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. Chuck D Says:

    For me, it IS an intellectual fascination as well as a conduit to the soul.

    The intellectual fascination is what brings me to a board to discuss Phish, but doesn’t necessary play a pivotal role in my direct enjoyment of it in a live context. I don’t always need to know what it is to know I like it.

  2. KWL Says:

    5pm work meeting = sucks

    5pm work meeting at restaurant w/ Green Flash West Coast IPA on tap = a lot less suck

    later y’all

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    backstage was a strange place. So many scenesters who cared more about their credentials than the mind-melting Tweezer that just happened. Kind of toolish behavior IMO

  4. El Duderino Says:

    @ Miner


  5. zzyzx Says:

    Backstage in late 1.0 and 2.0 seemed like the kind of place where you had to worry about your status all the time, lest you be demoted and no longer get your passes. I never had a interest in playing that sort of game… in part because I sucked at it.

  6. BTB Says:

    Got to trey some Green Flash West Coast IPA – KWL, bring some to Blossom yo

  7. El Duderino Says:

    for a while there it was Fishman who was one of the biggest tools too IMO.

  8. El Duderino Says:

    back stage that is

  9. BTB Says:

    I got backstage at a TAB show once. Hung out and drank a beer and didn’t get to meet anybody. Nothing spectacular to report.

    Oops, meant to say “Try” some IPA

  10. El Duderino Says:

    @ zzyzx


  11. angryjoggerz Says:

    When I met the band I didnt have much to say, so I just said hi, asked them how they enjoyed Japan and then left them alone.

  12. El Duderino Says:

    one meet and greet for me…

    Fishman hittin’ on 19 year olds… gross is all that comes to mind.

    Not the 19 yr olds…


  13. zzyzx Says:

    A lot of the attacks PT on me come from the 2.0 backstage crowd… I always wondered if that was a way of keeping their credentials by making sure I couldn’t take their place. I was always playing a much different game though…

  14. El Duderino Says:

    I can see that zzyzx.

  15. BTB Says:

    I know one of the art directors for the Seven Below art project in VT – so i’d probably mention something about that. Other than that, I got nothing except “thanks man”

  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    I have a friend who worked for the band in 2.0, and he is a nice guy, but at shows he was a prick; too cool for everyone, only wanted to hang out with status scenesters. Was part of the reason I thought 2.0 was dullsville.

    To each their own! (^5)

  17. youenjoy09 Says:

    Anybody know the LEGENDARY JACKASS who yelled, “You Fucking Rock TREY!” during the intentionally quiet jam segment of “Jesus Left Chicago”, from Hamburg ’97 ? Truly an epic failure

  18. zzyzx Says:

    El Dude – when was that?

    The reason I hate the rock star-ization of Phish is because they were very cool people (all 4 of them) back from when I used to hang with them a lot but when you start putting people on a pedestal and making sure that you do them favors to stay on their good side, then you start to get to the point where they start to expect the favors to keep coming… it’s just human nature.

  19. El Duderino Says:

    @ AJ

    2.0 was dullsville

  20. Chuck D Says:

    rippin ’92 bowie

  21. El Duderino Says:

    @ zzyzx

    Had a friend who had a friend that worked the local crew for them at AV.

    Still have the Clint Eastwood pass/sticker ’99

  22. El Duderino Says:

    pure luck getting that. But no biggie at all. The beer keg was cool though

  23. zzyzx Says:

    Oh and I had no clue that 10/31/98 was a hot button topic on this board…

  24. El Duderino Says:

    Don’t be bringin’ any wolfman discussions zzyzx


  25. El Duderino Says:

    Been to more WSP back stage things than I care to recount. I don’t even like Panic…Go figure

    Been back stage at some Allman’s shows when Dickie was still in the band Tinley Park to be specific. Very uneventful. I got to rap with Duanne Betts though when he was just a wee youngin’. nice kid

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