Phish Northerly Island Run

7-14-17 Northerly I

HUNTINGTON BANK PAVILION AT NORTHERLY ISLAND
Chicago , IL
This show featured the Phish debuts of In The Good Old Summer Time and Everything’s Right and the debuts of Leaves and Love Is What We Are. Wolfman’s included a Dave’s Energy Guide tease from Trey. Trey teased Manteca in Golden Age and the second Your Pet Cat. Harry Hood contained a Mountain Jam and What’s The Use? teases from Trey
7-15-17 Northerly II
HUNTINGTON BANK PAVILION AT NORTHERLY ISLAND
Chicago , IL
This show featured the Phish debut of Corona. Fish teased Timber (Jerry) in Simple. Scents did not have the intro.
7-16-17 Northerly III
HUNTINGTON BANK PAVILION AT NORTHERLY ISLAND
Chicago , IL

Soundcheck: Petrichor, Sugar Shack, I Always Wanted It This Way, Crazy Sometimes. Shade. Heavy Rotation, Mercury

SET 1Possum555TubeOcelotLawn BoyStashThe Line > Birds of a FeatherFunky Bitch > Run Like an Antelope

SET 2Carini > Twenty Years Later > Piper > Thread[1]Bathtub Gin > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Cavern

ENCOREWilson > Character Zero

This show featured the debut of Thread. The Birds was quoted at the end of BOAF. 2001 contained Martian Monster teases and a quote and Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine quotes. Carini was teased at the end of Cavern.
This is now my fourth year creating these setlists.  What started out as little sketches in  notebook have evolved to 122 different setlists (and header illustrations) as well as over 300 different song illustrations!  I’ll be at the PhanArt Shows in NYC for Baker’s Dozen, and will have plenty of setlists with me!

Phish Pittsburgh poster

I’m happy to present my  poster for Phish’s show in Pittsburgh at the Petersen Events Center during their 2017 Summer tour. 12×18 on thick glossy paper (#110 cover). This poster combines the venue with the iconic Duquesne Incline cable car which overlooks the Pittsburgh skyline. Original is ink and watercolor, and includes references to several songs, as well as several Pittsburgh sports teams. Limited to a signed and numbered edition of 100.

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I included a lot of little references in the poster to Phish songs, as well as a few sports teams (see if you can spot them!) The posters are available in my Etsy Shop , as well as www.phishart.com.  I plan to bring a few to Pittsburgh with me, but the likelihood of a lot scene or shakedown is slim, since the venue is in the middle of the city. I will also have these at the Phan Art shows during the MSG run in the Hotel Pennsylvania (7/22 and 8/5, 12-6pm)

 

Phish Baker’s Dozen Poster

I’m excited to present my poster for Phish’s Baker’s Dozen Run in NYC this summer! Inspired by a vintage Easy Bake Oven box, the prints are 13×19 on heavy cardstock and are limited to a signed and numbered edition of 100.  Prints are available in my shop, and I will have some for sale at the July 22nd and August 5th PhanArt shows at Hotel Pennsylvania.5820ef626accd3adff4f2f79a7e2c131

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My inspiration- a toy box from 1964.

When these shows were announced, I knew that creating a poster would be a challenge.  With a theme already established by the band,  I had to find something that fit in with theme while avoiding the obvious.  Ideas came and went, but eventually I came across a picture of a vintage Easy Bake Oven box and inspiration hit!  The original illustration is completely hand drawn, including all the lettering, which was then watercolored in a deconstructed manner and scanned in order to recreate the box.  I also went back to more detailed style that I hadn’t done in years!

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I also ended up creating a poster for summer tour, which also appears in the Baker’s Dozen poster.  Any BD poster purchase will ship with one of these for free, and they are also available for purchase on their own.  The prints are 11×17 on cardstock, and limited to 100 prints.

Originally I was only creating one poster for tour, as well as setlist illustrations for all the shows, but that didn’t last long.  I just finished up a poster for the Pittsburgh show July 19th, and will be posting it shortly, so stay tuned!

Still Waiting (for Fall Tour)

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.

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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!

Phish at Dick’s 2016

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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.

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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..


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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.

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

 

 

Phish at Lockn’ Festival 2016

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This performance was part of the Lockn’ Festival and was webcast via Live Phish, Fans.com and Qello Concerts. Trey teased Little Drummer Boy in Fuego. Bathtub Gin was unfinished. The YEM vocal jam included Ass Handed quotes from Fish.
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Setlists/notes © 1990-2016  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

 

What I did with my Summer Vacation

Back in May I had posted about my ambitious summer project, a poster for every show/run Phish played this summer.  I surprised myself when I first announced it, wondering if this was a good idea. I was still going to do the illustrated setlists, and those can take a lot of time on its own.  But here we are in August, and I can say it was a success! 13 posters, 11 different kinds of fish, and a few epic beards in 2 months.  It was fun working with detail again, it had been a couple years.  This was also my first time drawing fish, so I learned a lot doing that.  This project also allowed me to more acquainted with the digital medium.  Everything I learned has been self taught ( I avoided digital in college, and learned just enough to edit photographs), and I can say I can do a lot more now than 2 months ago.  I’ll be working on Lockn and Dick’s soon, taking a little break to work on some other things.  Stay tuned for more!

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This summer also marks my 3rd year making my illustrated setlists.  I was a bit worried, because I had told myself a while ago that I wouldn’t make them anymore if they started to feel like a chore.  At this point, I have the process streamlined, and can create them quickly (I might make a post about the process), but no longer feel that I have to create them right when the show is occurring.  Previous years found me showing up to streaming parties with a laptop, drawing pad, and a scanner!  By allowing myself to create them at my own pace, so I was able to continue this year without that feeling of “got to do the setlist..”  This also gave me the chance to redraw a lot of older songs, especially the ones played frequently, as well as several versions of new songs, which were also played a lot this tour.

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The setlists by the numbers:

  • 20 setlists
  • 457 total songs
  • 205 different songs
  • 21 bustouts (had to draw a lot of these)
  • 9 new songs (most with 2-3 variations)
  • 41 new illustrations for songs commonly played

All posters are available in my etsy shop, and I’m offering both poster and setlist for only $25 (plus shipping) !

I also have just the show posters in a more streamlined shop: www.phishart.com

More stuff coming soon, and I’ll soon start taking commissions for specific show setlists.