Phish Officially Lands In Austin

When the line-up for Austin City Limits dropped in the wee hours of yesterday morning, Phish sat atop the bill as one of three major headliners, just as expected. Making their second mainstream, multi-band festival stop in as many years, the band will travel to Austin, Texas for the Indie-based festival in October. Phish will headline Friday, October 8, while the other nights will be capped by Britsh mod-rockers, Muse, and The Eagles, (yes, the ’70s band touring in support of their first studio album in 28 years!?) Boasting an eclectic lineup of modern music, distinctly outside the jam scene, the hippies will join the hipsters in Texas this fall.

In the manner of New Orleans Jazz Fest, the party disperses throughout the venues of Austin at night, as the artists play legitimate gigs after the official festival shuts down. Rumors have already started circulating about a Saturday night Phish show in Austin, boasting what is sure to be an intimate environment and a tough ticket, but making the trip all-the-more worth-it for the Phish-focused fan. And word also has it Phish will record a segment for Austin City Limits, now the longest running music series in American television, on Sunday. Though these are still rumors, all in all, it seems like October 8-10 will be a very Phishy weekend in Austin.

12.2.09 (W.Rogell)

Interestingly, the $185 three-day passes to the festival sold out before they even announced the lineup, causing most Phish fans to purchase single-day tickets for $85 dollars a pop. For many that will work fine as Phish will only play the festival grounds on Friday. However, the situation makes it slightly inconvenient for those looking to go to the festival throughout the weekend, as there are no ins and outs with single day tickets. Nonetheless, enjoy the only no-service-charge ticketing you’ll ever experience, as stubs cost $85 out the door..

As the band now has official plans for Columbus Day weekend, the rumored Vegas stand can be narrowed to the following weekend, October 15-17. Perhaps the West may get some love come fall, and it’s good to see that ball set in motion. We now have our first sense of fall Phish, and it isn’t even summer. Phish is heading back to Lone Star State s for the first since 1999. Giddy-up!


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer” 12.2.95 II SBD

Though not the most well-mixed soundboard, this is a wordly upgrade from any other source of this epic “Tweezer.” Pure Phish fire at their finest.




4.5.92 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO – Matrix < Megaupload

4.5.92 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO – Matrix < Torrent

The Fox - Boulder, CO

This show was not originally scheduled as part of this tour, and was only announced to the public at the previous evening’s show at CU’s Balch Fieldhouse.  (

I: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, The Divided Sky, Wilson, Poor Heart, Stash, Rift, Horn, It’s Ice, Possum, Sweet Adeline

II: Split Open and Melt, All Things Reconsidered, You Enjoy Myself, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Maze, Weigh, The Landlady > David Bowie, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Cold as Ice, Take the ‘A’ Train, Runaway Jim

E: Lawn Boy, Rocky Top

Matrix Notes: “The following shows were recorded to DAT from a separate, recording board at the shows. They are some of the highest quality
Phish tapes in existence: 4/22/90, 10/30/90, 10/31/90, 11/2/90, 11/3/90, 11/4/90, 3/13/91, 3/15/91, 3/16/91, 3/17/91, 3/22/91, 3/23/91, 4/5/92.

Except for the 4/5/92 tape, they have all been fairly widely circulated. They were done on a large recording console (not EQ) and mixed completely separately from the board mix, rumoredly done in a truck outside the venue. The engineer used 2 audience mics to mix in crowd/hall ambience (on most of them).”

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587 Responses to “Phish Officially Lands In Austin”

  1. kenny powers Says:

    it’s all good ZZ, don’t change a thing. people will always be more blunt/bold online, a lot of it comes off harsher than it should. don’t sweat it.

  2. Chuck D Says:

    ZZ, we’re all just jealous.

  3. El Duderino Says:

    @ KP

    True dat.

    Lost in internet translation

  4. zzyzx Says:

    “You ever burn a spliff with the boys?”

    See here’s the other wacky thing that keeps me apart from the norms. I don’t smoke. I go to shows completely sober, no smoking, no beer, nothing…

    “dude, that little hiccup barely gets any notice” Actually it gets tons, especially on PT.

  5. El Duderino Says:

    Fuck yeah! I’m jealous

  6. albert walker Says:

    I’m out till tour kids

    Out of things to say

    Gonna try to figure out how to make some money the next couple weeks before the summer lull

    See ya at Toyota, Cuyahoga, and Hershey

    you are an eccentric cat xyz
    you put yourself out there
    you will elicit a response
    I’m the same way

    we are like family bust each others ball
    all in fun

    laterz ya’ll

  7. El Duderino Says:

    @ zzyzx

    So that means you don’t want any part of us???

    I like you man. You don’t like me. fuck we’re practically the same age. I’m sure we’d have a lot in common and to talk about

  8. Chuck D Says:

    “Actually it gets tons, especially on PT”

    interwebs is one thing (honestly, you cant stop the trolls), but please tell me people do not bring up beef with you at shows…

  9. zzyzx Says:

    “ZZ, we’re all just jealous.”

    And that’s why I try not to talk about it too much. 🙂 Before fall 94, the band just hung at most shows. It’s not like I was anything special or anything, it was just right place, right time.

    And if you see me at a show and I’m bored and you want to hear a story, don’t ask about the Timer incident. Ask about the Page Lawn Boy one… that one is funnier.

  10. zzyzx Says:

    El – if I had a problem with being around people who do dr00gs, I would have to have found a much different hobby…

  11. kenny powers Says:

    sometimes i truly wish i could attend a Phish show sober. my problem is i tend to drink/puff/misc when i get excited. too much nervous energy bottled up, and too much tasty brews everywhere. Phish fans have damn fine taste in beer. Even though i do like a shitty canned light beer once in a while.

  12. tela'smuff Says:

    well PT will do whatever it can to take you down. don’t waste your time unless your trying to read about some rumors or get in an exchange with Tom Marshall. That’s all i use that board for.

    you’ll find that while people can get a little puffed up from time to time here, i don’t anybody means disresepect. certainly not me. i just like a good debate, and a good story.

    what about at least sharing The Aggie Story at soundcheck?

  13. El Duderino Says:

    @ zzyzx


  14. zzyzx Says:

    “please tell me people do not bring up beef with you at shows…”

    Nah, at shows I get, “I love your website,” and {rolling person}, “May I touch your cape?” 😉

  15. El Duderino Says:

    @ KP

    I dig PBR’s every now and then

  16. albert walker Says:

    Fwiw xyz

    We can be bros cuz I aint jealous

    Actually have never had any desire to meet the boys behind the curtain

    Rather just focus on the music

    Another case of different strokes

    Now I’m really out


  17. butter Says:

    AW — out of materia,l huh?

    i’m out too

    have a good one all

  18. Chuck D Says:

    (that’s Adubs way of saying he’s jealous too) 8)

  19. El Duderino Says:

    @ zzyzx

    Were you around for the red velvet rope days backstage in later 1.0 and 2.0?

    If so I bet you saw some crazy people

  20. cal Says:

    I love this board. Even when folks are in disagreement over this or that, there’s always a lot of love and respect floating in from all sides.

    For me, zzyzx’s life’s work was like an adrenaline shot to my Phish obsession. Never looked back. For me, it IS an intellectual fascination as well as a conduit to the soul. That’s what sets Phish above everything else for me–that whole package.

    I get it that some people just wanna bliss out, or that you don’t access the brain when you’re tuned into a jam–cool! But it’s not impossible or wrong to THINK while you’re absorbed in the hose stream.

  21. Kaveh Says:

    @KP – Thanks, I finally got an updated Roses from 12.31.99 just now, as the previous download didn’t work so well. So thanks for that! I’ll be reading the long and the short. Thanks again.

  22. zzyzx Says:

    Nope, only was backstage once, although I had a pass for the final show of 1.0 and my 200th (first night gorge 2003). I never liked the idea of going backstage, because it was harder for them to escape there. I prefer to interact with the band in spaces where they could always leave if they didn’t want to talk with me.

  23. Mr.Miner Says:

    word zzyzx. all good man. It takes all of us. Hope there’s no hard feelings.

  24. KWL Says:

    For me, it IS an intellectual fascination as well as a conduit to the soul. That’s what sets Phish above everything else for me–that whole package.

    ^very cool @cal, I agree

    though DURING a show most times i would rather shut the mind off

  25. tela'smuff Says:

    meeting anybody famous is usually akward, especially if it’s a hero. i quite honestly have no idea how i would handle Trey. He’s the only one on my list.

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