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2015

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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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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 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...

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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,...

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...

Album Review

Fuego

June 24, 2014

Let's say you wanted to write a Phish album in 2014. You might well work in the words "rolling" (high-five, club kids!) and "wombat" (because it's a hilarious word, duh), and name-check recurring Phish-lyric character Wilson. Most important, you'd write...

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Phish Fry on Funky New 'Fuego' Track, '555'

June 13, 2014

Phish's new LP, Fuego, is set to drop on June 24th, and the band continues to satiate fan curiosity by sharing tracks from the long-awaited album. Their latest tease is the funky "555," which showcases Trey Anastasio's psychedelic wah-wah and Mike...

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Hear Phish's Dramatic Basketball Jam 'The Line'

May 27, 2014

Rock & roll is about busting boundaries and pushing the limits, but on Phish's new song "The Line" (off their June 24th album Fuego), guitarist Trey Anastasio is singing about a very different kind of line: the free-throw line. When the band debuted...

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Phish Plan Multiple Residencies for Summer Tour

March 11, 2014

Now more than three decades into their career, jam-rock vets Phish don't necessarily need a new album to launch a full-scale tour. And unless the group has prepped Wingsuit – the unrecorded album the group performed at their Halloween gig in...

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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...

Live Review

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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Hear Phish's New LP 'Fuego' Now

June 16, 2014

After teasing their new studio album, Fuego, with various stand-alone tracks, jam-band icons Phish have shared their new LP in its entirety over at NPR. In keeping with the band's eclectic style, the 10-track release, out June 24th, features plenty...

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Phish Go All-In for First Album in Five Years

June 5, 2014

"We've gone forward and backward at once," singer-­guitarist Trey Anastasio says cheerfully of Fuego, Phish's first studio album in five years, in a cafe near his Manhattan home. "We were alone in the room, like it used to be," referring to Fuego's...

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Phish Prep First New Studio Album in Five Years

May 14, 2014

Jam band veterans Phish are returning with a new studio album, Fuego, set to drop June 24th on JEMP Records. The 10-track LP, their 12th overall and first since 2009's Joy, was produced by rock legend Bob Ezrin (Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd,...

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