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

FYI... if you have the Mixlr app, then follow @CoventryMusic. If you are without an app, then just follow this URL to listen to the show...

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 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

Friday, August 01, 2014

Phish Setlist: 8/1/14 Orange Beach, Alabama

Phish returns to Alabama for the first of two shows. Friday night's gig is in Orange Beach.

Check for any livestream.

Here is what you missed....
Phish Setlist, 8/1/14 Orange Beach, Alabama

Set 1: Chalkdust, MoMA, Heavy Things, 555, Rift, 46 Days, Tube, Devotion, Wolfman's, Curtis Loew, Free, Zero

Set 2: DWD > Theme > Tweezer > Caspian > Waiting All Night > Fuego > Slave > 2001 > Boogie On > Antelope

E: Bouncin', Tweeprise

* Official poster by James Weinberg

Links: 7/30 Setlist | All 2014 Phish Setlists