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Phish Deliver a Spiritual Lifeline with 'Sigma Oasis'

Vermont jamrockers Phish speed the timeline to deliver their cathartic new album, Sigma Oasis, that foreshadows the chaos of 2020.

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Mike Gordon Helps Fans Find Destiny Unbound in Santa Cruz

Phish bassist Mike Gordon delivers crowd-pleasing jam-filled show as his touring quintet shows off their growing chemistry.

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Trey Anastasio Band Lifts Up Los Angeles with Halloween Fiesta

Trey Anastasio sings the new "Everything's Right" with the ladies harmonizing behind him to generate both an uplifting anthem of personal empowerment and a melodic jam vehicle that brings the entire audience into a collective groove of spirit family unity.

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Mike Gordon: OGOGO

The Phish bassist unleashes another solo album and, to no one's surprise, it's an odd, idiosyncratic slice of catchy rock and funk.

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DeadPhish Orchestra Soars Over the Hills and Far Away in the Bay

There’s only band that actively seeks to mix Phish and the Grateful Dead together like Reese's Pieces and that’s the DeadPhish Orchestra.

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Phish and the Spiders From Mars Take Las Vegas

Phish has personally transformed Halloween into the holy high holiday of the rock world due to their legendary musical costume performances...

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Phish: Big Boat

On their 13th official studio album, Phish continue to mature as a band while still keeping things fresh, surprising and funky.

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Pink Talking Fish Take San FranPhishco

Pink Talking Fish mix the repertoires of Phish, Pink Floyd and the Talking Heads. Now they’re boldly joining the Phish aftershow party cottage industry.

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Umphrey's McGee Goes Full Metal Jacket in LA + Interview

Umphrey's McGee slays LA with another marathon show and guest jam with Frank Zappa bassist Arthur Barrow.

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Vermont Jamrock Titans Phish Deliver Another Festival for the Ages

The consistent strength of each set at Magnaball in addition to a number of memorable jams suggests that Phish is indeed a band still on a career ascension.

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30 Musical, Literary and Cultural Reasons to Celebrate 30 More Years of Phish: Part Two

From Romanticism to structuralism, the musical ingenuity of Phish pays tribute to a variety of cultural movements; they're more dada than dad rock.

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moe. Doubles Down for Big Lebowski Halloween Party in Sin City

Attending moe.’s Big Lebowski show after Phish’s Halloween bonanza was akin to doubling down after hitting the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll jackpot, except that the odds heavily favored those willing to gamble the rest of their evening.

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Animal Liberation Orchestra Rescues School of Phish Fans in Santa Barbara

ALO knew this was a special night and threw down one funky song after another, as is their trademark, keeping the dance party grooving for some three plus hours on a night that no one wanted to end.

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Dumpstaphunk + Everyone Orchestra: Denver - 28 August 2014

Maybe getting down just for the funk of it could indeed help unite the world in peace and harmony.

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Phish: Fuego

Good effort, gentlemen, but not the best effort. You've put together a very solid studio album but also somehow managed to include two total duds and one supremely silly track.

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The 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - New Orleans, LA - April 25-27, 2014

No other festival has as many stages, as many incredible culinary offerings, or as many evening and late shows that can take music fans all the way until the break of dawn.

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Trey Anastasio Band: 23 January 2013 - Port Chester, NY

All in all, you don’t attend a TAB show to have your mind blown – or to see a surfeit of Trey shredding, though you do get that, too. You see TAB for how professional, upbeat, and inviting it all is.

Chad Berndtson
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Marco Benevento: 28 December 2012 - New York

Benevento knows what the fans want (heady jams) and how to deliver. His keys also have an instantly identifiable sound, a rare feat to accomplish these days.

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Trey Anastasio: Traveler

Anastasio's first true solo studio effort since 2006 is one of his best. Traveler combines pop hooks, a horn section, and complex percussion into a concise, catchy package.

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The 2011 Outside Lands Music Festival: San Francisco

With a wide variety of music coming from five different stages in one of the nation's most beautiful locations, the only problem was trying to catch as many bands as possible.

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Umphrey's McGee: 20 April 2011 - Austin, TX

With relentless touring over the past decade, Umphrey's McGee have staked out a spot near the top of the jam rock mountain.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Plenty of Bang for the Buck

An economic survey of a decade of concert-going yields an average of positive returns for my dollar. Yeah, Bob Dylan was worth every penny and more.

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Phish: 2.Dec.09 - Madison Square Garden, New York

Phish: 2 December 2009 - Madison Square Garden, New York / Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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Growing Up Dead by Peter Conners

It's charming and informative to read Conners' musings on his youth, even as he tries and ultimately fails to demonstrate that it was not misspent.

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Phish: The Clifford Ball [DVD]

A lavish seven-disc package presents all six sets of Phish's first major festival event.

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Phish: At the Roxy

What is lost when coveted archeological objects become widely available, easy to buy at your corner store?

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20 shows in 20 Days: More Than Just a Live Music Experiment

A music fan puts his love for live music to the test.

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Phish: Walnut Creek

Famous for their eclectic set lists (no two shows were identical), Phish tapes are a collector’s dream.

Jarrett Berman
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Dead But Not Buried or, When the '90s Took a '60s Turn

The post-Dead and post-Zappa bands of the '90s sought to subvert the prevailing trends towards crass commercialism, individual greed, and phony superficiality.

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Phish: Colorado 88

Fairy tales, rock-star mythology, corny jokes and, occasionally, a miracle.


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