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. fat bastard Says:

    hawks-flyers stanley cup finals game 7 in chi same night as TP…does trey dare wear his fliers jersey?

  2. tela'smuff Says:

    “But cuz every fan’s perspective and opinion is just as valid as the next”

    man, i just disagree completely. but i guess i’m on an island on this one.

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mornin’ all
    looks like I picked the wrong day to be away from the board yesterday. lots to chew on…

    glad to see the ACL announcement, even if it is a show I can’t get to. Phish seems to be out to show the masses what they’ve been missing, one mainstream festival at a time.

  4. Stupendous Says:

    Morning y’all!

    Yesterday I spun 10.31.98 set 3 in honor of the discussion.

    Even though I am a fan of the void and explorations without a net,

    I can see ZZ’s point. That wolfmans, sure is special, but not the band’s

    finest moment at all… from a musical standpoint theres a lot of misdirection

    between the members in the band… Dont get me wrong, I love when the

    shit gets deep and it swallows you whole, but there might be more glorious

    examples of that elsewhere in the catalog. Nothing wrong with that ghost


  5. KWL Says:


    up next: 12-29-95 stash

  6. El Duderino Says:

    I love the fact that the Russian pimp daaddy didn’t get the first pick in the NBA lottery. No Calipari/Wahl package bundled all nice and neat

    LeBron is gonna look so sweet in a Bulls Uniform!

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Well, was just told that the trading desk i work at is closing its doors at the end of the month. oh well. Been looking for a change anyway and this will be the kick in the ass to get moving. Free’s up my June though.. 🙂

  8. El Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer

    That sucks man. Sorry to hear that. 🙁

  9. El Duderino Says:

    Severance package???

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    No big deal Dude- I was tired of this anyway. I was essentially working for myself with my own $$, so no packages. I’ve been talking to another firm for a while, so hopefully i’ll be there before too long.
    Although i did find out yesterday i’m getting a nice chuck of change from the US gov’t. Tax return baby.

  11. tela'smuff Says:

    “But cuz every fan’s perspective and opinion is just as valid as the next”

    sorry to push this, but i hear this so often on this board, (which is just a sign of how positive this place is compared to PT), but I often find myself not agreeing with this idea.

    Example (and I’ll keep this simplified): zzyzx admits to not liking the 10-31-98 Wolfman’s in part because his friend, Jycil or whatever, wasn’t happy because she doesn’t like dark jams and it in turn affected his experience.

    Miner explains how he and crew were 100% in tune with what the band were doing. Hi crew were focused exclusively on the music, therefore following what the band was trying to do.

    So when each of them present an opinion or perspective, I would have to say Miners is the more valid of the two when it comes to reviewing or critiquing the music. Am I wrong?

  12. El Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer

    You married with kids?

  13. albert walker Says:

    That sucks Palmer

    I doubt you’d want to relocate to Chicago
    But if it is in option I could see what’s going on around some of the Chicago firms

    Sometimes shit can be easier to land since we aren’t NY

    If I hear anything real interesting I could send you an email

  14. El Duderino Says:

    @ tela’s

    Don’t do it man. Your gonna open up a can of worms this morning. Even though I would agree with you in certain situations…

  15. angryjoggerz Says:

    I spun the much discussed Wolfmans on my way to work in the headphones today, watching the sun rise on the lake. It did not come off as dark at all to me, but was very heady and had moments of pure beauty. I, for one, would love to have more of this, but am also a huge fan of diversity, surprise, shattering expectations and innovation. Wolfman is a friend of mine.

  16. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    FU AW

    at least i also bet money on the flyers to win the cup (when they were around 15th place in the conference)


  17. zzyzx Says:

    A tight Divided isn’t my favorite part of Phish, just something I love. My favorite parts of Phish shows are the jams and exploration, it’s just that I love a TweezerFest (with a peak jam and themes on other songs and launching into a random song) or a Tinley Park Antelope or a 9/14/99 Bag or a good peak jam (a la the 25 minute mark of the 7/15/03 Miister Completely) or the calypso jam at the end of the Gorge Light or all of 8/2/03 III or…

    It’s not that I don’t love jamming, it’s that I don’t love that style of jamming. It seems aimless to my ears.

  18. angryjoggerz Says:

    Is it too early for a group hug?

    Yesterday’s wolfman chat > ?????

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Married w/ 3 kids. Wife is rockstar though and has a kick ass job.

    AW- very kind of you. You never know? Wife does have her sister that live in Grayslake. I don’t forsee a relocation though. Not that i’m opposed at all. Thanks for the kindness.

  20. El Duderino Says:

    @ zzyzx

    I agree with you that Phish can jam aimlessly. It’s not like the Jams out of PITB or UJB, Estimated or what have you.

  21. albert walker Says:

    Take the other side Tela

    I hate almost all Phish ballads and I have listened to them all live several times very closely

    Does this mean they all suck?

    Probably not

    I feel someone hating a big jam is the same as me laughing during Talk or Secret Smile

    Different Strokes

  22. COCRAIG Says:

    Mr. Miner-Thanks for the Beaver Creek and Boulder ’92 downloads! I was at both of those shows and had a great time. Those were the days- When Phish played Colorado and if you lived in Colorado you could actually see a show. Unlike today, when Red Rocks runs and Telluride shows sell out in a heart beat and the venues are filled with fans from the East coast. It is so very frustrating to have Phish play in your state and not be able to get a ticket. If Phish plays it’s proposed Western run in the fall, East coasters please stay home where the band plays all the time so us Westerners can see some shows! Anyone out there feel the same as me?

  23. El Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer

    You’d love Chi-Town. 3rd largest city in the US. Much cheaper than NYC. Bigger places to live for less cash. Chicago rocks.

  24. tela'smuff Says:

    “It’s not that I don’t love jamming, it’s that I don’t love that style of jamming. It seems aimless to my ears.”

    that I can understand! that I can’t debate.

    @El Dude – open what can of worms? Phish discussion? I always come in peace man. Maybe a bit direct, but always in peace. After all it’s just Phsih right? ha. (i wish it were that easy)

  25. El Duderino Says:

    @ zzyzx

    But then Phish will do something like R&R jam Gorge ’09 and I get totally floored and go Why can’t they do more of this?!?!

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