’re talking 128 pages of full-color memories and olfactory hues here, folks.

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And did we mention art? The book’s eight chronological chapters are anchored by stunning original prints from many of the scene’s most accomplished artists – David Welker, AJ Masthay, Justin Helton, and others – each of whom was commissioned to freely interpret a period of Phish.

They crushed it.

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If our first and second “reference-style” editions were trusty Subarus that could get you from A to B reliably for a quarter million miles, our third edition is Doc Brown’s DeLorean. It takes you on a guided tour through 33 years of Phish history – and looks sexy as hell doing it.

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The story of Phish is one of epic sweep. This book tells that story, from germination to glory, and from ruin to redemption.

But it’s also personal. It’s about you. And in re-discovering the band in these pages, textures, and colors, we hope you will see your own reflection as well.

And now, without any further ado: Ready... Set... Read The Book!
 

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Wednesday 04/20/2016 by MarcoEsc

"How About A Goldfish?" New Posters From Mbird On Sale Friday.

NOPE!Just in time for the election season, artist and printmaker Brian Bojo addresses this one critical question with an answer we all can agree on: NOPE!

This new limited edition print from The Mockingbird Foundation goes on sale this Friday, April 22, at noon ET at Bottleneck Gallery. Proceeds benefit music education for kids!

NOPE is an 18" x 24" three-color screenprint on Springhill 150 lb. Tag manila paper. It is a signed and numbered edition of 150, and is $25.

Brian also created a variety of variants for those who like a little more color in their goldfish. These will also go on sale Friday ... same time, same place ... and are much smaller editions.

NOPE 
Silver foil and gold foil variants are each a signed, numbered edition of 10. Shiny!


Four alternate color variants are each a signed, numbered edition of 25. Colorful!

NOPE prints, crafted by Brian Bojo for The Mockingbird Foundation - on sale this Friday at noon from Bottleneck Gallery. Come and get them before they all swim away!

This election year, vote OOM PA PA!

Wednesday 02/17/2016 by TheEmu

Phish Headlines Lockn' 2016

Phish has announced that they will headline the 2016 Lockn' Festival this August in Arrington, VA, joining Ween, Umphrey's McGee, and Joe Russo's Almost Dead.  The band will play two two-set shows on Friday and Sunday nights.  GA and VIP tickets go on sale this Friday, February 19, at 12:00pm Eastern via http://www.locknfestival.com

Friday 02/05/2016 by Icculus

Phish Announces 2016 Summer Tour

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Phish will begin their summer tour with a show in St. Paul, MN (the first in the twin cities since 9/24/2000). They will then play 19 shows in Illinois (Wrigley Field), IN, PA, NY, ME, MA, CT, WA (Gorge) and CA (San Francisco, Inglewood and Chula Vista), before taking six weeks or so off, after which they will perform three shows Labor Day weekend at Dick's in Colorado (September 2, 3, and 4). The ticket presale has started and will last until midnight e.t. on Sunday, February 21.

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Tuesday 12/29/2015 by Lemuria

Mbird Announces $75k In Grants

The Mockingbird Foundation has announced $75,000 in new grants in music education.

Tuesday 12/29/2015 by MarcoEsc

Benefit Reception For Mockingbird Is Tomorrow (12/30) - Meet David Welker And See New Art!

David Welker pulls a Rutherford

Please join David for a special reception tomorrow at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in celebration of his acclaimed Subconcious Narratives show. A special limited edition print and new original art will be released at the reception, with proceeds to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation. This event is free, and tickets are not required. Refreshments will be served, art will be sold and appreciated, and both David and representatives from Mockingbird will be there to hang out and enjoy your company.

When: Wednesday, 12/30/15. Noon - 4pm.
Where: Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, 527 West 23rd Street, NYC

NEW ART: A special very limited edition print - a two-layer, hand-pulled Rutherford variant titled "Drowned Again" will be available at the reception, with proceeds to benefit Mockingbird. Created with an edition size of 40, this piece will ONLY be sold at the gallery reception, no online sales. In addition, David will be making available on 12/30 previously unseen original art for sale. Any original pieces purchased during the reception, either at the gallery or via David's website, will see a portion of the sales price donated to Mockingbird. Finally, David will be releasing a special Subconscious Narratives Box Set (four embossed giclees from the show paintings; a hand printed, signed and numbered COA; two screen prints and an original drawing. The box itself is custom made and will be hand screened and signed.) at the show. 

Also available at the reception from The Mockingbird Foundation will be a new Rutherford basketball jersey, created in conjunction with David Welker and Boyer Art. This will be the first opportunity to get your fingers on and torso into this awesome new limited edition jersey, so be sure to come down to the gallery before hitting the Phish show!

BREAKING NEWS: Relix is giving away two tickets to David Welker's sold-out Late Night Art Meltdown (Phish after-show party on 1/1) plus a Welker print from this summer's Phish show at the Mann. Enter to win here

Friday 12/25/2015 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Doubles Grant Size

The Mockingbird Foundation announced on Christmas morning that it is doubling its maximum grant size to $10K. The newest round of grants will be announced Tuesday Dec. 29th @ 2pm EST.

Wednesday 12/16/2015 by Lemuria

Donate With Dwolla

The Mockingbird Foundation is now accepting donations via Dwolla. Contributions can be made to www.dwolla.com/hub/mockingbird, through the Android or iPhone apps, via twitter ((just include @mbirdfoundation, #dwolla, and any dollar figure in a tweet), or using a button now available several places at mbird.org and (soon) phish.net.

Saturday 11/14/2015 by Lemuria

New Mockingbird Directors

The board of the Mockingbird Foundation is pleased to announce the election of four new directors.

Monday 10/26/2015 by pzerbo

Mike Gordon 2016 Winter Tour Announced

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Mike Gordon returns to the road in January, this time hitting the western half of the U.S. with his band on the heels of a well-received June run. The tour will begin with the band’s debut shows in Texas beginning in Austin on January 22 before carving its way west with stops in Flagstaff, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and others.
 
Mike’s band includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, as well as two recent additions: organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.
 
A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com which ends Thursday, October 29 at 5PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, October 30.
 
For complete ticketing details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour.
 
MIKE GORDON WINTER 2016
1/22/16 Emo’s, Austin Tx
1/23/16 Numbers, Houston, TX
1/24/16 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
1/26/16 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
1/27/16 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
1/29/16 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
1/30/16 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
1/31/16 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
2/2/16 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
2/3/16 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
2/5/16 Park City Live, Park City, UT
2/6/16 Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO

Wednesday 09/16/2015 by jwelsh8

2015-16 NYE Run Confirmed For MSG

This December, Phish returns to Madison Square Garden in New York for a four-night New Year’s Run to ring in 2016. The first show will be on Wednesday, December 30 and run through Saturday, January 2. The band has played thirty-one shows to date at Madison Square Garden since December 1994. As with the last run at Madison Square Garden, the floor at these four shows will be general admission.

An online ticket request period is currently underway at http://tickets.phish.com and will end Monday, September 28th at Noon ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 2nd at Noon EST. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 866.858.0008. If tickets are still available, they may be purchased at the venue box office beginning Monday, October 14th (Mon-Sat 9am-6pm). For more details, visit phish.com.

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Tuesday 09/15/2015 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Announces More Grants

The all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation has announced several new grants recently, including recovery support after a fire in Loma Prieta, as well as grants in Vermont and Philadelphia matched by the WaterWheel Foundation. Inquires for the next round of competitive grants are currently being reviewed, and recipients will be announced during the final week of the year.

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