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.Β  (

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. kenny powers Says:

    Miner – any chance you wanna toss the link for Marshall’s spreadsheet for PhishThoughts’ recommended music/books up in the links section? Maybe near the Ticket Exchange board? πŸ™‚

    by the way, i freaking love the whole online Google Docs thing. I’m just about finished updating my list of torrented concert DVDs (mostly Phish, less Dead, a few wild cards). It will be fun to share that and do some charity burns for people.

    My list is nothing like Verno’s but it’s growing..somewhere around 40 Phish shows, 15 Dead…a few randoms…

    god bless The Traders Den.

  2. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    who takes notes in college

  3. albert walker Says:

    There is speculation that the band thinks these activities are just as crazy as I do

    Purely speculation

    Cannot be confirmed by any official authorities

  4. butter Says:

    his nickname is “Timer ” cuz he would time songs

    at some point he started to distract the band

    band asked him to not do what he was doing

    he has some other version of what he was doing vs. what the band thought he was doing

    all good now

  5. zzyzx Says:

    The short, on the record version is that I timed the songs (still do but it was far more important in the days before Live Phish and next day lengths) out of curiosity and as a focusing device. Trey found it distracting as he just wanted to jam and not think about time. He asked me to not do so up front and – with few exceptions over the years – I have complied.

  6. tela'smuff Says:

    zzyzx – that stance can certainly be respected, but the whole thing with the band confronting you on the bus is out in the Phish knowledge pool for anybody who reads interviews. If it’s not the way it was presented by Mike

    then why not defend yourself? not that you have to, like i said, you seem like a good dude. and i’m sure, as you point out, 16 years ago you were a different person. I for one totally harp on song lenght at times, i.e 2009, so I’m by ni means perfect. but this is a story that derserves some insight from you. I mean the band went so far as to mention your name during a show, so either they were teasing you, or throwing you an apology bone.

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @AW i meant that ZZ didn’t take notes on his encounters with phish

  8. lastwaltzer Says:

    thank you zzyzx.

  9. gratefulcub Says:

    You guys know nothing about Phish, you never played in the band!

    ~Hanley Ramirez

  10. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I got my tickets to night 1 MPP today!!!

    Paperless though, so no stubs, but I’m IN!!!

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. SillyWilly Says:

    On the 11-16-97 pull I got from that Fall ’97 bt download you can hear the echo of “David Bowie!” off the walls of the venue


  12. tela'smuff Says:

    oops, you got your abbreviated version in while i was typing. fair enough.

  13. El Duderino Says:

    Usually I
    I’m so fucked up on L I can;t write or for that matter speak. When I do try to speak a lot of nonsense seems to spew forth. I don’t know anything about Phish. fuck 118 shows from ’92 – present doesn’t mean jack shit compared to some heavy hitters on this board and others. Havin’ good herbs in my pocket and a great dose on my tongue with a bottle of water…I’m shakin’ bones, eyes open/closed…who gives a fuck

  14. Kaveh Says:

    @KP – just looking at your remaster blog. I’m wondering, and I apologize if this has been asked already, what is your musical background, in relation to working with these remasters? Did you school learn or self learn? Doesn’t matter to me, as I’m just wondering. Thanks for all your work; much appreciated and I really appreciate the flac files.

  15. zzyzx Says:

    See this is why I don’t like going here. That interview led to a conversation, but I don’t think a public forum is an appropriate place to talk about that.

    There are times where I wish that I was just another fan, and times when I think that, hey, I had a song dedicated to me, was sung about in a soundcheck, and got to design an album cover for Trey, so it’s been good too…

  16. butter Says:

    there ya go dude

  17. albert walker Says:

    I’m like you dude

    My crew always chilled in the upper decks cuz we rolled in late and deep

    Talked a bunch when we felt like it. Sat in our seats when the show was dull.

    And hopefully couldn’t see straight if all went well.

    Never really collected shows and really have no specific memories of any shows.

    I think I had a good time though.
    Who knows can’t remember

  18. butter Says:

    i enjoy your stats websit Z

  19. voidboy Says:

    Hey BBer’s… hope all is having a great day out there in internet land…

  20. El Duderino Says:


    Yo man! Don’t go anywhere! we like you just they you are!

    Shit I wish I was told “do this, don’t do that” by the band, songs dedicated to me. Sounds fuckin’ cool. You ever burn a spliff with the boys? Probably Mike since he would ride his mtn bike back in the day in the lot lookin’ for nugs.

  21. lastwaltzer Says:


    which cover?

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    zzyzx – dude, that little hiccup barely gets any notice, and is by no means a afront to you a person. your service to the phans will always be soldified, and deservedly so. you put your “time” in, and you built a killer website. but, being a devout listener of Howard Stern, I can’t help try to pry the details of what sounds to be an interesting encounter with the band, and one I’m sure you’ll never forget.

  23. butter Says:

    its pretty funny with Phish back how we get to see just how different this like minded fanbase really is

    when Phish had quit…. all that any of us wanted was for there to be shows

    its how we are with Jer now…… just this morning
    everyone was like “i miss Jerry”

  24. kenny powers Says:


    i did major in music business which included some basic studio engineering, but i’m not a musician aside from the hand drum and xylophone courses & lessons I took in Africa in fall 1999…but I kind of stopped after moving back to a city apartment (not the most conducive for practicing drums) and not having the strucure/self-discipline to stick with it.

    but honestly the ghetto-fab remasters i do don’t require any kind of training…i’ve always screwed around w/ EQs and tried to fine-tune my music collection, at least to my ears. that’s really all i’m doing. i just experimented and learned software…

    there’s a couple more detailed posts on the blog that go over that stuff: “about this blog” (long) and “lossy encoding and technical workflow” (short)

  25. El Duderino Says:

    @ tela’s

    I like the folklore too. The ins and outs. But hell I’m into the whole GD folklore too.

    Would love to have coffee and breakfast with you zzyzx and hear all the details

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