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. El Duderino Says:

    @ tela’s

    We might have to wait for me to move to Charlotte though. Things are heating up and will be moving shortly.

    You a member of Workingman’s Tracker? Lossless Legs?

    If not you need to be. You can get everything I have there

  2. butter Says:

    the sat night gig peaks my interest alot more than the ACL festi show

    i probably will hold out to see if they drop some west coast love for fall

  3. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ T3PO – did you ever compile a full menu of the Mike’s sandwiches to date?

  4. tela'smuff Says:

    GSET is from ’74. Dude, my favorite show is this

    i plan to try to get this to flow a little bit as far as sound goes. there’s a big difference between the early years to say, ’77 on up as far as the sound goes, so it ameks for jarring transitions. obviously. also, as i said, i sought out top versions of each song. i listened to like 10 versions of each of these songs over the last 3 weeks and this is what i ended up settling on. it surprised me a bit as i’ve always said ’73 Dead is my favorite. But it turns out that I like the Dead throughout all their stages.

  5. butter Says:

    i am pumped for Sel J and the other TX contingency that gets some love down in the big state

  6. GuitarPicker420! Says:

    Tela said “But it turns out that I like the Dead throughout all their stages.”

    True words brother.

  7. tela'smuff Says:

    @ElDude – right on. I’ll check the Tracker out. No idea what it is, but I’ll for sure check it tonight. Hit me up whenever. I can still send you some tunes as a first offer of thanks!

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    I see neither Samba in the Rain nor Easy Answers in that setlist, so it is incomplete.

  9. tela'smuff Says:

    @angry – ha!!!! Samba jokes will never get old.

  10. El Duderino Says:

    @ Tela’s

    There’s an upgrade to that cribbs source.


  11. albert walker Says:

    We are more worried about an outright ban on credit-default swaps when you don’t hold the referenced bond

    The credit markets are basically shut down across the pond on these worries

    Any kind of ban on short selling in general will never pass
    I hope politicians are smarter than that

    The naked short selling laws are pretty easily worked around
    We do OK with em here in the states already

    I think an attempt at naked (not holding the reference)credit-default swap regulation is very possible though

    Cuz like I said it is the CDS buyers fault Europe is fucked
    Fun logic

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    Let’s get down and dirty
    Don’t bother to explain
    Don’t care if they call a cop
    and say we are insane
    we’ll keep goin’ til we drop
    Samba in the rain

  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @auntie em
    not yet. life has been in the way of a lot of things I want to do lately. been mired in some shit I don’t even want to get into… it’ll happen, but it’s on the docket along with stuff like actually updating my blog and such.

  14. GOOCHY Says:

    I bailed out of the stock market entirely on Monday. This is just the beginning, I think.

  15. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Maybe zzyzx will add the feature to the Phish Stats engine to save us the trouble.

  16. lastwaltzer Says:


    Easy Answers is no samba in the rain. Check out the version on Rob Wasserman’s trio’s album. Its him with bob and neil young pretty sweet if you ask me (although I can do without the electronic drum).

  17. butter Says:

    just got a full Zero show on video from 98 at the Maratime hall leaked to me from the video archivist yesterday

  18. El Duderino Says:

    Picasso Moon has to be the WORST GD song ever!!!!

  19. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I got pressured out the day after the Flash Crash. Booked a fair amount of profits, even if I didn’t catch the top. Don’t want to miss the bottom though, as I think longer term in the US, we’re headed upwards.

    But, this Euro thing … trying to figure out how long it impacts us.

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    Picasso Moon has to be the WORST GD song ever!!!!

    Worse than “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”? I have to say, Easy Answers never did anything good for me live, but to each their own (high five!).

  21. El Duderino Says:

    Day Job was awesome.
    I don’t like Easy Answers either. But Take Me To A Drive In Movie Ooh Wee…

    No Thanks

  22. angryjoggerz Says:

    My personal least favorite was “I Fought the Law”, but that is just me being picky. Hate that tune.

  23. El Duderino Says:

    Love when Brent preaches on the mountain top in Blow Away!

  24. El Duderino Says:

    I saw the very first I Fought The Law @ the old Richfield Coliseum.

    Not that I’m proud of that or anything, but it sure was a sign of things to come.

  25. butter Says:

    the “crimson white and indigo” has a good preach during Blow Away

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