You can feel good about an MSG run, especially in April! I just finished these setlists up. For the headers, I used my ticket stub designs, which are also available in my shop. Scan the barcode to link to the setlist on phish.net! I plan to create stubs for summer tour as well!
I’m excited to present my print for Phish’s 4-day April run at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Continuing in the style of the New Yorker covers, this print was based on the March 13th, 1978 cover, originally painted by Saul Steinberg. I recreated some elements of the original while altering others and included a few song references.
A small amount is available in my shop, and the rest will be available on 4/22 at the NYC PhanArt show at the Stewart Hotel
All the images were originally small gouache paintings which were then scanned and digitally arranged to create the final poster.
I was unsure if I wanted to base my poster on a New Yorker cover as I had done with the initial New Years’ MSG poster for the canceled NYE shows. I was getting many messages about it and eventually chose to humor the thought. I looked at hundreds of different covers trying to find something that would interest me and eventually came across one of Saul Steinberg’s covers. I found a grittiness in his work that encapsulates the feeling of New York City. I also enjoyed how it’s the polar opposite of my NYE poster.
The print measures 12×18 and is printed on 100 lb gloss cover paper, printed by Fireball Printing in Philadelphia. Each print is signed and numbered and limited to an edition of 200. Each print ships with bonus stickers, postcards, or prints added to each order. A portion from each print will be donated to Mockingbird Foundation.
Since tickets this year are digital, I decided to create some ticket stubs for the shows! A lot of people collect stubs, especially the Phish PTBM tickets, which contain amazing art. I based the tickets on the PTBM dimensions and even included a barcode that actually scans, and directs you to that night’s setlist via phish.net! At the moment these will only be available at the PhanArt show on 4/22, but I hope to get more made and available in my shop after the MSG run.
First Setlist art of the year! I’m excited to be at it again, with some small changes and new artwork! I’ll be making these prints available as a set of four 8.5 x 11 prints. You can purchase prints here: Phish Riviera Maya 2022
This show featured two bustouts: Peaches en Regalia, which was performed for the first time since July 22, 2017 (138 shows), and The Maker, which was performed for the first time since October 15, 1994 (997 shows). So Damn Lucky also made its Phish debut at this show. Tweezer contained Freddie’s Dead teases from Trey and The Lizards teases from Trey and Page. Trey teased Tweezer in Soul Planet and Tube. Trey teased Smoke on the Water in Meat. The encore featured Dave Matthews on guitar and vocals.
This show contained the Phish debut of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, albeit a partial version containing only the first verse and chorus. The unfinished Down with Disease’s lyrics were changed to reference “sand” and “beach.” Trey teased Wading in the Velvet Sea in Antelope.
Axilla contained the Axilla II ending. Trey teased the theme from Speed Racer in Twist. Trey asked Chris Kuroda to turn off the lights during the pause in Divided Sky, and said “don’t shine that thing in my face.” Sleeping Monkey was dedicated to their hosts and the beautiful beings that welcomed Phish to their home and contained a Shipwreck quote.
Fat Man in the Bathtub was performed for the first time since December 30, 2010 (386 shows). After Weekapaug, Trey quoted a line from Silence of the Lambs and Page added a Shipwreck quote. My Friend My Friend did not contain the “Myfe” ending. Trey teased on Broadway in Melt. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay and Third Stone From the Sun in NMINML.
I am ecstatic to share my print for the Phish New Year’s Run at Madison Square Garden in NYC! This print is 12×18, printed on 100lb glossy cover paper. Prints are signed and limited to an edition of 200. Inspired by the New Yorker magazine, I sought to capture the sights outside MSG during the new year’s runs, often firsthand! I also included over 30 song references throughout the print. This print was comprised of over a dozen small gouache paintings, which were then scanned and digitally arranged.
The print is directly inspired by the May 25th, 1940 cover of the New Yorker, painted by Joseph Low, who created many covers from 1940-1980. While I did not initially plan to do a New Yorker cover, it was Low’s style for this painting that spoke to me. It felt familiar, but I knew I hadn’t seen this image before. I saw the possibilities of creating song references in this style, and went for it!
My biggest challenge in creating the painting was the lack of outlines. I’m fond of using outlines in my work, so this required rethinking my process. I would sketch up an image, darken the lines, and place it on a light table. I then placed a watercolor paper on top of it and would paint an image without lines! As I became familiar with Low’s style, I began painting without sketching first, and my painting started to get smaller. It felt very natural, and while researching more of Joseph Low’s work, I suddenly knew why.
I first came across the October 22nd, 1942 cover some time in elementary school. It may have been an issue of Scholastic Arts magazine or a framed cover in the library, but it was an image ingrained in my brain. I remember trying to replicate the style with markers, but never quite got it. I eventually moved on to other things, but that cover really stuck with me. Who would’ve thought I would rediscover these covers years later!
So, the reaction to my print was mind-blowing! I posted a picture of it when I got my test prints and was bombarded about how to get one. I decided to do a preorder of 50 prints which sold out instantly! My general on sale sold out within hours, so at the moment it is not available in my shop. I will have the remaining prints in the edition available at the PhanArt show at the Stewart Hotel on 12/30 during the New Years Run. I will have a small amount of Artist and Test proofs in my shop in early January. I will also have a surprise print that will be only available at PhanArt!
ENCORE: Drift While You’re Sleeping This show featured the Phish debut of I Never Left Home. Down with Disease was unfinished and contained a There is a Mountain tease. After Stash, Trey spoke about the two fans who had fallen at the previous show, expressed love and sorrow, and encouraged everyone to be safe. Trey teased Hey, Ho, Nobody Home during Plasma. Trey teased I Always Wanted It This Way in Also Sprach Zarathustra.
ENCORE: Wilson > Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S. Mike teased Hatikvah in Timber (Jerry the Mule). Trey teased Divided Sky in the first Split Open and Melt. End of Session was performed for the first time since July 25, 2017 (126 shows). Page teased Lonely Trip in Golden Age.
Setlists are available as single shows, or both night sets, as well as digital copies in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com
ENCORE: Suzy Greenberg > Cavern Mike teased Foam in Martian Monster. Trey teased Brother in Soul Planet. My Friend did not contain the “Myfe” ending. Ghost ended with a Julius jam. Trey teased Manteca and Third Stone From the Sun in Everything’s Right.
ENCORE: Carini Frankie Says was performed for the first time since August 8, 2015 (196 shows), contained Manteca teases from Trey, and ended with Bathtub Gin teases. Moma Dance contained a Monkey Man jam with quotes from Fish. This was the rescheduled date from the show that had been postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.
ENCORE: Lawn Boy, Wolfman’s Brother Steam contained a Dave’s Energy Guide tease. Chalk Dust Torture included a Wingsuit tease. This was the rescheduled date from the show that had been postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.
Setlists are available as single shows, or both night sets, as well as digital copies in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com
ENCORE: Sand This show featured the debut of And so to Bed which had been previously been released on The White Tape 35 years earlier. Trey quoted Psycho Killer in Sigma Oasis. Tube was unfinished and contained a Tears of the Clown tease from Trey. Brother was restarted after the first verse and was performed for the first time since December 30, 2017 (107 shows). Mike teased “Charge!” after Brother.
I’ve slowly been catching up on Fall Tour setlists! This school year has been like no other, taking up what little free time I have. I was glad to do a handful of live streams and setlists, but will be finishing up the rest soon!
ENCORE: Backwards Down the Number Line, Grind This show featured a setlist with all songs featuring a number in their name in descending order including the Phish debut of If 6 Was 9 and several bustouts: 1999 (last played July 26, 2017, or 130 shows), Five Years (last played October 31, 2016, or 147 shows), Two Versions of Me (last played November 27, 2009, or 435 shows), and NO2 (last played September 6, 2015, or 192 shows). Trey teased L.A. Woman in Also Sprach Zarathustra and Seven Below in First Tube. In place of the usual number of days lived, Grind featured the band singing the setlist ended by noting that the songs added up to “4,680 digits.”
ENCORE: Julius > Tweezer Reprise Trey and Mike quoted Little Squirrel throughout the first set (after Olivia’s Pool, and during Axilla and Weekapaug Groove), and during the final vocal chorus of Reba. Trey teased Martian Monster in Mike’s Song and Who Knows in I Always Wanted It This Way. Reba contained a verse with an Ass Handed quote by Trey in the final vocal chorus. Trey teased Tweezer during Sand.
ENCORE: Vultures, Sleeping Monkey > Possum The songs in this show were based on animals. Big Black Furry Creature From Mars and Harpua contained Little Squirrel quotes. Shaggy Dog was played for the first time since June 22, 2012 (331 shows). I Am The Walrus was played for the first time since July 29, 2017 (130 shows). and featured Little Squirrel and Shipwreck quotes. Runaway Jim was unfinished. Harpua was performed for the first time since July 30, 2017 (129 shows) and featured Carini, Your Pet Cat, and If 6 Was 9 quotes as well as This Jesus Must Die scatting from Trey. Part of Harpua was spoken in French by Page and Mike.
ENCORE: Harry Hood For the second set, the band’s “musical costume” was all debuted originals, performed as the invented band Sci-Fi Soldier (a 14-page comic book distributed upon entry detailed the group’s adventure to save the planet). For that set, the band performed in elaborate costumes (helmets and all), with alternate instruments (Trey on a BCR Mockingbird), each playing within a flashing/glowing shape (two circles and two squares), after descending (in the form of holograms) from the ceiling in cylinders of colored light. Knuckle Bone Broth Avenue included extended choreography by Trey and Mike. During Get More Down, matching upright geometric shapes danced around behind the band, reducing to the two circles overlapped by Egg in a Hole, which featured pyrotechnics. Before Clear Your Mind, Trey introduced the band as from the year 4680 (the total of the October 28, 2021 songs as noted during that night’s encore-ending Grind). During The 9th Cube, there were projections of donuts and turtles on a cube above the band. Fireworks rained down on the stage during The Inner Reaches of Outer. For I Am in Miami, Trey switched to an acoustic guitar and the band stood together at stage front with the four-mic a cappella setup. After the set, the band departed as holograms back up the colored tubes. The start of Harry Hood included alternate lyrics (Holy Blankenstein). Soul Planet contained Knuckle Bone Broth Avenue and Don’t Doubt Me quotes.
Prints are available in my shop as well as digital downloads of the prints. You can purchase an individual night, pick 2 or 3, or all four shows at a discount! All orders ship with a postcard miniprint of my show poster for Summer Tour 2021.
ENCORE: Cavern > Waste > Good Times Bad Times Trey teased Fire (Ohio Players) in 46 Days and Party Time. No Men In No Man’s Land was teased by Trey in Party Time as well. Plasma contained Party Time quotes and 46 Days teases. The second Chalk Dust Torture included Plasma and A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing quotes.
ENCORE: Bold As Love The lyrics in Blaze On were changed to reference Dick’s. Trey teased Fire (Ohio Players) in Drift While You’re Sleeping. Trey teased Tweezer and Carini in the soundcheck after We Are Come To Outlive Our Brains.
ENCORE: More > Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S. Sand was unfinished. Reba did not contain the whistling ending. Trey teased No Men In No Man’s Land in Bathtub Gin. The jam after Catapult contained Cool Amber and Mercury and Catapult quotes. Meatstick included Catapult and Lonely Trip quotes.
Prints are available in my shop as well as digital downloads of the prints. You can purchase an individual night, pick 2 or all three shows at a discount! All orders ship with a postcard miniprint of my show poster for Summer Tour 2021.