The series continues! The 1st in my series of fall tour posters, This print was inspired by the poster for “The Colossus of New York” (1958), and lyrics from Waking Up Dead. I was inspired by elements from the original US poster, as well as a UK Quad version.
The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor. I then scanned them to create a digital painting that is true to the original poster. The prints are 13×19 on card stock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. Available now in my shop
I recently finished up one of my larger commissions for 5 shows, mainly from 98 tour. I’ll be posting them during the next couple days while I’m attending the first 2 shows of MSG! I’ll also be having a sale in my shop during the run, pretty much everything will be 15% off from now until Jan 1 2018, no coupon necessary!
 Debut of new arrangement.
 Phish debut.
 Fish on vacuum for portion of intro.
The usually short Buried Alive was jammed for almost fifteen minutes. This show featured the Phish debut of If You Need a Fool, as well as the debut of the new arrangement of Vultures. A portion of the intro to Antelope featured Fish on vacuum. Bathtub Gin from this gig was included as filler on Live Phish 17.
I’ll have a very small amount of these available for sale shortly. Feel free to contact me if interested!
I’ve recently created a new shirt inspired by the Phish song Petrichor. The second in my Phish is Metal series, I’m currently taking preorders until 11:59pm on 11/8 (this Tuesday) for a small run that I will be making of the shirt. Done in a death metal style, the shirt features images in the front and back, and will be printed on Fruit of the Loom Heavy Duty cotton shirts. Shirts are available S-XXL and will produced in very limited quantity. Shirts are $24, which includes shipping.
The song Petrichor is the last track off the newest album, Big Boat. A composed, mainly instrumental song, the track clocks in at over 13 minutes and is done in a style reminiscent of their early work. Even more amusing is the definition of petrichor: a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. Of course this song was ripe for the metal treatment!
What started as a shower thought, (What would Phish songs sound like done by a metal band? Is there a Phish metal cover band?) turned into a couple illustrations I ended up doing.
Growing up, it was all punk/metal/hardcore for me. My best friend veered towards Phish in our junior year of high school, but I was reluctant to surrender to the flow. It wasn’t until the summer of 2000, when we both graduated, that I finally got it. Since then, Phish has been a constant in my life, but I haven’t forgotten my roots. To this day, I occasionally still attend a metal show, along with my wife. (The fact that she loves Phish and metal is probably why I married her!)
I’m not sure what inspired the initial sketches, but they happened. I actually find it very humorous, since Phish is often abhorred by many metal fans. (Not all though, as I have met some at quite a few shows).
I enjoyed this project, since I’ve always had a fascination with the logos that metal bands use and the complexity that they employ. It was tricky, since most logos are often unreadable, and I wanted the “Phish” to be noticeable. With the final design, I felt that I managed to get as abstract as I could while making it readable. To the chagrin of most, I only made 3; one each for myself, my wife, and my friend, Jeff, who was the one that introduced me to Phish.
I’ve since been working on a couple other songs that I want to draw in this style. I just finished the Harry Hood, and have been sketching out some other songs, so I definitely will continue working on these, although I have no immediate plans to make shirts (although its possible for the future). I look forward to exploring other styles of metal logos to create new songs, and figuring out which songs are most appropriate for the metal treatment (or least appropriate!) Stay tuned for more!
I recently had the time to do some much needed maintenance to my Shop, as well as to this site. I’ve streamlined my shop, and at the same time added more items. Through the power of scroll-down menus, I was able to add setlists from previous years. I’ve also changed up this site, including updating the setlist archives. It’s now easier to go to a specific show or tour with endless scrolling.
I have previous year setlists on sale, including deals if you purchase multiple show runs! I also have 2016 show posters available for all the summer tour shows. Sadly, I doubt I’ll be able to do show posters for all of Fall tour (it’s been a busy school year so far) but I might do a poster for all of tour, possibly a block print. I’ll of course be creating setlists for fall, and with them new song illustrations. I’m also opening up commissions for any show setlists for only $25! You tell me the show, I create the setlist with header art, at a very limited edition of 10. I can also do multiple shows for a discounted price. You can contact me below if interested, or hit me up on various forms of internet (FB, IG,Twitter links on the side menu). And as always, a dollar from every setlist sold is donated to Mockingbird Foundation as a thank you for allowing me to use their setlist notes for my setlist art!
This show was webcast via LivePhish. Mike teased Light Up or Leave Me Alone before Stash. Fish performed the first part of Ass Handed in a swing style. Trey teased Stash during The Wedge. The Birds was quoted at the end of Birds of a Feather. Runaway Jim contained a Seven Below tease.
 Trey on Marimba Lumina.
 With closing bass solo.
This show was webcast via LivePhish. Simple featured Trey on Marimba Lumina. Squirming Coil ended with Trey, Fish, and finally Page walking off, leaving Mike to take a bass solo to finish the song for the first time in Phish history..
 Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike and Page on percussion.
This show was webcast via LivePhish. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay during Weekapaug and teased Crosseyed during Steam, Piper, Light, First Tube and Walls of the Cave. Piper featured a Fishman-driven improvisation with Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. Piper, Light, First Tube, and Walls of the Cave also included Crosseyed quotes.
Notes: Demand was played for the first time since December 31, 2009 (258 shows). Alumni Blues and Letter to Jimmy Page were played for the first time since August 3, 2013 (114 shows). Cry Baby Cry was played for the first time since November 21, 1998 (496 shows). Sing Monica was dedicated to producer Bob Ezrin, who was in attendance. Walk Away was played for the first time since October 29, 2013 (100 shows). Fee featured Trey on megaphone.
Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. This show featured the debut of Ass Handed. The Old Home Place was played for the first time since June 28, 2012 (155 shows). Crosseyed contained an Under Pressure tease from Trey. Ghost featured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. NMINML was teased in Ghost, CDT, and 2001 and quoted in Ghost. Crosseyed was teased in Stash, Ghost, CDT and quoted in NMINML, Ghost, 2001, and Cavern. What’s The Use? was teased in Stash, Ghost, CDT, and Cavern. Fish quoted Makisupa in Wilson. Mike teased Ramble On in GTBT.