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:

    @AW and anyone else interested in the remaster

    apparently they kept it dirty

  2. albert walker Says:

    the euro is fucked

    people are freaked out Marshall

  3. El Duderino Says:

    Germany to the Resue

  4. tela'smuff Says:

    @El Dude – the soundboard stuff??? if so, let’s work a trade. i can bury yo in new music to catch you up with what’s going in the world for whatever you can get me on that list.

    @dancin – it’s all my favorite dead tunes, and each of te versions are considered top versions, not THE best, but ranked up there. and yes, my dream Dead show would be 4 sets!!!!

  5. El Duderino Says:


  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Well, i saw Band of Horses/Pearl jam last night. Pearl Jam was . well, Pearl Jam. I can take it or leave it. They get a C for last night in my book. I caught the end of Band of Horses, and i actually thought they were pretty good. Another catchy indie band. Hard to say much more than that.

    However, The Prudential Center in Newark NJ is an amazing new state of the art venue. So nice inside. Beautiful wooden bars throughout the venue. Sound was very good. Highly impressed with the venue. Phish should play there sometime in the future. That’s all i could think about all night. Very easy to get to as well via mass transit. $40 to park!!!! Never seen anything that ludicrous in my life! $40!

  7. El Duderino Says:

    @ Tela’s

    I’m a soundboard snob when it comes to GD. I only have one AUD and that’s of 9/28/75 Lindley Meadows from the boys at M.O.T.B.

    I love that recording, sounds like your rail riding.

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    cool stuff, i’ll def check out a caribou show next time they’re in toronto

  9. KWL Says:

    it doesn’t matter how you get there


  10. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    your dream dead show has its only dark star from ’89. noob. lol

  11. sumodie Says:

    Exile was remastered, not remixed

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    dream dead show: 69/02/27

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Is that the Miami Dark Star? That shit is off the hook. Thanks to Mr.C to opening my eyes to that one.

  14. GuitarPicker420! Says:

    There isn’t enough money in Europe to cover Europe’s debt. I am still waiting, but there are going to be some tremendous buying opportunities in Europe in the next month or two. Solid global companies are getting their stock price hammered, so just wait a bit, and then jump in. I did just move some money into PIN, which is an etf covering India. I really like India and Brazil, but I am super cautious about Russia and China, authoritarian governments that have seized private assets with impunity, recently, are not my cup of tea.

    I am surprised that yields on 10-year bonds haven’t fallen more as people look to the dollar for safety.

  15. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “So the best thing a remastered reissue of the record can do is not give the production a bath, a shave, and a haircut. Happily, this new cleanup job doesn’t Photoshop out the flaws and flubs, with the band’s loose performances still presented in all its debauched glory.”

  16. Aquaman Says:

    Thanks for the show El Duderino!!


  17. GuitarPicker420! Says:

    @sumodie – exactly. Like I said, Wyman’s bass sounds better, instead of being just a bump in the background, it has a full sound that really kicks. The tenor sax is also much more noticeable, again, its not out front, but its no longer buried. It’s still virtually impossible to determine anything that Jagger is actually singing, so its still probably muddy enough for you AW 😉

  18. El Duderino Says:

    The Iko Iko is stellar!

  19. albert walker Says:

    Germany is actually causing more issues

    They are attacking the effect and not the cause

    The European countries have been blowing through their debt level requirements to be in the euro while not collecting taxes and allowing everyone to work for the government with full pensions

    Now they ban short selling. Markets do not like this.

    Fix your shit. Fix your debt levels.

    Like I said Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal are the problem no the speculations

    Until they go after the real problem markets will continue to hammer the Euro

    But like GP said most economists think they will have to default eventually.
    With their current economies there is no way some of these outlier Euro countires will got back out of their crazy debt levels

  20. El Duderino Says:

    @ Tela’s

    I don’t have 1/22/78 and the 8/01/94

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Frankie Sez is not a song I want as part of my Mike’s Groove sandwich. I’m all for variety and not playing Hydrogen every time, but that one just doesn’t work for me…

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    @dancing – really? have you heard that Dark Star? Again, I could have tapped into the early stuff, or the ’73-’74 Dark Stars, but I just love this Miami DS. It’s flat out evil.

  23. tela'smuff Says:

    El Dude – my email is Hit me up, let’s set up a trade.

  24. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    yeah, it’s great, but seriously your dream show has nothing before ’77?!?!

  25. GuitarPicker420! Says:

    @aw – As I understand it, the EU may be moving to an outright ban on naked short-selling. I think that is a terrible idea. I have some ideas for better regulation, particularly in commodities, but in a stock transaction, going short is just the flipside of going long. You let somebody bet that the stock will go up but you prevent people from betting that the stock will go down? That doesn’t make much sense. In the short term, look for the euro to go up as brokers go to cash in order to cover short positions, in the longer term (next couple of weeks) I see the euro dropping to 1.10, maybe lower. At that point, particularly if Greece leaves, start buying european assets, stocks in good companies will be cheap.

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