What About Austin?

6.25.10 (G. Lucas)

With all of the recent hubbub duly centered on Phish’s retro-sized fall tour – their most anticipated of this era – everyone has forgotten about the band’s first appearance of the season at Austin, City Limits Music Festival. Headlining the opening night of the indie based event with a two-hour set, Phish will close out the evening at one of the nation’s premiere musical gatherings. But the question remains, “What will they do in Austin?”

ACL 2010

Taking part in their second mega-fest in as many years, will Phish actually play a significant set of music in Texas? Over their two shows at Bonnaroo in 2009, Phish threw down out two of their most creative jams of a rather tame June in “Kill Devil Falls” and “Light.” Otherwise, the band played it fairly straight up. But that was their first month back on the road and Austin presents a completely different situation than America’s McFestival.

6.18.10 (K.Lindner)

Because Austin will be the first set of tour, Phish will have something planned in advance. If they were to come out and play off the cuff and wound up with a typical first set of tour, their slot would be a disaster. One might imagine a set featuring “Stash,  “Number Line,” “Bowie,” “Hood” and  “YEM,” with a significant “Light” placed somewhere within. And depending on the course those pieces take, they could form a stellar or average set. Since Phish is only now beginning to jam consistently in their own shows, and have Broomfield looming, the possibility of an innocuous festi set hangs over the band’s Austin appearance.

The Strokes

Playing overlapping sets with The Strokes, the hipsters may evacuate the Phish stage in favor of New York’s neo-garage rockers. When the lights drop for Phish, the scene may not be so unfamiliar, as Phish fans are sure to flood the festival grounds on Friday night. Given a large stage and two hours, a lot can happen in Austin if Phish wants to go that route. But perhaps more of a payday than an intent to make any statement at all, the band may fill their time with palatable music and move onto their own 3-night bash to kick off fall for real. With  rumors of a club show silenced and squashed, Phish could be in Austin for less time than their fans en route to Colorado. But could that time be spent playing a ballistic set of music? That is the question at hand.


Jam of the Day

Kill Devil Falls” 6.12.09 II

This was the first jam of ’09 to really jump outside the box, and it happened at Bonnaroo.




4.8.1994 Recreation Hall. Penn State, University Park, PA < Torrent

4.8.1994 Recreation Hall. Penn State, University Park, PA < Mega

Only the fourth show of 1994, this month saw Phish gearing up for a long road ahead.

I: Maze, Glide > Foam, I Didn’t Know^, Punch You In the Eye, The Horse*> Silent in the Morning, Down with Disease, If I Could, Lawn Boy, Llama

II. Split Open and Melt, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, It’s Ice > Digital Delay Loop Jam**It’s Ice, Sparkle, Harry Hood, Bouncing Around the Room, Big Ball Jam, David Bowie, Suzy Greenberg

E: Contact, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

^ w/ Mimi Fishman on cymbals, *w/ Trey on acoustic, ** first digital delay loop jam

Source: Neumann RSM 190i> neumann m/s preamp> Teac DA-p20> Oade Active > Sony D-7 @ 48k

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594 Responses to “What About Austin?”

  1. HarryHood Says:

    mmmmmmm…… Schlitz………

  2. HarryHood Says:


  3. lastwaltzer Says:

    indie rock= dumbest genre title since alternative rock……

    upon winning a grammy for best alternative album tom waits something to the effect of:

    an alternative to what?

  4. lastwaltzer Says:

    silly you know an awful lot about being a hipster………I’m starting to worry.

  5. Robear Says:

    on a positive note, I’m still seeding to someone else.

    butter, looks like the first big rain storm coming this weekend. will be busy stretching plastic the next few…

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    i told you where you can find me at 10 pm on Tuesday nights

  7. sumodie Says:

    @robear: I finally figured out how to re-seed late last night so I thought I’d repost them again today

    I’ll leave those torrents open for a couple weeks or more -if your 7/2/98 never finishes (but I bet it will sometime today) then you can hop on the one I posted

  8. Leo Weaver Says:

    Morning guys…

    @sumo…thanks for upping the 7.2.98 torrent last night. Found it reading back this a.m., had pulled just under 15% when I left for the office but it’d quit DL’ing. Hopefully it’ll be done when I get home.

    @butter…purple diesel huh? Sounds like something that’d get my engine humming. You coming to the Carolinas anytime soon??? There’s a show in Charleston ya know…just sayin’ 😉

  9. Leo Weaver Says:

    Yep, that’d probably be me Robear…keep her going.

  10. Robear Says:

    will do, Leo.

    Silly Phishies, the skip shows are Augusta, Me and Manchester, NH. If there is such a thing.

  11. Guyute711 Says:

    Leo, what’s the word on the Beach House?

  12. Robear Says:

    nOOb question:

    can i combine two different torrents for the same show / same source? will my computer magically combine them?

  13. sumodie Says:

    Indie hipsters are equivalent to our phishy wooks

    I never hear so much about indie hipsters (and wooks) as I do here

    I suppose they must actually exist somewhere? 8)

    Someone should make a youtube video of indie hipsters vs. wooks going head to head in some epic festie battle scene

  14. halcyon Says:


    I was having the same issues as you yesterday with downloading the 7-2-98. I appear to be downloading from a peer instead of the seeder.

    Never seen this before. Weird.

  15. albert walker Says:

    next thing you know We’ll be seeing Silly’s indie-folk band playing at Pitchfork Festival next year

  16. Little Buddy Says:

    Isn’t “indie” supposed to stand for “independent?” Isn’t Phish the biggest independent act of our era? Don’t indie rockers base their whole style and culture on the appreciation of irony? So why don’t they like Phish again?

    Stupid ironic indie rocker hipsters…

    I actually like a lot of music that is identified as “indie,” but not because it’s identified as “indie.”

  17. Robear Says:

    halcy, your avatar is straight up classy!

    Still have no idea why I can’t download from certain peers.

    I’m like 95.4% there. Made the mistake of shutting down laptop when I went to bed. d’OH!

  18. Leo Weaver Says:

    @guyute…waiting to hear back from a few owners…sent out some emails yesterday requesting more info. 4 of you guys, right?

    @sumo…I see indie hipsters from my office window every day. They do exist. I also see some wooks from time to time. Any ideas for bait that’d work for both? I’d like to see ’em spar…would def record the action for you.

  19. SillyWilly Says:


    My band will be called Unfiltered Cigarette Idealism.

  20. Guyute711 Says:

    Yeah Leo looks like it’s 4 of us as long as the price isn’t too crazy.

  21. Aquaman Says:

    Good morning all.

    First off, a big thanks to Albert Walker, his SLF K and their fleet hound Miles for showing the Aquaman some hospitality after what was a really shitty day.

    I cannot think of a better way to spend some “wind down” time than hanging with good peeps, getting an education on the finer points of music on Vinyl.

    Heard my first Brina Eno solo work last night. I think their was a record featuring a player named John Abercrombie that was the dope shit, and a tracking cat named “Smiling Otis”, or something. Not to sure about the smiling Otis cat, but it was something like that.

    Hanging with Albert just got me more and more pumped up on the potential for a great Halloween run.

    Thank again AW!!


    P.S. Dr. Butter, paging Dr,. Butter. Sound yummy, BTW

  22. El Duderino Says:

    There’s a new Neumann KM184 source for 7/24/99 AV = Best Fluffhead Ever
    up @ bt.etree.



  23. El Duderino Says:

    @ Mikey

    This is a rare chance to do something like this. Sometimes you just gotta say Fuck It!

  24. Aquaman Says:

    BTW Brina Eno is new singer form the Czech Republic….:lol:

    typing fail…..

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