A Fourmile Fundraiser

9-7-10 - Near Fourmile Canyon (K. Ostler)

Instead of taking a day off between their headlining set at Austin City Limits and the start of Fall Tour in Broomfield, the members of Phish will take part in a twang-laced benefit on Saturday night October 9, for the surrounding Boulder communities recently devastated by wildfires. Included on the bill for the “Four Mile Canyon Revival” are Colorado bands The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and “Where are they now?” appearances by Leftover Salmon and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The members of Phish are listed one by one. and all sources point to individual sit-ins rather than any Phish set on Saturday night.

1st Bank Center - Broomfield

Tickets go on sale via Tickethorse tomorrow at 10 am MDT for the pre-tour party. It’s good to see Phish using their draw for a good cause, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for anything musically significant. A night of socializing and bluegrass before tour never hurt anyone, and with money going directly to charity, one can leave whenever they please and not feel bad at all. Taking place at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, the site of the Phish shows themselves, this benefit will allow people to get the lay of the land for subsequent three-night blowout. (And provide the chance for ticketless spunions to hide in the venue for 24 hours.)

The Event

With all sorts of collaborative possibilities, this show should give the Phish guys a chance to exercise their seldom-used bluegrass chops, something that should be particularly exciting for the multi-instrumental Mike Gordon. And with the likelihood of lineup changes and “super-jams,” String Cheese’s Anastasio imitator, Michael Kang, may get the chance to mimic Trey’s licks right in front of the man, himself, in the context of a feel-good musical melange. But, hey, this is all in the name of charity, not chastising.

Good times. Good Twang. See you there. If the Yankees aren’t playing. Maybe.


Phish’s Official Press Release

Colorado’s music community comes together for “Fourmile Canyon Revival,” a remarkable night of music to raise funds for individuals and families directly affected by the devastating Fourmile Fire near Boulder. The benefit concert will take place on Saturday, October 9th at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO.

Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio will take part in the event, on the eve of their fall tour.

Colorado was the site of Phish’s first extended tour outside of the Northeast, and the band has always felt a deep connection to the community. The event features The String Cheese Incident, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman & Drew Emmitt.

All proceeds will go directly to the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund. The Fund supports the local volunteer fire departments that courageously fought the recent fire and the mountain residents whose lives were directly impacted by this disaster and are in critical need of financial support.


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer” 11.3.96 II

This second-set highlight from Gainesville, Florida featured Karl Perazzo on percussion and an emerging style of Phish groove.




11.6.1996 Civic Center, Knoxville, TN < Torrent

11.6.1996 Civic Center, Knoxville, TN < Megaupload

After Phish wrapped up in Florida, they stopped by Knoxville on the way to the Midwest. The post-Halloween segment of tour would be defined by more rhythmic playing that slowly and gradually turned into “cow-funk” over the next year.

I: Split Open and Melt, Cars Trucks Buses, Fast Enough for You, Taste, Train Song, Poor Heart, Punch You In the Eye, Billy Breathes, David Bowie

II: Wilson, The Curtain > Mike’s Song > Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug Groove, Scent of a Mule, Sample in a Jar, Funky Bitch

E: Rocky Top

Source: Schoeps MK4’s

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706 Responses to “A Fourmile Fundraiser”

  1. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Any thoughts on this new TV show that debuts tonight? The Event? Heard it described as the child of a mating between Lost and 24….

  2. KWL Says:


  3. lastwaltzer Says:

    “what the world really needs is more jazz flute”CHUCK D



  4. Hoedown Says:

    ^ habits like that must make all you do for us a breeze Miner. That is crazy stuff playing games like that. As always Thank You Mr. Miner…

  5. KWL Says:

    anybody wanna come over to my place tonight? i’m bumpin a sci show





  6. BingosBrother Says:

    miner has always been training for this sweet ass website. Well done sir.

  7. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Raise your hand if you figured out how to play your favorite songs on the Ocarina of Time

  8. Mr.Miner Says:

    double dribble owned…if you had that sweet spot locked in for 3, shit was bonkers…

  9. Mr.Miner Says:

    “Double Dribble” (in electronic voice)

  10. themanatee Says:

    holy shit Double Dribble, been a while since I thought of that one.
    loved that shit.

  11. Selector J Says:


  12. lastwaltzer Says:


    awesome, the shit that comes up on here. love it

  13. jdub Says:

    Had to step out for a second. For me it was Bases Loaded. Full box scores accumulated on a spreadsheet. Loved Tecmo bowl, Bo Jackson owned that game. Then I moved to strat o matic baseball for the PC. Talk about stats, that game was pure stats, and lots of them.

  14. jdub Says:

    Zelda. wow, takes me back to all night gameplaying with a neighbor. A precursor to all night parties I suppose.

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    loved bases loaded as well! Tecmo and temco 2 – days of playing…

  16. themanatee Says:

    jdub – bases loaded had a big phase for me for sure.

  17. lastwaltzer Says:


    You river trancin’ it?

  18. themanatee Says:

    didnt start lookin :), i should

  19. lastwaltzer Says:

    be sure to wear a life jacket 😉

  20. William H. Bonney Says:

    @miner Classic stat story, good stuff.

  21. themanatee Says:

    found it! berkfest rivertrance about to get cued up!

  22. jdub Says:

    Contra! Left right left right B A start. I still have that code for 30 lives imprinted on my brain.

  23. themanatee Says:

    Classic contra.

    how bout Soda Popinski from Punch Out!

  24. Dave Says:

    Bought my wife a refurbished NES on eBay a few years back as she loves Dr. Mario like crack. All the old games play amazing! No blowiing on the cartridges, etc. Of course it was all an excuse for me to log some mad hours playing Kid Icarus…

  25. themanatee Says:

    Kid Icarus! end of story , great stuff.

    great times, remembering these games.

    2 minutes into rivertrance…..

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