Daily Archive

November 15, 2011

Cactus: Review – Mike Gordon Band @ Portsmouth Music Hall [Hidden Track]

After an initial run through the song, the improv that developed quickened with a pace and fury that left my jaw on the floor. While I shudder to think that I can’t make it out of my first comments without making a comparison to Phish, this jam found a space that harkens back to truly great You Enjoy Myself jams. At one point Mike even settled into a groove that some might argue was a direct nod to Phish classic. Sonic vibrations blasting the bodies in the front rows, it was hard to NOT be blown away.

Trey Anastasio: TAB 11/12/2011 Playlist [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

Clint Eastwood, Simple Twist Up Dave, Ooh Child, Sand, Heavy Things, Black Dog

Charities: PhanArt Donates $5K to Mockingbird Foundation [PhanArt]

PhanArt – The Art of the Fans of Phish, the coffee table book turned website featuring art inspired by the legendary band Phish has donated more than $5,000 to The Mockingbird Foundation. In just two years as a website, Phanart.net has been the #1 website for Phish fan-made merchandise and a marketplace for Phish artists and fans to buy and sell their Phanart, free of charge.

Broadcasts: Hampton / Winston-Salem ’97 Broadcast on Sirius/XM [Phish.com]

Audio: Listen To This – Mike Gordon Debuts Sideways [Hidden Track]

Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/13/2011 Funky Bitch, Won’t Get Fooled Again [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymeon6afxew[/youtube]

Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/13/2011 DAUD Lebanon, NH

Lists: Seven Significant Musical Hiatuses [Relix]

Cactus: Photos – Mike Gordon in Portsmouth [Travels and Bacon]

Listening Suggestions: Listening Library – November 2011 [Andrew’s Hitz]

Towards the end of this set we witnessed some of this magical communication when they segued between two of their songs, Weekapaug Groove and The Mango Song. This segue reminds me of Larry Bird’s best no-look passes from my childhood. You can watch them over and over again and the only possible explanation is that they had been planned and practiced for months. And yet they weren’t.