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:

    Funny how we just shift our obsessions as we get older. Beer die anyone?

  2. BingosBrother Says:

    Bases loaded is dank. gonna have to see if that is available to dl onto the wii. still no RBI love for the wii.

    mario kart 64 still gets a lot of play

  3. Lycanthropist Says:

    aside from the great classics already mentioned:

    mega man
    r.c. pro am
    teenage mutant ninja turtles

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    Anybody ever beat Goonies? God that game used to piss me off.

    I was sick as hell at RC Pro Am.

  5. c0wfunk Says:

    castlevania is a fav. Still can’t see a clove of garlic without thinking of that game

    Played a lot of metroid in my day too

  6. themanatee Says:

    my friend and I both have these little mini consoles that play all the old school nintendo cartridges….

  7. Oldskool Says:

    Don’t forget Burger Time πŸ˜‰

  8. themanatee Says:

    rc pro am! thank you

  9. jdub Says:

    RC Pro Am was a top game of mine. Not many could beat me. Height of my competition years.

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    Oh my god, I think I just read the words electronica and goa on the same page. Way to drive AJ away, haha.

    Ps. greetings from Tuesday.

  11. themanatee Says:

    suffice it to say, rivertrance is not my thing. the violin at the beginning didnt help the cause for me. i think it was a violin.

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    And yes, I am a total electronic music snob. No need to make it “electronica”… music existed for decades before white suburban masses decided it was a genre.

  13. BingosBrother Says:

    my Dad scored -21 in nintendo golf and took a polaroid of the screen to send into the magazine for recognition. still have the polaroid, dude was a bad ass at that game.

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    The name Rivertrance sounds like a parody name that people who are talking shit about trance would make up, seriously. Is that seriously for real? Is there Lord of the Trance as well? My god.

  15. themanatee Says:

    woah! at 11:50 is a massive drop into…literally, riverdancing type music.

    very interesting. not sure how i would handle that with a headful of L. anyway, i will stop, but thats by FAR the most SCI i have ever listened to. Now , I can officially say I have heard them.

  16. BingosBrother Says:

    One of my FF names used to be 10 Yard Fight. also an old fave until Tecmo blew that shit up.

  17. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Beer die!

  18. Selector J Says:

    Skate Or DIe!

  19. lastwaltzer Says:

    Have any of you seen “The King Of Kong”?

    if not, highly recommend checking it out. It has to be one of the funniest documentary films I’ve seen. The film chronicles a controversy over who has the highest donkey kong score on one of the old arcade machines.

  20. c0wfunk Says:

    @themanatee – the double time thing at the end is the signature of rivertrance, that jig thing is the whole point, the rest leads up to it. And yeah, it’s a fiddle in there…

    quick little story that demonstrates the power of the cheese that I have experienced better than anything I could argue coherently for:

    Suwanee 4/20 festival, Little Hands is this tune with a “cheesey” story about anasazi indians that leads to each group member taking a solo and peaking out with a kang led fiddle jam that totally goes off and get

    s everyone frothing at the mouth and all that…. (if it’s your thing…)
    At the peak of this particular Little Hands, me and my girl are totally gettin down, ho down style, everyone is jammin and all of the sudden this COP just loses all abandon and grabs my girl (now my wife) and starts spinning her around and dancin and having the greatest time…

    she spins away and he grabs another girl and they start two steppin. He’s got his gun on and everything, but is completely lost in the moment and the music. Within a minute a bunch of other cops were there pullin him out and got someone more together on the scene, but this 65 year old dude was just infused with the power of the cheese and saw some pretty girls and just couldn’t help himself, started dancin and jiggin like he was 18 again.

  21. c0wfunk Says:

    last I’ll actually say on the subject, today. πŸ™‚

  22. William H. Bonney Says:

    dead horse riding into the sunset.

  23. c0wfunk Says:

    god I love dead horses more than most anything.

  24. BingosBrother Says:

    “Have any of you seen β€œThe King Of Kong”?”

    Yes. Awesome doc.

    This reminiscing has jarred an old song loose in my head. i now have “Somebody Farted” singing inside my head. Please tell me this is a real song and not something i made up.

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    lol hopefully my wife don’t see that – she’s an avid equestrian πŸ˜‰

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