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Disco BiscuitsAgain- Don't forget about the STS9 webcast tonight and 12/31 on iClips.net. The Disco Biscuits show from The Electric Factory in Philly will also be webcast. Click here for some tips/tricks with the media player. Here is a Bisco clip from last year:
12/27/07 Theater Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Set I: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band> Plan B> Rock Candy, Down To The Bottom
Set II: Humuhumunukunukuapua'a> Mr. Don> Cyclone> And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night> Abraxas> And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night
12/28/07 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
OTT (live) opened
Orchard Lounge spins at setbreak
Set I: Little Lai, Caterpillar1> Where the Streets Have No Name2> Caterpillar> Alter Ego
Set II: Helicopters3> Boom Shanker> Basis For A Day4, Bernstein And Chasnoff> Voices Insane3> Orch Theme> Bernstein And Chasnoff
1 with Tom Hamilton (Brothers Past) on guitar, 2 with Tom Hamilton on vocals, 3 unfinished, 4 ending only
12/29/07 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
GZA with the Fyre Dept. opened
OTT spins at setbreak
Set I: 42> Plan B(1), Crickets(2)> Save The Robots(3), Astronaut> Astronomy Domine(4)
Set II: Shelby Rose> Crickets> Story Of The Worl(5) (6)> Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies > 42
Encore: 7-11> Wizards in Winter (7)
1 completes 12/27 version 2 with Matisyahu rap over intro jam 3 ending only
4 1st time played (Pink Floyd) 5 Brownie announced Camp Bisco VII; July 17-19 in NY
6 inverted 7 1st time played (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Download Set 1
Download Set 2
Taped and Transferred by T.J. Samulis
12/28/07 Atlanta, Georgia, The Tabernacle
Red Magnetic Moon > White Lunar Dog
Current Moon Phase: 70% (Waning Gibbous)
Musical Story, Yes >The Rabble > F Word > ReEmergence, STS9, Warrior, new*, Mischief of a Sleepwalker
1103, Luma Daylight >Tokyo, By the Morning Sun >Orbital, Breathe In
12/29/07 Atlanta, Georgia, The Tabernacle
White Lunar Dog > Blue Electric Monkey
Current Moon Phase: 60% (Waning Gibbous)
Big Little Scenario >Abcee's, Kamuy, Once Told, You Don't Say, Mobsters, Surreality >EB
GLOgli*, Bigs, Somesing, Dem Be, Ramone & Emiglio, From Now On
Dance >Evasive Jam >Dance >Evasive Jam >Dance >Improv
Widespread Panic Setlist
12/29/07 The Roxy, Atlanta, GA
1: Arleen, Ride Me High, And It Stoned Me, All Time Low, Flat Foot Flewzy, Don't Wanna Lose You, Weight Of The World, Hope In A Hopeless World
2: Maggot Brain > You Got Yours, Sleepy Monkey > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > Greta > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > Drums > Party at Your Mama's House > Porch Song > Blackout Blues
E: Low Rider > Heaven
12.30.03 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
Set I: Wilson > Sand > Shafty > NICU, Weigh, Cities, Strange Design, Scent of a Mule, Bathtub Gin, 2001*
Set II: Tube > L.A. Woman** > Birds of a Feather > L.A. Woman > Makisupa Policeman > Booty Ain't Nothing But a Butt Ra*** > Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)*** > P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)***, Makisupa Policeman****, Down With Disease
Encore: Contact, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
* with multiple teases, including P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)
** first time played; with "Timber Ho!" tease right before "Birds"
*** with George Clinton and Parliament; everyone, including Phish, left the stage at the conclusion
**** With Fishman singing opening line of "Touch Me", not played since 12.3.94
I saw one of the best Phish shows I had ever seen last night. I've caught 135 shows and 12.30.03 Miami is one of the Top 10 Phish shows... all time! Even Zobo agreed when he said "Top 4 American shows I've seen!"OK, after several years of reflection, I think I over-estimated the quality of the show. I said it was a Top 10 all time... and it's definitely in the Top 20 all time that I have seen, just not the Top 10. I was shit talking and jacked up on several heady rolls at the time of the original publication. Suffice to say, I'm totally sober now and have listened to 12.30.03 many many many times since then.
Why was last night magical and special? George Clinton, the funkmaster himself, joined the fracas and took over the show for 30 minutes when he came out with the rest of Parliament Funkadelic. Quite and amazing performance and a sincere homage to Captain Funk himself.
Trey was smoking. Page was completely on. Fishman was hanging tough. And Mike was breaking out the heavy spacy-cow-funk all night. Cities? Scent of a Mule? Makisupa? L.A. Woman? Tube!!
Zobo, sititng in the sixth row, called second set Tube opener and although they never finished it, I was still loving life. NICU in the first set was sweet. And 2001 and Down with Disease were some of the better version in the post-hiatus era. I had an awful seat up in Section 412, but it sounded great and we had a cool section. Bruce arrived earlier in the day and last night was his first show this run. My buddy Byron, the Ragin' Cajun' from Louisana was up there with us in Sec 412. We saw a lot of Galactic shows in New Orleans and Texas together. Ironically, he called LA Woman before the show started. Japhans Emi and Junko were behind the stage also up in the 400 level. I rescued them and brought them to our section and they had a much better time in the second set!
12.29.97 Madison Square Garden, New York, NYIn 1997, Phish played a three show run at MSG and 12.29.97 was the first night. I went with Senor and his brother and we got super drunk before the show. I had pretty good seats in the 100 level and a couple of hits of liquid acid on sugar cubes that I had smuggled into NYC from Seattle.
Set I: NICU, Golgi Apparatus, Crossroads, Cars Trucks Buses, Train Song, Theme from the Bottom, Fluffhead, Dirt, Antelope
Set II: Down With Disease, David Bowie, Possum > I Can't Turn You Loose (Blues Brothers Theme) > Possum, Tube, You Enjoy Myself
Encore: Good Times Bad Times
Click here to listen/download 12.29.97 via phiSHows.com.
12.29.98 Madison Square Garden, New York, NYLike I wrote yesterday, the 1998 shows were some of the best I had ever attended. After a hot start the night before, the boys continued their momentum.
Set I: Rock and Roll > Funky Bitch, Punch You in the Eye > Horn, Ginseng Sullivan, Split Open and Melt, Brian and Robert, Guyute, My Soul, Freebird
Set II: Free, Limb By Limb > 2001, Boogie On Reggae Woman, You Enjoy Myself
Encore: The Divided Sky
Click here to listen/download to 12.29.98 via phiSHows.com. Please note that the last three songs are missing!
12.29.03 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FLI flew down to Miami for all four shows of their holiday run. 12.29.03 was their second night. On my regular blog, Tao of Pauly, I had written... The second wave of Phish hit me... and I left with a wide grin and seeing one of the best sets of Phish in a long time!!
Set I: Piper, Foam, Anything But Me, Limb By Limb, Wolfman's Brother, Poor Heart, Cavern
Set II: Rock and Roll > Twist > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Ghost > Free, The Divided Sky, Good Times Bad Times
Encore: Waste, The Squirming Coil
Click here to listen/download to 12.29.03 via phiSHows.com.
12.28.98 Madison Square Garden, New York, NYNine years ago, I was one of the many freaks in attendance for the first night in Phish's epic four show holiday run at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
Set I: Axilla, Stash, Farmhouse, Taste, Sleep, Albuquerque, Driver, Tube, Golgi Apparatus, Good Times Bad Times
Set II: Carini > Wolfman's Brother, Birds of a Feather, When the Circus Comes to Town, Quinn the Eskimo > David Bowie
Encore: Been Caught Stealing
Click here to listen/download 12.28.98 via phiSHows.com.
12.14.95 Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NYTwelve tears ago today, Phish played another epic show. This one was captured on their Live Phish series. Tight set. Phish from 1995 had a distinct hard-rocking and energetic sound. 1995 is my second favorite year besides the Year of the Funk. In the summer of 95, the torch had gotten passed to them when Jerry Garcia died. The boys stepped up with some magnificent playing as they made their mark.
Set I: Suzy Greenberg, Llama, Foam, Makisupa Policeman, Split Open and Melt, Tela, The Fog That Surrounds, My Sweet One, Frankenstein
Set II: The Curtain, Tweezer > Timber > Tweezer, Keyboard Army, Halley's Comet > NICU > Slave to the Traffic Light
Encore: Bold as Love
Built on 5 acres of fruit trees, hummingbird gardens, and surrounded by rain forest covered mountains and rolling green fields, the venue is just minutes from black sand beaches. Proceeds from this event will benefit Garabito Schools Environmental Education via The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce.Should be an interesting show in another mixture of two of my favorite bands... Phish and the Dead. Will Page be playing with Mickey Hart next? Or how about Bob Weir and Fishman?
Tickets are being offered through Mike's online ticketing site. Tickets are also on sale at the The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce in Jaco, Costa Rica. For more information, please call (506) 643-2211 or (506) 643-2195 or visit the Chamber's website. Additional tickets will be available on the day of the show at Docelunas. It is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.
Charleston 2Photo by Brad Hodge
Set I: Julius > My Friend My Friend, Ya Mar, Chalk Dust Torture, The Sloth, Uncle Pen, Free > Theme From the Bottom, Bold as LoveShow Notes: Listen for "Brady Bunch" theme scats from Trey and some vacuum action from Fishman during the Mule Duel. Fire and Bold as Love were dedicated to Jimi Hendrix on his birthday. The Disease and Tweezer combo has led some fans to refer to this as the "Diseezer." The Disease Reprise contained a Can't You Hear Me Knockin' ending. Bold as Love was played for the first time since December 14, 1995 (67 shows).
Set II: Down with Disease -> Jesus Just Left Chicago, Scent of a Mule, Tweezer -> Sweet Emotion Jam -> Down with Disease, The Star Spangled Banner, Fire
Encore: Waste, Tweezer Reprise
The run closes out an amazing year for the band, which has been credited with "setting a new standard for fusions of of rock 'n' roll and West African music" (Afropop Worlwide). They kicked off 2007 in Essakane, Mali, where they played the legendary Festival of the Desert, known as the most remote festival in the world. Extensive tours of the U.S. followed, with the band playing over 100 shows, including sets at premiere festivals such as Langerado, SxSW, Wakarusa, High Sierra, 10,000 Lakes, Echo Project, Wall to Wall Guitar, and the Voodoo Music Experience. Along the way they played with luminaries such as John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Mike Gordon (Phish), Lamine Soumano and Tinariwen.For more information, head over to the band's MySpace page.
The band is currently working on their sophomore album with Grammy winning producer Steven Heller, which is slated for release in March 2008. They launch into the new year with performances at Jamcruise, setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Roatan, Hunduras and Cozumel, Mexico on January 4.
Toubab Krewe New Year's tour dates:
12.27 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (co-bill with Golem)
12.28 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (co-bill with Golem)
12.30 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel w/ The Lee Boys
12.31 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel w/ Snake Oil Medicine Show
Phish, 11/21/98 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VAThe kids call 1997 the Year of the Funk. 1998 might have been the Year of the Cover Song. This show is a perfect example of Phish's amazing and uncanny ability to play a cover and put their spin on it. The first set included covers from the Beatles Cry Baby Cry to Stevie Wonder's Boogie On Reggae Woman to a classic country tune Nellie Kane and they closed with Jimi Hendrix's Bold As Love. The boys kicked off the second set with a hysterical homage to the Beastie Boys with Sabotage and ended the show with Tubthumping by British one hit wonders... Chumbawamba.
Set I: Wilson> Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Lawn Boy, The Divided Sky, Cry Baby Cry, Boogie On Reggae Woman> NICU, Dogs Stole Things, Nellie Kane, Foam, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Guyute, Bold as Love
Set II: Sabotage > Mike's Song> Simple> The Wedge, The Mango Song> Free> Ha Ha Ha> Free, Weekapaug Groove
11/17/97 McNichols Arena, Denver, COYou can download and listen to an audience recording of the show here. This is also an official LivePhish release and you can buy it here. You can also read some old first hand accounts from Phans here.
Set I: Tweezer, Reba, Train Song, Ghost, Fire
Set II: Down With Disease> Oblivious Fool> Johnny B Goode> Space Jam> Jesus Just Left Chicago, When the Circus Comes to Town, You Enjoy Myself
Encore: Character Zero