In Episode 052 we take a step back, drink some mulled wine, light a nightly candle, and soak in the vibes of the season. We focus on 12/28's through the years, highlighting the 2003 run in particular, and discuss the "Frankie Says" & "Suzy Greenberg" from that year's 12/28 show. We also discuss the major themes one can expect from the first night of a holiday run, as well as the standout jams we've seen from them over the yeas. In addition, we discuss our slow-burn albums of 2018, our...
In Episode 051 we look back on 2018 and discuss our favorite albums of the year. In addition, we discuss our year musically in five sentences, the record everyone told us to listen to but we just couldn't get into, share our listeners top albums of the year, and count down our favorite 20 records of 2018.
In Episode 050 (Pt II) we once again take a break from exploring the various bands and artists connected to Phish's music, and instead reflect on the Phish shows we've seen that have had the biggest impact on us. These are the shows that hit us the hardest in the moment, and that we've returned to most regularly since. This week, we count down our Top 5 Favorite Phish Shows Ever.
In Episode 050 we take a break from exploring the various bands and artists connected to Phish's music, and instead reflect on the Phish shows we've seen that have had the biggest impact on us. These are the shows that hit us the hardest in the moment, and that we've returned to most regularly since. This week, our 10–6 shows, followed next week, by our Top 5 Favorite Phish shows Ever.
In Episode 049 we visit June 1994 - somehow our first 1994 jam - to discuss the underrated, forward-thinking Run Like An Antelope from June 24, 1994 at The Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN. A classic 1994 jam, this is equal parts experimental, indulgent, confident and arrogant.
In Episode 048 we are joined by friend of the pod, Ben Greenfield (@GuyForgetOPT) to discuss Phish's 2018 Halloween Album - Kasvot Vaxt: "i rokk " - and then we break down the rest of the band's phenomenal Las Vegas Run.
In Episode 047 we focus on the second week of Phish's Fall 2018 Tour, highlighting two excellent jams - 10/24 Mike's & 10/26 Mercury - within the band's two night run in Nashville & three-night run at the former Rosemont Horizon, now Allstate Arena, just outside of Chicago.
In Episode 046 we focus on the first five shows of Phish's Fall 2018 Tour, highlighting two standout jams - 10/16 Tube & 10/19 Golden Age - and using them as a springboard to make our Halloween Album picks!
In Episode 044 we're joined by one of our favorite music writers, Grayson Haver Currin (@currincy) for a wide-ranging conversation about music, travel, current festival trends, and how some of our formative songwriters can regain their past glory.
In this Bonus Episode, we feature an interview Brian had with Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee just prior to the band's July 7 show at Red Rocks Amphitheater. In addition to the interview, Joel requested we showcase the band's excellent jam off "Divisions" from July 5, the band's first performance of the song in 66 shows.
In Episode 042 we discuss four jams from the East Coast leg of Phish's Summer 2018 Tour. Each jam we selected received its own Pandora-esque playlist, which further helps to shed some artistic light on the last ten days of Phish's Summer Tour.
In Episode 041 we discuss not one, but two jams from the second week of Phish's Summer 2018 Tour. Focusing on the "Set Your Soul Free "from July 25th in San Francisco and the "Soul Planet" from July 28th in Los Angeles, we explore the inspiration the band has received through two of their newest songs, and the impact this is having on the band from an improvisational standpoint in the tour thus far.
In Episode 040 we return to our roots and discuss the first Chalk Dust Torture jam since our very first episode. A heroic, D-Major jam to the heavens, the Chalk Dust from the first night of The Gorge run immediately set itself apart as one of the best jams of the young tour.
In this Bonus Episode, we felt compelled to talk about the life, legacy, and personal impact of Anthony Bourdain, who died on June 8 at the age of 61. We also compiled a playlist that runs the last half of the episode featuring songs we know he'd love.