“Venues of Summer Vol. I” & Utica Giveaway!

PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ

As Summer Tour is around the corner, and in the spirit of the new soundboard tracks from the archives that continue to trickle out from “Past Summer Tours,” I decided to combine a compilation of my own with a contest and giveaway. Here’s the deal: in the compilation linked below—”Miner’s Venues of Summer Vol. I”—you’ll find 12 tracks from the history of Leg One venues. Just drop folder into iTunes and the setlist of the compilation will pop-up. But here’s the catch, you won’t see the venues or dates of the selections. Your job is to come up with the correct venue and date for each selection, nothing too hard, and shoot me an email with the subject line “Summer Venue Contest.” All correct responses will be entered to win one of three brand spanking new copies of “Phish: Live In Utica” DVD/CD box set! All winning entries will be put into a hat and the three winners will be drawn at random. You may enter anytime until Sunday at 3pm pacific, and the winners will be announced on Monday! Send your entries to mrminer@phishthoughts.com (FYI: I didn’t get all techie and strip MP3 tags, but just drop the folder in iTunes and play by the honor code. The point is to get as many candidates as possible for the Utica drawing, not to trick anyone.)

Enjoy the Tunes!


10.20.2010: “I Saw It Again > Antelope”


Jam of the Day:

Halley’s -> Roses -> NO2” 7.13.99 I

Here’s a selection from Great Woods history that didn’t make the compilation, but is a retro-summer treat, nonetheless.

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726 Responses to ““Venues of Summer Vol. I” & Utica Giveaway!”

  1. gavinsdad Says:

    thx for all the ticket pick-ups guys.

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    Deep into the ’98 UIC Gin right now. Right into the Mind Left Body part.

  3. albert walker Says:

    so Duke

    you think someone led them into the relative major or was it spoken about prior?

    when I spun it last night they all seemed to just dive into it. couldn’t quite make anyone leading the charge.

  4. BrandonKayda Says:

    I feel like Page led them into it and Mike followed, personally.

  5. albert walker Says:

    could be BK

    it’s def a improv move that’s easy to follow and cuz of the overlap of the keys can stumble into pretty cleanly

    gonna have to check it out again too

    I want to believe in magic too

  6. ThePigSong Says:

    This summer I would like to see:
    Peaches (unlikely)
    Waves (unlikely)
    Pebbles & Marbles (medium likely)

    I’ve only got two shows and 2/3 of a festi…

  7. BrandonKayda Says:

    Definitely – same thing with Stash – Dm into F

    Bowie is in Em i think, so G major.

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    gdad- whats the facebook page where you dumped some UICs? I need to do the same.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    MiA: that 11.9.98 gin is among my favorites from Nov. 98 along w/ 11.4. piper, 11.6 SOAM and simple, 11.11 gumbo, 11.25 drowned, 11.27 weekapaug jam, and 11.29 simple

  10. albert walker Says:

    I could be just thrown off by the impatient vibe of the musical density style of jamming

    where back in the day they would have started dirty first and teased out the change before easing in now they just drop right into it. gives the impression of a lack of search that may be misleading.

  11. Kaveh Says:

    @Palmer: What tickets do you need to dump for the UIC?

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    must be the tempo

  13. Mike in Austin Says:

    I agree with BK on the Stash. I think Page just stayed on the I though, then Mike moved to him and they resolved … pulling Trey back.

  14. Mr. Palmer Says:

    2 for Wed – sec 213

  15. albert walker Says:

    def gonna have to check it out now. such a great jam. takes a few bars to get going. trying to get Trey on the same page it seems but then just takes off for the last 5 minutes or so. one of my favs I’ve caught in 3.0

  16. gavinsdad Says:

    @palmer – “school of phish”. i just added you. note that they dont approve of posts in the general newsfeed. look in the right column under Docs. the “have tickets” doc is what you want. read the rules. post yer tix. finis.

  17. gavinsdad Says:

    ^extra tic posts that is

  18. kayatosh Says:

    my favorite charlie hunter band. dig these two cats on percussion w/ him. chopek and lovejoy


  19. ThePigSong Says:

    Hm, can everyone here actually call out key changes in a jam? If so, I’m way outta my league.

    Me: “woah! This sound different than a minute ago”

  20. Mike in Austin Says:

    Kaya – Fall of ’98 was a target rich environment. I’m pretty much a fan of every ’98 Gin. Especially those that opened a set. But UIC/Riverport/Ventura … wow.

    That Denver Piper is really fantastic too. Good call. You got some tracks that I’ve overlooked for awhile and need to respin.

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    thanks Gdad.

  22. gavinsdad Says:

    updated meet up spreadsheet with one new tab for:


    please let me know if you’re comin. very lo-key affair. all are welcome. just let me know so i can plan for the food/beer ratios.

  23. Jtran Says:


    Can you direct me to the right place as well?

    Not seeing it…

  24. albert walker Says:

    AC Stash and Brim Split are 2 good jams Pig to listen to the relative major style key change

    you’ll def be able to tell the difference. every minor scale has a relative major based on different notes from the same scale so they sound somewhat similar but evoke the different tensions of a major vs minor key

  25. DukeOfLizards Says:


    Been examining the shit out of the few seconds before and after the shift. My take:

    Def think Mike leads the shift. At 6:33 Mike briefly plays a couple of beats of intervals in a relative major key to the standard Stash jam, then plays for a few beats back in Stash-land, then goes back to Relative-Major-ville from 6:37 on. At 6:41, Trey briefly sustains a note and Mike totally fills the space with those relative major intervals. I think it’s the fact that Mike 1) had been hinting at the shift for a few bars already, and 2) plays that major-key line SO DELIBERATELY at 6:41 that cause Trey and Page to jump in basically simultaneously.

    So I vote “organic.” Having said that, the minor-major key shift is also something they’ve had up their sleeve since beginning of time, so it’s definitely also something that they’re very much attuned to both listening for and executing.

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