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2016

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Phish Announce Summer Tour, Wrigley Park Shows

February 5, 2016

Fresh off Phish's sold-out four-night New Year's stand at Madison Square Garden, the jam band have mapped out their 2016 summer tour. The trek kicks off June 22nd in St. Paul, Minnesota and concludes – like Phish's 2015 summer tour, and five previous...

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Phish Pull Disappearing Act at Jam-Heavy NYC New Year's Show

January 1, 2016

Phish pulled off a variety of magic tricks during a sold-out three-set performance at Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve, culminating in an arena-sized disappearing act at midnight to ring in 2016. Appearing at the Garden for 10 December 31st gigs...

2015

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Flashback: Phish Play Genesis Classic at the Hall of Fame

November 19, 2015

When the news surfaced in late 2009 that Genesis were getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it briefly seemed like the Peter Gabriel–led lineup of the band might actually perform together for the first time in nearly 30 years. Sadly,...

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Watch Phish Guitarist Trey Anastasio's New Animated Video

October 7, 2015

After a busy summer spent gigging with both the Grateful Dead and Phish — including a three-day Magnaball run in late August — Trey Anastasio releases a new solo album, Paper Wheels, on October 30th. We're premiering the first...

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Phish's 15 Greatest Country Music Moments

August 31, 2015

"Phish" and "country music" aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence. Nonetheless, throughout the legendary jam band's three-decade career, they've been punctuating long sets with short bluegrass interludes, forgoing any sense of ego or concern as...

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Jams Reign Supreme at Phish's Utopian Three-Day Magnaball

August 24, 2015

Even two decades into America's prolonged festival summer, there remains nothing like a Phish camp-out. Over the weekend, some 30,000 fans descended on the Watkins Glen International speedway in central New York to attend Phish's Magnaball, a sold-out...

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Trey Anastasio Pays Tribute to 'Incredible' B.B. King

May 15, 2015

Trey Anastasio has penned a tribute to blues legend B.B. King, who passed away Thursday night at the age of 89. "It's literally impossible to overstate B.B. King’s influence on every single electric guitarist who followed...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Jam Bands

March 25, 2015

This summer is going to be a bittersweet time for fans of jam bands. If the pain over the end of the Allman Brothers wasn't fresh enough, the Grateful Dead are now about to bow out with a series of farewell shows. Thankfully, Phish hit the road in...

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Phish Announce Summer Tour, Magnaball Festival

March 18, 2015

When Trey Anastasio isn't helping the Grateful Dead bid goodnight to fans during a three-night July residency at Chicago's Soldier Field, the guitarist will hit the road this summer with Phish for a 25-date tour that kicks off July 21st in Bend,...

Album Review

Paper Wheels

October 29, 2015

The obvious question trailing Trey Anastasio's latest: How much did he take home from his summer vacation with the Dead? Answer: About what you'd expect from a player whose music has often been shaped by a certain anxiety of influence regarding that...

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Phish Plot New Year's Live Stint at Madison Square Garden

September 16, 2015

Phish will celebrate New Year's with a four-night stint at Madison Square Garden – performing December 30th, 31st, January 1st and 2nd at the historic New York City venue where they've played 31 times since December 1994. Online ticket requests...

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Trey Anastasio Readies New Solo LP, Fall Tour

August 24, 2015

The dust hasn't settled on Phish's Magnaball festival and Trey Anastasio is already eyeing his next project: The guitarist will release Paper Wheels, his 10th solo album, on October 30th. In addition to his new LP, the Trey Anastasio Band...

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Trey Anastasio on His Huge Summer With the Dead and Phish

June 24, 2015

Trey Anastasio isn't taking his job as singer-guitarist at the Grateful Dead's reunion shows lightly. In preparation for the Fare Thee Well concerts (which start on June 27th), Anastasio has been shuttling between the houses of surviving members...

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Phish's Mike Gordon Announces Solo Tour

April 7, 2015

Phish bassist Mike Gordon will return to the road this for a 16-date tour starting June 5th at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. A limited number of tickets for the month-long trek are available on Gordon's website now,...

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Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Jam Band of All Time?

March 20, 2015

Phish announced dates for their annual summer tour this week, which includes the three-day Magnaball festival in Watkins Glen, New York. It kicks off not long after Trey Anastasio fronts the Dead for their farewell shows at Chicago's Soldier...

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Anastasio on Dead Gigs: 'I Don't Want to Just Copy Jerry'

February 17, 2015

"I learned so much from seeing those guys – about the feel, the vernacular of the songs. But I never really sat and studied what Jerry actually played, until now." Trey Anastasio, the singer-guitarist of Phish, is on the phone, taking a one-hour...

2014

Live Review

By the Numbers: Phish's 'Chilling, Thrilling' Halloween Show

November 1, 2014

At last year's Halloween show, Phish's sixth, the band played an unrecorded collection of original songs. Friday night, it was unclear what they would do for their seventh: Would they fall back on the previous tradition of presenting a "musical costume"...

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By the Numbers: Phish at Randall's Island

July 14, 2014

It's fun to joke about the intensity of Phish's fans (OK, phans), but nobody does by-the-numbers better than that very specific breed of die-hard. During the band's three-date run at Randall's Island, there were people in the crowd who could not only...

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Pearl Jam, Jeff Tweedy Help Kick Off Voter Registration Day

September 23, 2014

September 23rd is National Voter Registration Day, and in an effort to draw hundreds of thousands of young voters before this coming Election Day, both the revitalized Rock the Vote and HeadCount have recruited dozens of musicians like Pearl...

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Phish Treat 'Live on Letterman' to Tour Preview

June 25, 2014

If last night's Live at Letterman performance were Phish's Fuego album release party, the emphasis was certainly on the party. Yes, the quartet showcased a trio of new songs, but throughout the 45-minute set, Trey Anatasio and Co. proved more committed...

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