Chicago Reader Reviews

Today we have two reader reviews of Trey’s show in Chicago last Sunday. Denver downloads will be posted as soon as possible, and before long Trey will be wrapping up his tour this Saturday in the Bay Area! Stay tuned for all TAB downloads as they become available.


2.27.2011 TAB @ The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL – Mike Thong

2.25.11 (M.Stein)

…I was charmed by the well-played acoustic arrangements of Phish’s canon. Some songs were played on an alternately-tuned second guitar, and some called for a capo. An interesting moment occurred during “Dirt.” Toward the end of the song Trey’s bright disposition became rather sullen and contemplative and it remained that way through the end of “Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan.” It was almost as though some painful thought or unspoken dedication had taken place…Read on here!


2.27.2011 TAB @ The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL – The Real Guy Forget

…The floor was densely packed tight, leaving little wiggle room for elbows to send off last minute tweets and texts. The lights dropped at 8:28 and with little fanfare Trey was atop his stool strumming the opening notes to Backwards Down The Number Line. As plenty of audience recordings have proved, the crowd was eager to participate, showering Trey with chorus like waves on a sandy shore. It appeared Trey might have been thrown a curve, as he tried to realign his lyrics with the audience’s refrain, eventually leading to building finish and a large crowd eruption to greet the Bad Lieutenant…Read on here!


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer > 2001” 7.1.98 II

On the second night of Summer ’98, Phish dropped this monster sequence, melting many faces in the process.

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1,346 Responses to “Chicago Reader Reviews”

  1. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Selector

    Love it!

  2. EL Duderino Says:

    Money For Nothing vid is a great one to

  3. Selector J Says:

    :revs motorcycle:


  4. Aquaman Says:

    @Sel Jay

    Of course you go for Eddie Grant….great choice BTW.

    I’ll see your Eddie Grant and raise you a….

    Union of the Snake.

    I love a video that tells a tale. (Can you tell I was a child of the 80’s?)


  5. Selector J Says:

    Electric dayglow headbands?? Damn! This video is the heat!
    That ain’t working…

  6. Selector J Says:

    whoa! @aqua. 5 seconds in… I think you win.

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    oh, Ruination is such a good beer. I love that beer. super spendy though.

    another great Eddy Grant song

    and folow that up with some Frontline Symphony. H3tty shit from the early 80s

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    but in terms of awesome 80s videos, can anything beat this one???

  9. poop goblin Says:


    Not knowing the band made me ? That album too

    Way better than I expected. I dig it.

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    Save a Prayer is where it is at for Duran Duran videos, if you ask me. One of my fav videos ever.

  11. Aquaman Says:

    Shhhhhhhhhhh, AJ

    Save ’till the morning after………

  12. Aquaman Says:

    Touche TIII

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

    Im gonna go with some Musical Yut for hot 80s video.

    Big up the yut, dem

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    Save ’till the morning after………


  15. Selector J Says:

    I was looking at that Tidal Wave LP going: hmmmm… this might be terrible or it might be pretty good. Don’t know the studio or the band but Sylvan White is respectable as a producer/engineer. I love Nicodemus, don’t have much Bobby Culture or Louie Rankin but they’re definitely good, too, and I’ve never heard of this Brimstone Fire dude. Hmmmmm.
    I really did not expect it to be $$$– a $$, at best– but no question, it’s a surefire $$$. Excellent find, man.

  16. Aquaman Says:

    On dee leff han side!!

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    how does it feel when you got no food?

  18. albert walker Says:

    my thoughts exactly. the obscurity and the Nicodemus is what attracted my attention

    had heard a little Louie Rankin but not much

    rally diverse album. like how multiple vocalists are on most tracks

    great sound. def was pleasantly surprised when spun. was leaning towards the cheezy side from just preconceptions.

  19. angryjoggerz Says:

    not a dutchie to be seen in that video. i guess that is good, since it is kids.

  20. Aquaman Says:

    OK so in a dive through the archived JOTD’s I have stumbled upon My Left Toe 7.21.99.

    Someone please verify for me whether I hear some of the same 1 – 2, 1 – 2, licks from trey at the 7-8 min. mark as from the famous 12-6-97 Tweezer? Early in that Tweezer post-funk but before the launch in to space.

    I swear it……

  21. Aquaman Says:

    Not being a musician that’s the best I can do….

    (1 – 2, 1 – 2, licks.)

  22. Jtran Says:

    Grabbing that Tidal Wave right now, thanks AW

    Grabbing the Shorline remaster, thanks KP

  23. Selector J Says:

    @aw do you have this one? Jah Batta – Argument
    More really good NYC reggae (coincidentally, also from 1983). This one is from the Wackie’s studio in the Bronx. Lots of good albums from Wackie’s in the early 80s, most famously Horace Andy’s ‘Dance Hall Style’ (thanks to massive attack fans).

    After finding out Nicodemus was in NYC around the same time, I’m kinda pissed that he and Wackie didn’t hook up.

  24. BingosBrother Says:

    Fav 80’s video.

    Fav 80’s song.

  25. Selector J Says:

    ^info for above album

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