TTFF: 11/18 History & Afterparty Update

12/29 Irish Times Update: $5 Cover Added to Afterparty

Book Cover (Masthay)

I did all I could to throw a free afterparty in New York City, but after negotiations with the owner of the bar, there will need to be a $5 cover charge in order to staff the event—specifically to have someone to run the “book check” so that anyone who purchases a book at the signing can enjoy the show without worrying about its safety. I can assure you that I am not making cent with the afterparty and this is a simple issue of the owner changing his mind after the fact. Nonetheless, $5 in New York City will hardly buy you a dog and a soda on the corner, so come across the street after the 29th show and celebrate a fantastic year of Phish with friends. Music all night long will be provided by provided by Coltrane and friends. The details are below for the sake of repetition:

12/29/2011 @ The Irish Times

254 W 31st St. (b/w 7th and 8th Ave)

Less than 1 block from MSG!

The Book Signing: 4 pm – 6 pm

The Afterparty: Post-show – 3 am – $5 cover charge

Come one, come all!


(Around) Ten Tunes for Friday: 11/18 in Phish History

11.16 / 11.18.94 Michigan Poster

November 18th has been a prolific date in Phish history, as the band performed on this day in the powerhouse years of ’94, ’95, ’96, and ’98. In addition, Phish also kicked of their first fall tour of the modern era in 2009 on this date, but though the “46 Days” and “Disease” were noteworthy, this playlist will consist of the other four shows. In 1994, Phish sat smack dab in the middle of one of the peak months of the mid ’90s, and on the 18th, they took their blistering chops up to Michigan State University in East Lansing for a smoking affair. The following year, Phish was on the second half of a marathon Fall tour when the passed through North Charleston Coliseum for a solid Fall ’95 show with some unreal peaks in. In 1996, November 18th brought the band to Memphis, Tennessee, where they played a phenomenal second set on their at the tail end the end of their Midwestern leg of the tour. And in 1998, the band played one of the first-ever shows at Greenville, South Carolina’s Bi-Lo center, a dark horse mid-week affair that is barely talked about though contains several great jams. When plucking the highlights from this quartet of shows, we are left with quite the Friday playlist! Let’s get right to it.


Split Open and Melt” 11.18.94 I

This jam vividly illustrates the band’s ferocious jamming of November ’94. Communicating as well as ever, they ridiculously shred this version to pieces.



2001 > Simple” 11.18..96 II

One of the first jammed out “2001s” leads into a sublime “Simple” led by Trey’s cathartic lead playing.



Reba” 11.18.95 I

This soaring rendition flies way under the radar in terms of ’95 “Rebas,” but can hold its own against the best of them.



Tweezer > Contact” 11.18.94 II

A quintessential Fall ’94 “Tweezer” starts with some snarling textures before the band hits a hard-edged “Wedge” tease, then settles into a groove and moves far beyond it into totally original places.



Wolfman’s > Lizards” 11.18.98 II

The band moves from the funk into an extended and groovy take on their ’98 melodic ambient style before merging with “Lizards.”



David Bowie” 11.18.98 I

This extended first set closer lit a fire under the band for the second half.



You Enjoy Myself” 11.18.95 II

This experimental 30-minute beast is best known for its “Brick House” jam, but offers a whole lot more.



Slave to the Traffic Light” 11.18.98 II

One of my personal favorites, much of this jam’s beauty lies in its initial section of delicate interaction. Flowing from start to finish, Trey shines throughout, bringing the jam to a massive peak.

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1,183 Responses to “TTFF: 11/18 History & Afterparty Update”

  1. Mr. Palmer Says:

    That Shark looks hungry. I’d be in that cage, or in a boat. Crazy

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Jtran- that guy on Craigslist, did you say he was from SC?

  3. Mike in Austin Says:

    All sharks look hungry to me.

  4. Robear Says:

    @AJ, I could have read closer b4 dwnlding. It’s a crunk mix thing. I hate crunk. Sounds pretty cool though. Will look for the other rec.

  5. Robear Says:

    MSU ‘Split’ is the dank.

  6. Gavinsdad Says:

    bhizzles LKJ reco ftw. Freshman year of college soundtrack for sure!

  7. tela'smuff Says:

    cool pics!

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    Wow. This slave. Wow.

  9. lumpyhead Says:

    I ain’t never heard this slave before…

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    @kayatosh – I love you bro but I’m going to ask that you put your vagina away and get a ticket for the 30th. Time to sack up.

  11. bouncin fan Says:

    it’s funny how little love fake jerry gets in his home city. seeing him grow up in hairball willie, uncle johns band, and dark star he hasn’t exactly grown his fan base it seems.

    called about every kid I know to hit further tonight and I’ll I keep getting is the same fuck that hack guitarist response.

  12. bhizzle Says:

    can’t take credit for that rec….I was just playing off Bouncin’

    as soon as I jumped in the car to grab some za for lunch popped forces of victory in. I forgot so much of it. Loved the drums in the first track, riding that cymbol…but fav is still sonnys lettah.

    I was thinking I need to drop some steel pulse in my car. I used to have this double disc, the island years I believe that was top notch, no w i gots nothing.

  13. tela'smuff Says:

    Arkology up.

    going to make an attempt to get through some Daft Punk that was passed on my way. should be…..interesting…

  14. st8 of mind Says:

    What a nasty Split that is. Wowsers. Thanks for the tunes Miner. have a great weekend all!

  15. Mike in Austin Says:

    Ah, Lumpy. Hows it going?

  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    @ MiA

  17. Gavinsdad Says:

    Just go and have a good time Bouncin. What else are ya gonna do?

  18. Gavinsdad Says:

    I got an Eyes and an Unbroken last week from the Elderly GD sounding Variety Good Times Band. Was fun but broke no boundaries whatsoever. And I’m no musician but let’s give fake jer a higher baseline than hack. C’mon now.

  19. albert walker Says:

    Morph xan cocktail with OG tubes and Hawks on the TV

    As you can see I’m quite busy

    Going solo sounds lame. Plus its in rosemont not the city.

    I’ll probably go though. No ticket and its fuckin cold out

  20. albert walker Says:

    For me GD is someone that isn’t inventive. Same old nonsense

    No original style. Clones don’t interest me. Just wish he had jerry influence not jerry clone. Gives it a tribute band feel

    Hes better than me but as a guitarist nothing coming out of his instrument interest me

    If kimock was in id be all over it

  21. Fly Says:

    @AW i know you’ve worked hard to stay off the heavy stuff

    watch yourself man

  22. bouncin fan Says:

    I here ya Fly. def been living a “this time it’s going to be different lately” stylee a bit the past year. been kinda down. miss the buzzes.

    been walking a line. carefully. kinda.

    need to clean it up a bit.

  23. bhizzle Says:

    i was under the impression kimock will never be back with them. Wasn’t Herring in P+F at some point? That’d be interesting. Warren is great but I’m warren’d out. And if we’re really going to get on changes to be made to Further, bring back Jay Lane. Man I wish I got to see that incarnation f the early Further. Lane and Russo? Fuck! Monsta drums!

  24. ae Says:

    i’m happy with whatever furthur we got. how much longer is phil going to be able to hit it this hard?

  25. Jtran Says:


    Yes. Greenville or something like that. Still have all his info if you need it.

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