Phish performs "The Moma Dance" live at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA on Sunday March 8, 2009.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Phish performs "Back On The Train" live at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA on Saturday March 7, 2009.
Almost half of the show was completely improvised, which is normal for Umphrey’s McGee. The band comes up with new material on the spot, jamming out during certain songs, melding other songs into one another. But the band is so synced with one another that it becomes hard to tell what is and isn’t made up on the spot unless one is a diehard fan. The feeling is completely surreal.
As the band followed the beat, their style constantly shifted, never staying the same for more than a few minutes. The entire show was a journey with, moving from an under the sea look and feel, to something resembling country music, to African beat.
One of the greatest moments during the show was when guitarist Jake Cinninger began playing crazier and crazier solos, so crazy in fact that the lights decided to join in. The lights started going everywhere, frantically changing colors as fast as possible, creating rainbows of beams, lighting up the stage.
HD recorded by JMP Live in an association with dbadennisjr.com (Embassy Suites) Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Phish covering The Beatles, "A Day in the Life" was played for the first time since September 30, 2000 (70 shows).
The Phish release will utilize technology from Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., the Morristown, New Jersey, maker of software and services for digital transmission and projection, according to the e-mail.There were 3,659 screens in the U.S. and Canada equipped with 3-D projectors as of Jan. 5, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners.
“Phish 3D” follows the band during its Festival 8 concerts in Indio, California, last October, according to the statement. The band, formed in 1983, is known for shows that include improvisations in jazz, rock and bluegrass.
Burning Down the House - Buffalo, NY
Gordon's solo stuff doesn't stray too far from Phish territory -- it's still high-stakes jam band music -- but it does allow even more of his unique personality to shine.Gordon holds down the low end in Phish, but he also supplies much of the quirk, which is really something considering the eccentricities of the Vermont quartet.His own material is marked by clever lyrics, deep grooves and, of course, his trademark sinewy-yet-supple bass lines.
Set One: Andelmans' Yard, Cities, What Things Seem*, When The Cactus Is In Bloom*, Sound, Things That Make You Go Hmm, Nobody's Home, Suskind Hotel
Set Two: Voices, Makisupa Policeman, Midnight At The Oasis, Willow Tree, Fire From A Stick, Sugar Shack, Time (The Revelator) > Jaded
Encore: Swamp Music
* with Danny Barnes on Banjo
Setlist via Mike-Gordon.com
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Read Scott Murawski's Blog:
I watched some of Danny Barnes’ set. Wow. I’d seen him before as part of a bluegrass band at Greyfox, but now he’s doing this solo thing where he plays the banjo, but he’s playing along side tracks that he’s got pre-recorded on a Mac, and he’s sending his banjo through some very cool effects. He’s very creative and fun, and he had Mike up of the last couple tunes. Really good!
So, we had him come and play a couple tunes during our first set. Of course the first inclination is to have him play on bluegrass stuff but he really isn’t limited stylistically like that; he can fit into almost any style. So we had him up first for Mike’s “What Things Seem.” So cool trading riffs with him. Then we had him up for Bill Monroe’s “When The Cactus Are In Bloom,” a cool bluegrass tune that we’ve made our own.
Set One: Cemetery Walk, 2nd Self, Ringo > Conduit > Ringo, Resolution* > "Jimmy Stewart"^ > White Man's Moccasins, Cemetery Walk II
Set Two: Der Bluten Kat > Voices Inside My Head > Der Bluten Kat, In The Kitchen** > #Breathe > Great Gig In The Sky, Wappy Sprayberry > Gulf Stream
Encore: All In Time
The Uglysuit opened
* with Norwegian Wood teases
^ with Nick Blasky replacing Ryan on bass
# return to In The Kitchen fake out
Setlist via The Bort
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