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. poop goblin Says:

    I’ll have to check that out. I have some Wackies pressings but some of the lesser known stuff.

    looks great.

  2. KfL Says:

    tortoise album to check out first?

  3. phoammhead Says:


  4. Selector J Says:

    TNT + Millions Now Living 😉

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Spinning that Byrne/Eno My Life. Not sure why i’ve never heard any of this stuff before. I’m afraid i’m going to really get sucked into this stuff.

  6. Jtran Says:

    Spinning this Tidal Wave now

    Sounds great so far

  7. phoammhead Says:

    did you guys see this?

    the war on drugs is stupid!

  8. fat bastard Says:

    this 7 Gold is the shit. lovin it.

  9. Selector J Says:

    btw, the first track on the Jah Batta album from the last page was one I played during my radio show Thursday. It was the dedication to the vegetarians:

    “Me say ah meat ah no something yu fi eat.”

  10. albert walker Says:

    the use of the samples instead of vocals with those sick Talking Heads style grooves Palmer = $$$$

    I had the same feeling when I first heard it. how the fuck had I not heard this sick shit before.

    had already been an eno fan and th fan but hadn’t heard that one. great album.

  11. fat bastard Says:

    JTran listen to the P.T. 109 track yet? thats the heat

  12. albert walker Says:

    yeah fb. the digital deejay stuff is a current obsession of mine

    the jazzbo production on that shit is very very hip

  13. fat bastard Says:

    i’m eatin all this up. my style big time. selector i wish i could tune in man. i’m sure its the goods.

  14. albert walker Says:

    I miss the selector show too FB. no tunes on the trading desk. sucks.

  15. KfL Says:

    passed up a free ticket to #1 vs #2 lacrosse and free beer at a work party to get irie, be glad the week is over, & spin some fresh tunes

  16. kayatosh Says:

    just killed a bunch of time watchin weed videos on youtube, including amserdam vids.

    now trying pandora for the first time. typed in peter tosh and I’m off and running w/ brand new second hand. very cool.

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Syracuse vs who? @ kwl.

    got to grab those reggae records all you cats are pimping. Anyone know off hand what page they are? Just being lazy, i can look….but i don’t want to.

    fresh bag o bane arrived while i was out. in the mailbox. green suburbia….llfa

  18. Jtran Says:

    Not yet FB

    Spinning the album as it’s meant to be heard. Track 4 now.

  19. Selector J Says:

    @fb Argument is the bidness. One of my favorite deejay albums. Jah Batta straight murders every track and that thick Wackie bass, echo pushing the drums and vocals out, tasty horn lines…
    “I tell ya bout it!”

  20. Selector J Says:

    @Mr. P
    Jah Batta – Argument

  21. KfL Says:


  22. KfL Says:

    its on espn u now

  23. krivraq Says:

    ssup, boarders

  24. Chuck sweD Says:

    jah batta – argument $$$

  25. Chuck sweD Says:

    cat’s got flow

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