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. c0wfunk Says:

    speaking of bands I don’t much like …


    my buddy played with panic the other night

  2. lastwaltzer Says:

    @selctor J

    No, its not.

    This is groundbreaking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nY0SRsAeaw

    This as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uMfXh4OOx8

    This too: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2bwho_leadbelly-pick-a-bale-of-cotton_creation

    So was this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH4x0Psy22c

    Don’t Forget this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQdMZ1qrn6k

    THE BIG ONE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMINSD7MmT4

  3. lastwaltzer Says:


    its a phrase……..

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    Boardwalk Empire was pretty decent last night, left a lot of room to grow. Buscemi, michael shannon, michael pitt. Quality entertainment.

  5. lastwaltzer Says:

    Plus if it was a contest, which it wouldn’t be, it’d be a massacre: Grateful Dead

  6. Selector J Says:

    Hulaween, Bingos.

    (Yes, it’s called Hulaween.)

  7. Jtran Says:

    llfa Pirates is like Stash Jr

  8. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Type3- my thoughts exactly re: The Event

  9. BingosBrother Says:

    Hulaween? Doesn’t even look like they play on the 31st. Gonna be at AC like everyone else. Still, gotta kill Miner that the Biscuits are opening for them. Ouch.

  10. Jtran Says:

    T3 and Palmer

    Also my thoughts exactly. Entertaining enough for a Monday, could see it getting great or going sour quickly (a la Flashforward)

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    who does your buddy normally play with? nice little fishwater there with him on board!

  12. c0wfunk Says:

    we’re headed over for the 10/30 show. Gonna be strange indeed to see SCI in hampton, a place i’ve always heavily associated with phish.

    galut, the dude in that vid plays with bloodkin, who has been opening for panic a bit on this tour. Their main claim to fame is that panic covers one of their tunes, not really my bag, the southern rock thing, but they’re professional musicians.

    To tie it all together: we brought galut to see SCI at red rocks ( dude lives in denver ) last time we were out there (06?) – was not amused in the least and left by setbreak


  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    this is pretty freaking cool for those parents teaching kids how to ride a bike. self-stabilizing gyro-powered wheel. my brother put one on his 3 year old’s bike instead of training wheels and he is riding without assistance after only a few tries.

  14. c0wfunk Says:

    “its a phrase……..”

    I know but it seems all too much it *is* a contest to many people. It’s all in fun here..

  15. lastwaltzer Says:

    “but it seems all too much it *is* a contest to many people. “cowfunk

    people like it simple. Good guy, bad guy.

  16. c0wfunk Says:

    agreed tho

    gd wins.

  17. Jtran Says:

    The last half of Dexter season 4 may be as addicting as Lost.

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    a place i’ve always heavily associated with phish.

    I tend to associate it more with a different type of following

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    ^no offense to anyone who is down with that.

  20. Jtran Says:

    Maybe a dumb question, but I have no clue:

    Do Bisco and SCI both go “type 2”?

    I’m guessing yes?

  21. kayatosh Says:

    just did a little skimming of today’s BB. very entertaining. helped ease my soul.

    been doing a break from vape. 72 hours so far. gonna be fresh for AC.

    sci vs. biscuits cage match got heated. dang.

    gdiddy checkin in from Ireland. what up, GD?

    shoutouts to old nintendo games also awesome. blades of steel, double dribble, castlevania. thanks for the memories.

    phillies 100 game winners this year?

    shouldn’t be startin things up considering i should go to bed, so i can deal w/ my kids in the early morn, but you guys are $$$.


    anyone remember nintendo hockey with three players — thin, medium, and fat. the fat guy was slow but had a wicked slapshot and could check the shit out of you. the thin guy had a weak shot and body but could skate circles around you and the medium guy, was well, medium..

    what about games for the commodore 64 like space taxi? anyone?

  22. c0wfunk Says:

    what up kaya – that hockey game was $$$ .. the fights where they would just all pile in loved it

  23. InAMinute Says:

    excitebike. loved that hockey game, too. pitfall on atari is still my favorite

  24. Ryan Seacrest Says:

    I’ll be nucky thomson for halloween

  25. kayatosh Says:

    hey, cowfunk. yep, nintendo hockey had a lot of good play in it. top nintendo game for me.

    also nice job trying to get folk to cut sci a little slack. but it’s a tough sell here.

    I definitely spent some time in the past getting cheesy, but it holds little allure for me now.

    lately it’s been all phish all the time. complimented by the gd and a smattering of MMW.

    when phish was on its various hiatuses, sci became a go to, but i found more musical interest in MMW, JFJO, charlie hunter, garaj mahal, Kimock. i even wandered into a little ALO (ducks)

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