Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Phish Miami NYE Setlist: 12/31/14 Miami, FL - New Year's Eve


Phish kicks off their Miami holiday run with a NYE show on the first night (versus the typical final show of a four-show run). I like this year's game plan: get the NYE stuff/stunt/rust/jitters out of the way on the first night and then play three relaxing shows afterwards.

This year's NYE show will be webcast on LivePhish.com. As per usual, we will be providing Twitter updates over the next few days ("weather" permitting) over at @CoventryMusic. And don't forget to follow @change100 on for her infamous Phishy/lot fashion reports. We'll also post random pics on Instagram (we're @CoventryMusic on there too) over the next few days.

This is the second time Phish is doing a NYE run in Miami during the 3.0 era. This also marks the third overall NYE run in Miami (2003 was the first time Phish threw down in Miami) and this is the fourth Florida NYE show if you include Big Cypress Millennium Midnight-to-Sunrise show in 1999.

In case you missed it, here's the setlist for New Year's Eve....
Le Phish, 12/31/14 AAA, Miami, Florida

Set 1: Sample, Wedge, 555, Heavy Things, Wolfmans, MOON, Bouncin, KDF, Train Song, Waiting All Night, Axilla, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing

Set 2: Birds > Ghost > Theme > Cities > Chalkdust > Martian Monster

Set 3: Dem Bones > FISHMAN vac gag > Auld Lang Syne > The Dogs > Tweezer > Simple > Limb > Bug, Backwards, Horse > Silent in the Morning, Julius

E: Golgi, Tweezer Reprise

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Disco Santa and Merry Christmas UNTZ

It's that time of year when Disco Santa shows up and things get a little crazy. If you're stressed out, not to fear! Just get down with a little Santa UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ. Listen to one of Change100's Ladies Night shows that we archived on Mixlr (this episodes starts around 8 min mark).

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Vote for Sean 'Azzman' Azzariti as Cannabis Activist of the Year


There's a very good chance you know our good bud, Azzman, aka Sean Azzariti (@SeanAzzariti). On January 1, 2014, he became the first American to purchase recreational marijuana in Denver, Colorado. His infamous photo was everywhere on the internet and he even appeared on the Arsenio Hall show. But he's not just the first brah to buy legal weed. Sean is also an Iraq War veteran and medicinal marijuana advocate, specifically for veterans suffering from PTSD.

Sean is being recognized for his diligent work and he's up for a special award: The Jenny Kush Activist Award for Cannabis Activist of the Year. The winner will be announced at the 2014 Cannabis Business Awards. Voting is open to the public and ends in one week!

Vote here for Sean Azzariti as Cannabis Activist of the Year.

Why should you vote for Sean? He's been working behind the scenes to help get PTSD listed as one of the many afflictions that is legally treatable by medicinal marijuana. Sean served two tours in Iraq and he's one of thousands of former US Marines who returned home with PTSD. Sean has told me numerous times that marijuana saved his life. Various forms of marijuana including flowers, edibles, and concentrates have helped other veterans cope with symptoms of PTSD, which can flare up unexpectedly at any moment. But right now, PTSD is not listed as one of the many afflictions that can be treated with medicinal marijuana. Sean Azzariti is fighting the good fight for numerous men and women of the armed forces, who got lost in the bureaucratic shuffle.

Vote here for Sean Azzariti as Cannabis Activist of the Year.

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I had the chance to interview Sean a couple of times for the Dope Stories podcast. I encourage you to listen to those episodes:
Episode 11 - Sean Azzariti, Medicinal Marijuana Activist (1:05:05) - Shane and Pauly interviewed medicinal marijuana activist and Iraq War veteran Sean Azzariti, who uses marijuana to treat his PTSD. Sean is most known for being the first person to ever buy legal weed in Denver, Colorado on Jan 1, 2014. Sean explains how he got tapped to be the first recreational buyer along with how he's working on a bill to help get PTSD listed as one of the approved conditions for medicinal marijuana in Colorado. Sean also talked a little bit about his two tours in Iraq with the Marines, including his encounters with trecherous camel spiders and day workers trying to bribe him with bags of hashish. LISTEN HERE

Episode 24 - TURBO: Sean Azzariti (20:48) In this special "Turbo" episode, Pauly interviews marijuana activist and veterans advocate Sean Azzariti. Sean talks about the controversial dismissal of medicinal marijuana researcher, Dr. Sue Sisley. Sean updates us on his recent work with Grow4Vets, which offers free cannabis for military veterans. Sean also explains how medicinal marijuana helps him and other Iraq War vets deal with PTSD.... LISTEN HERE.
I voted for Sean, and so should you! Vote here for Sean Azzariti as Cannabis Activist of the Year.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Wook Patrol Podcast: Wook Vegas 2014 Archives


The Joker and I headed to Las Vegas for a three-show Phishy throwdown including Halloween. We were way to schwilly and spun tor record anything on Sunday, but luckily we recorded 11 episodes spread out on Halloween and the 11/1 Saturday show. This batch of quickie episodes (approx. 2-5 mins in length) includes a slew of our friends as special guests including BTreotch, Wildo, Change100, RambleOnRose, Sean, Doctor Scotch, and Butters.

Listen to all of the Wook Vegas episodes via SoundCloud player, just hit play and you can listen to all 11 in a row...


Here are full descriptions of every episode from Wook Vegas...
Wook Vegas 2014 Episodes

Episode 01: Halloween Costumes with Change100.... Pauly asks Change100 to describe some of the Halloween costumes she saw at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas before the Phish Halloween show.

Episode 02:The Joker's Fox Costumes.... Pauly asks the Joker to explain his costume from the Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Episode 03: Phish Ditka with Wildo and Butters.... Wildo had the best costume out of the Coventry Crew when he dressed up like coach Mike Ditka.

Episode 04: Amish Girls and the Unabomber with Sean... At setbreak of Halloween, Pauly asks Sean to describe an Amish girl's costume. Also, Sean dressed up as the Unabomber and a local TV crew actually thought he was the professional poker player known as The Unabomber

Episode 05: Btreotch at Haunted House Setbreak with BTreotch... Pauly chats with BTreotch to get his initial impressions of Phish's Halloween cover set of the Disney album The Haunted House.

Episode 06: Haunted House Impressions with Change100... Pauly was too spun to talk at setbreak, but Change100 had some things to say about Phish's Halloween set, in which they covered Disney's "Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House."

Episode 07: Doctor Scotch's Symmetry Thoughts... After the Halloween Phish show, Pauly chats with Dr. Scotch to get his impressions of the evening including the Esther farts and symmetry.

Episode 08: Adopt A Wook with Change100 and RambleOnRose... Pauly asks the Joker and Rose about their Adopt-A-Wook process. Meanwhile, Change100 reads over their adoption papers.

Episode 09: Break Up Songs and Phishy Tinder with Sean and Change100... Setbreak during the Saturday night Phish show in Las Vegas, and Pauly chats with Sean and Change100. They try to explain the mellow first set that included several songs that featured "break up or cheating themes."

Episode 10: The Joker Defends His Seat... Joker tells Pauly about his awkward seating situation during the Saturday night Phish concert in Vegas.

Episode 11: BTreotch, Austin 98, and Pauly Tests the Unknown Baggie... Pauly catches up with BTreotch after the Saturday Phish show, which reminded BTreotch of his first show at Austin, Texas in 1998.  Earlier, Pauly volunteers to test the powdery substance inside a baggie (groundscored from Dicks) that no one knew its exact contents, but presumed was molly-like.
Listen to the playlist of all 11 episodes of Wook Vegas.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Wook Patrol Podcast: Adopt-A-Wook


This is probably my all-time favorite podcast that we recorded with the CoventryMusic crew. It is the "Adopt-A-Wook: episode of the Wook Patrol podcast. We actually recorded a dozen min-episodes, but this is an instant classic.

Listen here:


Listen to all of the Wook Patrol Podcast 2014 Halloween episodes here.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Phish Setlist: 11/2/14 Las Vegas, NV


The tour closer in Vegas. It was a rager.

Here's what you missed...
Phish 11/2/14 MGM Grand Arena

Set 1: Jim, Foam, Mexican Cousin, Ocelot, Sugar Shack, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Moon, GIN, Free, Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Chalkdust > Piper > Theme, Wombat > Bowie, The Line, YEM

Encore: Moma Dance, Slave

Quick links: Halloween setlist - 11/1/14 setlist

Phish Setlist: 11/1/14 Las Vegas, NV - MGM




The second of three nights in Vegas. The penultimate show of fall tour.


Phish Setlist 11/1/14 MGM, Las Vegas, NV

Set 1: Fuego, My Soul, Back on Train, 555, Dog Faced Boy, Fuck Your Face, Horn, Frankie Sez, My Friend, Roses, Roggae, Birds (Attack), Wingsuit

Set 2: Possum, Crosseyed > Light > Lengthwise > Twist > Velvet Sea* > Hood, Golgi > Backwards

E: Waiting All Night, Monica, Star-Spangled Banner

* Pauly takes a piss song

Friday, October 31, 2014

Phish Setlist: Halloween Las Vegas 2014 - MGM Grand, 10/31/14, Las Vegas, NV


It's on. Phish returned to Las Vegas for the first time in the 3.0 era. In 1998, Phish played Loaded by Velvet Underground. What's on the agenda tonight? Rumors ranged from The Band to Genesis to Huey Lewis to King Crimson to Phish.

Halloween set was a Disney album called Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House.

FYI... entire Vegas run is webcast over at LivePhish.com....

Here's what you missed:

Phish 10/31/14, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV

Set 1: Buried Alive > Ghost, Scent of a Mule, Sample in a Jar, Reba, 46 Days, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Lawn Boy, Saw It Again >Tube, Wolfman's Brah

Set 2: The Haunted House, The Very Long Fuse, The Dog, Timber, Your Pet Cat, Shipwreck, The Unsafe Bridge, The Chinese Water Torture, The Birds, Martian Monster

Set 3: PYITE > Golden Age > Tweezer > Heavy Things, Guyute, Sand > Tweezer Reprise

E: Is This What You Wanted, Frankenstein

** Poster by Drew Millard

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Phish Setlist and Recap: 10/29/14 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham - BGCA Night 3


The final night of a three-night run in San Francisco. It coincides with Game 7 of the World Series, so there might be riots and/or celebrations after the show. Who knows? But Phish is playing their last show before Halloween Vegas.

After a lengthy hiatus, I decided to write recaps of the SF shows. Something about Bill Graham that is inspiring! Here is my reviews: SF night 1 (Monday Night Rager) and  SF night 2 (Gordo Gunz). Also, check out BGCA setlists 10/27 Night 1 and 10/28 Night 2.

Here's the setlist....
Phish, 10/29/14 Bill Graham, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan, Moma Dance > We Are the Champions* > Moma Dance, Free, Back on the Train, Yarmouth Road, Strange Design, Taste, Wedge, The Line, Wolfman's Brother

Set 2:  First Tube > DWD > Theme from the Bottom > Split Open and Melt > Heavy Things > Light > Possum

E: Contact, Meatstick, Character Zero

*= The SF Giants won the 2014 World Series during Moma Dance, prompting a crowd cheer that interrupted Moma. Phish segued into We Are the Champions before picking Moma back up

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Quickie Recap: SF Champions

By Pauly (@taopauly)

Last show before Halloween. Third and final show of another classic SF run at Bill Graham. Love these three-nighters. Only regret in 2014? The weekday shows meant that my lovely girlfriend was stuck in LA for work and the Joker was back in Colorado. Not the same without them... My sidekick this tour has been Sean W.  He's awesome to tour with. Seasoned vet. So easy. No drama. He can manage his buzz and can rage solo if need be... 500 shows between the two of us. We're getting old and opted for seats, necessary for the third consecutive night, especially after being on floor first two nights... Sold my extra for below face again, but everyone wanted to trade nugs, which is the common currency of NoCal. Much different barter method than SoCal, where cocaine is cheaper than air... We watched few innings of Game 7 World Series in front of City Hall. Much bigger crowd than previous day. Giants were ahead 3-2 when we went inside. We knew things would get weird win or lose... Found sweet spot Page Side, Rage Side. Almost identical to where our crew was posted up Night 3 last year. Cool folks in our section. Guy behind us was watching the rest of game on his phone... Crowd started chanting "Let's go Giants!" as the lights went down... Phish opened with Stealing Time. Sean was lil bummed. He wanted PYITE. I was indifferent... The MOMAs this fall have been extra crispy, but halfway the crowd erupted when word got out that SF Giants held on to beat the KC Royals and win the World Series. Phish was momentarily upstaged. When the Trey confirmed a Giants win, the band ripped into instrumental We Are the Champions while the crowd provided lyrics. The band jumped right back into Moma. Spun girl next to me asked, "Did we win?"... Trey threw Page under the bus and said he was a Mets fan who sweated games all summer on his phone... Free sorta breezed by because crowd was super jacked after winning Game 7. The crowd energy in SF was the best all tour, but the World Series win contributed to the mayhem... Funk-train full speed ahead with Back on the Train... I'm convinced Yarmouth was played to keep Gordo happy since he's the only non-sports fan in the band... Strange Design gets all the Phishy chicks moist and randy... Thought they were gonna play Taste last night but Trey cockblocked it in favor of Jim... The Wedge always reminds me of Colorado... The Line is a sports song, but a sad song... Wolfman's funk-wank-a-thon was the highwater mark of the set. As soon as the boys got cooking, they ended the set... Hoping for a Crosseyed (had some big juicy ones in the past) but it was instant energy boost with First Tube and Trey dancing around like my 3-year old niece running around the house with a horsehead on a stick... DWD was in the 2-hole, which is kinda sneaky. I really dug the LA DWD (those crazy ceiling lights) so it was going to be tough to top that one... We got  a killer Theme earlier in the tour in SB2, but the boys could not replicate that unexpected magic... I was waiting for a Melt. It was on the path to some Rocco Stiffredi deep dickin', but they pulled out before any orgasmic mind melds... Yep, Melt end rushed in favor of Heavy Things. Yes, Heavy Things. Cheese city. Everyone around me looked perplexed. For a millisecond, I thought we were getting a Punch, yet no dice... Light was sweet. Not too heavy. But it seems like it is in the doghouse for some reason and not played every third show anymore... Love it or hate it, but Possum always delivers the goods. I was more bummed they ended the set so quickly... 3-song encore made up for short set 2... Contact is one of the oldest Phish songs I ever heard, so it evokes halcyon memories of college... Meatstick is a respectful nod to Japhans. I saw Phish in Japan in June 2000 and there's not a day that goes by that my mind is flooded with warm memories from that magical trip to Japan... Reeling and rocking Zero to close the set. Alas, it was another safe and vanilla choice, but like most of the SF run, this Zero was super-charged high energy, which pretty much summed up the SF run... Nine shows in the books. Only three more to go, but the next one is Halloween. See ya in Vegas for a three-night throwdown.


 Quick links: 2014 Fall Tour Setlists (ALL) - 10/27/14 Setlist - 10/28/14 Setlist

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Phish Setlist and Recap: 10/28/14 San Francisco, CA - BGCA Night 2


Night 2 of 3 in San Francisco coincided with Game 6 of the World Series. It was a potential game-clincher for the SF Giants. The city hosted a viewing party in front of City Hall, which was adjacent to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium... Phisheads and baseball fans mingling together in harmony.

Here's the setlist...

Phish, 10.28.14 BGCA, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Crowd Control, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Wingsuit, Water in the Sky, Plasma, Halfway to the Moon, Poor Heart, Gumbo, Sanity, Antelope

Set 2:  Kill Devil Falls > Mountains in the Mist > Fuego > Julius, Twist > Runaway Jim > Harry Hood

E: Loving Cup

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Super Quickie Turbo Recap of BGCA Night 2: Gordo Gunz

By Pauly (@taopauly)

Walking up to Civic Center, we saw homeless woman drop her pants and pee all over the plaza. No one else blinked. That set the tone for the night...SF Giants fans flooded the spot in front of City Hall, too bad I bet the Giants and they were getting crushed... two shakedowns popped up; one for SF Giants and the other for Phish... heavy SFPD (and even homeland security) presence which meant that hard to drink in front of civic center... sold my extra for $50 to hipster girl who was wearing a Lena Dunham-type grandma dress... extras going for $40, which was highest all tour considering extras for all tour were $20 and lower... Crowd Control opener feels like Phish trolling on us... Mike's Song was the "real" opener which sent a message: Monday was Fish Appreciation Night, so Tuesday is Gordo Day... Upbeat start to show, trying to keep up high-octane energy from previous night... I finally fingured out I love the trippy second half of Wingsuit... Plasma? It's growing on me, but feels weird without horns... I dig Moon for its potential. Page wrote it and gave Trey and everyone enough space to noodle around with it, but they are not fully opening it up... couple of transgender locals showed up and one of them was like 6-6 tall and in pigtails. They were really into Poor Heart and Mike's Groove... I love me some Gumbo, which it was in heavier rotation... Sanity was when everything I was on kicked in and I entered the "tripping ballz" stage of the evening... Antelope was standard but everyone around me jumping up and down... I heard FOOTLOOSE teases everywhere, but can't recall where.... KDF Set 2 opener through me off. I expect that as a show opener, but was skeptical until they won me over and crushed it. Unexpected big jam of the night... Mountains of the Mist was rough because we were dealing with annoying, angry girl who kept invading our area and demanded more dance space. Not a fan of those entitled, space-Nazis. Decided to move to new spot with much cooler folks. Sean agreed that your show neighbors can often make/break a show. Luckily, we moved to improve our overall show experience and rest of set was fun... Intense and loud Fuego  (in LA there was a drunk SoCal bro who kept screaming "DIEGO! DIEGO!" so Sean and I did the same in SF in his honor)... Julius had a lot more heart in in, and definitely not phoned in. It has become a cheap energy booster (like Twist) that Trey relies on as a shortcut. I told Joker he needed to listen to Julius and he responded, "Dude, I know you're still tripping when you tell me I must listen to Julius!"... Twist had a couple of mini-jams, but it seemed longer and trippier than the other versions this fall.... Jim had some band conflict. Trey really wanted to play it but rest of band didn't. Jim has been popping up late in the second set these days (versus a show opener or early Set 1 filler). I'm conflicted about Jim's late-set insertion. I know the boys shredded Jim last year at BGCA and it was one of my favorite moments of that run, but it lacks a wicked punch... Some wooks were blasting off tuff on deemsters during most of second set, especially Fuego and Hood. I mean, I'm all for mind expansion and DMT, but the middle of the floor at a Phish show does not seems like ideal circumstances... Hood delivered on all fronts. Deep dickin'. Best one I heard this tour... expected a big classic 70s cover (Cup or GTBT) and we got the Loving Cup... high-energy start to show, but set 2 was trippy/jammy. As my bud G-Rob would say, "The boys were playing to my buzz."

Here's my recap for BGCA 1.

Quick links: 2014 Fall Tour Setlists (ALL) - 10/27/14 Setlist 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Phish Setlist and RECAP: 10/27/14 San Francisco, CA - BGCA - Night 1



Phish returned to San Francisco for the first-night of a three-night run at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. This is a slightly unusual SF run because these show are at the start of the week (versus a weekend run in 2012 and 2013).

Phish 10/27/14, BGCA, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Walfredo, Ocelot, Camel Walk, Axilla, Rift, 555, Maze, Brian and Robert, Stash, Party Time, 46 Days

Set 2: Sand > Birds of a Feather > Waiting All Night > Ghost > Bug > Seven Below > I Didn't Know, Chalkdust > 2001 > Slave

E: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Winterqueen, A Day in the Life


For more fall tour setlists, check out our setlist archives.

** Official poster by Pollock

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Editor's Note: Fink hooked us up with amazing tickets for Chula Vista. He asked me if I could write a review of the show. I told him I would, but... I didn't. I got stuck in a bad habit over the last year or so because the last 20 or shows I went to I said I'd write something but when it came down to it, I did not write anything. The main reason is that I got bored writing recaps but coupled with inherent laziness and lack of motivation compounded by the fact I really didn't have anything important to say that I had not already said many times before. The obvious and secondary reason for lack of on-tour recaps is that I'm a known drug fiend who prefers partying with friends (many of whom I rarely get to see these days) than sitting at my laptop cranking out cliches and half-baked inside jokes -- which I do for a living -- but Phish is my vacation and I need a reprieve from writing. But you know, Fink asked me to write a recap and he's such an awesome person that I didn't want to let him down. So instead of Chula Vista (a safe show with solid playing but lacking big jams) I decided to whip something up about the first night in San Francisco and dedicate that to Fink instead. So here it is...

S.F. BGCA1 Quickie Recap: Monday Night SF Rager

By Pauly (@taopauly)

I skipped most of summer tour in order to pull off an entire West Coast fall tour. Dozen shows in the Pacific time zone. It's weird that I currently live or used to live in 4 of the cities on the docket (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Seattle). So in many ways, I'm experiencing pseudo-hometown shows. Out of all of these cities on fall tour, San Francisco is by far my favorite. I wish SF was not so damn expensive and I didn't blow all my poker money otherwise I'd live here full time.

After six shows in nine days in five different locations, I was pumped for the first three-show run this tour. I'm an old, jaded vet and these one-off shows are a bitch on the body when it comes to traveling long distances between shows. In fact this week is the biggest week of the year for Phish with six shows in seven days including Halloween in Vegas. This is crunch time. The boys shook off the rust in the PacNW, had a couple of rough patches in Santa Babs, but finally emerged from the SoCal bubble seeking vengeance. Enter San Francisco... a vivacious city of redemption and inspiration.

SF run was not over a weekend like previous years, so demand for tickets were very low. Heck, the entire West Coast was the $20 ticket tour with extras floating around for $20 to Eugene, Seattle, SB, LA, and SD. ure, LA and SD were massive venues, but SF's BGCA is small and intimate. Last couple years, extras for BGCA shows went north of $100. Yet, on this tour you could get one for face or a few bucks below face. The masses were focusing on Halloween and the Vegas run, so everyone that wanted to be here... really wanted to be here. You had to make an effort to see Phish in SF on a weekday night. But like I said many times before... I'd rather rage it up on a random Monday in SF than any weekend in LA.

My girlfriend stayed behind in LA because of work and we would reunite in Vegas. Joker and the Colorado crew skipped all of fall tour but we going to hop on in Vegas for the last 3 shows. It was just only me and Sean W for this leg. Sean had never been to San Francisco before. I couldn't believe it. We had a SF virgin who was a huge Deadhead. Upon arrival, we first hit up my former dispensary to acquire Romulan then we headed to the Haight to visit what my Japanese friends dubbed "The House of Jerry" at 710 Ashbury Street, where Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Neal Cassady lived during the height of hippiedom in the 60s. We also wandered around Golden Gate Park, where I saw my first-ever Phish show in SF in 2011 Outside Lands. That where we saw the geese and ducks and they called a Birds opener.

There's no lot scene in SF, but City Hall shares a big lawn in front of BGCA. That's where everyone sort of hung out and a mini-Shakedown popped up. Old deadhead was slinging white fluff (legendary LSD), which I have not seen in over a decade. We went inside close to showtime and settled into whatever pocket of space we could find on Gordo side, hoping to avoid chatty Californians. It seemed like the entire tour was plagued by drunk, coked up, schwilly scensters who loved yapping during the show. Luckily we avoided any overly chatty stragglers. I guess the brown boot mafia Marina girls don't like going out on Monday nights.

Tight space on the floor. Not much room to move. Crowd was an interesting mix of older Deadheads, Burners, hipsters, NoCal wooks, and tour rats. Saw someone carried out during Ocelot. Wow... losing your marbles on the second song? That's rough, but extremely amateur.


Walfredo opener. Saw two Walfredo signs hanging over the balcony. Supposedly Adam Berger, the webmaster from Walfredo.com, passed away and the band played Walfredo in his honor. I caught the Walfredo in Vegas 2000 (Trey b-day show) and much like that version, the band opened with the show with it and took the stage but picking up different instruments: Trey sat behind keys, Page jumped on the drum kit, Fish picked up Gordo's bass, and Gordo was playing the Languedoc. Musically it was what you'd expect but Gordo was the only one who looked most comfortable. I missed Phish hijinks, but on a deeper level, Walfredo was a nod to their past and recognition of their fans.

I'm the only I know who loves Ocelot, but Camelwalk was well received by the crowd. Sean was chasing the desert-funk since Broomfield/Telluride 2010. These days Camel pops up once or twice a tour.

Axilla was all Fishman. Loud as fuck. I love indoor shows because I'm a bit of a sound snob. My ears were buzzing all night. By the fourth song, it was obvious that both the band and the crowd were overflowing and oozing with abundant energy. The crowds in Eugene and Seattle were buzzing mainly because Phish had not played up there in a very long time (sans the Gorge), but the band was still shaking off their own rust, so their energy did not sync up with the PacNW crowd. The band's energy levels felt forced in SB2 and when the band finally got cooking at the LA Forum, they were fighting against a huge wave of tepid energy from the schwilly LA crowd that was gacked up to the gills. Never saw that much blow at a Phish show before and I've seen 320 shows.

Alas, SF was a perfect Tinder match between the infectious crowd energy and the band's delirious energy. We have a symbiotic relationship with the band that becomes nuclear when both parties are fired up. No coincidence that there was plenty of Lucy and Molly going around, which proves my theory that the best shows coincide with high-quality party favors matriculating throughout the crowd. The band picked up on the audience's loaded-vibe right away and they picked tunes to match the raging party atmosphere. Too bad it takes a completely soused crowd to get Phish pumping.

First night in SF was Jon Fishman Appreciation Night on tour. Fish was jacked up. JACK'D UP! I suspect he was hanging and pre-partying with Barry Bonds before the show. Have you seen Phish's backstage rider recently? They feed Fish only raw meet and BALCO. As a result, he was a caged fucking animal that was finally unleashed. The boys brought out the GIMP and he properly fucked all of us.

Maybe it's just me, but I think I'd like 555 more if they didn't play it so much. It was really the only lowlight of the show for me. Ripping Maze, kinda sloppy as per usual, yet fueled by volcanic energy and the tension/release was orgasmic. Brian and Robert is rare these days... only 10 times played in 3.0 but I've been fortunate enough to catch 6/10. Stash jam seemed rushed, but it did not have to anchor the set. Fish was in full-on beast mode. Trey was tossing him chunks of raw meat and he was gobbling them whole.

Enter Party Time. If you had an orange pill, it was time to eat your stash. I took a blue pill before the show began, but doubled down on the orange pill. Holy shitballs, Batman. I was shithoused fried to the tits the rest of the show. The jubilant girl next to us was doing some sexy-ass dancing, dropping it like it was hot a few times. Serious advanced stripper moves including the hippie-twerk a few times. Sean was in love. I was impressed and popped a half-wood.

46 Days jam was all sizzle and no steak. Fishman ate it all. No meat leftover, but it was smoking sizzle. Turbo-charged set ender.

The hipsters in the crowd left at setbreak so we had little more space to dance for set 2. Everyone's party favors kicked in and Phish provided an appropriate accompanying soundtrack. Thumping and pumping opener with Sand, followed by a much tighter version of Birds (versus the abortion in SB1). Even the slow songs were well inserted because sometimes Trey kills momentum by calling a ballad or slow tune that sucks the life out of the room. Yet, Waiting All Night  popped up at the right moment and it's been growing on me.

Then came the Ghost that I told all my friends about. I missed the slow, plodding intros of 1.0 Ghosts. Those days are dunzo. But this Ghost started off awkward. Mike Hamad clued us in that they were playing in the wrong key... which is par for the course these days with Ghost. They finally corrected the ship a few minutes in and then it was blastoff time. The last 10 minutes of Ghost is why I chase Phish around everywhere, but they can't get to those moments without some deep-space exploration. They dove into the cosmic abyss and pulled out some fun-psychedelic-astral jams. Ghost works when the entire band wants to play it and not just Trey forcing it on the other three guys (e.g. SB1 and Mann1). Definitely the highwater mark of the show and perhaps all of tour.

Bug is the band poking fun at themselves. Trey might forget sometimes, but at that moment they were self-aware and acknowledged that they are indeed overrated yet cashing their paychecks anyway. But we love them anyway despite their flaws and underachievements.

Seven Below delivered the goods. I forgot what song they were playing, which is always a good sign that the boys have taken the road less traveled. The 7-jam out was neck-and-neck with Ghost but I have not re-listened to it yet.

I love Fish hijinks accented by vac solos. Trey jumped on his kit, which meant that Gordo was the only member of the band not to play drums last night.

Short and sweet Chalkdust was a speed demon. We have been getting monstrous Chalks since it's taken on the role as a set 2 jam vehicle, but I kinda liked the old-school Chalkdust. Viable short cut to injecting much-needed energy into the crowd.

2001 was all echo. Man, if you were tripping balls and having auditory hallucinations, then you were in for a treat. One of the most joyous reactions to 2001 I have experienced in a long time. Felt like a sweaty orgy and the entire crowd was dancing, grooving, and getting down. Raver Phish. Even the stripper-burner girl was humping the floor. It might not translate well onto tape, but you cannot replicate the volcanic energy of being in the middle of the Monday night dance party versus rocking it out n couchtour.

Slave is my favorite song and thought I'd get it in LA or Chula Vista. But Slave always tickles my soul, even though the ending was rushed. But Slave really was the cherry on top of the Phish sundae. Any time Phish plays Slave, I consider it a good show.

The SF Giants are one win away from winning the World Series and Trey never passes up a chance to pander to the crowd so for the encore they busted out an instrumental rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame. Winterqueen was played for the folks who made the sign. Luckily, we got a Beatles cover to beef up the encore. I expected a big cover to end the show (like Loving Cup or GTBT), but A Day in the Life delivered.

Nearly sprinted out of the show into the cool San Francisco streets where the balloon mongers were waiting. One of the mafia capos was screaming "Pump it! Pump it!" That's how I felt about Phish all night. They were pumping it all night. I usually wait a day or so to let a show sink in before I can determine it's significance, but Sean and I were in agreement... SF BGCA1 was the best show this tour (albeit a 7-show sample). This bodes well with 2 more shows in SF and Vegas Halloween looming.  Alas, as Fink put it best... we all know what Phish is capable of doing yet they still have not brought the heat. For whatever reason, they are holding back. Hoping that Monday night in SF was a large leap forward.

Quick links: 2014 Fall Tour Setlists (ALL)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Phish Setlist: 10/25/14 Chula Vista, CA aka San Diego


Phish headed south to Chula Vista (outside of San Diego) for a Saturday night throwdown and last show in SoCal before they embark on three-night runs in SF and Vegas.

Here's the setlist...

Phish 10/25/14 Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Ampitheatre

Set 1: Devotion, AC/DC Bag, My Sweet One , MOMA, Halleys, Funky Bitch,Wolfmans, Destiny Unbound, Timber, Tela, Wingsuit

Set 2: Free, Golden Age > Jibboo, Carini > Piper > Caspian > Tweezer > Rock & Roll > YEM

E: Suzy, Tweeprise

* Poster by LandLand

Friday, October 24, 2014

Phish Setlist:10/24/14 L.A. Forum, Los Angeles, CA


Phish returned to the re-vamped L.A. Forum. They last played there on Valentine's Day in 2003. Kinda cool to see Phish play in the same venue as all those magical Lakers teams from the 1980s. Wonder if Magic Johnson will sit in for Lawn Boy? Maybe Beiber returns?

Pseudo-hometown show for us, since our west coast base is in Los Angeles. We're expecting both Tube and Slave.

Follow @CoventryMusic on Twitter for lot prices and random updates

The Friday night setlist....

Phish Setlist, 10/24/14 L.A. Forum, Los Angeles, CA

Set 1: 46 Days, Tube, Train Song, Ghost, Sparkle, Sample in a Jar, Divided Sky, The Line, It's Ice, Kill Devil Falls, Bathtub Gin

Set 2: 555, Backwards Down the Number Line, Down With Disease > Fuego > Twist, Bouncin', David Bowie, Character Zero

E: Harry Hood, Grind

* poster by Jeff Soto

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Phish Setlist: 10/22/14 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA


Time for another schwilly night at the Santa Barbara Bowl! Anyone else as entertained by the closeups of spunions in the pit on last night's webcast as I was? We get to do it all over again today and Live Phish will keep it rollin' beginning at 6pm PDT. Pauly is on the ground and tweeting on the @CoventryMusic account.

Here's what you missed…

Phish Santa Barbara Bowl Setlist: 10/22/14 Santa Barbara, CA

Set 1: Soul Shakedown Party, The Wedge, Undermind, Horn, Ya Mar, Jesus Left Chicago, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Winterqueen, My Friend, My Friend, Split Open and Melt, Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Drowned > Theme from the Bottom > Steam > Waves > Twenty Years Later > Scent of a Mule > 2001 > Mike's Song > Runaway Jim > Weekapaug Groove

E: The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Run Like an Antelope

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Phish Setlist: 10/21/14 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA


It's Night One at the Santa Barbara Bowl and showtime is EARLY tonight (hello curfews!) The Live Phish webcast will get going at around 6:30pm PDT. Don't forget to check out @CoventryMusic on Twitter for live updates from the show by Pauly.

Here's what you missed…

Phish Santa Barbara Bowl Setlist - 10/21/14 Santa Barbara , CA

Set 1: Stash, Possum, Ocelot, NICU, Back on the Train, Limb By Limb, Waiting All Night, Yarmouth Road, When the Circus Comes to Town, Heavy Things, Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan

Set 2: Chalkdust > Ghost > Birds of a Feather, Wombat, Tweezer > Julius > Piper > Velvet Sea, Suzy Greenberg

E: Boogie On Reggae Woman > Tweeprise

Poster art by Ken Taylor

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Phish Setlist: 10/18/14 Key Arena, Seattle, WA


The mothership lands in Seattle tonight for the second stop on Phish's 2014 Fall Tour. Thanks to the folks at Live Phish, this show will be broadcast-- both SD and HD versions are available. Start time should be around 8:00 pm PDT. Keep your eyes on @CoventryMusic on Twitter for live updates from Pauly.

Here's what you missed…

Phish Seattle Setlist: 10/18/14 Key Arena, Seattle, WA

Set 1:  Cavern, Wilson, Rift, Moma Dance, The Line, Sugar Shack, Lawn Boy, Kill Devil Falls, Wolfman's Brother, Sparkle, Bathtub Gin

Set 2:  Down with Disease > Golden Age > Fuego > Light > Cities > 46 Days > Sand > Backwards Down the Number Line, Bold as Love

E:  Meatstick, Character Zero

Friday, October 17, 2014

Phish Setlist: 10/17/14 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR


Phish 2014 Fall Tour kicks off tonight in Eugene, Oregon. Set your phasers to stun and look out for w00ks! No webcast for this one, but as always check out Hoodstream for audio. Pauly is on the ground in the Pacific Northwest and tweeting live on the @CoventryMusic account.

Here's what you missed…

Phish Eugene Setlist: 10/17/14 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene OR

Set 1: Waiting All Night, Free, Poor Heart, Sample in a Jar, Strange Design, 555, Bouncin', Reba, Roggae, Simple, Maze, The Squirming Coil

Set 2:  Carini > Plasma, Farmhouse, Halfway to the Moon, Twist > Crosseyed & Painless, Harry Hood, Rocky Top

E: Wingsuit, Sleeping Monkey, Mighty Quinn

Poster art by Rich Kelly

Friday, October 10, 2014

Buy My Book: Lost Vegas

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Halloween is just around the corner. Heck, fall tour kicks off in a week! If you have not read my book on Sin City, then what are you waiting for? You can pick up Lost Vegas here.

Thanks to Nolan Dalla for including Lost Vegas among his Top 10 Most Important Poker Books ever written. Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker is in some amazing company.

Nolan goes into more detail about why he selected each book with this video. Lost Vegas segment starts around the 8:45 mark...

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Ladies Night Episode 6 Setlist



If you missed Episode 6 of Ladies Night, we've got you covered. The show is archived on our Mixlr showreel for your listening pleasure! 


Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image - Open
Diablo Rojo - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Eponymous
Tell Me Something Good - Rufus & Chaka Khan - Rags to Rufus
Pull Up the Roots - Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Suffragete City - David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped
Left Hand Free - Alt-J - This is All Yours
Movement - LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye (Live at MSG)
Still Sound - Toro y Moi - Underneath the Pine
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
Soul Shakedown Party - Bob Marley & the Wailers
Think (About it) - Lyn Collins
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles - Revolver
The Changeling - The Doors - L.A. Woman
Money - Easy Star All-Stars - Dub Side of the Moon
Cocaine - Eric Clapton - Slowhand
Beverly Hills - Weezer
Evasive Maneuvers - STS9 - 9/5/14 Red Rocks, Morrison, CO
Funkytown - Lipps, Inc. - Mouth to Mouth
Buried Alive in the Blues - Janis Joplin - Pearl
Keep You - Wild Belle - Isles
Eleanor Rigby - Aretha Franklin - This Girl's in Love with You
Ger Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott & Nelly - Miss E… So Addictive
Fa-Fa-Fa - Datarock - Eponymous
Idris - The New Mastersounds - Plug & Play
Casino Queen - Wilco - A.M.
Secret Meeting - The National - Alligator
Roses - OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
The Con - Tegan & Sara - The Con
Reel 15 Break 5 - Pretty Lights - Live Sessions/Color Map of the Sun
Superstition - Stevie Wonder - Talking Book

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ladies Night: Archives and Setlists - Episodes 1-5

It's been fun hosting Ladies Night on Mixlr on Saturday Night (starting Midnight ET). If you missed any of the shows, then we have good news.... you can listen/stream to three out of the first five episodes here:

Ladies Night Episode 1: Welcome to Ladies Night
Ladies Night Episode 4: Recently (Dicks and Lockn)
Ladies Night Episode 5: Pauly's Birthday

Pauly had some issues with the archives (e.g. accidental erasure, too spun to render), but luckily we were able to preserve three out of the five episodes of Ladies Night.

Check out the setlists below...


Kamuy - Sound Tribe Sector 9 - 12/29/09 Denver, CO
2001 -  Phish - 12/30/11, New York, NY
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers - Van Sessions
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning - Aretha Franklin - Aretha Sings the Blues
Gold Dust Woman #1 (Previously Unreleased) - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
If I Was A Dancer (Dance Pt. 2) - The Rolling Stones - Rarities 1971-2003
Girlfriend is Better - Umphrey's McGee - ??/??/2011
America - First Aid Kit - Live at the Polar Music Prize, Stockholm, 2012
Come Together - Ike & Tina Turner - Come Together
If I Was from Paris - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - This Is Somewhere
Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home - Barbra Streisand - Second Barbra Streisand Album
Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye (Live at MSG)
Feeling Good - Nina Simone - Four Women: The Complete Nina Simone
Another GIrl - Wild Belle - Isles
Debaser - Pixies - Doolittle
It's a Man's Man's World - James Brown - Live in Paris (1971)
Make You Feel My Love - Adele - 19
Golden Years - David Bowie - Station to Station
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Terrible Love - The National - High Violet

Listen/Stream Episode 1

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Ladies Night, Episode 2: Ladies of the Canyon - 8/16/14

Reflektor - Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Ladies of the Canyon - Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon
I Don't Want to Know - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A. Woman
Handle With Care - Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
Karma - Lady - Lady
It's Too Late - Carole King - Tapestry
Stoney End - Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro
When Doves Cry - Patti Smith - Land (1975-2002)
Can I Get a Witness - Dusty Springfied - A Girl Called Dusty
The Weight - Aretha Franklin - Soul Queen
Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies - 200 More Miles Live Performances 1985-1994
Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) - Garbage - beautifulgarbage
Us v Them - LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl - Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings the Blues
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
Little Too Late - Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
Kozmic Blues - Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
Electric Daisy Violin - Lindsey Stirling - Lindsey Stirling
Army of Me - Bjork - Post
Keep You - Wild Belle - Isles
Bag of Hammers - Thao / The Get Down Stay Down - We Brave Bee Stings and All
It Hurt So Bad - Susan Tedeschi - Live from Austin, Texas
Miss You - Rolling Stones - Some Girls

NO ARCHIVED STREAM for Episode 2!

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Ladies Night, Episode 3: Covers - 8/23/14

Mami Gato - Medeski, Martin & Wood - End of the World Party (Just In Case)
Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band - Meco - Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk
Move On Up - Lettuce - Rage!
Yeah  - LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye (Live at MSG)
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Easy Star All-Stars - Thrillah
Can You Get To That - Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers - Van Sessions
I'll Come Running - Lulu - I'll Come Running (Single)
Don't Do It - Galactic - 2/7/05 New Orleans, LA
Can't Get There from Here - Widespread Panic - 10/31/06 Las Vegas, NV
Time to Pretend - MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Lovesong - Adele - 21
Dissolve Me - Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
You Can't Always Get What You Want / I Shall Be Released - Bette Midler - Divine Madness
Egg Man - Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Clint Eastwood - Trey Anastasio Band - 4/16/13 Seattle, WA
Echo Park (90026) - Benevento Russo Duo - Play Pause Stop
Trampled Under Foot - Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Herbs And Spices - Hustlers of Culture - Background Beats Fall 2011
Rich Girl - Hall & Oates - Bigger Than Both of Us
Hotel California (Spanish Mix) - Gipsy Kings
Tangled Up in Blue - Indigo Girls - 1200 Curfews
Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National - High Violet
Gloria - Patti Smith - Horses
Closer - Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob
First Tube - Phish - 12/29/12 New York, NY
Sweet Virginia - The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

NO ARCHIVED STREAM for Episode 3

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It's a Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown
Soul Time - Shirley Ellis
Ladies Night - String Cheese & the Gang - Lock'n Festival, Arrington, VA
Use Me - Widespread Panic w/ Susan Tedeschi - 9/7/14, Arrington, VA
White Rabbit - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - 9/7/14, Arrington, VA
Mike's Song - Phish - 8/21/14, Commerce City, CO
Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye (Live at MSG)
All We Can Do (JD73 Remix) - The New Mastersounds - Plug & Play
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
Because the Night - Patti Smith - Land (1975-2002)
Always All Ways - Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun
Miss You (Disco) - The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Peg - Steely Dan - Aja
Make Me Down a Pallet On Your Floor - The Wood Brothers - Loaded
Circus - Sound Tribe Sector 9 - 9/6/14 Morrison, CO
Rent > Moon Socket > Rent - Sound Tribe Sector 9 - 9/6/14 Morrison, CO
Get Down On It - String Cheese & the Gang - Lock'n Festival, Arrington, VA
Greta - Widespread Panix - 9/7/14 Arrington, VA
Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Umphrey's McGee - 9/6/14 Arrington, VA
I Shall Be Released - Bette Midler - Bette Midler

Listen/Stream Episode 4


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Ladies Night, Episode 5: Songs Pauly Likes - 9/20/14

Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street
Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Home - LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
I'm Waiting For the Man - Velvet Underground - Best of the Velvet Underground
Kamera - Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Do It Again - Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
Refugee - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
Me, Myself and I - De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Hungry For You (J'Aurais Toujours Faim De Toi) - The Police - Ghost in the Machine
Boogieman - K.C. and the Sunshine Band - Part 3
Let it Whip - Dazz Band - Keep it Live
Play Your Part (Pt.1) - Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
Big Pimpin' (Feat. UGK) - Jay-Z - Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter
Golden Years - David Bowie - Station to Station
One Big Holiday - My Morning Jacket - Okokonos
102% - The New Mastersounds - 102%
Already Gone - Eagles
Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I
Light Up or Leave Me Alone - Traffic - On the Road
Secondhand News - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror Greatest Hits (1991-2003)
Superfly - Curtis Mayfied - Superfly OST
The Shape I'm In - The Band - The Last Waltz 
Life During Wartime - Talking Heads - Fear of Music

Listen/Stream Episode 5 
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Night Mixlr Lineup

Big night tonight on Mixlr kicking off at Midnight ET. Change100 returns with a set of Ladies Night and then I'm closing out the evening with some Late Night UNTZ starting at 2am ET and going until ????

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Phish NYE Miami 2014 Announcement Video

You knew it was coming... but it finally dropped. New Year's Eve run in Miami. Four shows starting with NYE on the 31st, followed by shows on Jan 1, 2, and 3.

Here's the announcement video:

Monday, September 01, 2014

Wook Patrol Podcast: Uncle Joker at Dicks

The return of the Wook Patrol Podcast! After the first Dicks show, I chatted with the Joker who told me about his wild night running into a couple who thought the Joker looked like their uncle...

Listen here:


For more Wook Patrol Podcasts, check out our archives from last summer and fall tour here.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Phish Setlist: 8/31/14 Dick's Sunday - Commerce City, Colorado


Never miss a Sunday show, eh? Here's the final night of a three-show run in Denver, Colorado to end the summer.
Phish Setlist, 8/31/14, Dick's, Commerce City, CO

Set 1: The Curtain With, Wombat, KDF, Bouncin, Poor Heart, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Lawn Boy, Wolfman's Brah, Waiting All Night, WinterQueen, Funky Bitch, Tube, Possum

Set 2: Chalkdust > Twist > The Wedge > Tweezer > Sand > Tweezer > Piper > Joy, Mike's Song > Sneaking Sally > Weekapaug

E: Loving Cup, Tweeprise

Phish Setlist: 8/30/14 Dicks, Commerce City, Colorado


Night 2 in Denver. Here's what you missed on Schwilly Saturday...
Phish Setlist, 8.30.14 Dicks, Commerce City, CO

Set 1: Free, MOMA, Halleys, Faulty Plan, 555, Rift, Sample, Devotion, Yarmouth, Sparkle, Wingsuit, Bowie, Cavern

Set 2: DWD > What's the Use > Carini  > Light > Fuego > Slave, Meatstick > Axis Bold As Love

E: Horse > Silent, I'm a K-Hole, Fluffhead

Friday, August 29, 2014

Phish Dick's Setlist: 8/29/14 Commerce City, Colorado


It's time for the annual DICKS convention in Colorado. Friday was the first of three nights and traditionally the "gimmick" set. This year the setlist spelled out: LUSHINGTON...

Here's what you missed...

Le Phish Setlist, 8/29/14 Dick's, Commerce City, CO

Set 1: Llama, Undermind, Stash, Halfway to Moon, I Didn't Know, Nellie Kane, Guyute, The Line, Ocelot, No Quarter, HA HA HA, Suzy

Set 2: 46 Days > Back on the Train > Simple > Ghost > backwards > Hood > Velvet Sea > Antelope

E: Zero

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dicks 2014: SOON COME

I loathe hype. It creates unrealistic expectations. But it's hard not to hype up Dicks after what we've seen and heard in the past. Dicks will soon be upon us. Get ready...

And here's that night of weirdness during the "S" show...



Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Morning Key Bumps: Talking Heads - I Zimbra

It's the return of MMKB... and time for some Talking Heads and I Zimbra to wake your ass up!

The studio version...


And here's a version of Big Business > I Zimbra outtakes from Stop Making Sense doc...

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Jerry Garcia Tribute


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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Planets, Where Music & Craft Beer Collide


If you're like me, there are 3 things you hold dear to your heart.  1) good music  2) quality beer  3) delicious food.  Last month, two out of my three favorite things collided when Bell's Brewery announced they would be putting out a limited release of beers dubbed "The Planet Series" inspired by the music of Gustav Holst.

Ok, so you might not know who Gustav Holst is as I assume most of you aren't driving around Baching out in your car.  (sorry, my inner classical music nerd could not help but write that horrible pun).  Holst was an English composer.  His principal instrument was the trombone, but like most other classical musicians he also played the piano & violin.  His most popular work is "The Planets"  composed between 1914-1916.  It is a seven movement orchestral piece, each movement is inspired by the corresponding astrological character of the planet.  You'll notice Earth & Pluto are not in the series.  Earth has no corresponding astrology, & Pluto has yet to be discovered.  (yes, I know...Pluto is not a planet anymore anyways.)  Each movement has nothing to do with the classical mythology of each character as Holst let the music, "have its way with him" while composing it.  According to Holst, The Planets is a, "series of mood pictures."  No doubt he had to be influenced by his peers, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, etc.  What makes this composition so great is that it combines late romanticism with early modern composition.

Larry Bell, head brewmaster/president of Bell's Brewery, announced last month that they will be putting out limited release six packs of each planet in the composition.  If you're lucky you may be able to find the beers on draft as well.  The series starts next month with the release of "Mars - The Bringer of War" - double IPA.  A new planet will be released in 2 month intervals.  God, I can hardly wait.  Bell's Brewery puts out some of the BEST beer.  I don't know about you, but I plan on listening to each movement while sipping on the corresponding beer and boldly go where no woman has gone before.

I will be putting updates of each beer and some additional information on the corresponding movement as they are released. 

Official Set List (from Bell's Brewery website):

"Mars, The Bringer of War" – Double IPA
"Venus, The Bringer of Peace" – A Blonde Ale brewed with honey, apricot, vanilla and cardamom
"Mercury, The Winged Messenger" – A Belgian Single
"Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity" – A malt forward Brown Ale
"Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age" – A Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine
"Uranus, The Magician" – Black Double IPA
"Neptune, The Mystic" – A beer inspired by Dr. Bell’s Medicinal Stout, one of Larry Bell’s homebrews that also helped inspire Eccentric Ale


If you're not familiar with Holst's work you can listen to it below:


Sunday, August 03, 2014

Phish Setlist: 8/3/14 Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta)


It's the tour closer. Phish tossed us minions a bone with a freebie webcast. Watch over at LivePhish.com. Plus, tis a Sunday. Church/Cult of Phish. Something about fundays, Jesus, aliens, and oh yeah... never miss a Sunday show, yadda yadda yadda.

Here's what you missed y'all....
Phish Setlist, 8/3/14 Alpharetta, GA

Set 1: My Soul, Bathtub Gin, 555, Pebbles and Marbles, The Line, Vultures, Fast Enough for You, Back on the Train, Taste, Gumbo, Halfway to the Moon, Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan, Suzy Greenberg

Set 2: Chalkdust > Scents and Subtle Sounds > Twist > Fuego > Wedge, Light > Hood, First Tube

E: Fluffhead
Links: 8/2 Setlist | All 2014 Phish Setlists

~ Official poster by David Welker

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Phish Setlist: 8/2/14 Oak Mountain, Pelham, AL


Get ready for a Saturday night dance party with Phish along the OG Redneck Riviera in Pelham, AL! As always, check Hoodstream to enhance your couch tour experience.

Here's what you missed…
Phish Setlist: 8/2/14 Oak Mountain Ampitheater, Pelham, AL

Set 1:  AC/DC BAG, Poor Heart, Cities, Kill Devil, REBA, Possym, Sample, FUNKY Bitch, MAZE, Ocelot, Sparkle, Cavern, Wingsuit

Set 2: Carini > Ghost > Mike's Song > Simple > Joy > Weekapaug Groove > Julius > Sand > Velvet Sea > YEM

E: Quinn the Eskimo

Links: 8/1 Setlist | All 2014 Phish Setlists

~ Official poster art by Michael Gaughan with Dan Black