“First Tube” Poster Show in AC

First Tube Poster Show

If you are heading to Atlantic City for Phish’s three-night boardwalk extravaganza, be sure to stop by “First Tube,” a poster and art show that will be held on Saturday June 16, from 10am-3pm in the Westminster Room at the Trump Plaza Hotel. This show will feature Phish inspired art by artists from around the country, including limited edition art made specifically for the show. I will also have a table there, selling and signing copies of my book. Admission is free, so be sure to come by and say hello. This show was developed and produced by a group of artists and fans known as the Mothership Art Collective. More comprehensive details are excerpted from the press release below.


The initial artists announced for First Tube represent some of the best artists in the Phish community and poster art. Longtime Phish artists AJ Masthay, TRiPP, Ryan Kerrigan, John Warner, Erin Cadigan, Noah Phence and Bruce Horan have been a part of many poster shows in the past and each have a large portfolio of concert poster art across a wide range of musical acts. Mike DuBois designed and illustrated the cover art to Levon Helm’s Electric Dirt and has created posters for the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyd and many more. Newcomers Jiggs, Lauren Domsky and Branden Otto are featured in their first Phish poster show, as well as writer and author, Dave Calarco, who will be selling his book ‘Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts’ at the show.

Worcester 2012 (Masthay)

Non-profits include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has given grants for music education totaling more than $600,000 over the past 14 years; HeadCount, a non-profit, non-partisan voter registration organization that promotes civic participation and knowledge of the issues; PhanArt, a book and website created as a way to showcase the art made by Phish fans and raises money for Mockingbird Foundation, and Screen ‘n’ Suds, who combine craft beers and posters to benefit the National MS Society and chairities in Richmond, Virginia.

Phish poster shows have been held over the years with great success, as unique posters made for the Phish shows that weekend and stop on the tour feature some of the best concert art being produced today. ‘First Tube’ is the first event for 2012 produced by the Mothership Art Collective, a group within the Phish community, comprised of artists and organizations who promote the art inspired by the band Phish. The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. The creative fan base that Phish has makes for amazing art inspired by the band, the locales and the music. The collective will work hard to bring a show to the Phish touring public each year.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past poster shows, First Tube will offer free entry to all patrons, tubes available for purchase, charitable donations from the event made to the Mockingbird Foundation and a wide array of artists with posters to fit any budget.


Jam of the Day:

Ghost -> Mango Song” 10.26.10 II

A standout, modern era “Ghost” from Manchester, New Hampshire.

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  1. sumodie Says:

    Steve Kimock 5/14/2012 Cambridge, MA

    Set One:
    A New Africa
    Philly Mambo
    Hey Man (with Van Gordon Martin on guitar)
    Nana’s Chalk Pipe
    TLC (with Aqualung teases)
    You’re The One

    Set Two:
    You Can’t Do That (Beatles)
    Cole’s Law ->
    Tangled Hangers (with Steve and Wally drum duet)
    Stella Blue
    Super Stupid (with Van Gordon Martin on guitar)

  2. sumodie Says:

    Not like I could compile a Kimock setlist (it’s from the greenboard), first time seeing him on his own

    First set flowed very well, second was more disjointed and didn’t build on the first, a lil frustrating overall (no encore either). Dunno how a long term fan would feel but I suspect Kimock to be a more hit or miss lead man than Trey. When he’s good he’s amazing, and otherwise he can seem too casual or maybe unfocused. But he’s sure passionate -best guitarist from the Jerry-school-of-rock who has his own unique style I know of, very impressive (too bad he had that falling out with Phil, or was it Jill?)

    Awesome to see Bernie Worrell, he sang the night’s only vocal on the Funkadelic track, Super Stupid. Not blown away by Kimock but glad to have finally seen him.

    Kinda tired of driving 90+ minutes one way to see all these bands this spring but every show has been worthwhile (Seun Kuti remains my fav). Def feel satiated till Woosta.

  3. sumodie Says:

    Spun both 7.2.98 Copenhagen and 7.13.99 Great Woods recently

    for replay saved Theme, Ghost>Jim>Caspian (from Copenhagen) & Halley’s, NO2, Reba>Carini>FBitch, Wolfman’s>Piper>Bug>Mountains in the Mist (from GW)

    Is it practice time yet…?

  4. thedayman Says:

    a disease supreme.

  5. m00nshake Says:

    I know Tripp, he’s a super nice guy, always has been. Glad to see he’s still around doing his thing. His artwork looks really good, too.

  6. MiA Says:

    looks like a fun afternoon. h

  7. MiA Says:

    ave a good afternoon.

    (last post entered by an obsessive beagle wanting breakfast)

  8. bob dylan Says:

    I’ll be there. Should serve as a nice way to ease into the day if nothing else. I’ll check and see if we’re gonna do a WW booth.

  9. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Yeah Friday will be my only show of that run so I’ll miss the fair unfortunately, but I definitely want to meet up with the BB crew early for some serious pre-gaming in the real City of (unpolished, uncommodified, super-seedy, snooki-esque) Sin

  10. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I love Kimock’s Stella Blue instrumentals.

  11. bob dylan Says:

    so i guess i wanna do woosta. night one at least to kick off tour.

    anyone going from the city and wanna car pool? not sure if i’d need to come back after or not yet. get at me in the emails –
    mitch at phishthoughts dot com

  12. bob dylan Says:

    *loves being able to decide to hit a show just cause #eastcoastphish

  13. DryIceFactory Says:


    fanfueld.com search “Phish Party Bus”, that’s how us Beantowners are doing it down here.

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  15. DryIceFactory Says:

    Also kind of funny. This is the first time the “Jam of the Day” has been something I’ve already listened to today. Also took a spin thru that Light. Is that funk groove/Alumni Reprise thing one of the more infectious jam segments of 3.0 or am I nuts? AlumnLIGHT!!!!

  16. bob dylan Says:

    my last post goes out to robear btw

  17. btb Says:

    New Mathasy Prints, nice! We’re officially getting close to tour.

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mornin’ all
    feels like a Siket Disc kind of morning.

  19. marcoesq Says:

    Morning everyone

  20. marcoesq Says:

    Will definitely try and make it to this fair. We’re staying 15min north of AC and it’s kind of tough logistically to get around but maybe I’kll drive and park

  21. Andrew Says:

    I still think as a whole that 2010 is the best of 3.0. So many good shows, especially Fall 2010. Fall Phish I hope you return someday.

  22. marcoesq Says:

    This guy is badass, He was on AGT last night with Howard

  23. marcoesq Says:

    @Andrew, I think you hit the nail on the head. Really only because 2012 had a Fall tour is that even a consideration.

  24. marcoesq Says:

    ^2010, not 2012 obvo

  25. kenny powers Says:

    heron chicks. endless entertainment. yesterday i watched the mama regurgitate a big-ass fish for the kidz.


    mom just showed up on the hawk cam, i think they’re gorging on a chipmunk.


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