Phish 7/6/16 Portland, Maine

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Setlist Phish: Wed, Jul 06, 2016
Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME

Set 1: Grind, Cars Trucks Buses > Blaze On, Yarmouth Road, Kill Devil Falls, The Sloth, Billy Breathes, My Friend, My Friend, Heavy Things, 555, Things People Do, The Line, Stash

Set 2: First Tube > Tweezer > Guyute, Mike’s Song > Tide Turns > Devotion To a Dream, Wingsuit >Bittersweet Motel > Fluffhead > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: Contact > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: Bittersweet Motel was last played on July 4, 2012 (146 shows).

Prints Available

Portland Maine copy

Phish 7/1-7/3/16 SPAC

It always feels good to be back at SPAC!  I was able to attend these shows with a large group of close friends, which made the run very enjoyable, aside for the rainstorm right before the first show (I got soaked of course, and it felt great).  We stayed at a house/recording studio 30 minutes from the venue, a nice change from the hotel scene. The lot scene was great, SPAC is known for its shakedown, and it doesn’t fail to deliver.  I brought my SPAC posters to sell and got a very positive reaction (and quite a few sales!)   I still have some left, but they are going fast!

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Link Friday, 07/01/2016
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Set 1: Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Birds > NICU, Cities, David Bowie, Free,Uncle Pen, Halfway to the Moon, Let’s Go[1], Waiting All Night > Bathtub Gin > Golgi Apparatus, The Squirming Coil

Set 2: Sand > Carini > Chalk Dust Torture[2] > Prince Caspian > Bug, Shine a Light, My Sweet One, Sleeping Monkey > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Fire

Encore: Character Zero

[1] Debut.
[2] Unfinished. With Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike on keys.

Prints Available

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. This show featured the debut of Let’s Go. Chalk Dust Torture was unfinished and featured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike on keys. Sleeping Monkey included the last lyric of My Sweet One and a Say My Name quote.


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Link Saturday, 07/02/2016
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Set 1: Crowd Control, 555 > Seven Below > Back on the Train, Army of One, Divided Sky, Martian Monster[1] > Rift, Water in the Sky > 46 Days, Walls of the Cave

Set 2: No Men In No Man’s Land > Fuego > Light -> Golden Age > Taste, The Horse >Silent in the Morning > Julius, A Day in the Life

Encore: Bouncing Around the Room, Run Like an Antelope

[1] Trey on Marimba Lumina.

Prints Available

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Trey quoted Sleeping Monkey during BOTT. Martian Monster featured Trey on Marimba Lumina. Light featured NMINML quotes. Following Antelope, Trey picked up a shirt that read “They Attack!” prompting a The Birds quote before the band left the stage.


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Link Sunday, 07/03/2016
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Set 1: The Wedge, Heavy Things, Tube, Sugar Shack, Lawn Boy, Sparkle > Sample in a Jar, It’s Ice > Guelah Papyrus, Ocelot > Scent of a Mule[1], Possum

Set 2: Soul Shakedown Party, The Moma Dance[2] > Twist > Joy > Breath and Burning,Axilla > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Show of Life

Encore: Rock and Roll

[1] Fish on Marimba Lumina.
[2] Unfinished.

Prints Available

 

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. Moma Dance was unfinished.


SPAC copy

Prints of the setlists are available in my shop, as well as my show poster.  Or grab the whole run and save! Includes a mini version of the show poster!

SPAC run

Setlist/notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Phish 6/26/16 Deer Creek

Well, my run of Phish shows has sadly come to an end, but it was great while it lasted.  The last week has been hectic, with Mann and SPAC, but I’m back and have lots to do!  More setlists to draw, orders to ship, and posters to create!

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Link Sunday, 06/26/2016
Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Set 1: My Friend, My Friend, Kill Devil Falls, Camel Walk, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > Poor Heart, Tube, Halley’s Comet > Maze, Lawn Boy, Breath and Burning[1],Saw It Again > Theme From the Bottom > First Tube

Set 2: Punch You In the Eye > Back on the Train, Light > Golden Age -> Boogie On Reggae Woman, Wingsuit > Shade, Possum

Encore: Rock and Roll

[1] Debut.

Notes: This show featured the debut of Breath and Burning.

Setlist/notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Prints Available

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Phish 6/28-6/29/16 Mann Center

Hometown show!  I’m always feeling grateful that I’ve been able to see Phish 3 years in a row 20 minutes from my apartment.  A good time was had, and with lots of friends (many crashing in my place) it’s always a good time!

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Link Tuesday, 06/28/2016
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Wilson > Funky Bitch, No Men In No Man’s Land, Roggae, Nellie Kane, Gumbo> Birds of a Feather, Sleep Again, Things People Do[1], Limb By Limb > Split Open and Melt, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg

Set 2: Fuego > Runaway Jim > Gotta Jibboo > Breath and Burning > Timber (Jerry)> Slave to the Traffic Light > You Enjoy Myself[2]

Encore: Quinn the Eskimo

[1] Debut.
[2] With Trey on Marimba Lumina.

Teases:
· The Birds quote in Birds of a Feather

Notes: The Birds was quoted at the end of Birds of a Feather. Sleep Again was last played August 8, 2010 (224 shows). This show featured the debut of Things People Do.  YEM featured Trey on Marimba Lumina.

Prints Available

 

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Link Wednesday, 06/29/2016
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Wolfman’s Brother, Your Pet Cat, Blaze On, Waking Up Dead[1], Llama[2],Devotion To a Dream, Reba, Mike’s Song > Horn > Farmhouse > Weekapaug Groove

Set 2: Crosseyed and Painless -> Friends[1], Down with Disease[3] > What’s the Use? > Meatstick > The Line, Tide Turns[1], Backwards Down the Number Line, Dem Bones

Encore: Dear Prudence > Harry Hood

[1] Debut.
[2] Performed in a slow funk style.
[3] Unfinished.

Teases:
· The Birds quote in Weekapaug Groove
· Whole Lotta Love tease in Llama

Notes: This show featured the debut of Waking Up Dead, Friends, and Tide Turns. Llama was performed in a slow funk style and ended with a Whole Lotta Love tease from Trey. The Birds was quoted in Weekapaug. DWD was unfinished.

Prints Available

Mann Run posters (both nights) available- buy both and save!

Setlist/notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

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Phish Studio Era Compilations

I recently provided some art for a Phish compilation created by Reddit user RiverportGin. It coincided with my ongoing project of creating song illustrations for Phish’s discography.  Gin approached me about doing the album art at the perfect time and me being  fan of Phan compilations, was happy to help out. This allowed me to draw the songs that Phish rarely plays live, and made me revisit their studio albums, which I haven’t heard in years.  According to RiverportGin, “The idea is to capture what was happening live at the time leading up to and immediately following each of the Phish studio albums. The start date for each compilation corresponds to when Phish
started studio work for the album and ends just before work on the next album
begins.”

I was asked to include the songs found on each album, although they aren’t all in the compilations.  RiverportGin came up with the titles based off lyrics, which I then illustrated.

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Sound of the Storm- Farmhouse Era (11/99 – 2/00)

  1. Farmhouse
  2. Twist
  3. Bug
  4. Back on the Train
  5. Heavy Things
  6. Gotta Jibboo
  7. Dirt
  8. Piper
  9. Sleep
  10. The Inlaw Josie Wales
  11. Sand
  12. First Tube
  13. Driver
  14. Mountains in the Mist

 

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Flocking Outside- Story of The Ghost Era (4/97 – 10/99)

  1. Ghost
  2. Birds of a Feather
  3. Meat
  4. Guyute
  5. Fikus
  6. Shafty
  7. Limb By Limb
  8. Frankie Says
  9. Brian and Robert
  10. Water in the Sky
  11. Roggae
  12. Wading in the Velvet Sea
  13. The Moma Dance
  14. End of Session

 

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This Has All Been Wonderful- Hoist Era (10/93 – 1/96)

  1. Julius
  2. Down with Disease
  3. If I Could
  4. Riker’s Mailbox
  5. Axilla (Part II)
  6. Lifeboy
  7. Sample in a Jar
  8. Wolfman’s Brother
  9. Scent of a Mule
  10. Dog Faced Boy
  11. Demand

 

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The Overhead View- Rift Era ( 9/92 – 9/93)

  1. Rift
  2. Fast Enough for You
  3. Lengthwise
  4. Maze
  5. Sparkle
  6. Horn
  7. The Wedge
  8. My Friend, My Friend
  9. Weigh
  10. All Things Reconsidered
  11. Mound
  12. It’s Ice
  13. Lengthwise
  14. The Horse
  15. Silent in the Morning

There should be 2 more compilations (Billy Breathes and Picture of Nectar Eras) but I plan to complete all the albums in the coming months.

Track listings and song histories courtesy of Phish.net

© 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Phish Riviera Maya 1/15-1/17 2016

Phish recently played their first ever shows in Mexico, on the beaches of Barcelo Maya Resort.  I wasn’t able to make it, but at least was able to watch it live via stream.  These show setlists are available for purchase as a 3 print set of the entire run.

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Link Friday, 01/15/2016
Barceló Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Set 1: A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > My Soul, Martian Monster > Ya Mar, Halley’s Comet > Fuego > The Wedge, Theme From the Bottom > Free > David Bowie

Set 2: Drowned -> What’s the Use? > Sand -> Ghost -> Also Sprach Zarathustra >Wolfman’s Brother > Possum, Shine a Light

Encore: Rock and Roll

Teases:
· Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley tease in Possum
· Theme from Gilligan’s Island tease in David Bowie

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. David Bowie contained a Theme fromGilligan’s Island tease from Mike. Trey teased Sneakin’ Sally in Possum. Jefferson Waful assisted Chris Kuroda on lights for the first time and would do so for the rest of the weekend’s shows.

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Link Saturday, 01/16/2016
Barceló Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Set 1: Camel Walk, 555 > Rift, Cities -> Light > Simple -> Timber (Jerry) > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Reba[1], Chalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Golden Age -> Prince Caspian > Halfway to the Moon, Joy, 46 Days ->Twenty Years Later > Julius, Harry Hood

Encore: Character Zero

[1] No whistling.

Teases:
· Magilla tease in Simple
· Reba quote in Chalk Dust Torture

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Page teased Magilla during Simple. Reba did not contain the whistling ending, but Trey briefly quoted Reba’s whistling coda in Chalk Dust.

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Link Sunday, 01/17/2016
Barceló Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Set 1: Mexican Cousin, The Curtain With, Sample in a Jar, Yarmouth Road, The Landlady, Army of One, Kill Devil Falls > Bathtub Gin, Funky Bitch > The Moma Dance[1] > Saw It Again

Set 2: Down with Disease[1] > Roggae > Crosseyed and Painless > Farmhouse >Mike’s Song > Bug > Weekapaug Groove, Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: The Ocean[2]

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Shipwreck and The Rover quotes in Down with Disease
· Shipwreck and I Don’t Live Today quotes in Crosseyed and Painless
· Shipwreck quote in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish and featured the Phish debut of The Ocean. Moma Dance and DWD were unfinished. Trey teased The Rover at the start of DWD. DWD, Crosseyed, and Weekapaug contained Shipwreck quotes. Crosseyed also contained an I Don’t Live Today quote from Fish. Trey teased Your Pet Cat in Weekapaug.

Setlist/notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

 

New art added to my shop!

I just added over 30 new prints and original watercolors to my shop this weekend!  I found a bunch of prints that were made originally the the Phanart Show that took place at World Live Cafe during the Phish run at the Mann Center.  I forgot about them until recently when I found a portfolio with the unsold prints. The prints were made from the original watercolors I used for the song illustrations I use in my setlists.

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I have some of the original watercolors from which the prints were made from.  These are ink and watercolor on 6×8 140lb cold press paper.

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I also have some of the original watercolor paintings that I used for some of the show headers.  While I generally do a mixture of tradition and digital for my headers, these are done traditionally (ink and waterolor) on 8.5×11 paper.

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They are all reasonably priced ($25 and under) and be sure to follow me on twitter, and instagram for special sales and whatnot!

 

Dead and Company : 11/5/15 Philadelphia, Pa

I made these posters for the the Dead & Co. show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly.  I live about a mile or so from the venue, so it seemed logical to make something for this event (and maybe score a ticket below face). Although I didn’t get a ticket, I was able to stream the show, and promptly headed back afterwards.  I still have some remaining prints, and have them available in my  shop.

The Phish 2015 Headers: An Explanation

I recently got a message from somebody stating ” I love the setlists, but the header makes no sense!”  They were upset that I drew mountain for the Kansas City show, everyone knowing that Kansas has no mountains.  I was kind of excited, because this was the first time I’d received a comment regarding my headers.  I’d consider these my favorite part of creating my illustrated setlists, since each one is different, and carries a significance about the show.  When I started doing the setlists in 2014, most were an illustration based on the venue itself.  They were inked drawings that were colored digitally, and I was never a fan of them (I’ve had no formal Photoshop training, so it’s been a learning process).  When I was sketching out ideas for this year’s setlists, one of my main goals was to avoid digital as much as possible. My second concern was what the theme would be.  I didn’t want to do the same thing as last year, since I figured they would play venues they’d played in 2014.  Right before summer tour started, I had done a commissioned piece that consisted of illustrations of the whole Gamehendge saga, including all the other songs that have been confirmed to be related to TMWSIY, or took place in Gamehendge (at least according to the internet).  Having sketched (and drawn)  all these songs, it seemed fitting to use this as the basis of 2015’s summer tour.  I used all the songs from TMWSIY, as well as a couple songs that are Gamehendge related.  The last couple shows are based on songs played at the shows.

The Headers:

7-21 Bend I

The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday:  Col. Forbin steps through the door into Gamehendge

7-22 Bend II

The Lizards : “We can swim it if we tried”

7-24 Shoreline

Tela

7-25 Forum

Wilson

7-28 Austin

AC/DC Bag

7-29 Grand Prairie

Fly Famous Mockingbird

7-31 ATL I

Col. Forbin’s Ascent

8-1 ATL II

The Sloth

8-2 Tuscaloosa

Punch You in the Eye.

8-4 Nashville

Possum

8-5 KC

Divided Sky.  Probably would’ve been better without mountains, based on the location.

8-7 Blossom

Llama

8-8 Alpine I

Kung

8-9 Alpine II

Esther

8-11 Mann

Scent of a Mule (Played at the show)

8-12 Mann II

Slave to the Traffic Light.  It seemed fitting, seeing how close the Philadelphia Zoo is to the Mann Center.  I actually made a poster based off this song  for the Mann 2014 shows.

8-14 Walnut Creek

Reba.  My favorite header.

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Run Like an Antelope (played at the show)

8-16 MPP II

Wingsuit. I prefer a literal interpretation of this rather than the convention definition of the word

8-21 Magna I

An interpretation of the camping based on photos of Magnaball since I couldn’t make it 😦

8-22 Magna II

Inspired by the “Poster is Dead – Poster’s so Dead” plane flyby.

8-23 Magna III

Inspired by the Drive-In set the night before.  Marquee includes a mashup of songs played that night.

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Bike. Played at 2.42% of live shows

9-5 Dicks II

Sleeping Monkey. Leo’s choice.

9-6 Dicks III

The “Thank You” encore called for a minimal header in order to fit in my setlist.

These headers were quite a blast (and a challenge) to draw.  I do have some original ink and watercolors of some of the headers available (email me or contact via ig, twitter, fb for availability), and can make some custom posters using the headers based on shows attended.

Phish Dick’s Run 9/4-9/6/15

Friday, 09/04/2015
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Soundcheck: My Soul, Undermind, Hey Joe

Set 1: Tube > Ghost > Halley’s Comet > Undermind, Yarmouth Road > Bathtub Gin,Waiting All Night > Horn > The Wedge, 46 Days > Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Wolfman’s Brother[1] > Blaze On > Golden Age > Roses Are Free > Fuego >Wading in the Velvet Sea > Walls of the Cave

Encore: Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Loving Cup

[1] Unfinished.

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish. Wolfman’s was unfinished. Bike was last played June 28, 2012 (132 shows). The soundcheck’s Undermind contained a Streets of Cairo tease from Trey.

Prints Available

Saturday, 09/05/2015
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Soundcheck: Mercury (x2)

Set 1: No Men In No Man’s Land, Martian Monster, NICU, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Bouncing Around the Room, 555, Winterqueen, Split Open and Melt, Limb By Limb > Roggae > Character Zero

Set 2: A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > Chalk Dust Torture[1] -> Twist > Mercury >Light > Wingsuit > Rock and Roll

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Harry Hood > A Day in the Life

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Call to the Post and It’s Ice teases
· Dave’s Energy Guide tease in Rock and Roll
· The Birds tease in Chalk Dust Torture

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish. Trey teased It’s Ice and Call to the Post before Split Open and Melt and Dave’s Energy Guide during Rock and Roll. Chalk Dust included teases of The Birds by Trey and Fish and was unfinished. Trey announced “Let Leo pick” before the encore, and Page thanked the crowd while the band began to play Page’s selection, Sleeping Monkey.

Prints Available

Sunday, 09/06/2015
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Set 1: The Landlady, Free > The Moma Dance > Seven Below > Prince Caspian >Backwards Down the Number Line, The Line, Scent of a Mule[1] > Saw It Again,Halfway to the Moon, The Birdwatcher, Frankenstein[2]

Set 2: Wilson > Down with Disease[3] > Carini > Steam > Piper > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Tweezer Reprise, Harpua[4] > After Midnight[5] > NO2[1] > Keyboard Army[5] > Your Pet Cat[6] > Once in a Lifetime > United We Stand[7]

[1] Fish on Marimba Lumina.
[2] Page on keytar.
[3] Unfinished.
[4] Unfinished. Narration included Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west and needing an oxygen tank. Trey sucked from an oxygen tank.
[5] Contained Harpua narration.
[6] Contained Harpua narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag.
[7] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Rocking Down The Highway quote in Piper
· Glass Onion quote in Harpua
· Harpua tease & quote in Your Pet Cat

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish and featured several bustouts: The Landlady (last played December 3, 1994, or 768 shows), Birdwatcher (June 28, 2012, 134 shows), Keyboard Army (December 14, 1995, 684 shows), and Once In A Lifetime (October 31, 1996, 634 shows). Scent of a Mule and NO2 featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar. Down with Disease and Harpua were unfinished.  Piper included a quote of Rocking Down The Highway. Harpua, After Midnight, Keyboard Army, and Your Pet Cat included narration about Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west, having a breathing problem, and needing an oxygen tank (with Trey sucking from an oxygen tank). Trey then said Jimmy started to feel strange and wondered if he should’ve gotten that oxygen tank in the parking lot after the Phish show. Harpua also contained a Glass Onion quote with Trey saying the Walrus was Page. Your Pet Cat included narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag and finished with a portion of Harpua. Once In A Life Time contained Harpua quotes. This show featured the Phish debut of United We Stand. During Harpua, Trey mentioned that people writing down the setlist would want to only count Harpua once (by doing this, the encore spelled out THANK YOU).

Prints Available

Setlists/Notes © 1990-2015 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.