Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scents & Subtle Sounds Has a New Address

Today, Scents & Subtle Sounds celebrates it's first birthday! In celebration of my blogs birthday, I gave it a much needed face lift and a change of address. Check out a link to the new site below!

Scents & Subtle Sounds 2.0

Lollapalooza 2010: Day Three in Review

Justin, over at Live Music Blog has posted my day three review of Lollapalooza. Check it out!

Lollapalooza 2010: Day Three in Review

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lollapalooza 2010: Day Two in Review

Justin, over at Live Music Blog has posted my day two review of Lollapalooza. Check it out!

Lollapalooza 2010: Day Two in Review

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lollapalooza 2010: Day One in Review

I have been very absent from my blog lately, which I am not happy about, but I have something up my sleeve, so stayed tuned for some news.

This weekend I took in all three days of Lollapalooza and had a killer time. The reason I didn't post anything on my site is because I went on behalf of Live Music Blog. It was my first time covering a festival and it was definitely a very cool experience. With that said, check out my review of day one of Lollapalooza.

Lollapalooza 2010: Day One in Review

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Phish @ Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 8-6-10

Set I: Chalk Dust Torture, Guyute, Ocelot, It's Ice, Cities > The Moma Dance > Bathtub Gin > Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan
Set II: Rock and Roll, Ghost > Mike's Song > Simple > Backwards Down the Number Line, Show of Life, Seven Below -> Weekapaug Groove, You Enjoy Myself
Encore: Good Times Bad Times

[Setlist via]

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Phish @ Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 8-5-10

Phish returned to the Greek Theatre for the first time since 1993 to kick off the second leg of their summer tour. The show didn't feature any bustouts or notable covers that we became accustomed to during the first leg, but nonetheless it looks like a classic Phish setlist. Phish will return to the Greek this evening.

Set I: Possum, Wolfman's Brother, The Divided Sky, Funky Bitch, Kill Devil Falls, Halley's Comet > Sample in a Jar, NICU, Bouncing Around the Room, Run Like an Antelope

Set II:
Down with Disease > Free, Alaska, Back on the Train, Maze, Joy, Tweezer -> Fluffhead
Encore: Loving Cup, Tweezer Reprise

[Setlist via]

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scents & Subtle Sounds @ Lollapalooza

This weekend I will heading down to Grant Park to check out this years Lollapalooza. The lineup for this year is very solid and I plan on discovering some new music. I will be guest blogging for Live Music Blog, and will be tweeting from the show. Check back for updates.

Jimmy's Weekly Phish Fry

In honor of Phish starting the second leg of their summer tour tonight in Berkeley, I have decided to showcase the last and only time Phish played the Greek. Check out the setlist and don't forget to download the show.

Download the show here. [Courtesy of the Phish Google Speadsheet]

Saturday, August 28, 1993
Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Set I: Llama, Bouncing Around the Room, Foam, Ginseng Sullivan, Maze, Fluffhead, Stash, The Squirming Coil, Crimes of the Mind

Set II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Rift, Run Like an Antelope, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Sparkle, It's Ice> Big Ball Jam, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself -> Oye Como Va Jam -> You Enjoy Myself -> Contact, Chalk Dust Torture

Encore: Daniel Saw the Stone, Amazing Grace

Crimes featured the Dude of Life on vocals. Antelope included Brady Bunch theme teases and a Simpsons signal, while It’s Ice featured Random Note, All Fall Down, and Oom Pa Pa signals. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. Also, while several versions of YEM have teased Oye Como Va, this version featured an all-out jam of the song. Contact segued out of the YEM vocal jam. During Daniel Saw the Stone, the band introduced and thanked each member of the crew. J.J. Cale was the opening act.

[Setlist via]

Monday, August 2, 2010

Video: Never Before Seen Phish Footage From IT

Thanks to @yemblog for making my night!!!!

Your Late Local News

I had a great weekend and I am "finally" settled in my new place. On Friday, I made the short trek to South Bend to catch Wilco, and they didn't disappoint as usual. On Saturday, I had a really great meal in Chinatown at a restaurant called Hing Kee. Yesterday, I went down to Wicker Park fest and checked out Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. I hadn't seen them before, but it's safe to say the next time they are in Chicago I will be there. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

2010 Wicker Park Fest Sunday Schedule

It's gonna be another beautiful day in Chicago, so if you don't have anything going on, head on over to Wicker Park fest, which takes place on Milwaukee Ave. between North Ave. & Wood St.

South Stage
9:00 PM >> Fun.

7:30 PM >> Plants & Animals

6:10 PM >> Van Ghost

5:10 PM >> Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

4:10 PM >> Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

3:10 PM >> J.C. Brooks & The Uptown Sound

2:10 PM >> B.S. Brass Band

1:10 PM >> Save the Clocktower

Tweener Set >> DJ Lou Dooben

North Stage

9:00 PM >> Baroness

7:30 PM >> Torche

6:00 PM >> Yakuza Arkestra

5:00 PM >> Gringo Star

4:00 PM >> The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

3:00 PM >> Happy Birthday

2:15 PM >> Residual Echoes

1:30 PM >> Beings

Center Stage

8:30 PM >> Local H

7:00 PM >> The Hood Internet

6:15 PM >> The Hard Lessons

5:15 PM >> Zebo

4:30 PM >> Oh My God

3:45 PM >> Matt Roan

3:00 PM >> Shapers

2:00 PM >> John Simmons

1:00 PM >> California Wives

NPR Webcast Schedule For Newport Folk Festival (Sunday)

NPR will be offering a webcast of the final day of the Newport Folk Festival. You can check out today's schedule below. The final slot is TBD, but I am hoping that they will add Levon Helm's Ramble on the Road with special guests!, but we will see. If you are just hanging around your place and want to hear some great music, tune in. In case you missed yesterday's coverage, NPR has you covered.

To listen to Sunday's webcast, click here.

SUNDAY, AUG. 1, 2010

11:40 a.m. ET - Cory Chisel

12:35 p.m. ET - Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings

1:35 p.m. ET - A.A. Bondy

2:05 p.m. ET - Preservation Hall Jazz Band

3:10 p.m. ET - Punch Brothers, featuring Chris Thile

3:45 p.m. ET - The Avett Brothers

4:25 p.m. ET - Horse Feathers

4:55 p.m. ET - Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros

6:00 p.m. ET - TBD

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jimmy's Weekly Phish Fry

Lately, I have been listening to a lot of Phish compliments of the Phish Google Spreadsheet. I figured since I don't have a weekly Phish post, why not start one. I will be posting some of my favorite shows with a link to download the show. I am not sure if I will have a set day for the post, so check back throughout the week for my pick.

Download the show here.

Wednesday, June 14, 1995

Mud City Amphitheater

Memphis, TN

Set 1:
Don't You Wanna Go, Gumbo, NICU, Mound, Cavern, Possum, All Things Reconsidered, Amazing Grace, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Spock's Brain, Split Open and Melt

Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Poor Heart > Tweezer, Acoustic Army, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Encore: Simple, Rocky Top > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: Don’t You Wanna Go was preceded by a Stairway to Heaven tease. This 50+ minute Tweezer included a brief Gypsy Queen Jam, a 2001 tease, a Slave-like jam, and a Digital Delay Loop Jam with whistling. Simple was performed with an a cappella ending instead of a jam, akin to the ALO version from December 8, 1994. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.

[Setlist via]

Wilco @ Coveleski Field, South Bend, IN 7-30-10

Last night, Wilco made their final Midwest appearance of the year at Coveleski Field in South Bend, IN. The show, which wasn't very crowded carried a very chill vibe and it felt like Wilco was playing someone's backyard. Jeff Tweedy was particularly chatty and touched a number of subjects including the futility of the Cubs, Glenn Kotche's broken toe, Kings of Leon, and his admittance of him trying zumba. The boys will curate their inaugural Solid Sound Festival in August before heading to Europe in the fall. Wilco will begin recording their new record in October. Thanks to my friends Jessica & Michael for making last nights show a blast! You can check out the setlist below.

Friday, July 30, 2010
Coveleski Field
South Bend, IN

Set:Sunken Treasure, Ashes of American Flags, Either Way, IATTBYH, Bull Black Nova, You Are My Face, One Wing, Company In My Back, A Shot in the Arm, Side With The Seeds, She's A Jar, Say You Miss Me, Impossible Germany, Forget The Flowers, I'll Fight, Box Full of Letters, Handshake Drugs, Jesus, Etc., Can't Stand It, You Never Know, Heavy Metal Drummer, Walken, I'm The Man Who Loves You
Encore 1: Broken Arrow#, Airline To Heaven, The Late Greats, Red-Eyed and Blue> I Got You (At The End of the Century)
Encore 2:Thank You Friends*^

Notes: # Buffalo Springfield cover, *^ Big Star cover w/ Yo La Tengo

NPR Webcast Schedule For Newport Folk Festival (Saturday)

NPR will be offering a webcast of this weekends Newport Folk Festival. You can check out today's schedule below. The festival boasts a really solid lineup, so if you are just hanging around your place and want to hear some great music, tune in.

To listen to the webcast, click


11:40 a.m. ET - Sarah Jarosz

12:35 p.m. ET - The Low Anthem

1:30 p.m. ET - Nneka

2:20 p.m. ET - Blitzen Trapper

3:25 p.m. ET - Yim Yames (Jim James of My Morning Jacket)

4:30 p.m. ET - Andrew Bird

5:45 p.m. ET - O'Death

6:05 p.m. ET - John Prine

Video: Wilco - Ripple w/ Phil Lesh

Monday, July 26, 2010

Jonsi Returns To North America This Fall To Blow Peoples Minds....Again

If you live anywhere remotely close to any of the cities on Jonsi's upcoming fall tour, I implore you to go. The show will absolutely blow your mind!!!!

jónsi tour trailer from Jónsi on Vimeo.

Jonsi 2010 North American Fall Tour Dates
Oct. 15 @ 4th & B - San Diego, CA
Oct. 17 @ The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

Oct. 19 @ Fox Theater - Oakland, CA

Oct. 21 @ House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 22 @ The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT

Oct. 23 @ The Marquee - Tempe, AZ

Oct. 25 @ Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX

Oct. 26 @ Austin Music Hall - Austin, TX

Oct. 27 @ Verizon Music Theater - Houston, TX

Oct. 29 @ Voodoo Festival - New Orleans, LA

Oct. 30 @ Moogfest - Asheville, NC

Oct. 31 @ The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

Nov. 2 @ The Pageant - St. Louis, MO

Nov. 2 @ Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL

Nov. 5 @ The Fillmore - Detroit, MI

Nov. 6 @ Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH

Nov. 8 @ 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.

Nov. 10 @ Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY

Video: Oysterhead - Oz is Ever Floating

Your Monday Evening News

Looks like I might be changing my posts around here at Scents & Subtle Sounds, so stay tuned. I had a really good weekend and got to relax a bit. I did make it to Goose Island to try the Sai-Shan-Tea, but wasn't really impressed. They really need to get Fleur back in stock! I am really looking forward to this Friday as I will be heading to South Bend, IN after work to catch Wilco play their last Midwest performance of the year. I hope everyone had a great Monday!

Phish - 6/26/10 "Wolfman's Brother" from Phish on Vimeo.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank Boosh It's Friday!

I am definitely ready for the weekend. I haven't decided, but I might make it over to Lincoln Hall tonight for the Langhorne Slim show. It's a scorcher here in Chicago today, but I think it's supposed to cool off over the weekend. I will also probably make it over to Goose Island to try the the Sai-Shan-Tea. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Weezer To Give 'Pinkerton' Deluxe Treatment

For me, Pinkerton is the essential Weezer album. I know that may sound crazy, but there isn't much to not like about this album. I know it doesn't have the catchy songs that Weezer (The Blue Album) had, but it just straight up rocks.

Anyways, I got very excited when I saw that Pinkerton was going to get re-released with a few extra goodies. Amazon has
started a page for the upcoming release, which has an October 5th release date.

Consequence of Sound]

BrewDog Take Extreme ABV Brewing To Another Level

I haven't had a chance to open my bottle of Sink the Bismarck (41% ABV), and the folks at BrewDog have once again brewed the world's strongest beer. The End of History is a mind numbing 55% ABV! Yes, 55% ABV! Not only is the beer pretty strong, but it comes presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel! That is ridiculous, but pretty cool at the same time.
This blond Belgian ale is infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries. Only 12 bottles have been made and each comes with its own certificate and is presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel. The striking packaging was created by a very talented taxidermist and all the animals used were road kill. This release is a limited run of 11 bottles, 7 stoats and 4 grey squirrels. Each ones comes with its own certificate of authenticity.
You can read more about The End of History here.

The End of History from BrewDog on Vimeo.

NPR First Listen: Menomena - 'Mines'

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hump Day Happenings

It's been another busy week for me, but I am looking forward to my weekend, which should be uneventful. The next show I will be seeing is Wilco at Coveleski Field in South Bend, IN, but that's not until July 30. Tickets are still available and if you live within reasonable driving distance, I would recommend hitting up their last Midwest show of the year.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Morning Coffee Break

I still don't have internet at my new place, so that is the cause of the lack of posts. I have pretty much settled into my new place (except the internet part) and am really enjoying it. I had a fantastic meal at Nightwood on Saturday and definitely recommend it. Goose Island on Clybourn has some great beers in tap including a collaboration with Paul Kahan of Publican. Here is some news and a video to get your Monday moving!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hump Day Happenings

I actually didn't get around to posting this yesterday, so here it is. It's been a pretty chill week for me, but I am definitely looking forward to this weekend. I actually sold my Pitchfork 3-day pass because I didn't want to deal with the crowds this year. As a consolation, I picked up a ticket to see Pavement at Pritzker Pavilion in September!

Phish - 6/25/10 "Chalk Dust Torture" from Phish on Vimeo.

Panic In Chicago This Weekend

For the last five years, Widespread Panic has made the Chicago Theatre their home in Chicago. Starting tomorrow, the band will take to the historic Chicago venue for three shows. Tickets are available for the first two nights, but the Saturday show is sold out.

Saturday afternoon before the show, you can catch JB throwing out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at Wrigley Field! Game starts at 12:05pm CT.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Camp 2010 Soundtrack

My friend Jessica and her crew took in this years Summer Camp Festival and she has compiled some choice covers from the weekend. Check out the tracklist below. Enjoy!

You can download it

Summer Camp 2010 Soundtrack
1. "Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough" – Michael Jackson (Umphrey’s McGee)

2. "American Girl" – Tom Petty (Family Groove Company)

3. "Can’t You Hear Me Knockin" – Rolling Stones (Umphrey’s McGee)

4. "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" – Led Zeppelin (Umphrey’s McGee)

5. "Get Up Stand Up" – Bob Marley (56 Hope Road)

6. "Girlfriend is Better" – Talking Heads (Umphrey’s McGee)

7. "Lisztomania" – Phoenix (Umphrey’s McGee)

8. "After Midnight" – Eric Clapton (Pretty Lights)

9. "Midnight Rider" – Allman Brothers Band (Pretty Lights)

10. "The Shape I’m In" – The Band (Gov’t Mule)

11. "Loser" – Grateful Dead (Gov’t Mule)

12. "St. Stephen" – Grateful Dead (Gov’t Mule)

13. "Life’s Been Good" – Joe Walsh (ALO)

14. "Seven Bridges Road" – The Eagles (Umphrey’s McGee)

15. "City of Tiny Lights" – Frank Zappa (Zappa Plays Zappa)

16. "San Bernadino" – Frank Zappa (Umphrey’s McGee)

17. "Keep It Greasy" – Frank Zappa (Zappa Plays Zappa)

18. "Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" – Traffic (Gov’t Mule)

19. "Whole Lotta Love" – Led Zeppelin (Gov’t Mule)

20. "Comfortably Numb" – Pink Floyd (Umphrey’s McGee)

21. "Wild Horses" – Rolling Stones (Gov't Mule)

22. "Cissy Strut" – The Meters (moe.)

23. "Higher" – Sly and the Family Stone (Dumpstaphunk w/Jennifer Hartswick)

24. "Eye of the Tiger" –Survivor (ALO)

25. "Chelsea Dagger" – The Fratellis (Umphrey’s McGee)

Monday Morning Coffee Break

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am pretty much finished moving and am starting to get settled. I still don't have internet in my new place, so that's a lot of the reason while I haven't been posting much of anything. I hope to have that problem remedied this week. In the meantime, I look forward to more posts as my blog is approaching it's first birthday! Grab a cup of coffee and check out some news and a video to jump start your Monday.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wilco Leaves Nonesuch..... Wilco (The Label) On Tap?

It appears that Wilco is joining the growing number of bands/musicians who are either starting their own label or finding new ways to release new music. I am really excited to hear what Jeff Tweedy and company has up their sleeves. Stay tuned!
In an interview with D.C. website Express Night Out, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline mentioned that Wilco’s new album would be on their own record label. “I don’t know the name of it,” Cline told Express Night Out. “Jeff was basically not wanting to be on a record label for a while—he didn’t renew his contract with Nonesuch—so we’re striking out on our own, our own label. There might be a 7-inch or something, a little souvenir when we do this Mass MoCA [Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Ma.] I’m not sure, really. Basically, Jeff and [Wilco manager] Tony Margherita are the masterminds, so I’m just cruising with what they want to do.”
[via Paste Magazine]

Video: Pearl Jam - Amongst the Waves

Hump Day Happenings

I am back from my blogging slumber! I had a fantastic time on my Phish trip. I saw some great shows and will have a post about my trip this week. In the meantime, I am getting back in the swing of things and have begun moving into my new place! I hope that everyone's week is going well. With that, here is some news and a video to get you over the hump day known as Wednesday.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Phish @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC 7-2-10

I am off to Atlanta for the final two shows of this leg. I have had a blast and can't wait to meet up with my crew in Hotlanta! Last night was as good as it looks on paper! Download the show and take a listen for yourself.


Friday, July 2, 2010

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC

Set I:
Buried Alive > AC/DC Bag, Vultures, Wolfman’s Brother, Back on the Train, The Wedge, Mexican Cousin, Stash, Sparkle, Chalk Dust Torture

Set II:
Drowned > 46 Days, 20 Years Later, Lizards, Carini, Fuck Your Face, 2001, YEM^

A Day in the Life

This show featured the first Fuck Your Face since April 29, 1987 (1,413 shows)


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Friday, July 2, 2010

Thank Boosh It's Friday!

I finally made it to Charlotte and I am about to grab a bite to eat before heading to the show. This morning I made a stop at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen in Chapel Hill for some biscuits and they did not disappoint. The BBQ yesterday at Bullock's in Durham was excellent as well. I hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Phish @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC 7-1-10

I will keep this short, but tonight Phish was once again firing on all cylinders. The tone was set early and the band carried that through the whole show. You MUST listen to "Light Up or Leave Me Alone". It was the song of the night, as it carried so much energy. Other highlights for me included "Backwards Down The Number Line", "Have Mercy", and a rocking "Suzy Greenberg". I need to get some sleep, but I am off to Charlotte in the morning, and can't wait for tomorrow night! Download the show now!

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC

Set I: Llama, Roses Are Free, Kill Devil Falls, Time Loves a Hero*, Alaska, Water in the Sky, Runaway Jim, The Moma Dance, The Divided Sky, Cavern

Set II: Backwards Down the Number Line, Halley’s Comet, Light > Fluffhead, Have Mercy^, Light Up or Leave Me Alone# > Free, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Squirming Coil, Suzy Greenberg

Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman

Notes: This show featured the first Time Loves a Hero since December 31, 2002 (127 shows), the first Have Mercy since December 10, 1999 (189 shows), and the first Light Up Or Leave Me Alone since December 30, 1999 (181 shows), which was subsequently teased in Suzy.

[Song gaps courtesy of]

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hump Day Happenings

I am currently sitting in my hotel room in Rochester, NY just about to hit the road for Raleigh, NC. Both of the Phish shows I have seen so far have been very very good, but MPP night two, set two has been the best set so far. I am really pumped for the final four shows of the tour. Here is some news and a video of Phish covering Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"

Phish @ CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY 6/29/10

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY

Set I
: The Connection, Down with Disease, Sample in a Jar, Ocelot, Reba, Horn, Funky Bitch, Undermind, Ballad of Curtis Loew, David Bowie

Set II
: Possum, Mike’s Song > Simple > I Am The Walrus^ > Weekapaug Groove, Limb by Limb, Joy, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus

: First Tube

Notes: ^ The Beatles cover (First time played)


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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Programming Note For Scents & Subtle Sounds

In just a few hours, I will be hitting the road for my Phish road trip. I probably won't be getting to my normal posts, but I am going to try. I promise I will be back, so don't forget about me! I will be seeing the next six shows and you can follow my thoughts on Twitter. I am also on Facebook. I will resume my regular posts when I return to Chicago.

Phish @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 6/25/10

Friday, June 25, 2010

Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

Set I: Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Runaway Jim, Army of One, Free Man in Paris*, Summer of ’89, Split Open and Melt, The Sloth, Time Turns Elastic, Golgi Apparatus

Set II:
Chalkdust Torture > Prince Caspian > Heavy Things > Alaska > 2001^ > Light > Possum > Character Zero

Encore: Shine a Light

Notes: * Joni Mitchell cover, ^ Michael Jackson teases all over the place here


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Friday, June 25, 2010

Phish @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 6-24-10

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

Set I: David Bowie, Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan, Water in the Sky, Ocelot, Uncle Pen, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Gumbo, Timber (Jerry), I Didn’t Know, Birds of a Feather, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba, The Rover^

Set II: Down with Disease > Crosseyed and Painless > Nothing > 20 Years Later > Harry Hood > Fluffhead > Julius > You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Bug

Notes: ^ Led Zeppelin cover (First time played)


Download the show:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Video: Phish - The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)

moe. Announces Halloween Show

moe. will celebrate Halloween on October 30 with "Mischief Night" in Albany, NY at the Washington Avenue Armory. A limited pre-sale with a special ticket price of $21 begins at 10am on June 26th, exclusively through moe.ticketing.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lollapalooza Aftershows Announced

The music in Grant Park may end at 10PM, but that won't stop it from filtering into various venues throughout Chicago. The organizers of Lollapalooza unveiled their aftershows, and boy are they impressive. The list of bands pulling double duty includes, MGMT, Devo, The New Pornographers, Cut Copy, The Black Keys, Blitzen Trapper, and The National, which is my must see show. For a full list and ticket information, click here.

Phish 2010 Summer Tour Prints

Justin, over at Live Music Blog has put together a post about the Phish prints from their current summer tour. My favorite would have to be Dan Grzeca's print for the tour opener at Toyota Park. Drop me a line with your favorite Phish print of the summer.

Hump Day Happenings

It was one hell of a day here in Chicago. The storms that passed through this evening were unlike anything I have ever seen. It took me a while, but I finally found a way home. Only a few more days and I will be on my way to Columbia, MD for Sunday's Phish show! And how can you forget Landon Donovan's stoppage time goal that put the US in the round of 16!!! USA USA

Phish @ Great Woods Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA 6-22-10

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Great Woods
Mansfield, MA

Set I: Lit O Bit^, Camel Walk, Possum, The Divided Sky, Dirt, Sample in a Jar, Kill Devil Falls, Dr Gabel%, Run Like An Antelope

Set II: Mike’s Song > I am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Light > 46 Days, Limb by Limb, Golgi Apparatus, Slave to the Traffic Light, Loving Cup

Encore: First Tube

Notes:- ^ Rita Clarke and The Naturals cover(first time played), % First time played

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Video: Black Mountain - Old Fangs

Pitchfork Releases Schedule, Adds Comedy Stage, SaturdayTickets Sold Out

With a little less than a month left, Pitchfork Music Festival is just about completely sold out. The three-day passes were scooped up in record time, and all that remain are single-day passes for Friday, which can be bought here. I actually just sold my three-day pass as I have decided that I don't want to deal with the crowd this year. I have elected to catch Pavement at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in September.

You can check out the schedule

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lollapalooza Announces Food Lineup

Lollapalooza already boasts an impressive music lineup, but the organizers just made it a little more tastier! Check out the impressive list of restaurants including Charlie Trotter putting his signature stamp on the festival.

Lollapalooza Food Lineup:

Big Star
Bleeding Heart
Blue 13
Burrito Beach
Elate at The Hotel Felix
Franks 'N' Dawgs
Graham Elliot
Hoosier Mama Pie Company
Kuma's Corner
The Metropolis Café
more cupcakes
Rockit Bar and Grill
The Smoke Daddy Rhythm and Bar B Que
The Southern
Trotter's to Go

[via Chicago Tribune]

Monday Morning Coffee Break

I had a pretty chill weekend, but managed to catch MGMT at The Riv this weekend. I enjoyed the show, but the owners of the Riv need to find a way to cool that place down. It was hot as shit! I must say that the crowd was really annoying. They stood for the older stuff and sat for the new material for the most part. I love it that they played "Siberian Breaks", the 12 minute opus from Congratulations. You can check out the reviews from the Chicago Tribune & Sun Times. Anyways.... less than one week until I hit the road for my Phish road trip! First stop, Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday! Here's some news and a video to get your Monday moving.

Phish @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, NY 6-20-10

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Saratoga Springs, NY

Set I
: Brother^, AC/DC Bag, Back on the Train, Undermind, Cities, Gotta Jibboo*, Roggae, Sleep Again, Lawn Boy, Run Like An Antelope

Set II
: Carini, The Mango Song, Wilson, Drowned > Swept Away > Steep, Makisupa Policeman, Piper > 2001 > You Enjoy Myself

: Frankenstein

Notes: * w/Mike on guitar & Tony Markellis on bass, ^ Band members’ children in a tub on stage. Happy Father’s Day!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Phish @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, NY 6-19-10

Saturday, June 19, 2010
Saratoga Springs, NY

Set I
: Tweezer Reprise^, Chalkdust Torture, Funky Bitch, Runaway Jim, Ya Mar, Sample in a Jar, Axilla I, Fluffhead, Bathtub Gin, Suzy Greenberg

Set II
: Rock and Roll > Free, Backwards Down the Number Line, Halfway to the Moon*, Prince Caspian, Joy, David Bowie, Show of LIfe

: The Squirming Coil, Character Zero, Tweezer Reprise

* First time played, ^First Tweezer Reprise opener since 11-9-95 (482 shows)

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Phish @ Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT 6-18-10

Friday, June 18, 2010

Comcast Theatre

Hartford, CT

Set I: Fee > Rift, Wolfman’s Brother, Summer of ‘89#, Foam, Possum > The Moma Dance > Julius, Reba, Cavern

Set II: Halley’s Comet > Light > Billy Breathes, Tweezer > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise, Tweezer Reprise%

Notes: # First time played, % Played a second time, for Hershey, PA.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Beer Hoptacular! Beer Of The Year

The first ever Beer Hoptacular! was a resounding success. Each attendee was given a tasting glass with a ballot inside to vote for their favorite beer of the event. You can check out my top five beers.

The votes have been counted and the Dirty Summer Blonde Chocolate from Roundhouse in Aurora, IL took the prize. New Holland Breweries Dragon's Milk Ale took second place.

Thanks to all the breweries that made Beer Hoptacular! a great time!

Thank Boosh It's Friday!

This has been an absolutely crazy week for me! I really didn't have much time to post anything aside for some Phish setlists. Tonight, I am going to see MGMT, and other than that, I don't have anything planned for the weekend. I might head up to Ravinia with some peeps tomorrow and check out Buddy Guy and JJ Grey & Mofro, but am undecided. I hope everyone has a great weekend! In case you missed it, the US got screwed out of the game winning goal against Slovenia!

Arcade Fire Unveil Tracklist For 'The Suburbs'

The Suburbs

1. The Suburbs

2. Ready to Start

3. Modern Man

4. Rococo

5. Empty Room

6. City With No Children

7. Half Light 1

8. Half Light II (No Celebration)

9. Suburban War

10. Month of May

11. Wasted Hours

12. Deep Blue

13. We Used to Wait

14. Sprawl I (Flatland)

15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

16 . The Suburbs (Continued)

[via Consequence of Sound]

Phish @ Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT 6-17-10

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Comcast Theatre
Hartford, CT

Set I
: Punch You in the Eye, Ocelot, Dinner and a Movie, Stash, Esther, Walk Away, The Divided Sky, When the Circus Comes, Sugar Shack, Alaska, Golgi Apparatus

Set II
: Party Time, Down with Disease > Sand > The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Guyute, Farmhouse, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

: Shine a Light

[Setlist via
Live Music Blog]

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