“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. marcoesq Says:

    And 7.25.99 was AWESOME, see how that works?

  2. marcoesq Says:

    Gotta love when Stevie Wonder’s I Wish gets jammed on

  3. Selector J Says:

    @Mr. P Nice! Just saw that. Make sure you retweet their link:

  4. Selector J Says:

    ^ or the shorter version: http://t.co/4nTyksf4

  5. marcoesq Says:

    7.23.99 Polaris is one badass 2nd set

    Set 2: Ghost -> Free > Birds of a Feather > Meatstick > Fire

    yes, please.

  6. marcoesq Says:

    Summer ’99 is just chock full of darky goodness. Love that shit

  7. marcoesq Says:

    Spinning Tweezer->Catapult from Alpine 7.24.99

    I just love Trey’s tone during 99, so clean yet sinister.

  8. Selector J Says:

    @Mr. P Nailed it! I think you won. They were giving away two pairs to the first two people to respond and, from what I can tell on the twittronz, you were the second person to respond. Boom!

    I don’t think I’d advise anyone to see Scratch in 2012 for $35… but for free? With a +1? Absolutely.

  9. marcoesq Says:

    We need some 3.0 Catapult!!

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    for real? Lol.. I guess i’ll know soon enough if i won.

  11. Selector J Says:

    Yea, I think so. When I searched ‘@largeupdotcom’ on the twitter, it looks like you were in the top 2.

    Lucky for you, I just recently read that trivia nugget in “People Funny Boy.”

  12. MiA Says:

    And Selector has an amazing recall for all things roots and Scratch.

    And should be typing his dissertation.

  13. joe Says:

    reading back (bored at work), email sent Kaveh, re: ride from Boston. Anyone else need taxi service Thursday? can fit 2 more maybe in my shitbox. more people to push the car in case we break down….

  14. joe Says:

    I guess that means I should start looking for my tickets soon.

  15. dusty Says:

    back from seattle…man some good beer and SeLecTion. Broke down once and got a pint of Laganitus Waldo, but overall such tasty treats up northwest. No rye IPA worth anything though.

    Glad I caught Manchester. One of my favorite 3.0 shows for sure.

  16. voopa Says:

    Ride the shitbox to the shit tent!

  17. angryjoggerz Says:

    Just saw that my buddy is opening for Scratch in Chicago. Big up Illuminati Congo!

  18. RoosterPizza Says:

    Is the poop tank still in the shit tent?

  19. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  20. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Also, new Beach House is another great summer album.

  21. xpun Says:

    50+ hours of call the past two weeks, but have only worked 2 of them. this all equals not enough $$ to get xpun’s ass to dicks.

    i tolerate loving cup based solely on the perfect placement in 4-3-98, they wound down piper -the nice wind up version 3+ minutes to the lyrics!- page takes that little piano solo and then drops the cup chords.

    beautiful buzz > tigger stage diver > phistory

    i still think of that every time now, but would much rather get a day in the life, but better than golgi or zero

    summer wish list – strange design, tmwsiy, mcgrupp

    and i think we will get some little feat in AC

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    PHX needs to win this game tonight.

  23. Gavinsdad Says:

    I got saw it again on my wish list. And a mist and a billy b and some straight up face slaying put kids in the medic tent improv.

  24. joe Says:

    guaranteed Mike’s if I’m in the house in 3.0 but hardly a tweezer to be heard. miss it by one night except fenway. Sign that I haven’t been going to enough shows. My wish list is Theme (played well, of course).

  25. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Some straight up face slaying put kids in the medic tent improv is all I have on my list.

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