An Invite By Mike

"The Mossery" Invite

Ever the iconoclast, Mike Gordon has announced an out-of-the-ordinary mid-tour event coming up next Monday, October 18, in New York City. While Phish takes two days off between Charleston and Augusta, Mike will celebrate the release of his new album, Moss, with a participatory party in New York. Mike won’t be playing a usual show, but hosting a free event asking audience members to join him on stage jam for jam sessions with intruments to be provided. If you are driving from South Carolina to Maine, this might be the perfect pit stop, or if you’re in New York, head down to Bleeker Street and share this special night with Mike. Details from his website are below:
You’re invited to “The Mossery,” a free-form musical event on the eve of the release of Mike Gordon’s new studio album, Moss. The event will take place at a fully transformed Kenny’s Castaway on Monday, October 18th in New York City. There’s no cost to get in and you can come, explore and leave as you please. Guests will have the chance to pick up Mike’s new album which hits stores on Tuesday.
Attendees will have the opportunity to play along, with Mike on bass. We supply the instruments and mikes and you show up. We can’t guarantee that everyone will get to (it’s first come, first served), but we’ll rotate as many willing participants through as possible, because a rolling stone gathers no moss.
The first half of the event will start at 7:30pm and continue through 9:00pm, at which point we’ll rotate out all folks, making room for the next flock of people. The second half of the event, with all new participants, will begin at 9:30pm and continue through 11:00pm.


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769 Responses to “An Invite By Mike”

  1. BTB Says:

    We should do “questions you would ask Mike”


  2. BTB Says:

    For example: “What’s it like to play bass while floating on a spaceship?”

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    “Mr. Gordon, whatever happened to Mound?”

  4. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    This is a fantastic opportunity. I’ve been working on Summer of ’89 on my acoustic and Mike would think it’s really cool if we started jamming on that one. Of course, as soon as I mess up I will run off the stage crying, but once I regain my composure I will be able to ask Cactus why they stopped doing the second jam in Mike’s Song, and if he could maybe hook me up with free tickets, and if maybe he’d like to check out my demo tape, which I will try to slyly slip into his pocket at some point during the evening.

  5. BTB Says:

    “People have referred to you as ‘Iron Mike’ in response to your touring legs – how many bass guitars can you squat?”

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    @Ramblin and anyone planning to shred with Mike

    Be careful you dont play too many notes.

  7. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    The only thing that would make this event more dope is free ice cream. He starts handing out some free cones and I’m driving to Manhattan.

    ^ Word!

    I’ll ask him to do so.

  8. JeffieM Says:

    Crazy looking set there, Bingos.

    Can’t wait for the shows. I have an exam that runs until 1:10 and a 7 hour drive ahead of me. Someone do something crazy to stall the opener 10 minutes so that I can see it!

  9. guitarpicker420! Says:

    A buddy of mine ran into him in like ’95 or ’96 outside of a show, and his question to him was “are you going to wear that tonight” it was his lime green getup, mike kind of grunted and sure enough, wore it that night.

  10. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Call hi hotline the message bank is open.

    I just asked him to give out neopolitan ice cream sandwiches.

    Seriously, this is our chance….

  11. DukeOfLizards Says:



  12. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    This is what happens when I get to the office before the sunrises out west here.

  13. nagarjuna Says:

    @ramblin – total hilarity

  14. DukeOfLizards Says:

    “Hey, Mike, mind if we play Horse?”

  15. BTB Says:

    “Mike, sorry I’m a little late, I was trapped in a Chilean mine. Made it here as fast as I could”

  16. Carini's Dad Says:

    Trivia: Kenny’s Castaways is the first place that Phish played in NYC.

  17. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Mr. Gordon, in today’s day and age to protect your family, carrying a Robot Attack Insurance policy trully offers such protection. For less than a dollar a day your family can be protected. Would you like to learn more?

  18. BTB Says:

    Nice berzerker…try and sell him some bullshit. I love it. That wouldn’t be annoying at all!

  19. DukeOfLizards Says:

    “Mike! Mike! Hey Mike! Over here! Yeah, me! Okay. Okay. Phew. So. Is Trey coming?”

  20. BTB Says:

    “Other than Sample in a Jar, what’s your favorite song?”

  21. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Mike, pull my finger.

  22. BingosBrother Says:

    Do you still practice inside the floating box?

  23. BTB Says:

    I’m calling…asking for ice cream

  24. BTB Says:

    Just called and left a message about Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches. And congratulated him on the album and event of course.

  25. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Neopolitian Ice cream sandwiches, btb.

    I asked that so folks could share if they do not care for a particular flavor.

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