Phish.Net News Stream http://phish.net/ For Phans, by Phans en-us Copyright 2001-2019, The Mockingbird Foundation Wed, 26 Jun 2019 20:56:18 GMT donotreply@phish.net (Adam Scheinberg) http://smedia.pnet-static.com/avatars/default.png Phish.Net http://phish.net Phish 2019-06-26 http://phi.sh/190626 http://phi.sh/190626 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/crowd-control' class='setlist-song'>Crowd Control</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/plasma' class='setlist-song'>Plasma</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/army-of-one' class='setlist-song'>Army of One</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/alaska' class='setlist-song'>Alaska</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/kill-devil-falls' class='setlist-song'>Kill Devil Falls</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/how-many-people-are-you' class='setlist-song'>How Many People Are You</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/petrichor' class='setlist-song'>Petrichor</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/saw-it-again' class='setlist-song'>Saw It Again</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/sand' class='setlist-song'>Sand</a> Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Bangor1 Recap: "Back On The Train" http://phi.sh/b/5d13c841 http://phi.sh/b/5d13c841 <p><em>[Thank you Ben Harder user @BennyHa_Ha_Ha for recapping last night&#39;s show in Bangor, Maine. -Ed.]</em></p> <p>Well it&rsquo;s been a minute for me, and it&rsquo;s been even longer than that for ME. My first show, at 15, was <a href="http://phish.net/setlist/phish-december-11-1995-cumberland-county-civic-center-portland-me-usa.html" style="text-decoration:none;">12/11/95</a> at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, and since that barn burner---which included Warren Haynes on both &ldquo;Funky Bitch&rdquo; and &ldquo;While My Guitar Gently Weeps,&rdquo; and even some Elvis homage (for the last venue he was set to play) in the form of a &ldquo;Suspicious Minds&rdquo;---I&rsquo;ve attended a number of shows each year that the band has toured. My run came to an end on <a href="http://phish.net/setlist/phish-december-31-2017-madison-square-garden-new-york-ny-usa.html" style="text-decoration:none;">12/31/17</a>, after which I went zero (0) for 2018. Wudn&rsquo;t pretty, wudn&rsquo;t preferable, but I suspect that a number of you in the <em>Old Guard</em> know what it means to have to sit out a tour or more to give a child your undivided love and attention. But boy does the passion abide. Perhaps even more so than when I was taking multiple night runs for granted. I listened to every note of 2018 during my hiatus, and once I got beyond the butthurt and the self-pity (and believe me, I delved deep), I just had to marvel at a show like <a href="https://www.phish.net/setlists/phish-october-26-2018-allstate-arena-rosemont-il-usa.html" style="text-decoration:none;">10/26/18</a>. Dick&rsquo;s, the New Year&rsquo;s run, Mexico, they were all gravy.</p> <p><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-25 stage Bangor1 (Rene Huemer).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)</figcaption></figure></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2019 15:52:13 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish 2019-06-25 http://phi.sh/190625 http://phi.sh/190625 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/46-days' class='setlist-song'>46 Days</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/back-on-the-train' class='setlist-song'>Back on the Train</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/ass-handed' class='setlist-song'>Ass Handed</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/bathtub-gin' class='setlist-song'>Bathtub Gin</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-dogs' class='setlist-song'>The Dogs</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/waves' class='setlist-song'>Waves</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/mikes-song' class='setlist-song'>Mike's Song</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/water-in-the-sky' class='setlist-song'>Water in the Sky</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/limb-by-limb' class='setlist-song'>Limb By Limb</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/weekapaug-groove' class='setlist-song'>Weekapaug Groove</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/julius' class='setlist-song'>Julius</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/down-with-disease' class='setlist-song'>Down with Disease</a><sup title="Unfinished">[1]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/play-by-play' class='setlist-song'>Play by Play</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/simple' class='setlist-song'>Simple</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/piper' class='setlist-song'>Piper</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/miss-you' class='setlist-song'>Miss You</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/llama' class='setlist-song'>Llama</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/meatstick' class='setlist-song'>Meatstick</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/risecome-together' class='setlist-song'>Rise/Come Together</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/slave-to-the-traffic-light' class='setlist-song'>Slave to the Traffic Light</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/loving-cup' class='setlist-song'>Loving Cup</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Unfinished<br></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Phish Fans Fund Bangor Music http://phish.net/news/1561089578 http://phish.net/news/1561089578 <p>The all-volunteer, fan-run <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a> is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band&#39;s 2019 Summer Tour.</p> <p><strong>In honor of Phish&#39;s upcoming shows at Darling&#39;s Waterfront Pavilion, June <a href="http://phi.sh/190625">25th</a> and <a href="http://phi.sh/190626">26th</a>, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education through the <a href="http://bangorregional.bangorschools.net/staff/stephen-norris/">Bangor Public Schools Music Dept.</a> in Bangor, ME.</strong></p> <p>This is Mockingbird&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/#ME">4th grant in Maine</a>, and our 407th&nbsp;grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $150,500 in <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/tour-grants">Tour Grants</a>, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/">all 50 states</a>. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving <a href="http://mbird.org/2019/06/summer-tour-grants-announced/">press release</a> at mbird.org, for news on other &quot;miracle&quot; tour grants this summer. And please consider making a <a href="http://mbird.org/donations">contribution</a>, to help us give back to the communities we&#39;ve touched.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:04:05 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Meet Amar Sastry of "Anatomy of a Jam" Fame http://phi.sh/b/5d10d4f8 http://phi.sh/b/5d10d4f8 <p dir="ltr"><em>[In case you&rsquo;re unfamiliar with his work, <a href="https://twitter.com/brahmin_noodles" style="text-decoration:none;">Amar Sastry</a> is part of the Osiris podcast network, and Amar&rsquo;s &ldquo;Anatomy of a Jam&rdquo; videos <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j6Xclma02w&amp;list=PLnWXVt0-sLzrsLWU630842J0OjOyJR6Di" style="text-decoration:none;">can be found here</a>. -charlie]</em></p> <p><em style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">CD: Thank you so much for the 11/22/97 &quot;</em><a href="https://phish.net/blog/1560199052/icymi-anatomy-of-a-jam-11221997-halleys-comet.html" style="text-decoration:none;"><em style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Halley&#39;s Comet&quot; &quot;Anatomy of a Jam&quot; film</em></a><em style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">, it was very inspiring to watch, not just for many volunteers of</em><a href="http://phish.net/" style="text-decoration:none;"><em style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </em><em style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">phish.net</em></a><em style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"> but even for Jon Fishman, as you&#39;ve seen from his post on Facebook about it. When did you begin writing and composing &quot;Anatomy of a Jam&quot; pieces and what inspired you to create them?</em></p> <p>A: Thank you for the kind words! I&rsquo;m truly blown away by the positive response and support from the Phish community.</p> <p><figure><img alt="&copy; 2018 Mark DeLorenzo (Amar on guitar)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/people/Amar on guitar 2018 cr Mark DeLorenzo.jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2018 Mark DeLorenzo (Amar on guitar)</figcaption></figure></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog MPP2 Recap: Crosseyed And Not So Painless http://phi.sh/b/5d116a42 http://phi.sh/b/5d116a42 <p><em>[We would like to thank Cotter, the youngest fan ever to recap a show for this blog, for recapping last night&#39;s MPP2 show. -Ed.]</em></p> <p>Phish means more to me than nearly any other aspect of my life, so the months leading up to any given show are filled with anticipation. I imagine I&rsquo;m not alone in this sentiment, but my point of view may be different. Being a diehard Phish fan in high school is one hell of an experience. Be it the incessant checking of this very site in class, or even explaining to people that &quot;no, I&rsquo;m not in love with a water-dwelling animal, but instead with the magic four middle-aged rock stars produce.&quot; This leads to some pretty obnoxious scorns, but shows like last night make it worth it. The 40-minute drive north was chalk full of questions by my family on setlist predictions and song meanings, but that&rsquo;s really not a problem, as I&rsquo;ll proudly flaunt whatever knowledge such an obsession leads to. Now to the music.</p> <p><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-23 MPP2 page mcconnell at soundcheck (Rene Huemer).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)</figcaption></figure></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:26:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Mystery Jam Monday Part 381 http://phi.sh/b/5d10728a http://phi.sh/b/5d10728a <p>Welcome to the 381st edition of Phish.Net&#39;s Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth and hardest of June. The winner will receive an MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at <a href="http://livephish.com/">LivePhish.com</a> / <a href="http://nugs.net/">Nugs.Net</a>. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the <strong>three</strong> mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn&#39;t be part of the correct answer. Each person gets <strong>one</strong> guess to start &ndash; if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I&#39;ll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET. Good luck<a href="https://phish.in/2012-06-24/golden-age">!</a></p> <p><strong>Answer:</strong> Congratulations to <a href="http://phish.net/user/The_Blob">@The_Blob</a>! In addition to identifying a jam quite literally hot-off-the-presses mere hours before this puzzle went live, he correctly identified three recent Crosseyed &amp; Painless jams from <a href="http://phish.in/2019-06-23/crosseyed-and-painless?t=11m10s">6/23/19</a>, <a href="http://phish.in/2018-07-22/crosseyed-and-painless?t=13m06s">7/22/18</a>, and <a href="http://phish.in/2017-07-25/crosseyed-and-painless?t=21m10s">7/25/17 aka Jam-Filled</a>. For his reflexes faster than our jam construction skills, he earns himself a code.</p> <p><strong>Note from the MJM Crew</strong><strong>:</strong> MJM will be taking a roughly one month hiatus - your hosts need some time for R&amp;R - so enjoy tour, and we&#39;ll see you all in August!</p> <p><a href="http://livephish.com/"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/lp-logo-2012.jpg" /></a><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/mjm_results_2015.png" /></a></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@wforwumbo) Blog Phish 2019-06-23 http://phi.sh/190623 http://phi.sh/190623 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/carini' class='setlist-song'>Carini</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/my-soul' class='setlist-song'>My Soul</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/rift' class='setlist-song'>Rift</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/gumbo' class='setlist-song'>Gumbo</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/its-ice' class='setlist-song'>It's Ice</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/winterqueen' class='setlist-song'>Winterqueen</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/yarmouth-road' class='setlist-song'>Yarmouth Road</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/shade' class='setlist-song'>Shade</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/halfway-home' class='setlist-song'>Halfway Home</a><sup title="Phish debut.">[1]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-wedge' class='setlist-song'>The Wedge</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/run-like-an-antelope' class='setlist-song'>Run Like an Antelope</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/crosseyed-and-painless' class='setlist-song'>Crosseyed and Painless</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/everythings-right' class='setlist-song'>Everything's Right</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/ruby-waves' class='setlist-song'>Ruby Waves</a><sup title="Unfinished.">[2]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/twist' class='setlist-song'>Twist</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/also-sprach-zarathustra' class='setlist-song'>Also Sprach Zarathustra</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/blaze-on' class='setlist-song'>Blaze On</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/maze' class='setlist-song'>Maze</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/waste' class='setlist-song'>Waste</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/sanity' class='setlist-song'>Sanity</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/wilson' class='setlist-song'>Wilson</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut.<br>[2] Unfinished.<br></p> Sun, 23 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist MPP1 Recap: Summer Finally Arrives In Columbia http://phi.sh/b/5d0f91bf http://phi.sh/b/5d0f91bf <p><em>[This recap is courtesy of Aaron Presuhn (<a href="https://phish.net/user/presuhn">@presuhn</a>). Please note that the opinions expressed in blog posts like this one are not necessarily shared by any of the volunteers who work on Phish.net. -Ed.]</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.merriweathermusic.com/" style="text-decoration:none;">Merriweather Post Pavilion</a>. It&rsquo;s kinda my home venue. I live closer to <a href="http://phish.net/venue/268/Post-Gazette_Pavilion_at_Star_Lake" style="text-decoration:none;">Star Lake</a> in Burgettstown, but the Phish have ignored that shed for a while now (please come back!). Haven&rsquo;t missed an MPP show since my first one there in 2000. <a href="https://phish.net/venue/9/Merriweather_Post_Pavilion">Quite a few fun shows here</a>!</p> <p>I went in expecting a downpour because, you know, all it&rsquo;s done for the past month in the northeast is rain. But we ended up having a beautiful, sunny day. It really felt like summer for the first time this year. Parking was weird, and the police presence was more than I remember from last year. There are assigned lots now, but everyone seems to ignore them. My lot was blocked off anyway, so we just drove around until finding something open.<figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-22 MPP1 venue (Huemer).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)</figcaption></figure></p> Sun, 23 Jun 2019 10:54:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish 2019-06-22 http://phi.sh/190622 http://phi.sh/190622 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/undermind' class='setlist-song'>Undermind</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/tube' class='setlist-song'>Tube</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/funky-bitch' class='setlist-song'>Funky Bitch</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/steam' class='setlist-song'>Steam</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/my-sweet-one' class='setlist-song'>My Sweet One</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/nicu' class='setlist-song'>NICU</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/friend' class='setlist-song'>Friend</a><sup title="Phish debut.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/no-men-in-no-mans-land' class='setlist-song'>No Men In No Man's Land</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-horse' class='setlist-song'>The Horse</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/silent-in-the-morning' class='setlist-song'>Silent in the Morning</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/david-bowie' class='setlist-song'>David Bowie</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-squirming-coil' class='setlist-song'>The Squirming Coil</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/ghost' class='setlist-song'>Ghost</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/axilla' class='setlist-song'>Axilla</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/set-your-soul-free' class='setlist-song'>Set Your Soul Free</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/whats-the-use' class='setlist-song'>What's the Use?</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/billy-breathes' class='setlist-song'>Billy Breathes</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/death-dont-hurt-very-long' class='setlist-song'>Death Don't Hurt Very Long</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/backwards-down-the-number-line' class='setlist-song'>Backwards Down the Number Line</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/harry-hood' class='setlist-song'>Harry Hood</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/risecome-together' class='setlist-song'>Rise/Come Together</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/golgi-apparatus' class='setlist-song'>Golgi Apparatus</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/bug' class='setlist-song'>Bug</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/character-zero' class='setlist-song'>Character Zero</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut.<br></p> Sat, 22 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Charlotte Recap: Have Mercy! http://phi.sh/b/5d0ecbc3 http://phi.sh/b/5d0ecbc3 <p><em>[Recap is courtesy of user <a href="https://phish.net/user/jsauce">@jsauce</a>, Josh Martin. Apologies to him and to you that this recap was belatedly posted. Once again, please note that the opinions offered in this recap are not necessarily shared by any of the volunteers on this site. -Ed.]</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Greetings and salutations from Charlotte, North Carolina: Place of my birth, my first show (11/19/95), and of course, tonight&rsquo;s show.</p> <p dir="ltr">A word about PNC (ne&eacute; Blockbuster) Pavilion: it&rsquo;s about as generic a venue as you can imagine. Sprawling outdoor shed located way outside the city limits, convenient to absolutely no one, huge gravel parking lot, very interested police presence, broiling summer sun, etc. Imagine the late 90&rsquo;s shed circuit: your Polarises, your Lakewoods, your Walnut Creeks. You get the point.</p> <p dir="ltr"><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (Huemer)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-21 Charlotte stage (Huemer).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (Huemer)</figcaption></figure></p> <p dir="ltr">AND YET, for some reason known only to them, Phish have chosen this particular venue to unload the magic time and again over the years. For proof, and for sake of brevity, I offer Only one example: the massive, world shattering &ldquo;Harry Hood&rdquo;&gt;&rdquo;David Bowie&rdquo; second set pairing from <a href="http://phish.net/setlists/phish-july-25-2003-verizon-wireless-amphitheatre-charlotte-charlotte-nc-usa.html">7/25/03</a>, which remains to me the quintessential 2.0 jam and one of the finest jams of their career. If you haven&rsquo;t heard it, I strongly recommend taking a second to give it a spin.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2019 20:47:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish Fans Fund Columbia Music http://phish.net/news/1561088835 http://phish.net/news/1561088835 <p><img align="right" alt="Image" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/TourGrant-AhtholtonHS.jpeg" width="50%" />The all-volunteer, fan-run <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a> is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band&#39;s 2019 Summer Tour.</p> <p><strong>In honor of Phish&#39;s upcoming shows at Merriweather Park Pavilion, June <a href="http://phi.sh/190622">22nd</a> and <a href="http://phi.sh/190623">23rd</a>, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to the <a href="https://www.atholtonmusic.org/become-a-music-patron.html">Atholton Music Boosters</a> to support music programs barely three miles from the venue, at <a href="https://www.atholtonmusic.org/">Atholton High School</a> in Columbia, MD.</strong></p> <p>This is Mockingbird&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/#MD">6th grant in Maryland</a>, and our 406th&nbsp;grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $149,000 in&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/tag/tour-grants">Tour Grants</a>, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/">all 50 states</a>. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving <a href="http://mbird.org/2019/06/summer-tour-grants-announced/">press release</a> at mbird.org, for news on other &quot;miracle&quot; tour grants this summer. And please consider making a <a href="http://mbird.org/donations">contribution</a>, to help us give back to the communities we&#39;ve touched.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2019 03:04:05 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Phish Fans Fund Charlotte Music http://phish.net/news/1561074426 http://phish.net/news/1561074426 <p><img alt="Image" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/TourGrant-Charlotte-Mecklenberg.jpg" style="float: right; width: 30%;" />The all-volunteer, fan-run <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a> is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band&#39;s 2019 Summer Tour.</p> <p>I<strong>n honor of Phish&#39;s upcoming show at PNC Music Pavilion, June <a href="http://phi.sh/190621">21st</a>, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to the <a href="http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/vp/Pages/cmpsf.aspx">Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation</a> to support the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/ci/arts-ed/performing-arts/Pages/default.aspx">Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools&#39; Performing Arts Department</a> in Charlotte, NC.</strong></p> <p>This is Mockingbird&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/#NC">9th grant in North Carolina</a>, and our 405th&nbsp;grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $147,500 in <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/tour-grants">Tour Grants</a>, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/">all 50 states</a>. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving <a href="http://mbird.org/2019/06/summer-tour-grants-announced/">press release</a> at mbird.org, for news on other &quot;miracle&quot; tour grants this summer. And please consider making a <a href="http://mbird.org/donations">contribution</a>, to help us give back to the communities we&#39;ve touched.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2019 01:02:03 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Blossom Recap: "Torture of Chalk Dust" http://phi.sh/b/5d0bd603 http://phi.sh/b/5d0bd603 <p><em>[Recap of last night&#39;s show courtesy of user <a href="https://phish.net/user/TwiceBitten">TwiceBitten</a>, Nick Williams. Note that the opinions expressed by a recapper of a show on this blog are not necessarily shared by any volunteer who works on Phish.net, and there is no &quot;official&quot; Phish.net &quot;take&quot; of a show. We rely on volunteer fans like you to recap shows. -Ed.]</em></p> <p>Blossom is perhaps the most beautiful traditional &ldquo;shed&rdquo; in the country. &ldquo;The venue is located in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahoga_Valley_National_Park" style="text-decoration:none;">Cuyahoga Valley National Park</a> and is administered by the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrVk1Zl4jss" style="text-decoration:none;">Cleveland Orchestra</a>&rsquo;s non profit organization,&rdquo; I told my wife as we exited the highway and made our way towards the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporary_Autonomous_Zone" style="text-decoration:none;">T.A.Z</a>. Driving through a beautiful river valley to see Phish is a far cry from your usual trek through suburban sprawl. We arrived at a back entrance to the venue only to find it blocked by a Police barricade. I got out to ask the cop directions and he informed me that I was in luck because he was about to &ldquo;open this b*tch right up.&rdquo; Score. We quickly found our way in and were waltzing through security before we knew it.</p> <p><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-19 Blossom Stage (Huemer).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)</figcaption></figure></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:13:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish Fans Fund Cuyahoga Music http://phish.net/news/1561072089 http://phish.net/news/1561072089 <p><img alt="Image" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/TourGrant-CuyahogaHS.png" style="float: right; width: 30%;" />The all-volunteer, fan-run <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a> is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band&#39;s 2019 Summer Tour.</p> <p><strong>In honor of Phish&#39;s upcoming show at Blossom Music Center, June <a href="http://phi.sh/190619">19th</a>, we are sending a check for $1500 to <a href="https://www.cfbands.com/store/p13/Tag_Day_Donation.htmlhttps://www.cfbands.com/store/p13/Tag_Day_Donation.html">Cuyahoga Falls High School music program</a> in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>This is Mockingbird&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/#OH">8th grant in&nbsp;Ohio</a>, and our 404th&nbsp;grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $146,000 in <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/tour-grants">Tour Grants</a>, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/">all 50 states</a>. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving <a href="http://mbird.org/2019/06/summer-tour-grants-announced/">press release</a> at mbird.org, for news on other &quot;miracle&quot; tour grants this summer. And please consider making a <a href="http://mbird.org/donations">contribution</a>, to help us give back to the communities we&#39;ve touched.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:08:09 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Toronto Recap: "Oh Here It Comes Like A Natural Disaster" http://phi.sh/b/5d0a732c http://phi.sh/b/5d0a732c <p><em>[We would like to thank Alaina Stamatis, user <a href="http://phish.net/user/farmhose">@farmhose</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/fad_albert?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">@fad_albert</a> on twitter and instagram), for recapping last night&#39;s show. Please note that the opinions expressed by a recapper for a show on this blog are not necessarily those of any volunteer who works on Phish.net. We are all fans with varying opinions, just like you. -Ed.]</em></p> <p dir="ltr">When the border agent asked us what our plans were for our trip into Canada, we probably should have just lied to him. It wouldn&#39;t have made a difference, however, because we have 57 stickers on our car, including but not limited to an <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv1w-z5FeUf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link" style="text-decoration:none;">oversized Stealie with two dancing bears</a> on the hood. At the time of our border crossing, we were also, for lack of a better term, dressed like wooks.</p> <p>&quot;We&#39;re seeing a concert.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;Who are you here to see?&quot; the border agent asked in the most serious tone one can conjure while still having a Canadian accent.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;Phish, man, greatest show on earth! If you have the night off you should-&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">A couple <a href="https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/canadian-border-services-agency-personnel-security-ground-processing-pilot-crew-arrival-outside-canada-66440094.jpg" style="text-decoration:none;">SWAT-team-type bros in skin-tight black uniforms</a> approached. This was not my bachelorette party and these were definitely not strippers. They dismantled the car. Luckily (intentionally) we brought nothing of interest. &quot;Enjoy the concert, guys.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr"><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Terry Evans (twitter Iamhydr0gen)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-18 Toronto (Terry Evans).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Terry Evans (twitter Iamhydr0gen)</figcaption></figure></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:12:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Time of the Meatstick: Summer '99 Twenty Years Later http://phi.sh/b/5d07b402 http://phi.sh/b/5d07b402 <p>Is it time, yet? Has it spent long enough fermenting in the ground that we can take it out and do something with it, again? For a bunch of humans who pride themselves on their ability to appreciate the present moment and all the ephemeral beauty it has to offer when the course is uncharted, we sure do enjoy swimming around in nostalgia, don&rsquo;t we? As I get older this once indulgent tendency of mine has waned and I see the irony of hoping to relive the moments that were only so beautiful in the first place because of how fleeting they were. That perfectly placed note on the crest of a crescendo that just as quickly comes crashing down on the other side. How long can you stay surfing when you&rsquo;re busy talking about the wave you caught last week? But you know, as I get older time starts to feel a bit more like an illusion, and sometimes we do find ourselves at these milestones and it feels appropriate to check in on what history has to tell us if we put our ear to the dirty, sticky ground. So if I can be permitted the indulgence, let me take you back to the Summer of &rsquo;99, and a string of shows I caught twenty years ago, from July 12th to July 21st, and see how a window into that moment in time might help us appreciate this one that much more.</p> <p><figure><img alt="&copy; 1999 Ellis Godard for Phish.net" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/1999 Meatstick Dance Explained CR Ellis Godard for the Phish.net.gif" /><figcaption>&copy; 1999 Ellis Godard for Phish.net</figcaption></figure></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@andrewrose) Blog Roo2 Recap: Never Miss A Bonnaroo Closing Show http://phi.sh/b/5d07c71b http://phi.sh/b/5d07c71b <p><em>[Recap/review of last night&#39;s Bonnaroo show is courtesy of Michael Ayers, user <a href="http://phish.net/user/yhgtbfkm">@yhgtbfkm</a>. Note that there was no recap/review posted to the blog about Roo1&#39;s show, because no one attending the show volunteered to recap it, and there wasn&#39;t a webcast of it either, and we decided not to recap it based simply on the LivePhish recording. -Ed.]</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Ahh, Bonnaroo. The perennial jam band festival that&rsquo;s not really a jam band festival anymore.</p> <p dir="ltr">I&rsquo;ve had the pleasure of only attending Bonnaroo once, back in 2005. I saw a slew of amazing sets that weekend, including <a href="https://phish.net/setlists/mike-gordon-june-10-2005-bonnaroo-music-arts-festival-manchester-tn-usa.html" style="text-decoration:none;">Benevento Russo Duo with Mike Gordon</a> (a show you should definitely check out if you haven&rsquo;t), Keller Williams, Jurassic 5 and Dave Matthews Band (laugh all you want, it was my first time seeing them and I really enjoyed it). That&rsquo;s the nice part about festivals like this, it gives you the opportunity to see acts in the same place that you normally wouldn&rsquo;t.</p> <p dir="ltr">After the St Louis shows, I texted a good friend of mine who was on the fence about driving up to Camden to see them. I said, &ldquo;Dude, I might be biased, but they are already playing lights out. You can&rsquo;t miss seeing them in Camden.&rdquo; I thought both nights in St Louis were spectacular. I will admit, the second night in particular will always be near and dear to my heart because of what transpired during the setbreak and how set two started out. I felt like there was little rust in the St. Louis shows (which you sometimes can&rsquo;t say for tour openers), which made me both excited for the two nights at Bonnaroo and disappointed that I was not attending them.</p> <p dir="ltr">So what will the boys have in store for us for Sunday down in Manchester? Will they bust out something they haven&rsquo;t played in years (looking at you, &quot;Free Bird&quot;)? Will Bo Bice and Trey share the stage again? (Spoiler alert: they did not, thank god.) Everyone is familiar with the old adage &ldquo;Never Miss A Sunday Show,&rdquo; would that apply to tonight as well? Let&rsquo;s find out.</p> <p dir="ltr"><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (courtesy of @AliveCoverage and @Phish_FTR)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-16 Bonnaroo (@ALiveCoverage).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (courtesy of @AliveCoverage and @Phish_FTR)</figcaption></figure></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:30:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish Fans Fund Manchester Music http://phish.net/news/1560498382 http://phish.net/news/1560498382 <p><img alt="WMSMP image" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/1560497823-Mbird-TourGrant-WestwoodMiddleSchoolFineArts.jpg" style="float: right; width: 30%;" />The all-volunteer, fan-run <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a> is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band&#39;s 2019 Summer Tour.</p> <p><strong>In honor of Phish&#39;s upcoming shows at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival&nbsp;in Manchester, TN,&nbsp;June <a href="http://phi.sh/190614">14th</a> and <a href="http://phi.sh/190616">16th</a>, we are sending a check for $1500 to the <a href="http://www.wms.manchestercitysch.org/?PageName=%27FineArtPage%27&amp;FineArtID=%274717%27">Westwood Middle School&#39;s Music Program</a>.&nbsp;</strong>Six programs - beginning, intermediate, and advanced bands and choruses - will benefit from funds raised and donated by Phish fans, another instance of our music community helping bringing music to each community we touch.</p> <p>This is Mockingbird&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/#TN">8th grant in Tennessee</a>, and our 403rd grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $144,500 in&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/tag/tour-grants">Tour Grants</a>, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/">all 50 states</a>. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving <a href="http://mbird.org/2019/06/summer-tour-grants-announced/">press release</a> at mbird.org, for news on other &quot;miracle&quot; tour grants this summer. And please consider making a <a href="http://mbird.org/donations">contribution</a>, to help us give back to the communities we&#39;ve touched.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:46:22 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Phish Fans Fund St. Louis Music http://phish.net/news/1560366224 http://phish.net/news/1560366224 <p><img alt="MFLA image" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/MFLA_instruments2018.jpg" style="float: right; width: 30%;" />The all-volunteer, fan-run <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a> is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band&#39;s 2019 Summer Tour.</p> <p><strong>In honor of Phish&#39;s ongoing shows at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO,&nbsp;June <a href="http://phi.sh/190611">11th</a> and <a href="http://phi.sh/190612">12th</a>, we are sending a check for $1500 to <a href="http://supportmfla.org/">Music for Lifelong Achievement</a>&nbsp;in St. Louis.&nbsp;</strong>Based at the Sheldon Concert Hall, MFLA seeks donations of used and new musical instruments, then donates the instruments to school and community music programs serving disadvantaged young people in the immedate area.</p> <p>This is Mockingbird&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/#MO">7th grant in Missouri</a>, and it&#39;s 402nd grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $143,000 in <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/tour-grants">Tour Grants</a>, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/">all 50 states</a>. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving <a href="http://mbird.org/2019/06/summer-tour-grants-announced/">press release</a> at mbird.org, for news on other &quot;miracle&quot; tour grants this summer. And please consider making a <a href="http://mbird.org/donations">contribution</a>, to help us give back to the communities we&#39;ve touched.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:03:44 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News