Mike’s Tour Finale

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on March 29th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

3.26.2011 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

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3.22.11 (C.La Jaunie)

I: Suskind Hotel, Horizon Line > Just a Rose > Flashback, Black Tambourine, I Miss My Mind, River Niger*, Down in the Flood*^, Weekly Time*, Mound

II: Babylon Baby, Hap-Nappy, Cities, Heavy Metal > The Spiritual Jam, Got Away, Down to the Nightclub, Crumblin’ Bones, Can’t Stand Still, Hand in My Pocket, Idea

E: Skin It Back

* w/ Bob Wagner on second guitar, ^MGB debut

Source: SP-C4(cardoid,DIN)>GAKables>UA-5(1st set only)>PMD-661(24bit/48kHz)


Mound (14 mins)


Idea (14 mins)



3.22.11 (Chris La Jaunie)

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MGB @ Falls Church, VA

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on March 28th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

3.25.2011 State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

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3.22.11 (C.Lajaunie)

I. Spiral, Soulfood Man > Jones > Ain’t Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain’t Love Funny, Heavy Metal > The Spiritual Jam, Fire From a Stick, Sugar Shack

II. Mount Philo, The Time For Loving Is Now, Nobody’s Home, Easy To Slip, Jaded > On a Bad Day, Emotional Railroad, Lit O Bit, Meat, Idea

E: Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

Source: Schoeps MK41(nos) > KCY > Vms5u>R44(OCM) 24/96



Audio Clips

The Spiritual Jam


Jaded > On a Bad Day



3.22.11 - Brooklyn Bowl (Chris La Jaunie)

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Mike On Monday

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on March 21st, 2011 by Mr.Miner

3.18.2011 Mercury Lounge, Nashville, TN

Mike's Tour

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I: Horizon Line, Jaded, Funky Bitch, Suskind Hotel > Heavy Metal* > Funky Bitch, Got Away, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry**, Can’t Stand Still

II: Radar Blip, I’m Deranged, Spiral, Soulfood Man, Flashback > Meat > Jones > Hap-Nappy, I Miss My Mind, Voices

E: Idea

*debut, ** debut (cover), setlist via phish.net

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3.19.2011 Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta, GA

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Michael Gordon

I: Another Door, The Void -> Heavy Metal -> Fixin’ to Die* > The Void > Rhymes, Exit Wound, She Said She Said, Be Good and You’ll Be Lonely, Cities

II: Balloon, Only A Dream -> God Put a Smile Upon My Face, Just a Rose > Pretend, Nobody’s Home, The Beltless Buckler, Traveled Too Far, Mound

E: Down To the Nightclub

*w/Col. Bruce Hampton on vocals, (setlist via phish.net)

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’S(din) > Lunatec V2 > Benchmark AD2K > Sound Devices 722 (24/48)

Only a Dream -> God Put a Smile On My Face

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MGB @ Denver w/ Guests

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on March 16th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

3.14.2011 Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado

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A mere fortnight after Trey played two nights at the same Denver theatre, Mike’s band hit the Ogden with impressive guests in tow. Joining Gordon’s band onstage were New Orleans legends Ivan and Ian Neville, former 70 Volt Parade bassist, Tony Hall, and drummer, Raymond Weber—current members of the New Orleans’ outfit, Dumsptafunk. Together, the ensemble played three songs to close out the first set, including Prince’s “Alphabet Street,” and then two more for the encore, including “Things That Make You Go Hmm….” In addition, Mike’s band packed in plenty of jamming on its own in a show that looks to be one of the most interesting of tour. Check out some audio clips below, or download the show with one of three links above.

I: Andelmans’ Yard, Balloon, Black Tambourine, Willow Tree, Fire From a Stick, Ain’t Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain’t Love Funny, Jaded*, Alphabet Street*, Down To the Nightclub*

II: Sound, Suskind Hotel > River Niger > Rock On > Suskind Hotel, I Miss My Mind, Hap-Nappy, Got Away, Hand in My Pocket, Mound

E: Jones*, Things That Make You Go Hmmm…*

*w/ Ivan Neville, Ian Neville Tony Hall and Raymond Weber

Source: AT853 Hypers CA9100

Alphabet Street


Ain’t Love Funny > Kyermaten > Ain’t Love Funny



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MGB @ Flagstaff

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on March 13th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

3.11.2011 Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, Arizona

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Mike - 2010 (Unknown)

Mike’s outing from Arizona featured covers of Little Feat, Prince, Radiohead, The Beatles, Beck, and Tower of Power, as well as the band’s first take on Phish’s “Access Me.” Check out Gordon’s jammed out stylings with audio clips below or download the entire show with links above.

I: Sound, Dig Further Down, Jones > Sailin’ Shoes, What Things Seem, Exit Wound, Alphabet St., Crumblin’ Bones, Only A Dream

II: The Void, Access Me*, 15 Step > Mount Philo > Got Away, Couch Lady > Wave The Ocean, Voices > She Said, She Said > Voices > Black Tambourine

E: Down To The Night Club, Sugar Shack

* First time played

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Couch Lady > Wave the Ocean

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MGB @ Santa Cruz

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on March 11th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

3.08.2011 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA

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Mike Gordon Band (.com)

I: Andelmans’ Yard, Can’t Stand Still, Rhymes, Voices, The Beltless Buckler, Makisupa Policeman, I Miss My Mind, Meat, Lit O Bit, Hap-Nappy

II: I’m Deranged > The Field, Got Away, Jaded, Sugar Shack, Black Tambourine, River Niger > Funky Bitch, Dig Further Down

E: Skin It Back

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I’m Deranged > The Field


River Niger > Funky Bitch > Dig Further Down

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Catching Up With Mike

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on March 8th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

3.5.2011 Mike Gordon Band @ McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR

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Mike @ NYC (D.Perrucci)

Mike kicked off his tour in Oregon the same night Trey ended his in California.

I. Horizon Line, Middle Of The Road, Traveled To Far, Willow, Sailing Shoes, Babylon Baby

II. Funky Bitch, Andelmans Yard, The Grid, Cruel World, Crumbling, Pretend > She Said, She Said, What things Seem, Dig Futher Down

E: Mound

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Andelmans Yard


Pretend > She Said, She Said



3.6.2011 Van Duzer Theatre, Arcata, CA

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And this his his second night from Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State University.

I: Another Door, The Walls of Time, Emotional Railroad, Spiral, Got Away*, No One Receiving > Suskind Hotel > Time (The Revelator) > Suskind Hotel, Down To the Nightclub

II: Can’t Stand Still, Jones > Meat > Black Tambourine**, The Void, Nobody’s Home > River Niger, Morphing Again, Idea

E: Takin’ It to the Streets

*debut, **MGB debut

Source: Neumann ak40 > Lc3 > Km 100 > V3 > Sd 702 @ 24/48

No One Receiving > Suskind Hotel > Time (The Revelator) > Suskind


The Void




3.5.2011 TAB @ The Fox, Oakland, CA: Butter

2.25.11 (M.Stein)

…The night seemed to begin at “Heavy Things”;  as simultaneously – the rest of TAB took the stage –  and people began to care about what was going on, onstage. Liquid Time is a showcase tune in this setting and the  horns help color the musical pallete. Trey currently has the young Natalie “Chainsaw” Cressman on trombone, TAB staple; Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet, and Russell Remmington on saxophone and flute. While this is not “The Tower of Power” horns section, they help develop the sound of this band, playing mostly charted out lines…Read On Here!


3.1.2011 TAB @ The Ogden, Denver, CO: Mike San Clements

2.25.11 (M.Stein)

…Trey came out around 8:30, did his classic nod and wave, picked up his guitar and quickly launched into Farmhouse. I’d read a lot of complaints about people being loud during the acoustic sets, but the crowd at the Ogden hushed immediately and stayed quiet and sang through all the right parts. It was actually quite impressive, particularly during Theme and Backwards Down the Number Line where they instinctively filled in for the missing band members.  Trey enjoyed it too, and it felt like a true collaboration between performer and audience…Read On Here!

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An Invite By Mike

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on October 14th, 2010 by Mr.Miner

"The Mossery" Invite

Ever the iconoclast, Mike Gordon has announced an out-of-the-ordinary mid-tour event coming up next Monday, October 18, in New York City. While Phish takes two days off between Charleston and Augusta, Mike will celebrate the release of his new album, Moss, with a participatory party in New York. Mike won’t be playing a usual show, but hosting a free event asking audience members to join him on stage jam for jam sessions with intruments to be provided. If you are driving from South Carolina to Maine, this might be the perfect pit stop, or if you’re in New York, head down to Bleeker Street and share this special night with Mike. Details from his website are below:
You’re invited to “The Mossery,” a free-form musical event on the eve of the release of Mike Gordon’s new studio album, Moss. The event will take place at a fully transformed Kenny’s Castaway on Monday, October 18th in New York City. There’s no cost to get in and you can come, explore and leave as you please. Guests will have the chance to pick up Mike’s new album which hits stores on Tuesday.
Attendees will have the opportunity to play along, with Mike on bass. We supply the instruments and mikes and you show up. We can’t guarantee that everyone will get to (it’s first come, first served), but we’ll rotate as many willing participants through as possible, because a rolling stone gathers no moss.
The first half of the event will start at 7:30pm and continue through 9:00pm, at which point we’ll rotate out all folks, making room for the next flock of people. The second half of the event, with all new participants, will begin at 9:30pm and continue through 11:00pm.


For more information, please visit mike-gordon.com.

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This Is Mike’s Song Too

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on September 9th, 2010 by Mr.Miner

8.14.10 (M.Stein)

When Phish plotted their return in 2009, Mike Gordon said he wanted to leave time for his solo project within the framework of his larger band. Well – he wasn’t kidding. This week, Mike announced a 17-show club and theatre tour in November that stretches from coast to coast; a nationwide path that resembles the road many fans wish Phish would undertake. Moving from Los Angeles up the coast to Seattle and back down through Missoula, Montana, Utah and Colorado, The Mike Gordon Band will play seven shows out west before taking on the heartland of America. Tallying seven more gigs in the Midwest from Omaha to Cleveland, Mike is really spreading the love across the land. Concluding with only three east coast dates that end in Portland, Maine and Boston on November 26 and 27, Mike’s tour finales wipe out the rumor of a Phish Thanksgiving run in Hampton. Covering many miles this fall, specifically the markets Phish won’t be hitting, Mike will hop off Phish tour and right onto his own – a bass assassin on a never-ending mission.

In conjunction with his national tour, Mike will also release his third solo album entitled Moss. Available now for pre-order, many of Moss’ songs were played during Mike’s last tour and according to his website, “half of its songs stem from the same 50-song burst of creativity that seeded [The Green Sparrow].” Likely carrying a similar bass-led and melodic vibe as his last album, some of the deeper cuts morph into more experimental music. Another quote from Gordon’s press release reads:

A four-song sequence, comprising “Flashback,” “The Void,” “Got Away” and “Spiral,” goes places no songs have gone before. You might suppose these soundscapes are musical evocations of particularly fanciful sights and sounds experienced while on hallucinogenic vision quests. Songs like “Spiral” and “The Void” detour into evocatively abstract, meterless areas of sound with a mysterious, textural richness.

Mike Gordon - Moss

While “Spiral” was a psychedelic centerpiece of several shows last tour, I am not familiar with the other three other three engaging titles. But by their ornate descriptions and knowing Mike’s eclectic tastes, they will provide some outstanding launchpads come November. Phish debuted the final track of Mike’s album, “Idea,” in Portsmouth, Virginia’s second set on June 15, bringing the debut out of a murky “46 Days” with infectious grooves and two springboards for improvisation. (Listen here.)

Unlike many solo projects where the sole spotlight shines on the front man, full-band improvisation is the focus of The Mike Gordon Band. With Mike serving as both band-leader and bassist, he infuses an engaging dynamic in the music, often anchoring the rhythm of jams while, simultaneously, providing melodic leads. Featuring Scott Murawski on guitar, Todd Isler on drums, Tom Clearly on keyboard and Craig Myers on percussion, Mike’s band gets into legitimate sonic experiments and takes musical risks. Also playing an array of diverse covers in their live show, the reports from Mike’s last tour were glowing across the board. With a year and half of Phish under his belt, things can only get better this time around.

8.13.10 (M.Stein)

Ironically, it was Mike’s work with this solo project that brought him back to Phish far more polished and prepared than his band mates in 2009. And since their comeback, Phish has sculpted their new sound around the creative lead-presence of their all-world bassist. Trey has taken a step back, happily willing to co-lead jams with his partner in a move that has dramatically increased the diversity of Phish jams this year. And while Trey, Page, and Fish take a break this season, Mike will be right back out there honing his skills for what is sure to be a stellar December.Aat the end of the day, Mike Gordon simply loves to innovate with his bass. And for two straight months this fall, that is exactly what he will do.

11/6 Troubador, West Hollywood, CA
11/7 The Independent, San Francisco, CA
11/8 Alladin Theater, Portland, OR
11/10 Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
11/11 The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
11/12 The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
11/13 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
11/14 The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
11/16 Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
11/17 Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
11/18 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
11/19 Bluebird, Bloomington, IN
11/20 Madison Theater, Covington, KY
11/22 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
11/23 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
11/26 Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
11/27 Royale Nightclub, Boston, MA

Pre-Order tickets now until Thursday September 16 at 5pm EST. It’s fun, you actually get them!


Jam of the Day:

Piper > 2001” 8.15.10 II

One of Alpine Valley’s many standout segments.




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This is the first of two shows ever played at North Charleston Coliseum. With a quick-starting first set with stong versions of “Reba” and “Slave,” Phish offered a balanced meal on this evening. The second set featured a soupy-’95 style “Free”, a show-stopping “You Enjoy Myself,” and some Phishy antics switching between “Acoustic Army” and “Big Black Furry Creatures From Mars.” The show ended in classic fashion with Dr. Jack McConnell dancing The Charleston and singing his famed guest spot, “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?”

I: Dinner and a Movie, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba, Lawn Boy, Punch You In the Eye, Slave to the Traffic Light, I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome^, Sample in a Jar

II: AC/DC Bag, Sparkle, Free, I’m So Tired, You Enjoy Myself*, Contact, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars > Acoustic Army > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Cavern

E: Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?**

^ acoustic, * w/ “Brickhouse” jam,**w/ Page’s Dad

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More Mike

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , on March 17th, 2010 by Mr.Miner

3.11.2010 Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA < Torrent

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3.13.10 (S.Bernstein)

I. Middle Of The Road, Dig Further Down, Spiral, Midnight At The Oasis, The Beltless Buckler, Traveled Too Far > Emotional Railroad > Fire From A Stick > Traveled Too Far

II. Only A Dream, Can’t Stand Still > Radar Blip, 15 Step, Be Good And You’ll Be Lonely, What Things Seem > Hap Nappy > Morphing Again, Meat

E: Foundation

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3.13.10 (S.Bernstein)

I. Time For Loving Is Now, Andelmans’ Yard, Weekly Time, Cruel World, Soul Food Man, Wave The Ocean*, Voices*, Walls Of Time*^

II. Sound > Another Door, Be Good And You’ll Be Lonely, Sugar Shack, Country Boy, River Niger, Jones, Suskind Hotel

E: Intensified > Crumblin Bones

*With Deanie Richardson on fiddle, Jeff White on vocals and stepdancers Nathan Pilatzke, Jon Pilatzke, and Cara Bultler (all currently touring with The Chieftains)
^With Jeff White on vocals and guitar

Source: Schoeps mk41 > actives > NBox+ > Sound Devices 722 (24/48)


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3.13.10 (S.Bernstein)

I. Can’t Stand Still, Spiral, Columbus Stockade Blues*, Voices*, Radar Blip, The Beltless Buckler > I’m Deranged > Dig Further Down

II: What Things Seem, Fire From A Stick, Crumblin’ Bones, Time (The Revelator) > Hap Nappy > La La La, Cities, Be Good And You’ll Be Lonely, Traveled Too Far

E: Swamp Music

* = w/Mark Mercier on keys & vocals

Taper Notes Paraphrased: Some of Set 1 has some muffled sound issues due to security asking taper to remove mic stand. Improvisational taping ensued for the duration of set I. Set II should be significantly better. Note, I was the only taper at the show.

-Scott Bernstein

Source: Neumann TLM-170 (cardoid) > Sound Devices 722 (@24/96)

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