A Fourmile Fundraiser

9-7-10 - Near Fourmile Canyon (K. Ostler)

Instead of taking a day off between their headlining set at Austin City Limits and the start of Fall Tour in Broomfield, the members of Phish will take part in a twang-laced benefit on Saturday night October 9, for the surrounding Boulder communities recently devastated by wildfires. Included on the bill for the “Four Mile Canyon Revival” are Colorado bands The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and “Where are they now?” appearances by Leftover Salmon and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The members of Phish are listed one by one. and all sources point to individual sit-ins rather than any Phish set on Saturday night.

1st Bank Center - Broomfield

Tickets go on sale via Tickethorse tomorrow at 10 am MDT for the pre-tour party. It’s good to see Phish using their draw for a good cause, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for anything musically significant. A night of socializing and bluegrass before tour never hurt anyone, and with money going directly to charity, one can leave whenever they please and not feel bad at all. Taking place at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, the site of the Phish shows themselves, this benefit will allow people to get the lay of the land for subsequent three-night blowout. (And provide the chance for ticketless spunions to hide in the venue for 24 hours.)

The Event

With all sorts of collaborative possibilities, this show should give the Phish guys a chance to exercise their seldom-used bluegrass chops, something that should be particularly exciting for the multi-instrumental Mike Gordon. And with the likelihood of lineup changes and “super-jams,” String Cheese’s Anastasio imitator, Michael Kang, may get the chance to mimic Trey’s licks right in front of the man, himself, in the context of a feel-good musical melange. But, hey, this is all in the name of charity, not chastising.

Good times. Good Twang. See you there. If the Yankees aren’t playing. Maybe.


Phish’s Official Press Release

Colorado’s music community comes together for “Fourmile Canyon Revival,” a remarkable night of music to raise funds for individuals and families directly affected by the devastating Fourmile Fire near Boulder. The benefit concert will take place on Saturday, October 9th at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO.

Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio will take part in the event, on the eve of their fall tour.

Colorado was the site of Phish’s first extended tour outside of the Northeast, and the band has always felt a deep connection to the community. The event features The String Cheese Incident, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman & Drew Emmitt.

All proceeds will go directly to the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund. The Fund supports the local volunteer fire departments that courageously fought the recent fire and the mountain residents whose lives were directly impacted by this disaster and are in critical need of financial support.


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer” 11.3.96 II

This second-set highlight from Gainesville, Florida featured Karl Perazzo on percussion and an emerging style of Phish groove.




11.6.1996 Civic Center, Knoxville, TN < Torrent

11.6.1996 Civic Center, Knoxville, TN < Megaupload

After Phish wrapped up in Florida, they stopped by Knoxville on the way to the Midwest. The post-Halloween segment of tour would be defined by more rhythmic playing that slowly and gradually turned into “cow-funk” over the next year.

I: Split Open and Melt, Cars Trucks Buses, Fast Enough for You, Taste, Train Song, Poor Heart, Punch You In the Eye, Billy Breathes, David Bowie

II: Wilson, The Curtain > Mike’s Song > Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug Groove, Scent of a Mule, Sample in a Jar, Funky Bitch

E: Rocky Top

Source: Schoeps MK4’s

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706 Responses to “A Fourmile Fundraiser”

  1. jdub Says:

    RBI of the original Nintendo? Now that is ground breaking. Those machines still work Manatee?

  2. themanatee Says:

    whats the best rivertrance ever? like totally legendary one?

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    “electronica” I enjoy:

    ^ this is like saying “I like rock music.”

  4. Mr.Miner Says:

    miner as long as there’s a fiddle solo I’m cool


    ^ lol…touche…


  5. c0wfunk Says:

    no no – I’m not saying

    “I enjoy electonica”

    I’m saying “I like the following electronica:”

  6. William H. Bonney Says:

    Tampa Bay area. Use to live in St. Pete for few years late 90’s early 00’s. Seen 100+ games at the Trop. This team is best chance we have ever had, and might be last shot for couple years, never know. But, in AL East not likely for small guy to flourish year in and year out.

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    List of things we can agree on.

    1. RBI
    2. Easy Cheese

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    How many people who played RBI tried to compile the most errors by having their first baseman throw it away after every ground ball?? NOW we are talking nuance…. 🙂

  9. Mr.Miner Says:

    @ Cow…gotcha…my bad

  10. c0wfunk Says:

    themanatee I’d love to answer that but I’m a little off my game w/ the cheese dates / jams. the one from the aforementioned 11/11/00 is a fav, the berkfest 00 one is good also. There was one in hmm athens? 01? I’m thinking?

  11. William H. Bonney Says:

    I use to keep the stats my self for my RBI season games. Had journals of stats, serious nerd stuff.

  12. c0wfunk Says:

    see – here we are again

    I always felt Nintendo’s “major league baseball” was far superior to RBI, even if not endorsed by the player’s association


  13. KWL Says:

    1. RBI
    2. Easy Cheese
    3. footbell

  14. Chuck D Says:

    you didn’t trust nintendo’s ability to tabulate stats accurately?

    swe :mrgreen:

  15. themanatee Says:

    standard Nintendo baseball is great but it cant hold RBI’s jock.

    and Miner, the errors, I did that 🙂

  16. themanatee Says:

    no joke, i would keep full on scorebook scoring of nintendo baseball games.

    dont get me started on Micro League for the Apple IIe

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    here ya go….NERDS!!!

    haha. kidding.


  18. c0wfunk Says:

    blah.. so much for my good intentions today. Once again I turn into a ranting incoherent jackass spouting nonsensical arguments to make invalid points.

    See ya’ll when tour starts and I’ll display my ignorance in all new, freshly appalling ways.

    later kids.

  19. themanatee Says:

    word, cow I am seeking out rivertrance from berkfest 00 right now.

  20. EllJefe Says:

    To weigh in on the whole Biscuits and SCI. I wouldn’t pay to see either of them again. I’d rather spend money on an up and coming Jazz artist than either of those two. I saw SCI New Years 2000? in Portland, OR. One of the shows was really good and the other I didn’t care for. But the drummer and pianist I thought were pretty impressive. Hate Kang though, totally rips off Trey.

  21. SillyWilly Says:


  22. themanatee Says:

    I Mean, its RBI and Tecmo Bowl.

    Tecmo II ruled as well.

    nothing like a little Kung Fu or Excitebike, Punch Out of course.

    what are other people’s fav original Nintendo games?

  23. phoammhead Says:

    later @c0w – you’re a good egg.

  24. Mr.Miner Says:

    I use to keep the stats my self for my RBI season games. Had journals of stats, serious nerd stuff.

    ^ I may have you beat. I used to play Micro-League Baseball on the Apple II Plus, a video game simulator based on stats. Made a team and played an entire 162-game season. Printed out every box score and compiled stats over the year…absurd.

    Oh, and keeping the book for Nintendo baseball (not RBI) was similarly absurd!!

  25. BingosBrother Says:

    Ghosts and Goblins
    super metroid
    blades of steel
    double dribble

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