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Two Hours of Phish: Warm up for this week’s BB&T gigs with Brian Seltzer’s annual all-Phish radio special

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Phish | photo by Doug Interrante

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 →

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Hear Strand of Oaks cover Phish, Primal Scream, and The Stone Roses in new Lagniappe Session

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 →

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Phish will play 13 nights (!) at Madison Square Garden for their Baker’s Dozen run

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Phish | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

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.

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How was your weekend? Strand of Oaks spent his rocking out to Phish with a cat.

Strand of Oaks and a cat | still from video
Strand of Oaks and a cat | still from video

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 →

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Philly Phish Phans: You heard it live, now stream “Breath and Burning” before it’s release

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Photo by Peter Yang | Courtesy of the artist

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 →