The Main Squeeze Add Phish NYE After Party
... The Main Squeeze will play a Phish
after-party at The Cutting Room in New York City on Saturday, December 28. The gig is the last show to be added to CEG's Phish
After-Party calendar (their full schedule can be found below). Tickets to the concert will go on sale at noon this Friday, December 6. 2013 CEG Phish
After-Parties December 28: Fikus, Tauk -- Drom The Main Squeeze -- The Cutting Room December 29: The New Mastersounds -- Stage 48 Yellow Dubmarine -- The Cutting Room Twiddle, The Will to Live feat. Wyllys with Mike Maher, Nastale Cressman, Scott Metzger and James Casey -- Highline Ballroom Dopapod, Kung Fu, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong -- BB King Blues Club December 30: Dead Sessions, The Heavy Pets -- BB King Blues Club Particle -- The Cutting Room Turkuaz (performing Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense) -- Drom Marco Benevento -- Highline Ballroom The Main Squeeze Add Phish
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HeadCount Holiday Auction to Feature Signed Items From Phish, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket and Bob Weir
... autographed by Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes. All the items can be viewed here. The funds from this holiday auction will support HeadCount's ongoing efforts to register voters and promote participation in democracy. In 2012, HeadCount registered more voters than any organization in the U.S. with a budget of less than $1 million. This year, the 10-year-old non-profit ran the "Participation Row" non-profit village at Lockn', and launched the SoundOff technology for tweeting at Congress. HeadCount Holiday Auction to Feature Signed Items From Phish
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WaterWheel Foundation Announce Phish Pre-Show Celebration
's WaterWheel Foundation will host a pre-show celebration on December 30 at Madison Square Garden. Beginning at 5 P.M., the two hour event will include complimentary cocktails and light dinner, a WaterWheel poster designed by Jim Pollock, early entrance into the concert venue, an auction and/or raffle of autographed posters and memorabilia from Phish
's archives, access to a private lounge at setbreak and much more. Tickets for the event will go on sale December 6 at Noon. Ticketholders must already have a ticket for the Phish
concert on December 30. Tickets to the WaterWheel Foundation event do not include tickets to the Phish
concert. You must be 21 years or older to attend the pre-show events. WaterWheel Foundation Announce Phish
Pre-Show Celebration ... [ read more ]
Trey Anastasio (guitar, vocals)
Jon Fishman (drums, vocals)
Mike Gordon (bass, vocals)
Jeff Holdsworth (guitar) 1983-1986
Page McConnell (keyboards, vocals) 1985-
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The band formed at the University of Vermont. Anastasio and Holdsworh used to jam in Fishman's dorm room, and Gordon answered an ad they put up on a bulletin board.
They never play the same set twice.
Phish had a large following, but when Jerry Garcia died in 1995, many deadheads began following them and they became an even bigger concert draw.
In 2000, at the height of their powers, the band broke up. Among other things, they felt things were getting too big and they were not able to focus on music. They regrouped in 2002, but decided to limit their touring. This had the effect of making tickets even harder to get for their shows.
Anastasio has said that the band is named after Fishman, who refutes this claim. Fishman said in an interview with Relix: "When it was time to decide a name for the band, I suggested the sound of an airplane taking off - 'phssssh.' But then we thought that we needed a vowel. Imagine people saying, 'We are going to see Phssssh tonight…' We had already designed the logo and the 'I' fit perfectly in the middle. So Phish was not named after me."
They are known for their bizarre stage antics. Some of the props they used include trampolines, vacuum cleaners, and a slip-and-slide.
They appeared on an episode of The Simpsons where Homer was trying to legalize marijuana. (thanks, Amitai - Staten Island, NY)
Holdsworth left the band in 1986 and became a born again Christian. He played with the band again on December 1, 2003 at a concert in NY. (thanks, Andrew - Miami, FL)
Phish's final music festival was named "Coventry" (after the location in Vermont). It rained the day before, all the roads were closed and the airport shut down. Some people had to walk for miles to get to the show. (thanks, jono - Gobber, KY)
Phish covered albums in their entirety for several Halloween shows, including the Beatles' White Album ('94), the Who's Quadrophenia ('95), Talking Heads' Remain in Light ('96), and the Velvet Underground's Loaded ('98). (thanks, Matthew - Santa Rosa, CA)
Anastasio learned guitar in his sophomore year of high school, which is pretty late compared to other great axe wielders. He did play drums and sang in the men's glee club in high school. He took percussion lessons from a drummer who made him practice on a pillow for a full year before even getting a practice pad.
Anastasio plays is a band called Oysterhead with bassist Les Claypool from Primus and drummer Stewart Copeland from The Police. (thanks, Darrell - Kalkaska, MI, for above 2)
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Richard Patrick of Filter
"Hey Man, Nice Shot" was nearly a Nine Inch Nails song, as Richard was working with Trent Reznor when he came up with it.