Debuts at the Debut: Les Schwab Amp N1


Starting with the Sample in a Jar, the band exhibited a clearly laid-back tempo and tone, everyone contributing evenly and thoughtfully. During the 10-minute Sand in the two-hole, Trey played with different creative licks although the song never ventured too far away from its standard structure. 555 played perfectly to the sun-drenched West Coast vibe of the crowd and after a few well played standards the band started with their first debut, “Blaze On”.

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Amsterdam Box Set is Phish’s Finest Yet


There’s many highlights of these shows since these shows themselves are highlights in the the band’s career. The three shows take up eight CDs and are so solid that it’s hard not to be completely engaged at every point of ever disc. Just in time for summer road trips, I’ll briefly go over some specific parts that make me happy they’ve found their way onto high-quality, remastered audio.

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Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Las Vegas Strip


The Las Vegas Strip has its own chilling, thrilling sounds. The sounds of the slot machines. The strip-club hawkers urging you to come visit their club. The dance music and throbbing techno beats. These are the sounds of the strip – some people find the sounds thrilling, others chilling, but one thing for sure is Phish has now left a record of their music on the Strip that will continue to haunt, amaze, chill, and thrill.

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