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. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “Except that’s not what I did… it’s what the band thought I did which is something different and what we cleared up over the years. ”


  2. tela'smuff Says:

    i actually do enjoy watching the interaction between the band. so i’m with ya on that.

    @dancin – if that’s directed at me, i think i’ve said my piece. i’m right your wrong, move on. 😉

  3. gratefulcub Says:

    KP, Marshall set that up, but I am useless because I don’t have the link.

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @tela, it was directed at everyone, myself included

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    saw that article earlier, palmer. interesting read. I like how the author attributed the “celebrity chef” phenomenon to the yayo days of the 80s. apt!

  6. albert walker Says:

    I am like Miner though

    I never look at the stage

    I want to feel like the music just comes out of thin air

    Not 4 ugly ass white motherfuckers from Vermont

    It’s weird but somehow I forget the music is actually coming from individual human musicians

    Seen way too many shows and that Indio movie was probably the first time I’ve really watched those cats up close

  7. gratefulcub Says:

    “Also 1994 me at the height of the jaded period ”

    Please don’t judge 1994 me, I really don’t get that guy at all. He and I would not get along today.

  8. Stupendous Says:

    I feel as I need it too, just not sure if I can anymore, its weird.
    I want to but not really… mixed emotions and thoughts

  9. kenny powers Says:

    cub – huh?

  10. gratefulcub Says:

    KP, you asked about the recs worksheet, right?

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    marshall linked it waaaaaay back on one of the first few pages today.

  12. tela'smuff Says:

    right on Fool. i’m still samrtin from that Dark Star comment. ha!

  13. kenny powers Says:

    oh yeah, ha. brain = fried.

  14. lastwaltzer Says:

    “Except that’s not what I did… it’s what the band thought I did which is something different and what we cleared up over the years.”

    what the hell are you talking about? I’m not trying to be sarcastic or kick salt in your wounds just curious what all this “timer” talk is about.

  15. Stupendous Says:

    ^me 2

  16. Guyute711 Says:

    That’s kind of how I felt pre-breakup. Like why the f am I still doing this shit. Now it feels a little different. Maybe that will change if they stay together for a while but I had a lot of fun last year just letting go.

  17. albert walker Says:

    We need new music

    Xyz set off the Great 10/31/98 Wolfman’s debate for the 5th time here at Phishthoughts

    Most polarizing topic we have outside politics

    Once Toyota comes around then the real lively discussion can start again

  18. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    lol tela, it wasn’t a dark star comment it was a lack of early dead in general comment. i know if i compiled a dream show everything would be between 68′-’74, with maybe some ’77 (scarlet>fire, help>slip>frank)

  19. zzyzx Says:

    Dancing – I try to keep my personal interactions with the band off the net for various reasons – they’re off the record encounters and the band deserves some privacy, talking about stuff like that can easily come across wrong, and all of the weirdness happened 16 years ago and I don’t trust my memory of events like that after years of retelling the stories to myself.

  20. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    ME 3!!!!

  21. albert walker Says:

    Xyz takes notes and times jams lw

    Not that there is anything wrong with that

  22. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    you mean you didn’t take notes???!

  23. angryjoggerz Says:

    Not that there is anything wrong with that


  24. lastwaltzer Says:

    @aw i got that much, i was curious how he was interacting with the band over this.

  25. albert walker Says:


    I didn’t even take notes in high school or college

    So for this kid probably a long shot

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