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)

2,440 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. vapebraham Says:

    ME TOO!

  2. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Garaj’d http://www.jambands.com/news/2018/05/15/garaj-mahal-announce-lineup-shifts/

  3. vapebraham Says:

    ^^^ wow. thanks, JG. not sure if i’m reading between the lines accurately, but it sounds like fareed and Kai are ready to take the mahal out of the garaj for a tour, but the other two have other commitments. they’ve already worked with another drummer – sean rickman. expanding the mahal. this could get awesome.

  4. vapebraham Says:

    still spinning Garaj 5.11.18 aud. tasty.

  5. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Yeah sounds like Hertz (drums) & Levy (keys) are the cats w/ the full time year round commitment to other bands. Might just be a chance to redeem myself for the ‘The Grand Missing of Mahal’ last wknd.

  6. vapebraham Says:

    all 4 are super talented, but kai and fareed are off the charts.

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


  8. sumodie Says:

    Weird, I posted the same link but my post was eaten

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    tuesday and wednesday in albany… not ideal but possibly a slightly easier ticket than a weekend pair

  10. sumodie Says:

    New England gets the shaft again!

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    got a weird spinner for a bit then it came through, sumo


  12. Jerome Garcia Says:

    In a few hrs prior to showtime on 11/2 out late on Sun 11/4. Staying @ Known Pornographer’s not far from strip. Good chance hosting BBbbq pool & PSU v Michigan viewing party there preshow on 11/3 😎

  13. willowed Says:

    Albany is beautiful in October.

  14. Doc pro Says:

    3 nights in Chicago, with a wisconsin game at northwestern sandwiched in….
    Sounds good to me!

  15. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    Fall Turr!

    Putting for Nashville and last three nights of Vegas!

    Best Available- just get this crazy ass dancin’ spunion in the building!

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    it’s kinda staggering how quickly the sayers of nay come out to whine about how a tour doesn’t fit their personal needs (not here)

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    Back to the scene of my first show. FUCKYEAH!

  18. phlorida phan Says:

    They’ve been saving The Who just for you BingosBro

  19. Doc pro Says:

    Any thoughts on the early announcement? Potential meaning for New Years run? Hmmmm

  20. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    ::puts on gumbo from 10.29.2016::

    ::nods head in approval::

  21. BingosBrother Says:

    Not cool Pablo. Not cool. I’ll take a 45 minute YEM though. And ICCULUS.

  22. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  23. sumodie Says:

    Hopefully Phish management has finally realized that earlier tour announcements are better.

    Perhaps not coincidentally, WSP announced its fall tour yesterday, including a 3 night Vegas run the weekend before Phish (not exactly significant competition, but still).

    Today’s announcement must also mean that Curveball & the rest of summer are selling well enough.

    And who knows, maybe Phish is announcing shows earlier than usual because MEX 2019 is happening too

  24. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Literally everywhere is beautiful in October

  25. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Yeah it’s nice to not have to try to get Halloween tickets while at the gorge

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