Weekend Nuggets: Mullins Center

10.23.10 - Amherst (Ryan Gilbertie)


These weekend’s shows from Amherst were split down the middle. Phish brought a legitimate smoker on Saturday night and a  bona fide snoozefest on Sunday. Coming off three special shows in Augusta, Utica, and Providence, however, these shows just didn’t elevate in the same way. The first night has plenty of engaging jamming in “Tweezer,” Disease > My Friend > Caspian > Halfway to the Moon > Boogie On,” and  set-ending sequence – “Piper > Hood, YEM.” But aside from the first-set “Stash,” Sunday never really got off the ground. The  old-school first set would have been fine had there been any action in the second. But there wasn’t. When a second set’s highlight is “Roggae > Taste” you know something strange is afoot at the Circle K. Another smoking “Bowie” could do nothing to salvage this long-lost second half. But the band popped right back in Manchester like nothing had happened.

10.23.2010 Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

FLAC Torrent (etree), Mp3 Torrent, Megaupload < Links

10/23 (Pollock)

I: Meatstick, Party Time, Golgi Apparatus, Kill Devil Falls, Tweezer, Lawn Boy, Sparkle, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Possum, Tweezer Reprise

II: Down with Disease > My Friend, My Friend > Prince Caspian > Halfway to the Moon > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Maze, Wading in the Velvet Sea,  Piper > Harry Hood, You Enjoy Myself

E: Shine a Light

Source: Schoeps mk4v> KCY> Schoeps VMS02IB + Schoeps mk41> KC5> M222> NT222> Aeta PSP-3> SD 744t


10.24.2010 Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

FLAC Torrent (etree), Mp3 Torrent, Megaupload < Links

10/24 (Jim Pollock)

I: AC/DC Bag, Camel Walk, The Divided Sky, Ride Captain Ride, Stash, Fee > Time Turns Elastic, Cavern, Run Like an Antelope

II: Seven Below, Wolfman’s Brother, Backwards Down the Number Line, Alaska, Free, The Lizards, Brother, Roggae > Taste, Waste, David Bowie

E: Quinn the Eskimo, Chalk Dust Torture

Source: Schoeps mk5> KCY> Schoeps VMS02IB + Schoeps mk41> KC5> M222> NT222> EAA PSP-2> SD 744t


Jam of the Weekend:

Piper > Hood” 10.23 II

A standout, late second-set segment of Saturday night’s UMass show.




“Tweezer” 10.23.10 II – Amherst, MA (MKDevo)


.10″Camel Walk” 10.24.10 I – Amherst, MA (MKDevo)

Tags: , ,

367 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Mullins Center”

  1. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    warhol, motion pictures

  2. garretc Says:

    Sorry, “it HAS to do with”

  3. garretc Says:

    Yeah, there’s some good looking exhibits going down

  4. Robear Says:

    jon, good pts. add ‘brother, lizards’ to the list of standard tunes in key positions. on listen back, the ‘7 below’ is good, not great. actually sounds like they try to hit warp drive a couple times but can’t lock up. They seem to kind of give up on the creative side of the set after that. the ‘wolfs’ is good, but far too short.

  5. lastwaltzer Says:

    I will second Man On A Wire excellent.

  6. phoammhead Says:

    okay – out guys to see Harry Potter!


  7. Robear Says:

    miner, more like

    ‘bwom, bwom, bwom; bwom bwom bwa; bwom bwom bwom; bwom bwom bwa’

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @LW, smaller than dali’s persistence of memory?

  9. halcyon Says:

    For those that know, when did MMW change their stage lineup? For years it was from L to R: John, then Chris, then Billy. Now John and Billy changed positions. When did this happen? I used to see them so much, and they havent been to Colorado in a while, and when they have, I was either away, or couldn’t attend……

  10. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    apparently phish is playing on this guys album?


  11. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    seems it’s just tom marshall @purple

  12. lastwaltzer Says:


    it says tom marshall is one there. Most of the people listed do not play on the record, people in their bands do.

  13. lastwaltzer Says:


    if my memory is persistent (see what i did there) its about the same size.

  14. lastwaltzer Says:

    just found out my old room mate was up dancing with mike at Lincoln hall, too fucking funny.

  15. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    oh… seriously? thats so lame. i saw the headline… it seems a little stupid that they can say “phish” plays on the album in the headline.

    “gus” is here

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Mkdevo- guy who takes great HD video of Phish shows set up a spreadsheet. click on tabs on bottom to find a video by show or song


  17. kayatosh Says:

    this mmw show from 11.16.2010 owns my face right now.


  18. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    lol that’s tiny then

  19. kayatosh Says:

    aw: any feel for market direction for next week? down seems unlikely, but a few are looking for another U (dip to 1160 that gets bought back up to 1200) before year end.

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    “Doesn’t a BBer have a SLF that works at MOMA? Didn’t that come up at some point?”-garretc

    I mentioned that my friends wife was the office manager at one time @ the S.F. MOMA. That’s been 5 years now

  21. Robear Says:


  22. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Greek Simple is still awesome. that’s all.

  23. Lycanthropist Says:

    emmmmm Denver Jam (11/17/97)

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    good stuff @ lycan. out of Johnny B. Goode of all things i think?

  25. Lycanthropist Says:


Leave a Reply