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. Kaveh Says:

    MSG – Is Sec 11; all taper tickets?

  2. halcyon Says:

    Tonight’s poster is pretty cool Features a wook on a mtn bike with all sorts of instruments on its back.

  3. Robear Says:

    halcy, he’s peddling to the ‘Mike Jam’. Better get in line now.

  4. tela'smuff Says:

    Sitting on deck at beach house with cold beer n hand.

    So it begins

  5. DukeOfLizards Says:


    I was there as well. Fantastic spot. Close enough to feel close, far enough to enjoy CK5 and take in the second-set Fluffsplosion in all its glory.


    Didn’t really pay attention at first, listening now, and I KNOW that I know what that is… Give me a little bit…

  6. Hoedown Says:

    @ Duke, sounds like the O’ Sweet Nothing riff…at least to these ears. I noticed before discussion was posted.

  7. randomreader Says:

    @JMelby, that Page intro resembles the starting of Kiss’s song Beth from Destroyer, the Trey part from 46 days sounds like a Joe Walsh lick to me.

  8. Robear Says:

    brim 3, set II just really tight, polished and explosive. they sound more like they did at ACL than, say the end of summer.

  9. voopa Says:

    Keep posting tela’s, your word paintings are vivid and inspiring.

    *longing for a beer on the beach with a show in the near future*

  10. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Has the first Mike bomb in Tweeprise ever caused someone to spontaneously shit themselves? Has to have happened, right?

  11. KWL Says:

    hey kids, have fun down south!

  12. dognamedwilson Says:

    Disgusting bass leads in 7.3.10 tweezer caused a nasty mushroom fart that otherwise wouldn’t have happened.

    -not saying it was me-

  13. ThePigSong Says:

    Carini had bubonic plague!

  14. Monsterpus Says:

    The Mike’s event in NYC sounds cool, I’ll try to stop in. Cold today up here, I could use some Chucktown sun!

  15. kayatosh Says:

    Have fun tonight, people.

    I love you guys.

  16. Robear Says:

    nice ‘Split’ from brimfilled

    not overly blown away to call it best of 3.0 (if it is, we’re hurting). I think there’s some ‘prisoner of the moment’ stuff going on.

    when it comes to a defining ‘Split’ for the era……

    ‘Still Waiting’

  17. nagarjuna Says:

    @jtran – miami tweezer is sick indeed but does it defimitely top red rocks? not saying either way but it’s tough to call one the best of 3.0 for me – both are smokin!

  18. Jtran Says:


    Listened to RR yesterday, Miami today. Been on a 2009 binge (but just finished, moved on to summer 10 highlights now).

    IMO Miami blows RR away. Sick groove > beautiful ambient ending

    I guess it’s very typical for 2009 jamming, but I think that version sounds like it could’ve come from any year since 97.

  19. Jtran Says:

    I really dug the ATL Tweez too, but haven’t listened back in a while.

  20. voopa Says:

    Tonight’s pennant:

  21. voopa Says:

    *this weekend’s* pennant, actually.

  22. garretc Says:


    Your question has reminded me of a story I keep forgetting to tell here! At Outside Lands this year, while me and my friend were at the Levon Helm Band, the rest of our group of friends was at Bassnectar (dubstep, for those who don’t know). When we finally met back up, they told us this story (paraphrased):

    “Bassnectar was terrifying, so loud and intense! But it was crazy, we were standing in the back of the crowd and there was this 4 or 5 year old kid standing near us, and, no lie, when one of the beats dropped the kid literally got knocked over by it…”

    Wish I’d seen that!

  23. Pitts Says:

    That’s it, I’m dressing up as a cactus for the Halloween show!

  24. nagarjuna Says:

    “blows away” is serious talk jtran. i haven’t listened to miami tweez in a while but i think you just helped me choose the soundtrack for the blue sky rocky mountain hike i’m about to take…

  25. BrandonKayda Says:

    I think the Brimfield Split/Deer Creek Split are “best of both worlds”, so to speak – for 3.0 atleast. The Deer Creek Split has looming dark psychedelica and that really cool “drone” section in the end before Dog Faced Boy(where they all hang on one note). The Brimfield Split has some really cool Mike-led jamming at the start, gets extremely dissonant then finally peaks for a good 2-3mins. I haven’t heard them really peak Split like they did in Brimsfield in a long time.

    I need to listen to the Miami Stash/Light/Tweezer/Sand/Get Back On The Train/Ghost again

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