Cincinnati: Phish Frolic Through Rock’s Backpages [MTV.com]

And then, to be honest, I was exhausted. I skipped the encores (“Sleeping Monkey” and “Axilla” for those of you keeping score), but on the way home I realized that rather than making me think Phish were rock retreads, my game of “spot the influence” made me appreciate even more what a great service this band is providing to their fans. Aside from the bacchanalian party — which, don’t get me wrong, is truly epic — Phish are opening the encyclopedia of their musical minds every night and inviting their followers to discover the universe of sounds that are at the touch of an iPhone app.

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