“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. snowbank Says:

    I’ve seen survived 4 TTEs.

    Alumni Blues, Saw It Again, Turd on the Run – Snow’s Wish List for AC

    Anybody want to recommend some reggae that might be in spotify? The marley documentary has me inspired to listen to more.
    Things already on my radar: Toots, Jimmy Cliff, Bob

    K thx

  2. Kaveh Says:

    @Jtran: i don’t know; was just passing along a tweet.

  3. snowbank Says:

    I forgot SOAM and What’s the Use. Want to hear those too.

  4. lumpyhead Says:

    ^ still, that’s cool that phish is givin the fairly proper treatment.

  5. marcoesq Says:

    Seeing Saw it Again in a setlist automatically GUARANATEES a good show

  6. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Would be neat of that training they mocked up actually developed stamina for and actual 4 hour set.

    That would be a might F/U to to the fan blowing off the festival and “What’s Up, Bitches!” to the mainstream artists.

    I heard there will Veg-Off between Anthony Kiedis and Mike Gordon on Sunday morning. You know how competitive vegans can be sometimes.

  7. Leo Weaver Says:

    Lots of good reggae and dub on the Spotify @snow. Scratch, King Tubby, Jackie Mittoo, Augustus Pablo, Upsetters, Horace Andy, Mad Professor…the list goes on and on. Just hit that “related artists” button and go from there.

    Now wait for selector, poog, sillywilly, voopa, and others to chime in with more.

    See ya in AC

  8. Leo Weaver Says:

    My Soul openers do the same thing @marco…for the most part anyway.

  9. Jtran Says:



    A playlist I’ve been bumpin of Black Ark era Scratch stuff.

  10. Leo Weaver Says:

    Nice Jtran. Thanks for posting, just opened it up and hitting play…NOW.

  11. voopa Says:

    If you’re not going to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza or Austin City Limits this year, you’ll still have a good chance to catch them on a live stream webcast brought to us by YouTube and Dell. They’ll feature a combination of live stream and archived webcast videos for all four of the music festivals through dedicated YouTube channels, creating the ability to watch YouTube music videos dedicated to each of the music festivals.


  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Snow- Gregory Isaacs- Cool Ruler- I justed dusted this one off last night, then proceeded to go on a 3 hour reggae/dub binge.

  13. marcoesq Says:

    Simon Gagne out and skating for the Kings, that’s good news. Won’t lace up for gametime yet but good to know.

    So many hockey guys and stars getting fkd up concussions these days..

    Gagne, Pronger, Crosby, etc.

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    My Soul openers do the same thing @marco…for the most part anyway.

    at least a 6/7 hit rate. I’m sure there’s only one I’m unsure of for sure.

  15. snowbank Says:

    something like… Turd on the Run> Bader Field Jam > Saw it Again, SOAM > What’s the Use >SOAM, Alumni Blues > Bader Field Jam 2

    A guy can dream right?

    Awesome, thanks Leo and Jtran.

    See ya in AC Leo! I won’t be much help this time. Never been to AC before.

  16. Leo Weaver Says:

    Me neither Snow, me neither. I do know, however, that if I’ve walked into the salty water I’ve gone to far. Should be fun.

  17. marcoesq Says:

    I just hope there’s more than 1 “AC Jam” in the LP afterwards.

  18. Mr. Palmer Says:

    7/25/99 is a great show. Very representative of 1999 phish.

    I try to ignore most of what Tela’s says, but he was dead on on this one.. great show!

    ^^ btw- I’m kidding pal.. I ignore nothing.

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    plus- KP remastered that Deer Creek ’99 show..

  20. Selector J Says:

    Anyone in NYC want to win Lee “Scratch” Perry tickets for Thursday at Gramercy Theater?

    There’s some Twitter contest by LargeUp.com giving away a pair of tickets.

    The answer to the trivia question is Return Of Django.

  21. MiA Says:

    http://turntable.fm/bb_spiritual_plinko_funk session going down.

  22. BingosBrother Says:

    7/25/99 has a Saw it again. I started Saw It again in the lawn. By the end of it, I was standing in front of Page rocking the fuck out with him. Also bought a sweet Kuroda Lights shirt that day. Was stoked as fuck when they gave him a light solo for his birthday. Deer Creek bitches.

  23. alf Says:


    culture – two sevens clash
    pablo moses – revolutionary dream
    jacob miller – who say jah no dread
    burning spear – marcus garvey

    just tossing out some classics/favorites off the top of my head

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    sel J- I just tweeted the answer, see if i win or not… thanks..

  25. alf Says:

    still looking for a pair of night 2 woosta floors, and spac 2-3

    have extra jones beach, 1 each night

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