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Phish Announces Chicago 2017 Run At Northerly Island, But What's Up With The Venue?

Photo: Dave VannSome rumored additional summer Phish dates have been officially announced, including three right here in Chicago.We've spilled plenty of ink on the merits of the venue at Northerly Island (now called Huntington Bank Pavilion), but the saga continues into this year.Phish played the venue for three night runs in 2013 and 2014...

18 Artists Performing 18 Different Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at age 90.  It may be easier for him to stake the claim as the "inventor of rock and roll" than any other musician.Look no further than the artists who have adopted his songs into their own repertoire.  And it's not just one tune.  Sure there...

Trey's Solo Run By The Numbers (And The Video)

Photo: Patrick Jordan @treyanstasioThe three solo and acoustic shows that Trey Anastasio performed last week were indeed a rarity.  Thanks to a handy spreadsheet put together by @bizarchive, let's break down exactly how these fit in with the rest of his solo ouvre.52: number of complete or partial solo and acoustic sets publicly...

Photos / Setlists | Pink Talking Fish & Crosseyed & Phishless @ Park West 3/11/17

By: Tara Gracer PhotographyPink Talking Fish are exactly as advertised. and sometimes a little more.As implied by their name, the band delivered a roller coaster mix of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish covers over two big sets in Chicago on Saturday night.Tara Gracer was on hand to capture all the action from...

FULL SHOW AUDIO & VIDEO | Trey Anastasio Performs 8 Songs Acoustic For First Time In Northampton

Trey Anastasio kicked off a short run of solo and acoustic shows (the first time the format has been used exclusively by the guitarist) last night in Northampton, MA.Wanting to take advantage of the arrangement, Anastasio debuted 8 songs in the acoustic arrangement, including a pair from 2016's Big Boat, and "Tree" from Blue...

Chart | Cutting Arts Funding, .002% Of The Budget At A Time

[fbilke]So much "real news" is getting mixed in with our music news these days.  While federal funding for programs like the National Endowment of the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Corporation For Public Broadcasting may not directly affect the majority of music we report on at Tomorrow's Verse, they do help...

Strand Of Oaks Covers Phish's Dirt

Now, winning the Paul Hoffman of Greenksy Bluegrass look-a-like contest isn't the only jamband connection for one of our favorite songwriters.Timothy Showalter, whose Strand Of Oaks project is never far from our playlists, has recorded his second Lagniappe Session for Aquarium Drunkard and has included a surprise cover of Phish's "Dirt" -- after being...

Track Listing, Cover Art, Audio Samples From Forthcoming Phish - St. Louis '93 Release

If this release is for you, I'm guessing you know it before you see or hear anything contained in this post.But that doesn't make it any less exciting.Remember when Phish used to play the same market (that wasn't NYC) twice in the same year?  Yeah, it's been awhile, but the sheer number...

Phish's Tweezer Reprise Used To Introduce Atlanta Falcons During Super Bowl LI Broadcast

Phish fans have long known that "Tweezer Reprise" is the best three mintues in rock.After tonight, many more millions got a taste.  It doesn't get much bigger than the Super Bowl for eyes (and ears), and Fox used the tune as a part of the hype video for the Atlanta Falcons just prior...

13 Questions About The Phish Baker's Dozen At Madison Square Garden

Photo: Rene Huemer, Phish From The RoadThe much rumored, long awaited Phish residency -- The Baker's Dozen -- has finally been announced and with it, we are in (forgive the expression) uncharted waters.So, while there is much celebrating amongst those who simply can't function without knowing when their next Phish fix will be, there...