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April 18, 2012

Interviews: An Unfolding Natalie Cressman [Jambands.com]

It was really funny. So Trey called my dad and my dad couldn’t do it. And he was like, ‘This might sound really funny but I have this daughter who lives in New York and she sings too and she might be a good fit.’ And I can’t believe it, because they actually took him seriously. They actually followed up on it. First, Trey’s manager called and asked me to send over some music and a bio. And then I remember, freshman year in my dorm room getting a call from Trey – no big deal (laughing).

March 31, 2012

Fish: Everyone Orchestra Sets Release Date [Jambands.com]

January 1, 2012

New Year’s Eve: Phish New Year’s Eve Spectacle [Jambands.com]

December 31, 2011

Reviews: 12/29 Madison Square Garden [Jambands.com]

December 29, 2011

Reviews: Phish MSG 12/28/2011 [Jambands.com]

December 10, 2011

Trey Anastasio: Trey Album Update [Jambands.com]

The members of The National also have deep roots in the Phish world. One of the band’s earliest predecessor, Equinox—which featured future National members Aaron Dessner (guitar), Bryce Dessner (guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums)—covered The Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead and has a sound that saxophonist Kevin Seal described as “Sorta jammy and the product of listening to a lot of Phish and classic rock radio.” Bryan Devendorf and his brother Scott, who play bass and guitar in The National, also took National frontman Matt Berninger—the only non-jam fan in the group—to a Deer Creek Phish show once. As Aaron Dessner recalled on Jambands.com in 2009, “He listened to one song and then went and hid in the car. Matt can still not understand at all how any of us can stomach Phish but pretty much everyone else in the band grew up on their music.”

December 8, 2011

Reviews: Phish – Hampton / Winston-Salem ’97 by Randy Ray [Jambands.com]

December 4, 2011

Editorials: Scalping Everywhere by ZZYZX [Jambands.com]

December 3, 2011

Where Are They Now?: John Paluska To Open Taco Restaurant [Jambands.com]

November 12, 2011

Interviews: Mike Gordon Reboots [Jambands.com]

But I also like to be realistic. If I want to write a lot of songs and see which songs and which jams are allowing the band and the audience to reach nirvana sooner, then my band is the place to do it because there is just time to try things over and over and over again, a lot.

November 8, 2011

TAB: Jennifer Hartswick Is In Studio with Trey Anastasio, Too [Jambands.com]

October 17, 2011

Twitter: Tom Marshall Joins Twitter, Shares Phish Songs [Jambands.com]

October 3, 2011

Burlington: Trey Anastasio Band Introduce New Material [Jambands.com]

September 15, 2011

Essex: Phish’s Vermont Homecoming [Jambands.com]

Influence’d: How Bon Iver Get Megafaun Into Phish [Jambands.com]

Actually, the first time I heard Phish was at Justin’s house in high school. He played Hoist for me. He liked them but he never actually went to a show with us. Before that I was listening to Nirvana, and I had a Germs record. I was either going to go the jazz route or the punk route, and the punk thing didn’t work out for me. After Justin played me Hoist, I bought it and I just couldn’t stop listening to it.

August 12, 2011

Fish: Jon Fishman at Bluegrass Ball [Jambands.com]

July 27, 2011

Watkins Glen: A Taste of Free – Phish’s Ball Square Jam [Jambands.com]

July 9, 2011

Drug Courts: Trey Anastasio to Speak on Capitol Hill [Jambands.com]

July 6, 2011

Interviews: Tom Marshall Gathers Steam Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 [Jambands/Relix]

TM: (laughs) Well, it’s funny. I have recently seen some stuff on line from young kids, young fans, first time fans, and they get on Phantasy Tour, and a lot of them write good things about Phish lyrics. It has always been my style to be a little bit ambiguous, not the most obvious thing that you would think about, or think what a song is about. If that is what people like about Phish—normally, it is the jamming, the unpredictable nature of live shows, but, the lyrics are part of it. I’m noticing that first time fans are getting it. I think that’s great. I see a lot of “What Are Your Favorite Lyrics?” threads from users I don’t recognize on Phantasy Tour. You know, every now and then, I’ll check them out.

The place has gotten a little negative for me, and it is always the people who stay home, who don’t go to the shows. They see it on paper, and they tear it apart like “oh, this was a terrible show,” and they weren’t even there. Whatever. I’m so not worried about that. And neither is the band, I’ll have you know. In fact, of the four band members, the only one who ever might have a chance of ever getting on Phantasy Tour, I would think, is Mike. For almost six or seven years, Trey doesn’t get online and doesn’t read reviews at all. Do the math.

Remembrances: A History of Phish’s Summer Festivals [Jambands.com]

Superball IX is part of a noble Phish tradition: the summer festival. Tracing the rise of the band and then their sudden collapse, these events are defining moments, each a document of its era. They may not have been the best shows, but they always were the most memorable event of the year. Between the art and the surprise sets and the random encounters that happen when thousands of people camp together, the Phish festivals transcended the concept of being a concert. Phish had a chance to create their own events and in doing so redefined what an event could be.

Reviews: Phish Live Bait Volume 4 [Jambands.com]

July 5, 2011

Interviews: The Dude of Life Abides [Jambands.com]

In late 2009, Phish played “Crimes of the Mind” for the first time without you. When did you find out they were planning to play that song?

I found out when I checked out the set-list on YEMblog that evening. I thought it was fabulous that they played it and with Trey singing lead, it blew me out of the water! Fantastic really!

June 28, 2011

Columbia: Phish Review – Merriweather Post Pavilion 6/11 [Jambands.com]

Watkins Glen: Phish to Bring ‘Missing States’ to Super Ball IX [Jambands.com]

June 23, 2011

Watkins Glen: Submit An Essay to the Super Ball IX Newspaper [Jambands.com]

June 16, 2011

Alpharetta: Storms Halt Phish’s Mound [Jambands.com]

June 13, 2011

Columbia: Phish Honors More Requests [Jambands.com]

June 5, 2011

Cuyahoga Falls: Phish Busts Out a New Song in Ohio [Jambands.com]

June 1, 2011

Holmdel: Phish Returns to Holmdel [Jambands.com]

May 30, 2011

Bethel: Phish Finishes Tweezer Bethel Run [Jambands.com]

May 28, 2011

Bethel: Opening Day For Summer Phish Tour [Jambands.com]

April 18, 2011

Cactus: Oteil Burbridge Sits In With Mike Gordon Band [Jambands.com]

April 5, 2011

Influence’d: Grace Potter Revisits Phish’s St. Michael’s Set [Jambands.com]

April 1, 2011

Satire: Vivid Entertainment Sues Phish Over SBIX [Jambands.com]

March 28, 2011

Cactus: Locals Join Mike Gordon at Higher Ground [Jambands.com]

March 26, 2011

Reviews: Mike Gordon Band – March 6 [Jambands.com]

March 24, 2011

Cactus: The Dude of Life Sits In With Mike Gordon [Jambands.com]

March 20, 2011

Cactus: Col. Bruce Sits In With Mike Gordon [Jambands.com]

March 18, 2011

Cactus: Mike Gordon Sits In With Galactic [Jambands.com]

Mike Gordon and Galactic co-headlined St. Louis, MO’s Pageant last night. Orgone opened the show and the entire night was webcast for free via iClips. During Galactic’s closing set, Gordon sat in on “GoGo.” Galactic’s set also featured previously confirmed guests Cyril Neville and Corey Henry (Rebirth Brass Band).

March 12, 2011

Features: Tony Markellis – From Bromberg to Anastasio [Jambands.com]

March 3, 2011

Trey Anastasio: Review – TAB- 02/27/2011 [Jambands.com]

February 25, 2011

Speculation: ZZYZX Column – Hiatus 3? [Jambands.com]

February 21, 2011

Trey Anastasio: 02/20/2011 Boston Setlist and Recap [Jambands.com]

December 15, 2010

DVD Reviews: Alpine Valley 2010 by Randy Ray [Jambands]

October 26, 2010

Analysis: ZZYZX on Defining 3.0 [Jambands]

September 1, 2010

Alpine: Review – 08/14/2010 [Jambands]

August 31, 2010

Tour Recaps: Great Songs, Less Jamming, But Does It Matter [Jambands]

While the $60 ticket prices this Fall may be a far cry from the $8.50 that a Phish ticket cost at a club in Boston more than 20 years ago, their shows are still more than worth it, and one can’t help but be excited about seeing them again soon. The quality of Phish’s music has always been paramount to the overall experience, of course. Just listen for yourself. And as predictable as part of the setlist may be, so long as they continue to put on a great show, we will be there, and it’ll be up to us to enjoy ourselves. FLUFFHEAD!!!!

July 14, 2010

Summer Tour Recap: Phish Summer Tour – In Review [Jambands]

In fact, Phish’s Summer tour, which is presently on a brief hiatus before it continues in August with three shows at Berkeley’s Greek Theater, has already covered all of the bases that fans have come to expect from Phish on every tour. While no show has been a start-to-finish, hear-at-all-costs shredapulooza, almost every show had something noteworthy. There were huge bust outs, blistering jams, goofy gimmicks, and now-legendary encores.

July 5, 2010

Alpharetta: Phish Celebrates Fourth of July With Harpua [Jambands.com]

June 13, 2010

Cuyahoga Falls: Instant Phish – Show Recap [Jambands.com]