Soundcheck: My Soul, Guyute, Walls of the Cave, Fluffhead (this soundcheck is unconfirmed and possibly incomplete)

SET 1: Martian Monster, Rift > Golden Age, Gumbo, Funky Bitch, Guyute, Undermind, Evolve, Waste > Walls of the Cave

SET 2: Plasma > Kill Devil Falls > Carini > Ruby Waves > Piper > Mercy, Everything's Right

ENCORE: Julius, About to Run

Monday 07/22/2024 by phishnet

MANSFIELD3 RECAP: BLOW YOUR FACE OUT

[We would like to thank Patrick, user @robertpollardisaplorb, for this recap. -Ed.]

Having seen my first Phish show on the Xfinity Center lawn in 2010, this weekend of shows allowed for plenty of reflection on just how far things have come since those days. I had spent the last two nights in the pavilion solo, but opted to spend Sunday on the lawn to dance with friends new and old during the night’s festivities. As the band entered stage left and got settled in, my friend quickly sensed the incoming "Free" opener.

Following a fun and standard “Free,” Phish were quick to uncork the jams with the dependable “A Wave of Hope,” the jam itself veered into a fun celebratory major jam in many ways reminiscent of the Camden 99 "Chalkdust," and eventually settled into a dark synth space before coming to a peaky close.

© 2024 Charlie Miller
© 2024 Charlie Miller

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Sunday 07/21/2024 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Charity Auction Launched

The Mockingbird Foundation has launched its second online charity auction, featuring dozens of limited-quantity items that will be of interest to almost any Phish fan, family member, and/or friend:

The auction is now open and remains open for two weeks. Proceeds benefit music education for children through the all-volunteer nonprofit Mockingbird Foundation, created and managed entirely by volunteer Phish fans since 1997. With no salaries, staff, or office, we've funded 693 grants totaling more than $2.5M, including our 29th round of competitive grants announced just last week and a string of Tour Grants coming all summer long. We appreciate your support in funding as many as we can.

Sunday 07/21/2024 by phishnet

MANSFIELD2 RECAP: BETWEEN THE PINES, THERE'S A LIGHT THAT SHINES

[We would like to thank Oliver Pierson (phish.net user VermontCowFunk) for this recap. -Ed.]

Phish summer tour is arguably the second most wonderful time of the year. Everything feels right when you set off to a summer show, ticket in hand, a musical adventure in store, friends by your side. I hadn’t seen the band since 12/29/23, and I was excited to hear where their very busy seven months had led them. It’s been a productive time for the band, with an epic Gamehendge NYE show, a stellar Mexico run, a short but incredible visit to the Sphere, and then all the chatter around the new album Evolve.

Phish has even felt, by their typical media coverage standards, a bit overexposed lately. This month, we’ve seen Trey and the band in Rolling Stone, WTF with Marc Maron, NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Vulture, etc. So, they are not “Travis Kelce – Taylor Swift – Fall 2023” overexposed, but somehow it is slightly jarring to have them in the public eye so much. I had to wonder how all that attention jives with one of Trey’s comments in the Rolling Stone article, i.e. that the lack of mainstream success is the band’s incredibly liberating “superpower.” Could all the recent media coverage be the kryptonite that diminishes their superpower? Fortunately, an installment of Massachusetts Phish was only hours away to help me answer that question.

© 2024 Brad Krompf (Phish - July 20, 2024)
© 2024 Brad Krompf (Phish - July 20, 2024)

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This show featured two bustouts: The Connection (last played December 7, 2019, or 151 shows) and Thread (last played September 1, 2021, or 123 shows). Trey teased Scarlet Begonias and Sand in Bathtub Gin. During the soundcheck, Trey teased Divided Sky in Plasma.
Saturday 07/20/2024 by phishnet

MANSFIELD1 RECAP: WE'RE ALL HERE TOGETHER

[We would like to thank Harrison Hartley (user HotDogKnight on phish.net and Instagram) for this recap. You can also find him as quadbasspickup.bsky.social on BlueSky and [email protected] on Mastodon. -Ed.]

There is an aura to a tour opener, especially the summer tour opener. Riviera Maya and The Sphere offer appetizers for us this year, but I feel summer tour is the entrée of Phish performances.

© 2024 PHISH (Rene Huemer)
© 2024 PHISH (Rene Huemer)

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This show featured the Phish debut of Human Nature. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in Back on the Train. Before Circus, Trey introduced Fish as the Orange Whip and mentioned how bands always come out for the encore and joked about how they should just leave one night and not come back out.

Soundcheck: Thread, Mountains in the Mist, Funky Bitch (this soundcheck is possibly incomplete)

SET 1: Buried Alive > Character Zero, Hey Stranger, Down with Disease, Roggae > NICU, Stash, 46 Days

SET 2: Suzy Greenberg > Run Like an Antelope > Ghost > Light > Pillow Jets > Beneath a Sea of Stars Part 1 > Split Open and Melt

ENCORE: Harry Hood


Trey teased Macarena in Down with Disease. Trey and Page teased Maria in Light. Split Open and Melt contained Shipwreck quotes.
Wednesday 07/17/2024 by phishnet

PHISH AT NPR'S TINY DESK

[We would like to thank Michael Lowe of the Monumental Brass Quintet, Timbermike on dot net and @MikeLoweTPT on twitter, for this piece. Phish's Tiny Desk Concert was performed on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, but did not air until Wednesday, July 17. -Ed.]

Well it all started with a phone call from my sister-in-law Daniela on Sunday night asking if we’d like to join her at the tiny desk on Tuesday. I was immediately in a state of shock and excitement, a familiar feeling I’ve experienced many times over the years I’ve been going to see my fav band.

© 2024 PHISH Danny Clinch
© 2024 PHISH Danny Clinch

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This performance was part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts series and was previously recorded. The All Things Considered theme was teased during and after Sigma Oasis and Evolve. The band marched out of the room with maracas and other percussion instruments during the You Enjoy Myself vocal jam.
Monday 07/15/2024 by phishnet

SURRENDER TO THE FLOW #83, SUMMER TOUR '24

Surrender to the Flow #83 is now PRINTED and is on its way to DISTRIBUTORS who will hand it out on lot to get it to you for free! HOWEVER, if you want to DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL VERSION INSTEAD, it is available to you at www.gum.co/sttf83.

This issue is full of good stuff for you! It includes information about this year's Summer Tour including where to eat, things to do, and lots of information about each venue. You can also read reviews of Phish at Sphere in this one, too!

© 2024 Surrender to the Flow
© 2024 Surrender to the Flow

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Wednesday 07/10/2024 by lumpblockclod

GOOD KARMA 2024 - EPISODE IV: A NEW WAVE OF HOPE

It’s just over a week until Summer Tour starts, and that can only mean one thing… it’s time for Mockingbird’s 4th Annual Good Karma Pledge Drive! Thanks to your collective generosity, we’ve raised over $40,000 the past three years for music education just by hoping for Phish to do cool things.

If you haven’t participated before, the rules are pretty simple. Just go here, pick the thing (or things!) you want to happen and pledge an amount for each occurrence. Enter as many times as you like! The most popular choice in past years has been to donate an amount for each 20-minute jam, but you can select one of the other options or even choose your own adventure.

Phish.net is our only hope
Phish.net is our only hope

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Saturday 07/06/2024 by phishnet

I DIDN'T KNOW - A 30 YEAR PHISH FAN ORIGIN STORY

[Phish.net thanks Andrew Rose, @andrewrose, for this piece. All content on Phish.net is volunteer-driven, so if you have something interesting that you would like posted on the homepage, feel free to message @FunkyCFunkyDo or @Icculus with your idea. -Ed.]

I was driving down St Urbain yesterday, on the way to Old Montreal to run an errand. I thought waiting until 10pm or so would help me avoid traffic, but neglected to note that it was a Friday night in July, and the Montreal International Jazz Fest was still filling the air with free programming, and the crowds and cars—on the few streets that were still open for traffic—were plentiful. I didn’t mind much. The air was warm, a little humid but not oppressive. Spring and summer have been beautiful here in Montreal this year. A real contrast to the apocalyptic smog-filled skies that literally cast a cloud over the region last summer, starting with forest fires in Northern Quebec and then making their way down the American seaboard. I know those fires will be back at some point, but I’ve been doing my best to appreciate the relative blessings that this season has had to offer.

July 6, 1994
July 6, 1994

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Thursday 07/04/2024 by Lemuria

Brewery Benefit W/ Bubala, Sun 9/1

Music is a Language & The Mockingbird Foundation present a benefit concert @ Four Noses Brewery, Sunday 9/1/24, 12-4p, to support music education and local music. This pre-Phish party, early afternoon of the fourth Dick’s show, will feature Bubala (12-1 and 3-4) and an after-school youth band from Musical Life Denver (130-230).

Wednesday 07/03/2024 by phishnet

HOW TO TURN MAGIC INTO SOMETHING REAL

[This post is courtesy of Paul Peck, President and Co-Founder of Fandiem. -Ed.]

I started seeing Phish a long time ago. Back when I was a high school kid. My early shows were formative experiences and showed me how inspiring live music can be when a group of friends and like-minded half-strangers come together to share something powerful. It's the kind of thing that can't be explained but for lack of better words, feels like a shared journey that brought us to some place unexpected and beautiful. If you’re reading this, you likely know what I mean. To say those early adventures propelled me into a career in the live music industry would be the understatement of the century.

Donate to Fandiem
Donate to Fandiem

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Monday 06/24/2024 by phishnet

REPRISE: THE UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE PHISH TRIBUTE A LA DARK STAR ORCHESTRA

By Matt Hoffman (tonapdivine)

Reprise, the Phish tribute who to date has played just four shows, is most easily understood as doing with the music and spirit of Phish, what Dark Star Orchestra has been doing for decades with those of The Grateful Dead: they perform shows drawing on past Phish setlists and do so largely as Phish did, warts and all, though to hear them tell it, the “mistakes” are where the magic often happens. For the fans of standardized tests (we can smell our own), think of it this way: Dark Star Orchestra:Grateful Dead::Reprise:Phish. For the math nerds (h/t jfcnj!), ((DSO/GD) * Phish) + ∈

On June 13, 2024, I asked Tom Marshall to describe the band, who to that point had played only two public shows just four months prior at Nectar’s. (They’ve since doubled their show count, playing their third and fourth shows, respectively, at Milkboy Philly, where I spoke with Tom, and Colony Woodstock). He gave a one-word response: un-fucking-believable. Some might say it’s his job to say this, and they wouldn’t be wrong: he manages the band with RJ Bee, his co-founder in Osiris Media, the musical storytelling platform that since 2018 has published over 50 podcasts, many of them Phish-related. Others might suggest the influence of cognitive bias, as Marshall has known and collaborated with the band members for years and has played a variety of critical roles in the band’s formation and rapid evolution.

© Heather Witkowski
© Heather Witkowski

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Saturday 06/22/2024 by phishnet

PHISHNET IS THIRTY-THREE YEARS OLD!?

PhishNet is 33 years old today, having been initially created as an email list by Matt Laurence on June 22, 1991.

Please see here to Read More!

© 1991 Matt Laurence (original dot net shirt design)
© 1991 Matt Laurence (original dot net shirt design)

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Friday 06/21/2024 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Tops $2.5m, W/ 29th Round Of Grants

A nonprofit founded and run by Phish fans on an entirely volunteer basis has announced nineteen (19) new grants totaling $140,900. The Mockingbird Foundation has now disbursed 693 grants totaling more than $2.5M to support music education, of which more than $2M has been through the foundation's two-tiered competitive grants process. Mockingbird’s 29th round of competitive grants includes support for schools, community centers, and non-profit organizations in 13 states: AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TN, & TX. Complete details are now available at mbird.org/2024/06/round29grants/

Wednesday 05/15/2024 by Lemuria

Golf Is On Again For Denver!

The Mockingbird Foundation is once again offering three options to golf with fellow Phish fans this Labor Day weekend and help fundraise for music education:

  • The Ninth Annual Runaway Open charity golf tournament for Phish fans will once again have up to 120 fans, in a shotgun start, preceded by coffee and a group photo. We'll have on-course contests, but this is all about swingin’ sticks with fans for charity. So, don’t sweat it if you’re rusty, new to the game, or prioritizing fun over competition - so are we! Register here, today! Registration covers all cart, greens, and tournament fees, including the shotgun structure (pricey to arrange on a Labor Day Saturday!); coffee, lunch, and a drink ticket; a gift bag of limited-edition event items as well as items contributed by sponsors; and a nominal charitable margin to support music education grants. Some sponsorship options are listed on the registration page, but we welcome your suggestions.
  • We're also gearing up for the return of the disc golf tournament which Matt James spun up last year, to satisfy known demand and help raise more funds for music education. The first outing was a huge blast, with more players (and more funds raised!) than we expected, so we look forward to a repeat and hope to see you there. The 2nd Annual Wingsuit Open will also be Saturday August 31st in Denver, and registration is now open.
  • Those unable to be on site can still join in the fun and charity fundraising by taking part in the virtual component - our Fifth Annual Virtual Open - using the same 18Birdies app we've used since the Fifth Annual Runaway Open went fully online in 2020. This will be an 18-hole, stroke-play event, on any course you want to play, any day from August 22 to September 4. Those who participate and make a donation of at least $70 to the Mockingbird Foundation before that window closes, will be sent the same limited-edition event merch being handed out on site, all with the Runaway Open logo. To play, join the tournament at 18birdies.onelink.me/IdkR/jccqsyjf, or by using tournament code 82868 on the app, or the QR Code here. Those participating on-site may also be interested in joining the virtual tournament. The app has lots of embedded services, offers a free trial period to test it’s distance and training features, and includes a gallery and chat space for those participating.  
Tuesday 02/27/2024 by Icculus

2024 Summer Tour Announced By The Phish

PHISH has announced a summer tour that begins with three shows at Great Woods on July 19, 20 and 21, and then continues at the Mohegun Sun on July 23 and 24, Alpine Valley on July 26, 27 and 28, St. Louis on July 30 and 31, Deer Creek on August 2, 3, and 4, the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on August 6 and 7, Bethel Woods on August 9, 10, and 11, the previously announced Mondegreen festival in Delaware August 15th through the 18th, and finally four shows at Dicks from August 29th through September 1st. Tickets through the Phish Tickets lottery process for everything except Mondegreen are available now through Monday, March 11th, at noon e.t. Public onsale begins Friday, March 15th, at 10am e.t. For more information, visit Phish's website.



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