Big Gigantic Extends Spring Tour Schedule

first_imgElectronic duo Big Gigantic have added dates to their Spring Tour, reaching out for a number of shows across the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast.Kicking things off with an appearance at the inaugural Okeechobee Festival on March 5, Dominic Lalli (Production/Sax) and Jeremy Salken (Drums) will head out for a pair of gigs at New York City’s Terminal 5, two nights in Aspen at the Ski Company and Belly Up, and stops ranging from Lincoln, NE to Charleston, SC and Washington, D.C. This will be a far-reaching tour for Big Gigantic.Tickets for Big Gigantic’s Spring Tour are available now and can be found here.Big Gigantic Tour Dates3/5 Okeechobee, FL @ Okeechobee Festival3/10-12 Ocho Rios, Jamaica @ Paradise Lost3/11 New York, NY @ Terminal 53/12 New York, NY @ Terminal 53/16 South Padre, TX @ UME3/25 Aspen, CO @ Ski Company3/26 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up3/29 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club3/30 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre3/31 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre4/1 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom4/2 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre4/3 Fayetteville, AR @ Georges Majestic4/5 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre4/6 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm4/7 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore4/8 Washington, DC @ Echostage4/9 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory4/10 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground4/12 Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage4/13 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater4/14 Richmond, VA @ The National4/15 Athens, OH @ Numbers Fest4/16 Detroit, MI @ Masonic4/20-22 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats5/25-30 Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle5/27-29 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp7/15-17 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle9/1-5 Stroud, OK @ Backwoods Festivallast_img read more

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Watch Rob Wasserman, Les Claypool & Jay Lane Let Loose In This Great 1994 Footage

first_imgYesterday, the world lost an incredible musician, as bassist Rob Wasserman lost his life at the age of 64. Wasserman had quite the prolific career, mostly known for his upright bass playing. Using a bow, Wasserman’s lingering tones were wholly unique and truly indicative of his enormous talents. Wasserman continually challenged himself throughout his career, playing often with Bob Weir but also working on duets with famed musicians like Lou Reed and Aaron Neville.Among Wasserman’s many great jams, this one from the 1994 Bammy Awards takes the cake. Wasserman is here with fellow bass played Les Claypool, as well as Ratdog/Primus drummer Jay Lane behind them. It’s only fitting that Lane and Wasserman would link up once again in RatDog years later.Dubbed 3 Guys Named Schmo, this short lived supergroup was one of Les Claypool’s many side projects featured in the 5 Gallons Of Diesel DVD release in 2005. The Bammies, hosted by BAM (or Bay Area Magazine), brought together some of the region’s best artists for many years in true celebration. It’s this bass-on-bass jam that has us funking along and remembering the great contributions that Wasserman gave to music.Without further ado, you can enjoy this 3 Guys Named Schmo performance below.last_img read more

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Rushed To Hospital During Performance In Brooklyn [Updated]

first_imgGuitarist Joe Perry, most well known as a founding member of the band Aerosmith, left the stage just moments ago at a performance with the supergroup Hollywood Vampires. Perry, 65, was performing at the new Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, NY alongside Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and more – members of the supergroup.According to reports, Perry hunched over and walked off during the performance, and was subsequently rushed to the hospital. His current condition is unknown, though reports indicate that he received CPR by EMTs after going into cardiac arrest. He is currently in the emergency room of the nearby Coney Island Hospital, and no information is yet available about his condition.You can watch Perry leave the stage and receive medical attention in the video posted by CUTE PENGUINS on YouTube, below.Update 11:35PM: New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that Perry is in stable condition. According to their article, Perry did suffer a cardiac arrest and lost consciousness, but he was quickly revived by emergency services and taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, the band continued playing for a short time, before Cooper was quoted as saying, “If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before the show.”Our thoughts and prayers are with Perry. Get well soon![This is an ongoing story and reports are varied. We will update with more information as this develops.]last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Busts Out Tool’s “Forty Six & 2” At The Tabernacle [Full Audio]

first_imgSetlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 1/14/17Set One: North Route > Similar Skin, Wappy Sprayberry > Hajimemashite, Attachments, Deeper, Miss Tinkle’s OvertureSet Two: Plunger > Glory > Plunger, The Triple Wide > The Linear > Push The Pig > Hurt Bird Bath > Full Frontal > Hurt Bird Bath, Piranhas, Forty Six & 2Encore: Puppet String Load remaining images Umphrey’s McGee returned to The Tabernacle in Atlanta, the second night of their three night stand. The second show focused on the band’s deep catalog, bringing out a number of favorites throughout the two set performance.UM opened the show with “North Route,” a new song that was only debuted for the first time on December 30th. The second-ever performance of “North Route” was followed by a series of classic Umphrey’s tunes, including “Similar Skin,” “Wappy Sprayberry,” “Hajimemashite” and more. The show continued with a rocking second set with two song sandwiches, including “Plunger” > “Glory” > “Plunger” and “Hurt Bird Bath” > “Full Frontal” > “Hurt Bird Bath”.One of the show’s highlights was a bust out of “Forty Six & 2,” playing the Tool cover for the first time since 11/6/2014. They closed out the night with an encore of “Puppet String,” sending the fans home happy after a face melting performance.You can listen to the bust out as part of this full show audio recording, captured by taper Z-Man.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s, as well as a handful of video clips from the performance. A full gallery follows, courtesy of Phierce Photo.center_img Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith G. last_img read more

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Dave Grohl Will Not Join A Tribe Called Quest & Anderson .Paak Supergroup At The Grammy Awards

first_imgOn Tuesday, it was reported that Dave Grohl, Anderson .Paak, and A Tribe Called Quest would perform together at the 59th Grammy Awards ceremony. Apparently that announcement was made prematurely and that the Foo Fighters frontman will not be joining this group.In a statement from The Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Productions, they explain: “Earlier this week, we announced that Dave Grohl would be performing with Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest prior to confirming all participants. Dave Grohl will not be part of this performance. Unfortunately, our announcement was made prematurely. On behalf of The Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Productions, we sincerely apologize to all parties involved for our error.”With or without Grohl, this collaborative performance will still be a definite highlight, as will the return of Daft Punk — who are playing their first live performance in three years. Also performing at the James Corden-hosted 2017 Grammy Awards on February 12 are Adele, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Alicia Keys, and John Legend.[via Billboard]last_img read more

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Leftover Salmon To Premiere Footage From Red Rocks 2016 Via Free Webcast Stream

first_imgOn Inauguration Day, an innovative festival called Streamstock made its debut by sharing official videos as an alternative to watching the ceremony in Washington, DC. Unlike a traditional festival, which hosts live musicians, Streamstock featured a schedule of taped video performances to enjoy throughout the day, and has continued to make those videos available for the musicians and their fans.Streamstock will continue sharing new video footage tonight, Valentine’s Day, when they premiere official footage from Leftover Salmon’s 2016 trip to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. All you have to do is download the Streamstock 2017 app, here, which lives inside Facebook Messenger. You can also find out more about Streamstock here.The stream will start at 9:00 PM Eastern! For those eager to relive the show now, you can read our comprehensive review of the performance here.The app also offers viewers the option to donate to the cause of the band’s choice – in this instance, Leftover Salmon has chosen the Yurok Tribe Klamath Salmon Restoration Fund. Additionally, starting Tuesday, February 21st and running on every Tuesday, Salmon will be airing live streams on their own website.You can also see the band’s full tour schedule below.Leftover Salmon Tour Dates2/3 Bluebird Bloomington, IN2/4 Park West w/ Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Chicago, IL2/5 City Winery SOLD OUT Chicago, IL2/16 Armory w/ World’s Finest Ashland, OR2/17 Domino Room w/ World’s Finest Bend, OR2/18 HiFi Music Hall w/ World’s Finest Eugene, OR2/19 Wonder Ballroom w/ Locarno Portland, OR2/23 WinterWonderGrass Steamboat Springs, CO3/2 – 3/4 Sitzmark Bar & Grill Girdwood, AK3/6 Fox Theatre 25th Anniversary Show Boulder, CO3/10 The Stanley Hotel SOLD OUT Estes Park, CO3/15 – 3/17 Sheridan Opera House Telluride, CO3/18 Skitown Breakdown Crested Butte, CO3/30 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ3/31 Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach, CA4/1 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA4/2 WinterWonderGrass Olympic Valley, CA4/20 Wanee Festival Live Oak, FL5/20 The Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ5/25 Cosmic Reunion French Village, MO5/25 DelFest Cumberland, MD7/14 Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Railroad Earth, Keller & The Keels Morrison, CO7/28 Floyd Fest Floyd, VAlast_img read more

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The String Cheese Incident Shares “Hi Ho No Show” Demo From Sedona Sessions

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident recently announced a new album Sedona Sessions, explained to be “a series of demo recordings taken during SCI’s song writing retreat to an undisclosed location in the Arizona Desert.” These demos provide a “fly on the wall” perspective into the writing process of the Believe album.Always thinking of their fans, SCI shares a third single “Hi Ho No Show.” On their Facebook page, Michael Kang explains, “Being a democracy can be exhausting sometimes because of the amount of negotiation. Having our own place to record and rehearse enabled us to relax a bit and do things on our own terms. Even if the pressure to create great music is still there. After 25 years, it’s about time we put as much energy into the recording as we do live performances.”To listen to the song, you must contribute to their PledgeMusic campaign. Pre-order today for access to limited edition items, a brand new song, and much more to come, right here.last_img read more

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The New Mastersounds Finish Up Colorado Run With Three Nights In Denver [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images The New Mastersounds finished up an extensive tour around Colorado last night with the final night of a two-night stand at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver. The band has been on fire for this mountain tour, with the New Mastersounds bringing their patented funk fusion to the ski towns of Aspen, Vail, and Steamboat Springs, before hitting Boulder for the Fox Theatre’s anniversary and then three nights in Denver. After an intimate performance at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox on Thursday night, the band was properly primed for their two-night takeover of Cervantes’ with The New Orleans Suspects.The band from Leeds is a pleasure to see, with the New Mastersounds bringing a precision and sharpness to their playing that’s a joy to watch live. However, no energy is lost nor are they bogged down by this intentionality; rather, the New Mastersounds knew exactly how to captivate an audience and build the energy up of a crowd, as they showed in Denver, with their jubilant hooks, engaging rhythm work, and their ability to build a song to a frenetic peak without it feeling too frenzied.You can check out a gallery of photographs from the New Mastersounds’ shows at Cervantes below, courtesy of photographer Alan Westman.last_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Honor Tom Petty, Allman Brothers In Last Shows Of 2017 [Audio/Video]

first_imgSETLIST: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Orpheum Theatre | Boston, MA | 12/1/17 Set 1: Anyhow, Just as Strange, Right on Time, Sailing On, The Sky Is Crying, Chevrolet, Alabama, Idle Wind,Set 2: Midnight in Harlem, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?-> Bound for Glory, Get Out of My Life, Woman, It’s So Heavy, Shame >Jam-> I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be FreeEncore: You Don’t Know How It Feels, I Want More-> In Memory of Elizabeth ReedSETLIST: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Orpheum Theatre | Boston, MA | 12/2/17 Set 1: In Every Heart, Don’t Know What It Means, Keep On Growing, Shelter, Learn How To Love, Don’t Drift Away, Get What You Deserve, Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right, I Want MoreSet 2: Statesboro Blues, Crying Over You, Part of Me, Let Me Get By, Comin’ Home, Let’s Go Get Stones, Made Up Mind, I Pity The Fool, The Storm > Whipping PostEncore: A Song For You, Will The Circle Be Unbroken?, Bound For GloryTedeschi Trucks Band will hit the stage once again on January 13th a their own Sunshine Music Festival in St. Petersburg, FL. For a full list of upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band tour dates, head over to the band’s website.[Cover photo: Zack Blum from Oakland 11/17/17] This weekend, Tedeschi Trucks Band wrapped up their successful 2017 with their final run of shows of the year at Boston, MA’s Orpheum Theatre. The shows, as usual, featured an array of original favorites, staple covers, and a handful of surprises highlighted by stellar musicianship from Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and the rest of their band.Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Luther Dickinson For Allman Brothers Cover In Boston Opener [Video]The band used their encore on Friday to pay tribute to legends we lost this year, including Tom Petty and Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band. On Friday, night two, the band began their encore with a rendition of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, before running through their own “I Want More” and, finally, the Allmans’ “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”.Listen to full audio of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 12/1/17 performance at the Orpheum Theatre below via taper Bob Hundertmark:On Saturday, December 2nd, Tedeschi Trucks Band celebrated the year’s final performance with a show filled with beloved setlist staples. The band’s second set went heavy on the Allmans references, as they opened with live Allman Brothers staple “Statesboro Blues” and closed with masterpiece jam “Whipping Post”.You can watch assorted videos from Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 12/2/17 performance at The Orpheum Theatre in Boston, their last show of 2017, below courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche:“In Every Heart”“Keep On Growing”“Statesboro Blues”“Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”“Coming Home”“Made Up Mind”“Whipping Post”“Song For You”“Will The Circle Be Unbroken” > “Bound For Glory”last_img read more

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Phish Takes MSG On A Pirate Ship Voyage To Soul Planet On New Year’s Eve [Photos/Videos]

first_img[Photo by Andrew Blackstein]The rest of the show bobbed on from there, as Phish sailed their big boat into the wild blue yonder with a set of ocean-themed songs. The good ship “Free” came sliding by next, before the band kicked into “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing”, the improvisational centerpiece of the pirate ship voyage, featuring more dark, echoing underwater jamming as Trey’s silhouette was emblazoned on the ship’s sail. The slithy slap of “The Moma Dance” followed, with Fishman ad-libbing some vocals and Page peppering in some “Shipwreck” narration quotes as the Garden felt winds (the wind is the music, after all). “Prince Caspian” floated in next, before the voyage ended with a “Wading In The Velvet Sea” sing-along as the sail was rolled up and lowered along with its red-clad wranglers to the roaring approval of the crowd.Watch pro-shot footage of Phish’s “Soul Planet” New Year’s gag below via LivePhish:With the boat gone and Phish back in regular Phish mode, the band offered up one last rocker, and one last chance for Kuroda to play with the ocean of wristbands to thrilling effect: “First Tube”. Finally, after a round of adoring applause–and an encore-break wristband light show interlude, the band returned to the stage for one last song, “Loving Cup”, before taking their final bows.As it turned out, the early-morning email to fans about the spaceship blasting off into the donut Universe, just like the center-focused lights, had been something of a misdirection. While it wasn’t a rocket, Phish did board a different kind of ship to an uncharted, faraway planet: A New Year’s Eve voyage to the planet of Soul, where we all play a part in Kuroda’s light show, and everyone’s together in this one big ocean, and the wind is the music, and the ocean is love. While the ocean-themed songs may not have made for the most exciting setlist, 12/31/17 featured two fiery sets of “regular” Phish, and one visually mesmerizing set aboard the Big Boat Pirate Ship, floating in a sea of love and light.So there we have it–17 in ’17. A truly unforgettable year of Phish. Thank you Trey, Mike, Page, Fish, Chris, and the rest of the crew for a year we’ll all cherish the rest of our lives. Here’s to many more.View a full gallery of beautiful photos from Phish’s New Year’s Eve performance below courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.SETLIST: Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 12/31/17SET 1: Carini > Suzy Greenberg > My Friend, My Friend, Fluffhead, Reba, Poor Heart, 46 Days, Maze, Character ZeroSET 2: Possum, Fuego > Gotta Jibboo > Golgi Apparatus > What’s the Use? > You Enjoy MyselfSET 3: Soul Planet[1] > Auld Lang Syne > Free, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > The Moma Dance, Prince Caspian, Wading in the Velvet Sea > First TubeENCORE: Loving Cup[1] Phish debut.This show was webcast via Live Phish and featured the Phish debut of Soul Planet. During Soul Planet, the stage was transformed into a massive pirate ship with sails blown by fans, cannons blowing confetti, and a Phish ‘Jolly Roger’ flag. Fans were given bracelets that illuminated different colors depending on where seated during pirate ship sequence. All of the songs after Auld Lang Syne centered around a water theme. A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing contained Shipwreck quotes. Moma included an Auld Lang Syne tease. Load remaining images The sail was on a giant swivel, and the ocean of wristbands became a sea of screams as the sail swung around to face the front, revealing a Pirate Ship stage complete with a Phish “Jolly Roger” flag. The red-suited aerialists hung off the “mast” as it continued to swing around, catching “wind” and blowing into various flowing physical formations. CK5 casted seaworthy projections on the sail as he played maestro for the vast expanse of Cosmic Wristbands while the song’s the lyrics rang out: “We’re screaming through space on a Soul Planet…the wind is the music..and everyone’s together in this one big ocean–and the ocean is love.” As midnight approached, confetti cannons began to fire around the arena, and a countdown clock appeared on the sail, ticking down to the customarily beautiful balloon drop, festively illuminated by the loving ocean of glowing lights. Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 12/31/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein As Phish jumped back into the deep end for their 4-night New Year’s Run at Madison Square Garden this week in the wake of their historic 13-night Baker’s Dozen residency earlier this year, many who had taken part in the band’s big 2017 in NYC couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing. Over New Year’s Run’s first two nights, the band worked through four sets that were great, though distinctly not-as-memorable as the unprecedented 13-night Garden party Phish had thrown this summer. Did Baker’s Dozen ruin Phish for us? Will we never be able to enjoy another show without donuts and themes and bust-outs and #norepeats? Then, Saturday night happened, and Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and ever-resourceful LD Chris Kuroda fully restored the faith with a fantastic performance that easily stands up against the previous 15 they had staged at the World’s Most Famous Arena this year.To properly begin Sunday evening’s review, we need to go all the way back to the morning of New Year’s Eve, when the band released a cryptic message about the night’s festivities to all ticket buyers: “You have been selected to ring in the new year as the first travelers to explore the universe by cosmic wristband. You’ll find this wristband when you arrive at your seat (or when you enter the venue for GA ticket holders). Please be considerate of other fans and take only the one wristband given to you. The countdown has begun, and your vessel is about to embark on its voyage of discovery. Because of the incredible power of your wristband, your trip is short. Your wristband will not activate till close to midnight, so don’t worry if it’s not functioning yet when you first put it on…The closer you are standing to your actual seat at midnight, the better your wristband will work.”Immediately, the widespread social media freakout began–would they blast off into the sky? Would the stage be a spaceship? Why do I need to be close to your seat for the wristbands; is it gonna shock me or something if I move next to my friends? If they’re doing a space ship thing, why did they already do “2001” and “Martian Monster”? Of course, most everyone would turn out to be incorrect in their assumptions (and if you’re surprised by that, you probably haven’t been paying attention over the last 30+ years). But the giddiness of waking up the morning after a truly fantastic Phish show to a mysterious clue about “Cosmic Wristbands” (which, when you think about it, are actually sort of  “donuts,” right?), preparing to embark on an uncharted voyage of discovery…It all felt eerily familiar, like a certain 17-day stretch this past summer: It may have been a few months later, a few (or more than a few) degrees colder, but just like that, the feeling we forgot was back. We still might pine for the Dozen now and again, but Phish doesn’t need donuts to excite and captivate a sold-out MSG. Oh, what a beautiful buzz…Phish opened strong with the ominous cackle of “Carini”, immediately diving into down-and-dirty dance party mode in their first of three sets. The band worked their way through several minutes of patiently-constructed improvisation before dropping into a particularly electrified “Suzy Greenberg”. A foreboding “My Friend, My Friend” followed, and while it didn’t enjoy the same extended treatment it received on Jam-Filled Tuesday at the Dozen, it was played to eerie perfection.Watch pro-shot footage of the show-opening “Carini” below via LivePhish:The trajectory of the set continued skyward from there with an almost too-good-to-be-true 30 minutes of first set Phish, as “Fluff” came to New York for the second time this year, followed immediately by another composed classic, “Reba”. Both of the back-to-back fan-favorite pieces were executed impeccably, as the “Fluffhead” build and peak were as wild and rapturous as any we’ve seen all year, and the “Reba” jam pushed into luscious major modes, propelled by the ultra-tight rhythm Gordon-Fishman rhythm section. After a shot of bluegrass with “Poor Heart”, Lee Fordham joined the party for a rip-roaring “46 Days”, vintage Machine Gun Trey in full effect. A compact but white-hot “Maze” followed in quick succession, before “Character Zero” brought the house to the ground (and the set to a close), M.G.T. still blazing. Whether it was intended or not, a theme emerged in the setlist: “Carini”. “Suzy”. “Fluff”. “Reba”. “Leigh Fordham”. A crew of fabulous “Friends”…the “Characters” of Phish. One set down, two to go. Off to the races…The relatively short but potent second frame began with a “Possum” sing-along, followed by a “Fuego” that sported a brief major key departure from the song’s structure. The improvisational highlight of the middle set came in the form of “Gotta Jibboo”, which dove quickly into the submerged “echolocation” groove established in the “Fuego” jam, evoking memories of the dark, dank, Baker’s Dozen boil. Mike and Fish boldly forged the path forward, before Trey grabbed the baton and began to soar, floating atop Page’s piano pulses to a white-light peak.After a somewhat clunky start, “Golgi Apparatus” quickly recovered and provided more high-energy belt-along fare for the already elated Garden audience. Out of “Golgi” floated a delicately beautiful reading of the Siket Disc instrumental. Kuroda used the jam to paint a graceful blue donut on half court, expanding and contracting, zeroing in on the center of the room, seemingly pointing to something coming–as it had seemed to do throughout the run. The opening notes of “You Enjoy Myself” sent the crowd into a frenzy once again, delivering its typically spellbinding moments of awe over the set’s final 20 minutes.The band returned to the stage for their third and final set just after 11:45pm and kicked into the Phish debut of new Trey Anastasio Band original “Soul Planet”. Unlike last year, when the New Year’s gag was apparent as soon as the band hit the stage, it seemed like business as usual as the band began to play. That quickly changed. Before long, workers dressed in red appeared on the light rig above the stage, floating down on a beam  as they unfurled a massive, billowing sheet facing behind the stage. As the band sang, Kuroda finally fired up the cosmic wristbands, and the sail swung to face forward for the big reveal of their visually beautiful New Year’s gag, transforming the Garden into an ocean of glowing lights synced with the music.last_img read more

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