TAB @ Pittsburgh

2.25.2011 Stage AE, Pittburgh, PA

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2.20.10 - Minneapolis (S.LaBrasca)

I: Backwards Down the Number Line, Gumbo, Farmhouse, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Talk, Driver, Theme From the Bottom, Down with Disease, Heavy Things*, Liquid Time*, Let Me Lie*, Show of Life**, Push On ‘Til the Day**

II: Night Speaks to a Woman, Valentine, Cayman Review, Alaska, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Gotta Jibboo, Goodbye Head, Mozambique, Clint Eastwood, Money, Love and Change, Magilla, Sand

E: First Tube

* w/ full band, ** w/ full band , electric

Source: Schoeps MK22 > VMS5U

Goodbye Head

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Push On Til the Day

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356 Responses to “TAB @ Pittsburgh”

  1. halcyon Says:

    Another clip from that article

    There’s a statistic out there, unverified as it may be, that roughly one-third of the audience at every Phish concert is Jewish. Gordon and Fishman, whether they choose to acknowledge it or not, have helped create a uniquely Jewish mystical experience to which an unusual number of Jews flock.

    While Gordon and Fishman help build the chariot, a lot goes on at a Phish concert to keep the vehicle moving. The musicians on stage become vessels for energy to pass from the audience and out into the universe, and visa versa. The experience sounds like a traditional communal Jewish prayer service — wordless repeated melodies, ecstatic dancing and the sweat of focused intention.

    Singing with devotion is the greatest preparation for prayer. And intentional dance, like the circular Hasidic steps on a Friday night or the out-of-body contortions of a Phish fan, is also an appropriate preparation and necessary component of any “authentic” Jewish prayer experience.

    Hasids and Phishheads dance the same dance. They sing the same song. They peer into the same void. They fill the void with the same joy and love.

    While he wasn’t physically at Madison Square Garden for New Year’s Eve, he was definitely there in spirit. To sway and pray anywhere on a Friday night is to add one more blessing to the same cosmic stream.

    “It has a endless positive effect on the world,” Altizio says. “Like a spiral that never ends, it just keeps going and going and going.”

  2. voopa Says:

    I’m not worried about not seeing Phish in the Fall. Last time I got to do that was F8, but that wasn’t a tour. So maybe we’ll get some Fall festy action.

    Nearly broke my kneecap in a fall last night. I’ve really gotta dial back this drinking stuff…

  3. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Thanks H – we’re good out here – playing the waiting game with the baby…any day now

    I think that article could’ve been written 10x better by a lot of BB-ers, but I’m glad someone is talking about this stuff in ‘print’

  4. SillyWilly Says:

    @AW

    i should have known we were in trouble when the other show playing at that theater was

    The College Improv Championships

    My inner AW was screaming: Run the fuck out of here.

  5. garretc Says:

    @Silly

    I feel as though having an inner AW would be somewhat of a double-edged sword… Extremely helpful at times, but also distracting…

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    If you have an inner AW, do you also have an inner Rivertrance, Poop Goblin, BouncinFan, and inner David Silver? This could get confusing, to say the least.

  7. joe Says:

    I had Michigan in my College Improv Championship office pool. How’d they do?

  8. cal Says:

    Wassup BB! Getting pumped for TAB tonight, but trying not to get TOO pumped…

    Hope to see some of you folks at the show! We are gonna try to get there early as possible and secure a good spot in the balcony. If we have time after dinner we may try to stop by Fat Cats for a beer. I’ll be the dude with long curly hair in a black leather jacket and jeans, in case any of you are there too!

    SW–sorry to hear about your evening, man. That’s just depressing as hell. Thank the cosmos for the folks who have risen above that bullshit, and keep spreading the right attitude. Enlightenment takes time.

  9. albert walker Says:

    should have hit the reggae party SW?

  10. albert walker Says:

    Got the 1980 Revolutionaries Channel One pressing of I Came, I saw, I Conquered

    and getting some butter simmering up irie

    great afternoon

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    pulling Pittsburgh as we speak.

    No Shine yet this whole tour. Trey reads this board i think.

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    SBD flacs from NY and Albany on the ‘noid as well…fyi

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    @AW

    of course.

    the girl shut me down, though.

    she was getting me back for Tortoise and Schofield.

  14. garretc Says:

    @Mr. P

    Trey reads the board and the one piece of advice he takes from us is not playing Shine? Clearly we’re either not getting our feelings across clearly or Trey is lacking in reading comprehension abilities, cause I feel as if we’ve had more emphasized critiques on other subjects…

  15. garretc Says:

    @SW

    Hey, now you have a negotiation chip!

    “No, Silly, I don’t want to go see another concert tonight!”

    “But how many times have we left concerts due to racism?”

    Boom, negotiation over

  16. garretc Says:

    Or, if you want to be more aggressive with it:

    “Last time YOU chose what we were doing you picked the bigots, remember?”

  17. albert walker Says:

    reggae party at a Polish bar in Chicago

    sounds like the opposite of the Kramer stand up experience

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    @garretc

    perfect.

  19. SillyWilly Says:

    fat bald wanna-be comedians gettin schwilly on PBRs and Natty Ice

    add that to the list of shit no one should ever have to see

  20. BrandonKayda Says:

    Sorry about your bad experience Silly – that sucks. Was anybody still actively watching him after that? What an asshole.

  21. butter Says:

    i fully admit:

    after seeing this TAB live i might have a different opinion. if Trey’s tone fills the room the right way, you just can’t beat that live experience

    i don’t know when i will get to see them, tho…not this tour

  22. kayatosh Says:

    spinning pitts now. diskobean aud. source. real nice. full band acoustic Liquid time is $$$, as it was in philly. but what’s really standing out for me so far is push on. best version yet. $$$. wall o sound. spin that shit. Pitts night speaks has some tasty spaciousness. but I will admit, it seems trey and ray are falling into grooves during jam time as opposed to exploring new ground. the grooves are redeeming, though.

    Put me in the camp that likes this TAB tour despite its more adult contemporary flavor (caveat: have not listened to NYC or colombus, and i am adult and contemporary at 39). I also liked the last tour, but like this one better. more refined, trey playing better. solos more fluid, especially as the tour has progressed. red’s on point; this band is seasoned.

    acoustic set is what it is — straightforward, phish covers. fun and meaningful (as GDad noted) when you’re in the house, if not a little soft. clint eastwood is a fine addition to the repertoire. ocelot better as a TAB tune.

    chicago will be a great time.
    “I liked the manic energy wall of sound that TAB always was” – aw
    you will get this at times tonight.

  23. brother Says:

    @Kaya. Check out the Push On from last night! Haven’t listened back but it sure blew me away last night. Probably the highlight of the night.

  24. brother Says:

    just ended all three sentences with “night”. such a great writer i am.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    wow, brother. I was startinbg to sour on push on, but pitss perked up ears. look fwd. to ehairng coombus.

    tunes like valentine, are sharper more propulsive this go round. trey’s and the band’s confidence has elevated.

    the focus w/ this band is not improv, although there is some. trey prefers to shred during the jam space, and his shred style is working.

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