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. angryjoggerz Says:

    Was Memphis 95 April Fools?

    ^ Perhaps the one of the most fun runs I ever did, even though my ride left me in the lot, ha.

  2. El Duderino Says:

    What was great about Memphis April Fools…

    Was going to the Biel Street Blues Festival afterwards spun as all hell

  3. tela'smuff Says:

    @elDude – nice!

    agree that post Bruce, it all started dropping off pretty quick, but there are diamonds int he rough if one so chooses to look. That Stella Blue I reference is the cat’s meow.

    8/21/93 – Standing On The Moon – in Eugene Mr. Zzyzx, is the best version of that Jerry ballad. Amazing.

    I miss Jerry so much. I just listened to Sanja Mishra’s album – Blue Incantation, which has Jerry’s last recorded material in a studio. It’s pretty emotional stuff.

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    LLFA- I was at those Memphis shows. the Pyramid! Beale street post show. Fun times.

    I was fortunate enough to catch the Unbroken Chain in Philly. 8th row, Phil Zone!

  5. Guyute711 Says:

    I went to that April Fools show and didn’t get in. It was one of the most fun days of my life. I was getting baned right in front of the cops and they could care less. Cut up paper on the steps of the Pyramid. Just a life altering event. Also the first and only time I have been in Arkansas, it was scary, deliverance scary.

  6. El Duderino Says:

    Yeah the Autzen Stadium shows were really great too for latter GD shows

  7. Stupendous Says:

    Re: GD past 91
    Im sure the love and brotherhood in the scene was still there, but the music
    was long gone…IMO

  8. Chuck D Says:

    deepak quote that reminds me of some recent conversation:

    Life is a mystery to be enjoyed. I discover the beauty of simplicity when I give up the need to explain the mystery and simply enjoy it!

  9. bhizzle Says:

    Just got out of the car where I was blasting the shit out of Stand > Izzabella. Stand is my new wanted bustout. I may have to be a goon and make a sign.

  10. Chuck D Says:

    people are going to think you misspelled “sand”

  11. El Duderino Says:

    Our friends from Eugene came out to Chicago and we all went down to Memphis. One buddy had a whole bunch of crystal and cooked up a wash for us.

    When the shit hit your tongue it literally felt like it was an electric shock. HEAVY stuff. Never been that high on L. So good

  12. bhizzle Says:

    I will write “Sly wants Stand”

  13. Chuck D Says:

    there we go

  14. Stupendous Says:

    ^ Im so so so intrigued by stories like that! Keep em coming!

  15. angryjoggerz Says:

    Autzen was my first West Coast show and it blew my mind and melted my face.

  16. bhizzle Says:

    Thanks for watching out

  17. Chuck D Says:


  18. butter Says:

    stup – the quality had dropped overall but there were still good shows sprinkled thru out

    cal expo 93 is one example

  19. Guyute711 Says:

    Memphis…I saw 3 cops trying to put a guy who was losing his mind in the back of a cop car and they couldn’t do it. This was after they slammed him in the street. They eventually had to let him sit on the curb until HE was ready to go with them. That was a wild scene.

  20. Kaveh Says:

    The monster second set from Eugene 1994 was sweet. 06.19.94

  21. angryjoggerz Says:

    After my friends left me in the lot in Memphis I got these two sisters to drive me to my hotel. However, I did not realize they were spun as hell. Next thing I knew we were driving into Arkansas! I got them to turn around, just went to their hotel. Hung with them a bit, then decided to try to find my way to my hotel. Woke up some cat in his car in the hotel lot, he agreed to drive me to my hotel (which I did not really know where it was). He then decided to drive on to the next shows in Alabama.

    Ah, GD. Thanks for the ride.

  22. Chuck D Says:

    ^^ pcp is a hellava drug

  23. butter Says:

    the Foolish Heart on April Fool’s from the Pyramids was legit

    good times

  24. angryjoggerz Says:

    Unbroken Chain and Shakedown Street at the Pyramid were funk fests.

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    my first two Dead shows were 7.10.87 and 7.12.87 at JFK and Giants’ stadiums, respectively (both had Dylan + Dead second sets, iirc). thank god for cool older brothers. and for hearing Greatest Story Ever Told at your second show (even if I didn’t really know what was going on as a 13 year old noob)

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