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. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    i wish mr. miner would start another page called Mr. Miner’s Rodney Mullen Thoughts…. sometimes i’m just as blown away by that guy as i am by trey. and i don’t even like skateboarding.

  2. El Duderino Says:

    @ Butterz

    That Blow Away is a perfect example just how much Brent brought to the band. EPIC Blow Away! And Jerry knows it too. As he looks over his glasses at Brent with a shit eatin’ grin, thinking “we’re gonna smoke the biggest ball of tar at set break”

  3. zzyzx Says:

    Bigger than a drive in movie…

    And Long long long long long long long long long way to go home and Samba in the Rain were worse if you want to focus on late period dead.

  4. butter Says:

    i’m just blown away by that video

    haven’t even cranked it on the big system yet

    been driving around in the truck watchin it on 7″

  5. butter Says:

    z comin in with the “long way” …. how could we forget

    that one was torturous

  6. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @el dude
    I was at that Richfield show too. 2nd row center with Bobby spitting on my pie-eyed face all night. It worked for that show with the backstory of the band wanting to play the previous night (which was a total throwdown in the hotel due to the show being canceled) but after that I wasn’t a fan of hearing GD play it.

  7. Stupendous Says:

    The latter days of the dead don’t really exist for this guy…
    My collection stops at 92…

  8. Kaveh Says:

    @ El Dude – I put my mirror shade on better to see. Sweet! Picasso Moon especially the May or Sept Shoreline 1991 is a rocker (whatever night is the show opener, I believe.) That song got a big boost from Bruce.

  9. angryjoggerz Says:

    Way to go home.

  10. El Duderino Says:

    @ zzyzx

    Don’t forget Phil’s Childhood’s End. That fuckin’ tune was just horrid

  11. angryjoggerz Says:

    My collection stops at 92…

    the year I started touring, haha.

  12. Kaveh Says:

    @ El Dude – there is nothing good about that cover, even Bobby’s six guns a blazin.

  13. zzyzx Says:

    Yeah my wife started in 1992 too…

    I gave up on the Dead in 94 – there was some other band that year that was playing better shows – but the Seattle run in 95 was pretty good.

    I miss Jerry.

  14. sumodie Says:

    I for one think part of Exile’s brilliance and mystique is its muddy sound and murky vocals. Glad to hear that was not altered. I’ll def get a copy of the deluxe 2CD set soon

    In contrast, part of the brilliance of Phish’s Exile performance was the very fact that they uncovered the muddiness of the album and made the songs clearer, shinier even

    (and I still can’t stop pimping the amazing remastered versions of Jimi’s 3 albums)

  15. butter Says:

    i did the Seattle 95, that west coast run was really fun

  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    I love me a cheesed out Broken Arrow, though.

  17. tela'smuff Says:

    @Stup – try the Stella Blue from the Palace in ’94.

    ElDude & TypeIII – my first show Dead show was 9/10/93 Richfield

  18. El Duderino Says:

    @ Stup

    9/13/93 Spectrum is a great show. But I’m with you. For me it’s ’91 I do however have some shows but usually the ones I attended.

    Soldiers Field ’92 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl biggest bust out I ever personally witnessed

  19. El Duderino Says:

    @ Tela’s

    March ’93 Richfield!

    @ zzyzx Memphis ’95 I miss Jerry very much too! 🙁

    We forget how much his impact is/was sometimes me thinks

  20. Guyute711 Says:

    I saw Broken Arrow my first Dead show. Also the first time I took a little L. I was like what the?

  21. Chuck D Says:

    i like shiny things.

  22. Guyute711 Says:

    Was Memphis 95 April Fools?

  23. angryjoggerz Says:

    Soldiers Field ‘92 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl biggest bust out I ever personally witnessed

    ^ My first show!

  24. Stupendous Says:

    Yeah… I dont really understand the point of a bust out with the dead
    since they were playing every song the same way… Fast and sloppy..
    the more I think about it, the more I dislike mickey hart always adding a tom hit on top of billys snare hit. Micky please….. and then vince…..aghr

  25. El Duderino Says:

    @ guyute711


    @ AJ

    Wow! great start. Rosemont Horizon 4/12/89 for me

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