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Mike Gordon Announces New Album And Tour, Shares Single

As fans await the beginning of Phishs summer tour, bassist Mike Gordon announced big news of his own.Gordon will release a new studio album, OGOGO, on September 15, an will hit the road soon after.Backed by guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock and percussionist Craig Myers, the record and tour share...

Summer Camp Music Festival 2017 - Friday Recap

Words: Nick Draper | Photos: Ben BowenThrough the muck to solid groundMild temperatures on Thursday turned to wild weather on Friday, when early in the day a storm cell reduced much of the ground to muck.Mother nature dumped the water on SCamp right as moe. was going to kick off their first set...

Summer Camp Music Festival Releases 2017 Schedule

Summer Camp Music Festival has officially released the 2017 schedule for their annual festival. Take a look, and start planning your weekend now.The Thursday night pre-party features Twiddle, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Spafford, Crosseyed & Phishless, TAUKing McGee (members of TAUK & Umphrey's McGee), Dumpstaphunk and more. ...

Summer Camp Music Festival Announces Late Night

Summer Camp Music Festival has officially announced the late night acts performing in the renowned Red Barn at this year's 2017 event. Also released are VIP packages (for those who want to experience #SCamp17 on a more exclusive level). Thursday night will feature TAUKing McGee (members of TAUK & Umphrey's McGee) and more, Friday...

Summer Camp Music Festival Reveals Round 2 Artist Additions

Summer Camp Music Festival has officially released the 2nd round of artists performing at the 2017 festival.  Gov't Mule, Pretty Lights Live, The Disco Biscuits, Everyone Orchestra, Railroad Earth, Younder Mountain String Band, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and a number of other great acts will be joining moe., Umphrey's McGee, Trey...

The Benevento Russo Duo Return To Freaks Ball XVII, Two Uncirculated Recordings Emerge

Lots of show announcements elicit a "wow", but few actually send me to the web to check flight prices.Ladies and gentlemen, we have one of the latter.The Benevento Russo Duo have sorta kinda eased back into a state of un-retirement, jumping from impromptu or "secret" shows, adding Oteil for a...

Defending Mike Gordon | Thoughts, Video, Audio from Park West 2016

I suppose it takes a talent as singular as Mike Gordon to produce an effect as positively unsettling as what I get from his gigs.This November marks the third time in three years I found myself walking in a way from a Mike Gordon Band show, knowing I'd definitely be back, but...

Review / Video | Mike Gordon @ The Vic 6/13/15

On a stormy June night with the Blackhawks battling in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, a few hundred Phish fans decided to put it all aside and converge on The Vic Theatre in Lakeview spend a long evening with Mike Gordon. As I looked around the the assembled crowd on that Saturday night, I...

Review / Setlist / Stream / Download / Video: Mike Gordon @ Park West 3/8/14

Mike's long, engaging introduction for guest Sugar Blue at the end of his first set was certainly informed by the type of comedic improv that he experienced first hand during his encounter with Second City at last year's Phish Chicago run. He was personable, funny and interesting.What followed were three perfect choices for a...

What A Weekend! Chicago Music Preview March 5-9

Fact: there is outstanding music every weekend in Chicago.But sometimes you just have to shake your head, sigh, and realize how lucky we are to have this city as our playground.What's more, the highlights of this weekend's cavalcade of stars feature that are right smack in our wheelhouse. the jambands, supergroups, heavy funk,...