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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  1. garretc Says:

    Jealous of those of you who get to catch ’em at ACL! If you have any interest at all in modern music you’ll probably find something to dig in that lineup…

    Summer’s getting closer and closer!

  2. Willowed Says:

    Morning friends.

    Hope today is good to you!!

  3. bhizzle Says:

    I have yet to see the first ACL televising…..

  4. pagesidehighschool Says:

    they should do a SRV cover for ACL. that is all i will say on the subject. good day.

  5. Cleverruse Says:

    Whats up people…never post here, but thought I would start. Hopefully Vegas happens the week after ACL….crossing my fingers.

  6. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Here I sit
    Buns a flexin
    Giving birth
    To another Texan


  7. Angryjoggerz Says:

    That lineup looks pretty good. I think Pitchfork is the best indy rock festival, personally, but you know I have hella Chicago love. Every year I leave Pitchfork turned on to 10 new bands that become favorites. Panda Bear headlining Saturday this year, should be awesome.

    OH, and for any Chicagoans going to Toyota, you might want to consider getting on the party bus. $28 on sale this week, then goes up to $38. Pick up and drop off in Wicker Park, bound to be some fun post show partying going on in the hood.

    Not long now!

  8. gavinsdad Says:

    anyone looking for a good laugh should look up the artist on the Fox Theatre marquee (photo above)…3OH!3….check out their clip for “house party”. with a nod to yesterday’s mini-discussion about the mainstream, this “band” signifies everything wrong with pure pop packaging in 2010.

  9. BTB Says:

    I’m glad Texas gets a show – Hook’em horns!

    Doubt the band will drop anything spectacular, but I’d expect some upbeat dance tunes for the 3.0’s in the crowd.

  10. tela'smuff Says:

    so i missed out on most of the afternoon stuff yesterday but i wanted to jump on something between Miner and zzyzx.

    The Wolfman’s Vegas is stuff that I dream of them doing on a nightly basis. I feel they are best when they are completely free and exploring. I thought that was a given. I also don’t think that moment failed. See the ’95 Mud Island Tweezer for a failed exploration (i would still eat that shit up at this point).

    Miner hits it on the head, when you look at it strictly musically, take away the Trey walking off stage thing, or zzyzx’s touring friend not liking dark jams (wha??!), or it being Vegas, or Halloween, and just look at the music, that jam is truly deserving of the word EPIC.

    I understand the concept that each piece of music can be judged and liked or disliked according to each phans taste, but I agree with Miner when he says that if you find issue or dislike that Wolfman’s, then it would be difficult to be on the same page when it comes to Phish.

    here’s the thing with zzyzx’s issues. He saw the band in the early 90’s when the music was more precise, focused, fast, and fun (funny). The era of Secret Language, Vibration of Life, Prison Jokes, Leprachaun’s, Gamhehendge, bad fashion sense, horrific glasses, no press, etc etc. Then, in part to the demise of the Grateful Dead, Phish got big. With that, their music got big. In that bigness, they found SPACE, and that space brought darkness, and today it brings Light (sorry, couldn’t pass it up). The Fall of 1995 everything changed for Phish and it’s of my opinion, zzyzx can’t get past it. He’s so caught up in the “rockstar” thing of Phish, and the management, and all that “stuff” that he can hardly focus on the music. OR did his displeasure start with him getting called out by the band for literally distracting them from being able to focus on performing? I mean, this guy was so focused on the timings of songs, the superficial length vs. the power or creativity packed within, that he would distract the band while he emphatically (disapprovingly at times) timed the songs. I guess I would question any critique offered by someone who sounds like he has a real problem not only with the band, but with actually listening to the music, regardless if he’s seen 300 shows or whatever.

  11. KWL Says:

    morning folks

    great convo yesterday, an old school phish thought kinda day

    a.m. playlist:

    12-2-95 tweezer
    12-17-95 tweezer>reprise
    12-28-95 tweezer

    (i need a jump start)

  12. tela'smuff Says:

    @angry – This will be my 3rd Pitchfork Fest, it is indeed awesome! I got to talk to Jim Pollock 3 years ago there wehn he was set up at the Poster COnvention. Anyway, this years lineup is off the hook. Can’t wait!

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Fishman will ear skinny jeans @ ACL- mark it

    Tela’s- zzyxz’s opinion has as much validity as yours or Miner’s. different strokes. There is enough room for everyone on this ride.

  14. Mr. Palmer Says:

    wear^^^- i need coffee

  15. BTB Says:

    Anyone have a link to that Wolfmans? Guess I should PH show it…

  16. albert walker Says:

    Dancin Fool

    I love it when I’m so right.

    Nabokov’s days are done. Looked terrible.

    Your Big guns are choking as usual.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we are talking SWEEP here.

    Hawks are just catching there stride.

    Make sure that $100 donation is in honor of my man Big Buff

    Have a good day kids

  17. tela'smuff Says:

    Does it? We debate to find which opinions are more valid than others, so we can grow as a species and advance our science and culture. Otherwise the opinion that the the world is flat and only 6000 years old would be just as valid as the world is billions of years old and round. Both cannot be true. Not all opinions are equally valid. Just sayin’. I don’t buy into that old argument.

  18. HarryHood Says:

    Summer’s coming and I need a review.

  19. HarryHood Says:

    Actually, I don’t need a review. I’d like one.

  20. fat bastard Says:

    aw what up? downloaded your “african experience” from yesterday and jammed to it during the hockey game. cool

  21. albert walker Says:

    Yeah I like to bust xyz’s balls no doubt (I know he can take it)

    But in the end his favorite jam being a tight Divided is no less in tune with the band than mine being a 30 minute abstract exploration

    Diversity is what makes us great

    Of course dissing 10/31/98 Wolfman’s is one of the quickest ways to receive a quick beatdown on phishthoughts

    All in fun but his opinion has to be respected not cuz he’s been around for so long
    But cuz every fan’s perspective and opinion is just as valid as the next

    Europe looking ugly
    Not good


  22. VTsnowboarder802 Says:

    anyone else unable to download the trey show from the other night?

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    @ vt- i wasn’t able to the other day. i haven’t tried since.

    Tela- music is subjective. You can’t PROVE the Vegas Wolfman’s is good. Comparing musical opinions to scientific ones makes no sense. That is all, don’t feel like re-hashing this again.

  24. tela'smuff Says:

    “Tela- music is subjective. You can’t PROVE the Vegas Wolfman’s is good” -I believe I can. Ha ha ha ha ha.. ……ha ha haha ha ha……. ha ha ha

    i understand your point, but i can root out the objective from the subjective.

    and i’m for sure not trying to personally attack zzyzx. i’m sure he’s a nice guy. it’s his Phish critique that gets my gizzard.

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Aw is in a great mood i see. Blackhawks got you all giddy!

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