“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. kayatosh Says:

    jmeg: Indeed. a $$$+ Stash.

    listening to sashimi grade phish makes me wanna see shows. but which ones? how to placate the wife? so many ?’s. this passion tempered by thoughts of actually being in a phish crowd, the miasma of cig smoke, the glowrings, the puking. maybe i’m just a living room phan?

  2. neemor Says:

    And it all started with that After Midnight out of left field.

    Talk about a shock to the system.

    The memories of Cypress came flooding back in a minute.
    Also, was stuffed in there with one of the chillest crowds ever.
    Manchester, if I recall, was a weeknight rendezvous-and as we know, those seldom disappoint.

  3. voopa Says:

    Yes. Give me your BG tix.

  4. kayatosh Says:

    not a huge my soul fan, but 10.29.2010 smokes. dang, trey.

  5. neemor Says:

    “this passion tempered by thoughts of actually being in a phish crowd”
    ^ the true grit.

    A crowd, as mentioned above, can make or break a show.
    More often then not, that’s the case in my experience.

    Although, that may entirely be my perspective.
    And very often is.

    But as we all know, the band feels it, too.
    That’s the magic.
    I find myself giving the band everything I’ve got in an effort to send out those ripples through the crowd which undoubtedly reach the band.
    Which moves the music.

    And Kayah, we love having you there!

  6. joemeg Says:

    yeah, you’re not just a living room phan. To experience the full effects of the magic when it occurs, you have to be there.

  7. kayatosh Says:

    you know it, guys. just the musings of an old man.

  8. joemeg Says:

    Manchester and Orlando are 2 examples. Though they are still great listening to, in fact great is an understatement, it was magical being in the room for those shows.

  9. Multibeast Says:

    The crowds in 3.0 have been pretty good in my experience. It may have to do with the fact that I try to roll with a good crew, often times friends I have been seeing shows with since 94. I also try to not focus on any sort of ‘negative’ element and focusing on the positive. Distractions obviously occur though that can take you out of the moment. Don’t think I have ever seen anyone spew at a show. Almost bailed on some barf climbing back up the hill at Alpine in 98 tho….

  10. kayatosh Says:

    in truth, the BB connection has been the primary force in my seeing as many 3.0 shows as I have. thank you

  11. kayatosh Says:

    don’t mind me. i’m high on cacao/walnut/date/coconut balls

  12. poop goblin Says:

    my girl just texted me she wants to hear

    The Connection
    Show of life
    and My Problem Right There

    at Woostah

    that’s my problem right there.

  13. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Sounds good Kaya!

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    I have to say I prefer the crowds now than I did in the 90s, especially after I came back from living abroad. The super fucked up dreadlocked Land Rover set just kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Now they are less fucked up and less dready, bit more on the dad side I guess.

    Def could use more ladies, though.

  15. angryjoggerz Says:

    Hahah, Poop. She’s gotta be messing with you. You should have save the money and taken her to Handsonahardbody.

  16. BingosBrother Says:

    Show of Life is a great encore imo.

  17. gunslinging parrot Says:

    LOL poop, mine tells me last night she hopes to get boucin’ and sample on friday woostah!

  18. Guyute711 Says:

    Sample was playing on my shuffle the other day and my friend asked what show it was. I know a good bit about Phish but placing what show a Sample is from seems a little bit out of my league.

  19. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    MPRT equal great sound check tune.

    not jammy, but it has feat prints on it as well. I like the lyrics speaking to the lack of accountability some folks rely on their lives. easy chord structure as well.

    I am going to walk in backwards to Roger Waters tonight.

  20. poop goblin Says:

    I really dig a late show or encore show of life also.

    She’s def a jam chaser, L head, and likes to get down but her taste in regular songs gets pretty out there. Pretty sure she’s serious.

    She thinks Alaska and Summer of 89 totally blow at least. She’s got hope.

  21. ThePigSong Says:


    Looks like George is almost in first.

  22. kenny powers Says:

    show of life is perfect as the set-ending landing pad…the darker the preceeding jamming, the more effective.

    that or slot one in the encore, followed by a Golgi or a Fire or some shit

  23. kenny powers Says:

    i recall the Jones Beach 2010 SOL being esp poignant.

  24. Guyute711 Says:

    No more Fire, no more, GTBT, no more Loving Cup. For the love of God.

  25. voopa Says:

    George in the lead!

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