Perennial jam-rockers Phish are in town this week for a two-night stand at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion. It’s their first Philadelphia stop in a couple years, fans are flocking to the waterfront to catch them, and the perfect warm-up soundtrack is Brian Seltzer’s all-Phish radio special, which aired last night on WXPN. Continue reading →
Starting tonight when jam band fans converge on the BB&T Pavilion and going through Sunday when underground punks converge on Johnny Brenda’s, this week is anything but light when it comes to live music. Here are fifteen concerts to see in and around Philly in the next seven days. Continue reading →
“We’ve reached this new plateau that I couldn’t have anticipated”-Trey Anastasio
Get ready — Phish will be heading out on another tour this summer, and before that Trey Anastasio will do a series of solo, acoustic shows. Continue reading →
With Hard Love finally out in the open and an extensive touring schedule imminent, you’d think we wouldn’t be hearing anything new from Strand of Oaks for a while. Well, rhetorical third person, you’d be very, very wrong.
Somewhere in the midst of the album’s busy press cycle, Timothy Showalter found time to record a few homemade covers for Aquarium Drunkard as part of their Lagniappe Sessions series. There’s a laid-back, groovy take on Phish’s “Dirt” — a recent convert as of last summer, Showalter refers to himself as “the newest Phish fan in the world” — a stripped-back, acoustic rendition of Primal Scream’s “Damaged,” and space-y exploration of The Stone Roses’ “Made of Stone.” You stream and download the set here. Continue reading →
After months of rumors, Phish have officially announced a highly-anticipated summer run at Madison Square Garden. Following on the heels of their semi-regular, four-night New Years celebration at MSG and a three-night stint in Mexico, The Baker’s Dozen will spread thirteen shows between July 21st and August 6th in lieu of their usual summer and fall multi-city tours.
Just home from a two-week whirlwind EU press run in support of his forthcoming record Hard Love, Strand of Oaks main man Tim Showalter was back in Philly this weekend and looking to unwind. Which meant rocking out to a live recording Phish’s “Fluffhead” with a fluffy grey cat. Watch it below in a video from Oaks’ official Instagram. Continue reading →
This October, Phish‘s thirteenth studio album, Big Boat, sets sail. In anticipation, they have shared “Breath and Burning”, a sun-kissed, acoustic strummer that ruminates on the importance of living in the moment.
For those that caught Phish at The Mann this past June, “Breath and Burning” should sound familiar, albeit truncated. On record, they keep the jamming to a minimum in favor of tried-and-true pop structure. Continue reading →
What do rock stars eat for breakfast? If you’re the Rolling Stones in the early 1960s, the answer is simple: Rice Krispies. Continue reading →