Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011

Red Rocks – 7.31.09 (Graham Lucas)

About a month ago, a friend of mine who missed the first three-plus years of 3.0 was saying how Phish wasn’t very musically proficient in these years. I begged to differ. First, I started listing great stuff from each year in a group text, but then I decided to show him instead of tell. With the incredibly useful LivePhish app, I created extended playlists of the most relevant jams from these years. In addition to sharing them with some friends, I figured I’d share them with anyone and everyone who’d want to listen as a reminder of how exciting these years actually were. I find that 2009, 2010 and 2011 get a bad rap. Though the band was less consistent during this early comeback era, they did produce quite a bit of good music.

These playlists got quite long, so I most often included only the songs that had the jams and not the come down songs, so some tracks have abrupt endings, but in the end this doesn’t prove too obtrusive. If you have the LivePhish app, these links will open the playlists in your app. Enjoy!

2009: https://livephi.sh/2FywjTv

2010: https://livephi.sh/2GgGzxC

2011: https://livephi.sh/2G5oDs2

Be on the lookout for 2012 and beyond coming soon!

The Gorge – 8.7.09 (Graham Lucas)

13,484 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. little umbrellas Says:

    ok gettin thru now, swallow, swallow, swallow


    S H A B A K A !!
    epic ground reporting my man! that’s really interesting about getting that compressed type sound of the sax. will def def def be checking that out when i get the chance.

  2. Light Glaze Says:

    11/25/98- a show that will go down in the anals of Phish lore.

    I will be reviewing this show from encore back to opener given the semblamatic free bird choice to close out such a legendary hidden gem buried deep deep deep in the phish vault.

    I think my review would have been legendary.

  3. Light Glaze Says:

    *emblamatic!! Lol.

    That sums up the review perfectly.

  4. MrCompletely Says:

    by an incredible coincidence, “the anals of phish lore” was the title of Trey’s tour diary for fall 98

  5. Joe Says:

    T minus 1 week till fresh Phish. Quick hit one and done for me. Hopefully, I’ll help tour get started on the good foot

  6. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    @Stoney- i was at that show, as well. the only shows i saw fall ’98 were two hampton and albany. i didn’t quite catch the goods that ’98 is known for, although the hampton shows are well played with an all time Simple in there.

    i was knee deep in ratdog fall ’98. bobby life, yo.

    ::signs off the phishthoughts::

  7. little umbrellas Says:

    phish phriends:

    I will be in Vegas for 10/31 and 11/1

  8. BingosBrother Says:

    Yins ever hear this 6/25/04 Seven Below? Just spun it and dug it real hard. Sounds like a nasty DWD jam and turns into Kill Devil Falls. Worth the time.


  9. BingosBrother Says:

    Yins ever hear this 6/25/04 Seven Below? Just spun it and dug it real hard. Sounds like a nasty DWD jam and turns into Kill Devil Falls. Worth the time.

  10. little umbrellas Says:

    ^not sure. I’ll spin it

  11. BingosBrother Says:

    Just finished that Fare Thee Well book @heady and had no clue Ratdog played that many shows. Bobby lives to tour.

  12. Meatstick Burier Says:

    I call Tallahassee home. Seems like a good time to post this…


    This too…


    And this one from Curveball….

  13. sumodie Says:

    PTBM emails are arriving. In for the 30th & 31st (I requested floor only the first two nights).

    I was at that Albany ’98 show. How can a show with Lifeboy be bad?

    In any case, Albany ’98 was bound to be a let down after J Willis Pratt blew the roof off the Knickerbocker in 1997. Best. Opener. Evah.

  14. sumodie Says:

    C, thanks for the Shabaka show report. I assume this was a seated show? Or do people stand up and dance (or whatever style of movement fits Shabaka’s music)?

  15. Joe Says:

    Regret to inform you…

  16. BooVT Says:

    I’m in for 12/28 in sec 210.
    Nothing for 12/29…

  17. vapebraham Says:

    anyone going to Hampton. thinking of grabbing a friday now. cannonballing down for a one and done.

  18. little umbrellas Says:

    just do it VAAAPE

  19. vapebraham Says:

    or tues Albany, fri Chicago, or thurs&fri Vegas?? or couch tour?? as you can see i don;t plan ahead very well..

  20. The Flesh Says:

    Hampton baby

  21. MrCompletely Says:

    Standing/dancing/swaying/headbanging show. Doug Fir is an excellent club venue with seating around the edges and and open multi level floor. Because the tempos are high and the rhythms complex it’s not the easiest dancing music, people were moving but the floor never busted fully loose. People were more in Maxell Ad Guy mode with hair blown back by the force of the music coming off the stage.

    It would be an excellent excellent show to candyflip or otherwise get really lifted for. The average Kemet tune comes in at a hot high-BPM EDM tempo/energy level and then goes up from there. Probably about 3 midtempo tunes in the course of the show. So very intense. They energy peak pretty hard so it would be a good show to do the real drugs for, and you could probably keep up dancing

    It’s a great sounding venue and I was standing dead front center against the stage, so with the two drummers in front of me, Shabaka front left and the tuba player Theon Cross to my front right. Among many other great factors it was also a perfect sonic experience, extremely loud and physical but totally clear, never painful and no ringing afterwards

  22. MrCompletely Says:

    It was a good crowd for Portland on a Monday. A seriously heady crowd would dance like dervishes to Kemet

  23. MrCompletely Says:

    Shabaka just has IT in person. That vibe/spirit thing. The music comes through him and he lifts the room.

  24. Frankie Says:

    Almost saw Sons of Kemet last summer at Jazzfest… didn’t know them enough and had an already full schedule but I will see them next time for sure…

    Must be awesome live music in a little room! Glad you enjoyed C! Your post show glow is great…

  25. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    Speaking of Hampton…Has there ever been a Phish/Hampton/Iverson mashup with a pin or poster? Seems like an obviously rad idea. Maybe too niche, perhaps?

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