Phish Officially Lands In Austin

When the line-up for Austin City Limits dropped in the wee hours of yesterday morning, Phish sat atop the bill as one of three major headliners, just as expected. Making their second mainstream, multi-band festival stop in as many years, the band will travel to Austin, Texas for the Indie-based festival in October. Phish will headline Friday, October 8, while the other nights will be capped by Britsh mod-rockers, Muse, and The Eagles, (yes, the ’70s band touring in support of their first studio album in 28 years!?) Boasting an eclectic lineup of modern music, distinctly outside the jam scene, the hippies will join the hipsters in Texas this fall.

In the manner of New Orleans Jazz Fest, the party disperses throughout the venues of Austin at night, as the artists play legitimate gigs after the official festival shuts down. Rumors have already started circulating about a Saturday night Phish show in Austin, boasting what is sure to be an intimate environment and a tough ticket, but making the trip all-the-more worth-it for the Phish-focused fan. And word also has it Phish will record a segment for Austin City Limits, now the longest running music series in American television, on Sunday. Though these are still rumors, all in all, it seems like October 8-10 will be a very Phishy weekend in Austin.

12.2.09 (W.Rogell)

Interestingly, the $185 three-day passes to the festival sold out before they even announced the lineup, causing most Phish fans to purchase single-day tickets for $85 dollars a pop. For many that will work fine as Phish will only play the festival grounds on Friday. However, the situation makes it slightly inconvenient for those looking to go to the festival throughout the weekend, as there are no ins and outs with single day tickets. Nonetheless, enjoy the only no-service-charge ticketing you’ll ever experience, as stubs cost $85 out the door..

As the band now has official plans for Columbus Day weekend, the rumored Vegas stand can be narrowed to the following weekend, October 15-17. Perhaps the West may get some love come fall, and it’s good to see that ball set in motion. We now have our first sense of fall Phish, and it isn’t even summer. Phish is heading back to Lone Star State s for the first since 1999. Giddy-up!


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer” 12.2.95 II SBD

Though not the most well-mixed soundboard, this is a wordly upgrade from any other source of this epic “Tweezer.” Pure Phish fire at their finest.




4.5.92 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO – Matrix < Megaupload

4.5.92 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO – Matrix < Torrent

The Fox - Boulder, CO

This show was not originally scheduled as part of this tour, and was only announced to the public at the previous evening’s show at CU’s Balch Fieldhouse.  (

I: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, The Divided Sky, Wilson, Poor Heart, Stash, Rift, Horn, It’s Ice, Possum, Sweet Adeline

II: Split Open and Melt, All Things Reconsidered, You Enjoy Myself, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Maze, Weigh, The Landlady > David Bowie, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Cold as Ice, Take the ‘A’ Train, Runaway Jim

E: Lawn Boy, Rocky Top

Matrix Notes: “The following shows were recorded to DAT from a separate, recording board at the shows. They are some of the highest quality
Phish tapes in existence: 4/22/90, 10/30/90, 10/31/90, 11/2/90, 11/3/90, 11/4/90, 3/13/91, 3/15/91, 3/16/91, 3/17/91, 3/22/91, 3/23/91, 4/5/92.

Except for the 4/5/92 tape, they have all been fairly widely circulated. They were done on a large recording console (not EQ) and mixed completely separately from the board mix, rumoredly done in a truck outside the venue. The engineer used 2 audience mics to mix in crowd/hall ambience (on most of them).”

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587 Responses to “Phish Officially Lands In Austin”

  1. Selector J Says:


    Went to the Phish bio page for ACL


    Look what video they posted.
    Was not expecting that.

    Okay maybe it’s not that funny but I just picture all those “I don’t know anything about Phish” people seeing that and just thinking: W-T-F-?-?

  2. butter Says:

    Halcy thanks for the CSN boxset, listening right now

    dl the Skynrd now

  3. Gavinsdad Says:

    GarretC is not a wook. Confirmed.

  4. carleethian Says:

    Love you guys. Btw, as far as computers are concerned, I just went ahead and built one out of parts from various manufacturers on newegg. It’s cheaper, more efficient, and you’ll get a badass machine for half the price of a mac. You don’t get support from a big company but usually there won’t be any problems to report.

    But, I’m also torn because it just got announced that phish is playing in MY hometown for the first time in ten years and the BB seems to be in some sort of feud over some frivolous shit. We all love the same band and we are all pumped about the possibilities of what’s to come.

    So, I say gold jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit? To each their own and who cares beyond that. Miner, the DOTD is rocking pretty hard right now. To all else, whoooooo ssaaahhhhh…

    Fuckit, let’s go listen to some phish.

  5. Jtran Says:

    Anyone here right now? I’m looking for a nice, chill jam to listen to before bed. I’m thinking something along the lines of the groove they get into during the end of the After Midnight Reprise from Big Cypress.

  6. ChefBradford Says:

    ^kind of what carleethian said

  7. ChefBradford Says:

    jtran- chill pre-sleep jam? Either the Lemonwheel ambient set, Mr Miner’s “A Trip Through the Late 90s” DJ mix, or 7/21/99 My Left Toe (which happens to make up the centerpiece of that DJ mix by Miner)

    FWIW, it’s Mike’s>Simple>My Left Toe on 7/21

  8. halcyon Says:

    No worries Butter…..received the links in an email and just payed it forward here..

    :high fives: GDad, Carleethan, and Jtran….

    now I am out for the night, sleep beckons

    Jtran…..go with 10-31-98 😉
    or Roses are Free -> Bug from Big Cypress

  9. Jtran Says:

    Listened to the Wolfman’s last night. Thanks for the suggestions guys.

  10. Mr.Miner Says:

    @Miner – Is what Trey does towards the second half of the hangout Plasma the type of sound you mean when you use the term “drone landscape” to describe Trey’s playing ?

    ^ I believe so, but i need to listen again to confirm, and the desktop is in my son’s room.

  11. ChefBradford Says:

    Ooh, ooh! Mr M! Mr M! Hey teach! Ooh! Me next!

    so yeah, how about a write-up or a TTFF of some of your favorite, beautiful, gorgeous, blissful, toe-curlingly sensational jams ever? Kind of a repeat post from a few nights ago.

  12. garretc Says:

    Gavinsdad is as cool a guy in person as he is on the internet. Confirmed.

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