“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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159 Responses to ““First Tube” Poster Show in AC”

  1. voopa Says:

    Ummm, hasn’t Mickey Hart been doing that for over 30 years?

  2. marcoesq Says:

    I liked this dude better than Planet Drum. Saw Mickey do that a few times

  3. marcoesq Says:

    Plus, Mickey can feel free to go on America’s Got Talent now. It’s not like Idol where they disqualify you for being a Pro.

    Now THAT I would like to see

  4. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Not Cool Ruppert Papaya, RE Eastcoast phandom.

  5. harryhood Says:

    Has anyone received mail order tix yet?

  6. marcoesq Says:


  7. kayatosh Says:

    That art show sounds boss. thanks, miner.

    PEACE, my nizzles.

    time to figure out how i’m doing AC. gotta shake the wife and kids and get on the party train.

  8. marcoesq Says:

    How awesome is Wu Tang..

  9. poop goblin Says:

    looks like pitchfork diggin this new Killer Mike album too

    produced by El-P great beats and fiery political rhymes. getting a lot of spins at the crib lately.


  10. dorn76 Says:

    Mikey Hart has been regurgitating his meals for 30 years? Dude is weird looking…

    Listening to Gordo from Jam in the Dam this AM.

    Probably only 4th or 5th time I’ve ever put on one of his shows, and I always love the sound.

  11. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Now Looking for Fri BGCA pair, maybe only one. Mrs. B may be headed east for a BDay party for bestie of hers the previous weekend which qualifies me for a no-holds-barred weekend in SF. There will be mayhem and chaos.

    Request on exchange.

  12. neemor Says:

    What a day!
    Ghost>Mango (that entire second set) was tits from the floor.
    Love Manchester, let’s do that again.
    Congrats, Miner on selling the book at First Tube.

    Also, I know all of you have probably seen this, but there is so much right about this video that I wanted to post it.
    I love the internet.
    This solidified in my mind the fact that the Dayton Tube is the Holy Grail.
    And brought back the 90’s in a big way:
    Especially when the lights go down.
    And the goggles guy.

  13. kenny powers Says:

    Neems that is epic.

  14. voopa Says:

    Still ISO 2 for BG2.

  15. dorn76 Says:

    Still the best, hands down. Phish Soul Train.


  16. Kaveh Says:

    Late morning driveBy; good day BBers:

    Speaking of Worcester: I’m wondering if anyone is driving out on Thursday from the Boston area; that might have room?

    Let me know, otherwise, I’ll do the bus from the airport to the train, but just wondering if anyone wants some gas money.

    Let me know here or kjrahimi at yahoo dot com.


  17. kayatosh Says:

    life may be sweeter
    for this I don’t know
    feels like it might be alright
    my lady lullaby sings plainly for you
    love still rings true

  18. plord Says:

    Manchester never gets old.

  19. kayatosh Says:

    11.14.95 — one of the greatest phish shows ever. band was in the zone.

    spinnin gumbo now. straight fwd., rock n roll gumbo, but boy does it hit the spot. fishman’s fills back in the day were jaw dropping

  20. IrieWalton Says:

    The new Willie Nelson album is the goods especially Roll It Up with Snoop.


    It’s on Spotify.

  21. kayatosh Says:

    gonna play that one next time i’m in tt, irie. nice call

  22. kayatosh Says:

    I can see the light between me and my mind

  23. joemeg Says:

    what an unbelievable show kaya.

    I still remember vividly when Trey starts plucking those notes in the beginning of that Stash. Kids were like what?! And kind of new it was going to go big, and boy did it ever.

  24. lumpyhead Says:

    I am looking forward to Atlantic City

  25. kayatosh Says:

    never gets old, plord. agreed. spinnin manchester access me right now. that thing is rich. trey not knowing the words so well but doing a bang up job on harmonies. then the instrumental breakdown w/ mike eventually taking the reigns with the boogie tone. $$$. f’in manchester.

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