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. fat bastard Says:

    send in a relief pitcher…kenny powers has had enough! HA burned your shoreline rm. can’t wait to jam in on the way to indiana tomorrow. 50 mile drive…hardly gets me thru the YEM

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    all good Duke.

    Hoboken St. Paddy’s day parade tomorrow. Nice. FYI- I met my wife at that in 2000. Good luck.

  3. angryjoggerz Says:

    Woot! Just put in for Detroit and Blossom and secured my Pitchfork 3 day pass today. Gonna be a fun summer! Bring it!

    Hope everyone is having a good night. Sending vibes to Dr. P and the fam, those first few nights are hella intense!

  4. vegas wolfmans Says:

    palmasterflash- Living the dream out here. Hoping for an abundance of west coast dates. I haven’t been to a show since AV last summer- far too long for this kid. That Desert Sky show was the business. Great Gumbo. “Best Ever” contender in that Antelope. How you living? Psyched to have a dozen shows in driving distance this summer? Lucky ass northeasterners… 8)

    8/1/98 Tweezer- across the board winner.

  5. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Song: Ghost
    Album: 2010.12.31 Madison Square Garden
    FileType: Apple Lossless audio file
    PlayCount: 15

    Soon to be 16. Excluding YouTube and iPod spins.

  6. albert walker Says:

    need to get that download KP before I hit the YEM. from memorty that was some sickness

    def one of my fav Ya Mars. shit is slick. miss the jammed ya mars.

  7. albert walker Says:

    8/1/98 is def sick. love the 98 tweezers. love me some fucking tweezer.

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    damn, where did Ya mar go?

  9. albert walker Says:

    Ya Mar is fuckin dead

  10. kenny powers Says:

    @ aw

    the YEM is gross

  11. albert walker Says:

    that little run will be fun AJ. we are doing the 3 that weekend.

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    gonna hit play on that show in a few minutes myself @ AW. On paper it looks like a monster.

  13. kenny powers Says:

    i love the 11.27.98 Ya Mar

  14. SillyWilly Says:

    ya mar seems like such a summery song

    they should practice it and bring it back

    i’d love to hear it live for the first time

  15. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Pulling the 7/31/97 now. Thank you Mr. Powers.

    Beat my Phish-hating, Ke$ha-bumping roommate home tonight.


  16. vegas wolfmans Says:

    I love everything about 11/27/98.

    “I went to Mexico on an epic, spiritual quest that ended in failure.”
    -Kenny Powers

  17. albert walker Says:

    great show. my old school crew of 4 did the whole west coast up from AZ

    I loved the Shoreline show. as a retarded little kid thought the Jerry shout out was the coolest thing too.

  18. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Sounds sick KP. Nice work…as usual.

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    damn. that might be the fastest torrent I’ve ever pulled. thanks, kp.

    hey, what are you up to this weekend? I’m probably looking to watch the nd/uconn game tomorrow with some beers in hand. game is at 2pm if you are available. maybe meet for a little bane/bball/beers sesh?

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Dump NICU and play Yamar. I’ll make that trade everyday.

  21. fat bastard Says:

    got stoned..10 days i made it. start a new streak tomorrow

  22. SillyWilly Says:


    Ke$ha huh?

    mine loves Nelly and strictly 90s R Kelly

    house rule: whoever wins darts picks the music.

    Im undefeated since January. Music motivates.

  23. vegas wolfmans Says:

    AW- I did AZ>Gorge that summer also. Great shows going up the coast. One thing I know for sure: Whoever rented the car to me and my dirtbag friends at the Phoenix airport must be out of a job. Good times.

  24. kenny powers Says:


    dude give me a call. ain’t up to shit. it’s March. i got a stash of fine brews. dig it.

  25. kenny powers Says:

    Radio City Ghost

    a fun trip.

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