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. kenny powers Says:

    nice Sumodie,

    i just got one of those the other day too! This time for backup. As of this moment I’ve got almost 3 TB worth of shows (including huge concert DVD files that i want to keep on for a while so i can seed/burn for others), and no backups at all. i would be so supremely pissed if either drive crashed…i’ve been torrenting like a mad-man ever since Fenway last year.

    one day i’ll actually listen to it all :/

  2. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:


    2TB is a 2000GB external Harddrive. You can probably get em for $100-150 I think. I purchased a 500GB Harddrive for $50

  3. sumodie Says:

    Hey Mr. P!

    For $185.99 I got this one at Amazon:

    Iomega eGo 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 34822 (Midnight Blue)

    I already have a 1 TB from Iomega and have been satisfied thus far

  4. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I know how that goes @Kenny

    It is so strange for me, realizing that I’ve probably only listened to like 1/10 of my collection. I need to get on it.

    This summer, it will happen

  5. sumodie Says:

    …i’ve been torrenting like a mad-man ever since Fenway last year

    Same here. It’s all Miner’s fault 8)

    and yes, I have more shows than I can possibly digest right now

    @kp: Saw Rodrigo y Gabriela two weeks ago here in Northampton, MA (as well as at last year’s Roo) -agreed that they put on a kick ass show. Gabriela, in particular, is mesmerizing!

  6. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    back that shit up! A year or so ago I had to go to a data recovery place to pull about 500GB of music off of an external hd that decided to quit on me. cost me about $125 (iirc) but worth it for the time/energy it would have taken to replace all of it.

  7. kenny powers Says:

    Palmer is also great place for those. I got a 2TB Fantom Drives (the actual drive is made by Hitachi) for $125 after a $20 mail-in rebate. They have drives (like that one) that are from lesser known companies and may not have as seamless or sleek designs, but do the trick.

    i usually comb the reviews and go for something w/ at least a 4-star rating and as many or more reviews than the similar drives in that category.


    I wish I could go back in time and see that show! I checked their website and they usually only seem to play west coast/Colorado places. And yes, Gabriela is fine as hell and can shred…double bonus.

  8. kenny powers Says:

    Type 3

    i know, i feel foolish for waiting this long. i seriously have amassed probably 85% of all Phish shows ever taped and categorized them by year, as well as separate folders for soundchecks and miscellaneous crap like FM shows…so much time and work, and all could be lost in an instant!

    i better unpack the new drive and get started tonight….

    “enjoy dinner alone honey”

  9. kenny powers Says:

    i’m out y’all, peace.

  10. El Duderino Says:

    @ KP and sumodie

    Are your drives Firewire or USB 2.0???

    Big difference. You want the firewire whether 400 or 800.

  11. sumodie Says:

    @elD: USB 2.0….

  12. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Why is that @ El Dude? Sumo- you using a MAC? I just a a bad experience with an external HD that wasn’t compatable w/ Mac. Want to ensure same mistake is not made.

  13. sumodie Says:

    Looks like firewire would be another $71

  14. sumodie Says:

    Dell laptop here

  15. voopa Says:


    That’s reverb from Paul on the David Bowie vocals. Listen to early SBDs…you can really hear it then.

  16. El Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer

    Most externals are both Mac and PC compatible. Those are the old days you speak of.

    Firewire – vs – USB. 2.0 = Faster and more secure transfers. Like from external to external or Computer to external.

  17. El Duderino Says:

    @ Fee4zy

    Your DVD’s are done too. I will send them tomorrow morning along with Mr. Palmer’s

    I made you 12/06/96 Aladdin Theater single-cam pro-shot with the LP sbd audio. I hope you like that and the Crimson, White and Indigo (7/07/89)

  18. voopa Says:


    Palmer’s issue was that his external was already formatted for PC.

  19. El Duderino Says:

    @ voopa


    I see. Yeah once you format them you can’t re-format without losing all the files.

  20. Mr.Palmer Says:

    ^^yes. therefore files from HD to new Mac weren’t transferable. Good memory Voopa.

  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    doesn’t matter now. Will never go back to PC. MAC is great

  22. sumodie Says:

    Firewire – vs – USB. 2.0 = Faster and more secure transfers. Like from external to external or Computer to external.

    Total noob on this subject, but the following website claims USB 2.0 is somewhat faster than Firewire 400

    Biggest difference seems to be that Firewire enables peer-to-peer sharing, whereas USB needs a host (eg, my laptop).

    Firewire 800 is way faster though

  23. El Duderino Says:

    I love my i-Mac.

    Won’t ever get another brand of computer

  24. El Duderino Says:

    @ sumodie

    Yep. Firewire 800’s are newer hence the others are cheaper = 2TB for 129.00$

  25. El Duderino Says:

    USB 3.0 is coming out soon too

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