“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. kenny powers Says:

    Really Guyute? That’s some sure fire shredding right there! Guess everything in moderation.

    My ex always wanted a Horse > SITM. Woopeee

  2. Mr palmer Says:

    Agree with loving cup . Still enjoy Fire and Good Times though.

    Not really down with SOL. Id rather hear a well placed Velvetta that Show.

  3. Guyute711 Says:

    I would be happy to never see any of those tunes again.

    I have seen 17 Loving Cup’s, 8 GTBT and 6 Fire’s.
    Loving Cup enough already and the other 2 are just like Frankenstein to me. If they are just going to play the song straight up every time I can pass on that.

  4. Kaveh Says:

    Phish to close Bonnaroo — 4 hours slot; 2 sets.

  5. litteringand Says:

    This is at least the second time i have posted this but dont sleep on the DTE GTBT, its got a little extra juice

  6. litteringand Says:

    Also WFC has to be the least explored cover album they have ever done right? Except dark side, but thats a little different.

  7. Guyute711 Says:

    I was pretty happy to catch Rocket in my Pocket at Blossom. Mostly because of the guy in his 50’s in front of me just losing it and dancing his ass off.

  8. Kaveh Says:

    DTE GTBT, its got a little extra juice

    ^ Yep!

  9. MiA Says:

    Small world Guyute, I look like older than I am due to grey hair, but I’m no where near my 50’s.

  10. MiA Says:

    Think I’ll spin MSG ’11. Been awhile.

  11. litteringand Says:

    Well they should a least play Spanish Moon again since Trey came in too soon on Halloween. And the song is the bees knees

  12. marcoesq Says:

    See, I can’t stand Fire but don’t mind GTBT or even a well placed Loving Cup.

    If they go back to dropping Loving Cup every 2 weeks peeps will like again.

  13. kenny powers Says:

    Wow, 17 L Cups. That is a bit unfortunate. Actually I could be in the teens as well.

  14. Selector J Says:

    “Phish to close Bonnaroo — 4 hours slot; 2 sets.”

    At first, I thought that meant two 2 hour sets. When factoring in the (likely) going on 20-30 minutes late, set break, and encore, I guess that’s just standard operating procedure.

    Ya know, it’d be way cooler if they just did 4 hours straight through. There’d be no choice but to take a few deep. Make it happen, @posterkid.

  15. marcoesq Says:

    I’ve seen 13 Loving Cup/z

  16. marcoesq Says:

    I’ve only seen Gumbo 3 times, wtf-ness

  17. viola Says:

    manchester ghost mango is great work. manchester also includes a rippin rendition of Access Me which i love.

    would like to see Access Me a few more times in ’12

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    the word of the day is “meat glue”
    meat glue.

  19. Guyute711 Says:

    Play Life a Mars a few more times and shelf the overplayed songs. I’ve seen LoM 3 times. Speaking of covers anyway.

  20. litteringand Says:

    I’ve seen 4 TTEs :party favor noise:

  21. MiA Says:

    The MSG Glide is very well done. Props for them pulling that back out.

  22. BingosBrother Says:

    Will Trey be making a guest prance appearance at the First Tube Show?

  23. George Pratt Says:

    If you didn’t see yesterdays post please check it out and cast me a vote. Voting ends today.


    George Pratt


  24. voopa Says:

    The OSL slot was 2 sets, 4 hours as well. SOP. And they played Life on Mars.

  25. Jtran Says:


    any word on Bonarroo web casting like Coachella? That’d be great.

    And morning/afternoon comrades. TT?

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