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  • How Tough Will Vegas Tickets Be?

    With this year’s Halloween show falling on a Monday, I created a survey to gauge the demand for this show compared to the preceding shows in Vegas, which fall on a weekend.

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    Mike on Phish’s New Songs: “Meaty” and Lacking “Fluff”, “Sappiness”?

    Phish is halfway though summer tour. While the band is on a five-day jaunt out west to throw down a pair of shows at the Gorge and then tour south, it is a good time to reflect on how things have gone so far. Trey’s playing has sounded pretty stellar. His tone and precision has been pretty top notch and I think has been on display from the beginning of the tour, something I’ve had my ear on since Wrigley’s “Divided Sky” and “Good Times, Bad Times”. Despite his great sound I also agree with many people that the overall setlists seem to be different from the more jam-heavy efforts of last year, featuring a bit less creative improv.

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    Tour Opener: Back After 16 Years

    Tour openers are unpredictable, they can be hit or miss–will the band dive head-first into the excitement of the tour or will they play it safe, focusing on the essentials to get their feet wet in order to have a good foundation to build off of? Last night fell somewhere in between and at points it […]

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  • 12.31.15 l Rene Huemer

    Phish at MSG: Recap

    The four nights were laced with energy, jams, mostly tight playing, and a New Year’s Eve “gimmick” that deserves its spot on the shelf of really cool things Phish has done to celebrate a holiday. The run was a success.

    One of the great parts about Phish, though, is nitpicking Phish, so without further adieu, let’s take a look at some of the things Phish did and didn’t do at MSG.

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  • Phish plays Col. Forbin's Ascent at Alpine Valley 8/9/15

    Fueled By Birdshit, Phish Destroys Alpine Valley

    With a monumental first set comprised entirely of songs that hadn’t been played all year, including a “Col. Forbin’s Ascent” with narration, and a second set that easily stands up with the best sets of the tour to date, the band added yet another notch to the Win column.

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  • 8.5.15 | @tweeprise

    A Psychedelic Night at the Starlight

    Phish returned to Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre for the second time ever to play a beautiful concert that had everyone dancing from start to finish. The first set was dotted with its own highlights before the band came out under the stars to play a nearly seamless second set full of jams that sound like they were plucked out of 1999 because of the tone, style, and the spacey-rock qualities of various jams.

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  • 8.5.15 | @tweeprise

    The Mike’s Groove that Shook the South

    I was particularly engaged during the beginning of Mike’s because I noticed Trey talking to Page for a while before they started the song–what could he possibly have to say to him about such a staple Phish song? Judging by Trey’s body language with his hands, it almost looked like “and then go back in”.

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  • 7.29.15 | @slap0259

    Texas Heat: Night 2

    While the show a night earlier garnered largely poor reviews, last night featured a band–and guitarist–that was more focused, creative, and commanding.

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    Trey’s Lackluster Homecoming

    With temperatures in the 90’s at the open-aired venue, it begs the question, why was Trey wearing jeans, a long sleeved shirt and an undershirt? Bust out the jorts and cut-off shirts for crying out loud! The band hasn’t played the state of Texas since the ACL Fest in 2010 and Trey apologized for not making it around there more often adding that it is the state he was born in.

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  • Trey-Mike reach-around during YEM

    Phish Ignites Wildfire In LA

    Thanks to months of hard preparatory work for his stint with the Dead, Trey’s playing is faster, cleaner, and more lyrical than it has been in years. And after last night’s show at the Forum in Inglewood, CA, he’s now left the entire west coast in flames.

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  • News

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    OPT Needs New Writers

    It’s no secret that Online Phish Tour hasn’t been keeping up with things. All the current OPT writers are too busy, too cool, or just suck at Phish (at least according to the Facebook comments) and we need some fresh meat to churn out posts to keep this once-epic online publication alive. I guess you could say that it’s time for OPT 2.0?

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    PhanArt Chicago Poster & Pin Exhibition

    This weekend Phish will be playing another three-night stand in the Windy City and PhanArt will be there for their Chicago Poster and Pin Exhibition. Click for more information…

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  • Album Cover Art, "A Portrait Of Your Past"

    Compilation of Phish Covers Unearthed

    OPT can exclusively report that Phish enlisted a roster of artists, ranging from Bon Jovi to Seal, to cover their music – before later calling the whole project off.

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    2nd Pressing Release of Junta Vinyl

    JEMP Records is pleased to announce that the second pressing of ‘Junta’ on vinyl will hit stores October 1, 2013. It is available for pre-order now at Phish Dry Goods.

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  • Blossom at Night

    [LISTEN] Phish Release Blossom ’95

    Along with a sample track from this download, read about Phish’s unexpected concert release here plus a blurb about the concert from archivist Kevin Shapiro.

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  • Opinion

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    Mike on Phish’s New Songs: “Meaty” and Lacking “Fluff”, “Sappiness”?

    Phish is halfway though summer tour. While the band is on a five-day jaunt out west to throw down a pair of shows at the Gorge and then tour south, it is a good time to reflect on how things have gone so far. Trey’s playing has sounded pretty stellar. His tone and precision has been pretty top notch and I think has been on display from the beginning of the tour, something I’ve had my ear on since Wrigley’s “Divided Sky” and “Good Times, Bad Times”. Despite his great sound I also agree with many people that the overall setlists seem to be different from the more jam-heavy efforts of last year, featuring a bit less creative improv.

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  • Ticket tree in Hampton 2013

    Ticket Bastards: Trade Baiting in the Phish Community

    When someone buys a ticket that they have no intention of using, and someone else is left in desperate search of that ticket, everyone loses. And we as a community should do what we can to put an end to this trend.

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    Four Years Later – 3/6/09

    After 30 years of touring, a hiatus, a break-up, 11 studio albums (12 if you include the White Tape), several New Year’s Eve (NYE) runs, 9 festivals, and 6 Halloween album costumes, Phish is thriving.  Four years after the band’s exalted return to the stage, the Phish community is thriving and possibly hungrier than ever. […]

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    NYE Phish Ticket Problems

    I get that New Year’s Eve in New York City is prime time to make money, but I think it comes at the misfortune of fans. Many fans will not stop going to shows and will likely buy ridiculously marked up tickets, but many fans will not.

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  • Phish - Summer 2012

    When Life Gets in the Way of Tour

    As tour winds and leg two comes to a close capping a stellar summer of Phish, I can’t help myself from thinking about all the shows I missed. Who knew moving to a new city and going through a major life transition would make catching shows so difficult.

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