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)

13,429 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. Meatstick Burier Says:

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


    This too…


    And this one from Curveball….

  2. 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.

  3. 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)?

  4. Joe Says:

    Regret to inform you…

  5. BooVT Says:

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

  6. vapebraham Says:

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

  7. little umbrellas Says:

    just do it VAAAPE

  8. 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..

  9. The Flesh Says:

    Hampton baby

  10. 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

  11. MrCompletely Says:

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

  12. MrCompletely Says:

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

  13. 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…

  14. 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?

  15. phlorida phan Says:

    Don’t be silly, Vape……get thee to Vegas! As the Pablo’s will be there first 2 nights. Anything else would be uncivilized….Vegas, the best a Vape can get.

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    vape I have a buddy with an extra hampton friday if you need it. gotta act fast though. lemme know

  17. gavinsdad Says:

    same kaya my friend has an extra hampton friday.

    hampton extras for anyone else – friend has an extra friday and sunday avail. hit me up if you want me to link you w him.

  18. vapebraham Says:

    I think one can still get Hampton fridays and Sundays through ticketmaster. 75 clams.

    as much as i crave a Phish show right now, laziness, guilt, and frugality will probably win out. Secret Fall Tower Theater show, please!

    TAT 4.28.18 (Nola) Sand – $$$

  19. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Sup bitches. What’d I miss?

    Another magical Wknd @ Bernie’s on the S Platte. Didn’t catch that many fish (Bear should be better @ catching fish) but then again not too many fish were caught overall. Deckers is a fickle mistress. Even w/ a guide. Buddy bought us a full day that only resulted in 1 & 2 netted for myself & him respectively although he did have 4-5 nice fish on that got off. We both missed a bunch me thinks. Subtle takes; gotta be quick on the draw ie setting the hook. Pressure drop’d; those fish get tons of pressure so your presentation has to be ‘just exactly perfect’ & sometimes they’re just not that active. Explored Cheesman Canyon for the 1st time which is pretty fucking amazeballs & my buddy Glenn caught the biggest brown trout of his life on the Dream Stream; Cheesman & Dream different sections of the S Platte. Now my buddies taught me everything they know about fly fishin but you what I found out? Fly fishin is tough! stapes was missed madly. As was Untzy who’s snubbed us now 2 yrs running. Listen here tall guy flat brim glasses we’re booking Bernie’s again next yr over Columbus Day wknd. I’d appreciate it very much if you could pls put that on your calendar & join us & wait to winterize your trailer until aft that wknd so you can bring it down for addtl sleeping quarters. Bc Mids You this wknd too.

  20. Jerome Garcia Says:


  21. vapebraham Says:

    clifford ball:


    dorn resembles the dude who got married

  22. BingosBrother Says:

    I member that marriage. Spun cookies painting naked ladies and being painted upon. What a beautiful day.

  23. dorn76 Says:

    TLDR he caught fish

  24. dorn76 Says:

    Vape that was my first marriage. Back in my overalls daze.

  25. MrCompletely Says:

    This orange links to downloads for the 1982 Jamaica World Music Festival, the whole thing I guess, SBD master transfers from C Miller. A bunch of sets from Aretha to Yellowman by way of the Clash and Peter Tosh, plus a really meh Dead show

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