Ten Tunes For Friday

6.27.10 (G.Lucas)

Today, in a one-time appearance between tours, Ten Tunes For Friday focuses on past highlights from all the Leg II venues. Spanning eras and playing styles, the history of these venues dip into a wide spectrum of Phish history. And here’s a small taste.


Reba” 8.9.97 I

This dreamy, daytime “Reba” contributed to a big first set at Alpine ’97.



Stash” 8.28.93 I

Pollock '93

This first-set highlight from The Greek showcased Phish’s torrid jamming of Summer ’93, defined by near-subconscious communication.



Run Like An Antelope” 8.12.96 I

Deer Creek and “Antelope” have become two peas in a pod over Phish’s career, with more than a few standout versions played in the cornfields. The band threw down this dizzying jam in the first set of the first show in 1996, setting the tone for a memorable weekend.



Fee > David Bowie” 10.28.91 I


This combination closed the first set at Elk Ballroom, Phish’s last visit to Telluride. And yes, Phish could play then too.



Harry Hood” 8.10.97 I

A uniquely gorgeous “Harry Hood,” this version carried a somber tone as Phish played the usually-blissful jam in a minor key to close the first set at Deer Creek.



Harpua” 10.28.91 II

A classic version of “Harpua” with comical narration from another era of Phish, nineteen years ago. This selection goes out to zzyzx!



Tweezer > Gumbo” 6.28.95 II

Strap on your seat belt for a wild ride through a quintessential  piece of Summer ’95 improv. “Tweezer” passes through countless themes, including ‘Dave’s Energy Guide” and a jam of The Breeder’s “Cannonball,” on the way to a half-hour epic at Jones Beach.



You Enjoy Myself” 8.28.93 II

The final piece to Summer ’93, featuring a prominent “Oye Como Va” jam.



Fan-Run Events Around the Greek:

Bicycle – A Psychedelic and Visionary Arts Event

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Where: Club Six – 60 6th St b/w Market and Mission, San Francisco

"Bicycle" Flyer

An art and music show showcasing the art of Stanley Mouse, Alan Forbes, Dave Hunter, David D’Andrea, Tripp Shealy, Erin Cadigan, Mark McCloud and the Blotter Barn Collection, Kyle Carter, Michael Matel and I.A.M.U. Presents artists Mark Henson, Android Jones, Xavi and Carey Thompson

DJ Sets from 9 pm – 2am

Downstairs: 10-11pm DJ Citizen Ten and MC Abstract Rude, 11pm-2am DJ Logic

Upstairs: SF’s own DJ Sleepyhead, Kaptain Harris, and Coopdville

Info and tickets here.


Mystery Ship Greek Theater After Party

Friday, August 6, 2010

Where: 88 Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

The Mystery Ship

After the second show on the 6th, this late-night cruise will set sail from 1:00-4:00 am with live music on board provided by The Jug Dealers and Acacia. This special after-party will take place on The Fume Blanc, a magnificent three-deck replica of a New York State Hudson River Steamboat of yesteryear. See below for more information.

Info and tickets here.

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1,147 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. BeantownBoy Says:

    I’ll buy into the hype.

    Does anyone know if you book online at the trop in ac if your credit card is charged to hold the reservation?

  2. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “plus, AC is going to be all the rage after the new HBO show debuts this fall.”

    thank you joe! i’ve said this like 10 times on this board already with no reaction

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    call….i have 2 suites held in 2 hotels depending in which i want

  4. BeantownBoy Says:

    Confirmed for two rooms at the Tropicana in AC across from Boardwalk Music Hall for $300 each for two nights.

    Not bad.

    If it’s Providence then I’ll just stay with one of fur friends getting their PhDs at Brown that have places down there.

  5. BeantownBoy Says:

    fur friends=four

    rather, they are kinda furry so I guess it applies.

    Thanks for the tip!
    Now back to enjoying this beautiful day and seeing the Black Keys on the water this evening.

  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    how long is the AC run?? 2 nights??

  7. BeantownBoy Says:

    While the Boardwalk is no Greek in Berkeley it certainly has its own charm.

  8. Gavinsdad Says:

    Ok they gotta stop putting this depressing death shit in kids movies!! I’m a softie…stop with the “I killed my wife and son in a car wreck” when I just wanna see some Kung Fu. WTF?!?!?

    Anyone OD or eat some nitroglycerin by mistake in Despicable Me???

  9. Robear Says:

    You can go or not. That’s what it boils down to. They don’t give a shit who’s getting tickets…

    ^ what happened to ‘We want you to be HAPPY’

    and for the record, IT’s not bitching, IT’s motivational speaking!

  10. zzyzx Says:

    “stop trying to control Phish. They will play where they want.”

    I’m not controlling Phish. I have no power over them and know that. I’m just pointing out that their tour dates have adverse consequences. For one thing, when you put this much work in to get your tickets, expectations go up and it changes how people view the show.

    I’m not convinced that this is Phish playing where they want as much as it’s Capshaw putting forth ideas. I don’t know either way, but it feels like Red Light.

  11. Robear Says:

    miner, i just checked all the tabs and links.

    i couldn’t find the sign-up for your halloween run suite.?

  12. zzyzx Says:

    And Miner, I think this is a case where you’re a little removed from this experience. You go every night and I’ve never seen you post grovels for yourself which means that you have a way of getting tickets to every show and enough money to do that. I’ve been pretty recession’d and – AFAIK – am dependent on my ticketmaster skills and some friends to get into shows. I got lucky a few times recently (Hampton especially comes to mind) but I came close to getting shut out of Asheville and very nearly didn’t get Greeks and the reason I’m into Telluride is because a friend ended up with extras.

    I’ve been burning through my favors the last year and they’re running low. I don’t think I have any others left for something like the Fox, especially if they use some sort of ticketless system…

  13. Mr.Miner Says:

    @ zzyzx. I haven’t paid over much over face for a ticket since the Hampton comeback…

  14. Mr.Miner Says:

    I am dependent on my ticketmaster skills and some friends to get into shows.

    ^ me too. 100%. I do not get tickets any other way. Wish I did 😉

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    just sayin’ Phish playing a small Halloween shw is a GOOD THING!

    Not something else to get upset about… zzyzx, you’ve been around longer than me, man. I am SURE you have plenty of connects in the scene…

  16. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    “I’m not convinced that this is Phish playing where they want as much as it’s Capshaw putting forth ideas. I don’t know either way, but it feels like Red Light.”

    Man, I hate to think that this may be the case.

    Or maybe after Trey gets good and well-healed we take the band on a theatre/operahouse run of major Latin American cities. There are some great rooms down there and the audiences are very respectful.

    Mexico aside. way too much instability, sadly.

  17. zzyzx Says:

    Miner – not upset over Atlantic City (other than that there are more interesting places to play), upset over the Fox being potentially the only WC shows.

  18. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    “oh look, a lot of super high people…must be Thursday”

    ^This is funny.

  19. guyute711 Says:

    well got a 15 buck wsp tick review to come

  20. zzyzx Says:

    Actually I think I was upset over AC but it’s growing on me as a call assuming I can get tickets…

  21. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    miner was just talking about the hate for atlantic city

  22. zzyzx Says:

    Well it IS a dive. I think it was seeing how close the Trop is to the venue that made me think it could work…

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