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Mike Gordon June 2015 Tour Announced

Posted 2015-04-07 19:49:17 by pzerbo - 4 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/36kvit

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Mike Gordon returns to the road this June with his band on the heels of last year’s exhilarating tour supporting Overstep. The tour will begin down south in Charleston, SC and will include stops in Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, Philly, Albany, Buffalo, New Haven and more. Mike will perform as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series just outside of Boston and will return to the famed Egg in Albany.


The band will make a few debuts along the way including The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, Paper Mill Island in Syracuse and a Father’s Day show at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The band’s  repertoire will be augmented by hints of synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage. Mike will be bringing along his band – Scott Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Robert Walter (keyboards) and John Kimock (drums).
 
Wired Magazine came out to a show on Mike’s March tour last year to experience and talk about the new visual, audio and interactive tech-ification that will be a part of this June run.
 
“I like the idea of breaking down boundaries,” Gordon says. Of the theatrics and curiosities onstage on the Overstep tour, the centerpiece is an interactive piano-like instrument spanning the lip of the stage. At certain points during the show, touch-sensitive panels illuminate; by tapping on them, audience members trigger sounds and jam with the band as it plays. That’s just one piece of the big wacky puzzle. To experience it for yourself, catch one of the shows on this tour.
 
A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at tickets.mike-gordon.com which ends Thursday, April 9 at 5PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 10.
 
For further details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour. To watch the official tour announcement video, visit http://mike-gordon.com/june2015.
 
MIKE GORDON JUNE 2015
06/05 – Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC
06/06 – Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
06/07 – Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
06/09 – The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
06/11 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
06/12 – The Deluxe At Old National Center, Indianapolis, IN
06/13 – The Vic, Chicago, IL
06/14 – House of Blue, Cleveland, OH
06/16 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
06/18 – Paper Mill Island, Syracuse, NY
06/19 – The Egg, Albany, NY
06/20 – College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
06/21 – Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
06/26 – Boarding House Park (Summer Music Series), Lowell, MA
06/27 – The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
06/28 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

David Welker print for Mockingbird sold out!

Posted 2015-03-31 11:58:51 by MarcoEsc - 3 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/367bcr

Our initial allocation of "Rutherford" by David Welker, Foil Edition, sold out in a remarkable two minutes. If you were not able to grab a print, fear not. We held on to some, which will be sold at upcoming art/print shows.

The regular edition of the print, along with the rest of the series created for The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition, will be announced and sold in the coming weeks.

Thank you all for your support, and a special thanks to David Welker for honoring us with your art.

David Welker Creates New Print for TPC3

Posted 2015-03-25 04:20:00 by MarcoEsc - 15 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/35rr7n

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce "Rutherford", the first in a series of art prints commissioned for our upcoming book The Phish Companion - 3rd Edition. Gloriously executed by the brilliant David Welker, the artist behind Phish's Rift cover art, this print features an armor-suited Rutherford plunging into the depths of a raging river. Framed by rich Gamehendgian imagery, David's stunning interpretation will be reproduced in TPC3 to introduce the first era of Phish.

This is the first in a series of eight art prints being created by top artists, each representing a different era of the band's career. Each print will be reproduced in full color in TPC3, and also sold as limited edition prints (both individually, and as a complete set). More details about the print series will be released in the coming weeks.

David has created a special mirror foil edition of "Rutherford", which we are excited to make available via our friends at Bottleneck Gallery. This screenprint measures 24" x 18", is printed on mirror foil paper (similar to David's acclaimed Alpharetta '14 print), and has an edition size of 600. (There will also be a standard edition of the print, to be sold at a later date.)

The mirror foil edition of "Rutherford" will go on sale at 12:00 noon EDT on March 31, 2015, via the Bottleneck Gallery website, for $100. Sales are limited to one per person.

 

Mockingbird Announces Ambassadors

Posted 2014-11-14 16:31:47 by Lemuria - 15 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/2z61fn

The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to announce a new program recognizing key supporters of its core mission through a new annual process.

Many people beyond the Foundation's formal structure invest significant time, care, and effort into building and improving the Foundation's intellectual property, services, relationships, and grant funds. They have coordinated or administered events for the Foundation, represented the Foundation in some official capacity, or otherwise helped fulfill the Foundation's mission in some exceptional manner. As an all volunteer organization, these individuals provide critical, direct or indirect support of our greater goal: the furthering of music and arts education for children.

In recognition of past work on behalf of or to benefit the Foundation, the board will identify Mockingbird Ambassadors each November. The longterm intent is to identify perhaps five such Ambassadors each year. However, the inaugural cohort is a larger group, of ten individuals each overdue for a public expression of our appreciation, debt, and support.

The 2015 Mockingbird Ambassadors are:

It is our honor to have each of them serve as Mockingbird Ambassadors for 2015.

LivePhish.com Announces LivePhish+

Posted 2014-10-28 15:25:12 by TheEmu - 38 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/2yae8o

LivePhish.com has announced a new service, LivePhish+, which will allow access to the entire LivePhish catalog on demand.

From plus.livephish.com:

LivePhish+ gives you unlimited access to the entire LivePhish catalog, including the latest shows, archive releases, studio albums and side projects. Sign up for a free 10-day trial, and then continue your LivePhish+ subscription for $9.99/month or $99.99/year. Non-subscribers may continue to use the new LivePhish App to stream shows in your Stash as well as Featured Shows rotating on a regular basis.

More information on the service is available through plus.livephish.com/faq.html.

2014 MBF/Phish.net meet-up at SPAC

Posted 2014-06-30 10:45:00 by johnnyd - 0 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/2s3qtj

The Mockingbird Foundation and Phish.net are pleased and excited to be hosting our 3rd annual meet-up during the Saratoga Performing Arts Center stand.

We have reserved the Orenda Pavilion in Saratoga Springs State Park for Saturday, July 5.  This pavilion is conveniently located adjacent to the main venue lot (The East Lot) off Route 50.  Check out this Map - the pin for "Geyser Loop Road" is the Orenda lot and pavilion.  Attendees can either enter the park (fee is $8 per car) and navigate to the pavilion, or park in the main lots, and walk a short path which runs perpindicular from the back of the East Lot to the paved Orenda parking lot, and will be marked with a sign. 

We should have coals going from early afternoon through doors, so bring something to grill, and there is plenty of room for all sorts of entertainment and recreation.  More complete details about the facilities, etc., are available in the forum thread.

Please stop by and say hi to some old friends and new, or make an afternoon of it!  (And grab a fuego-mas commemorative laminate/nametag while you're at it.)

 

Stream The New Album, "Fuego," On NPR

Posted 2014-06-16 12:19:00 by Icculus - 6 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/2re0a1

Phish released a stream of their new album, "Fuego," via National Public Radio. You can listen herePlease consider ordering the album from the band via Phish Dry Goods, and also supporting LivePhish Downloads this summer. Phish.net is operated entirely by volunteers as a project of The Mockingbird Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to raising funds for music education for children. A portion of the proceeds from LivePhish Downloads supports the Foundation, so please support LivePhish.

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