TTFW: More December Music

8.24.2012 – Oak Mountain (Ryan MacNeil)


Bathtub > 2001 > YEM” 12.2.99 II, Auburn Hills, MI

This white-hot sequence is capped off by an infectious “YEM” jam that is based on Alice Cooper’s “I’m 18.”



Down With Disease” 12.11.97 II, Rochester, NY

A classic jam from a monster show.



Tweezer” 12.2.95 II, New Haven, CT

An elite “Tweezer” drenched in the full-on Fall ’95 style. There’s no funk in this one.



Drowned > Caspian” 12.12.99 II, Hatford, CT

A dark horse jam from December ’99 that is quite spectacular.



The Curtain > David Bowie” 12.11.95 II, Portland, ME

This combo kicked off set two of 1995’s Cumberland County show.



Free” 12.15.99 II, Washington, DC

Trey’s use of his mini-keyboard sets this jam off.



Reba” 12.7.95 II, Niagara Falls, NY

A stellar version from a stellar set.



Sand” 12.16.99 II, Raleigh, NC

Another example of how Trey’s keyboard enhanced so many Winter ’99 jams.



Halley’s Comet” 12.7.99 I, Portland, ME

One of the greatest “Halley’s” jams of all time, now in SBD thanks to Kevin Shapiro!



Mike’s -> Weekapaug” 12.1.95 II, Hershey, PA

A ferocious December ’95 “Mike’s Groove.”




Late-Night Shows @ Mercury Lounge

Instead of seeing the same late-night acts that permeate the jam scene, check out some local, New York City psych-rock bands after Phish is done on the 29th and 30th! Here is some more information from Sam Davis of Dog Gone Blog:

We at Dog Gone Blog are very excited to bring you the lineup for our upcoming run of late night shows leading up to NEW YEAR’S EVE!

Following last year’s soiree with Superhuman Happiness and special guest Colin Stetson (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire), due to popular demand, the Brooklyn ensemble will once again grace us with their presence on December 30. This year we’re also psyched to be hosting a second show on the 29th with Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his band of Freaks along with rising Brooklyn psych-rock outfit Prince Ruperts Drops.

Both shows are taking place at Mercury Lounge on New York’s Lower East Side (217 East Houston St) and will have liquid light shows provided by Planetary Projections. Posters designed by the amazing Justin Gabbard will also be available for purchase. Stay tuned to Dog Gone Blog to hear about special guests and other announcements in the coming weeks.

Come join us and celebrate the great year that was 2012 while catching some of New York’s best local acts in one of our favorite venues! Tickets are only $10!

Ticket Links: 12/30 Superhuman Happiness, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks

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1,904 Responses to “TTFW: More December Music”

  1. ren Says:

    Had a great time tonight. Great show at MSG to
    add to the archives. Some nice playback value I imagine. Had a great section of peeps in 222…no complaints.

    Head is spun…looking forward to
    the next couple nights. 6th row back behind center stage tomorrow…better look sharp

  2. sumodie Says:

    What a great opener! Had no idea Tweezer was 21 min, not to mention a15 min Bowie

    Had awesome rear stage seats just to Page’s right. Most unusual / unique viewpoint all year. Could even see page’s fingerwork on the bany grand and hear his monitor. Light show was radically different as we were practically onstage (first row section 114)

    Band was relaxed, confident, playful, and it showed big time

    Stash was nice, KDF started to get hot, and them they let it rip in Wolfman’s, terrific set 1 jam

    Tweezer featured a sick ass trey solo, Maze was way better than expected, and Twist likewise great. Remainder of set had great energy and then Bowie was terrific. Excellent jazzy interplay, also totally caught me by surpise

    MSG staff laid back, crowd full of energy but not overly lit

    Def.a terrific kickoff to the 4 night extravanganza. Does appear the bandpracticed!

  3. Angryjoggerz Says:

    I was on the webcast, by I the building, but to these ears stash was cool (really pulled back, blue lighting vibe), Wolfie hot, tweezer>maze smoking, twist and Bowie all proper. Seemed like a great show.

  4. xpun Says:

    Looking for 31. Have tonight or tomorrow for trade

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