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Besides being an avid concert-goer, currently working at Fox Sports and serving as co-editor / writer for LIVE music blog, while living in Santa Monica. Tweets @phortin.
Let's take a quick moment to celebrate this awesome month in Phish's rich history. Many have heard the famed "Nassau Tweezer" but two days prior the band dropped a masterpiece at The Centrum Centre in Worcester, MA which was twelve years ago today or as Phish’s Archivist Kevin Shapiro calls it, #TIPH. Not only did it include the rare...
Immediately after disembarking from my first Jam Cruise, I had a ton of friends asking me what my highlight was. Because that’s a loaded question full of many answers, the easiest answer I can give that sums up my maiden voyage is this: it was positively addicting. And trying to write my summary of the events has left me...
The High Sierra Music Festival turns 25 years old this year and they've just announced the first batch of bands that'll help them celebrate. The String Cheese Incident tops the list and it certainly speaks to the history of the small-town festival. SCI last headlined High Sierra in 1999 just before the event moved from Bear Valley to its...
Summer festival announcements have been heating up as of late but leave it to Phish to steal headlines with JUST rumors of their own 3-day event. If a few key sources are to be believed, something might be brewing in Watkins Glen, NY on August 21-23. Scott Bernstein of JamBase has a wonderful breakdown on why this makes a...
From Sin City to the Magic City and all points in between -- Phish is taking their talents to South Beach in Miami for their annual New Year's Eve run. We've had a solid two months to digest the band's epic Halloween run in Vegas, and now it's onto sunny Miami where the focus turns to New Year's Eve and...
Vulfpeck is my new favorite band. You may have heard about these guys back in April when they made waves because Spotify banned their all-silent album Sleepify after it raised $20,000 in royalties, a rather genius stunt where they asked their fans to stream their all-silent album over and over while they slept. What you may have overlooked is that...
It had been awhile since STS9 played Los Angeles. Ten months ago they announced they were parting ways with founding bassist David Murphy, consequently canceling their upcoming show (and the entire tour) and sending their fan base into "now what?" mode. Fast forward to now and it seems everyone has completely embraced Alana Rocklin on bass and the band...
On Thursday night Greensky Bluegrass added another barn burner to their Southern California resume playing The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA to a near sold-out crowd. The Michigan natives are no strangers to LA, working their way up from The Mint to the Troubadour in the past few years. The show was heavy on covers including "Jambalaya (On The...
It's been ten years since Phish and their fans have entered the sinful confines of Las Vegas. The last time the band played there, MySpace was popular, Will Ferrell was Anchorman and Friends was still on the air. Unfortunately, ten years ago saw some of the worst performances in the band's history, a set of three shows at the...
Phish begins a 3-night run in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium tonight. This is the third straight year the band has played the legendary venue. Reviews on the Fall Tour have been a mixed bag so this run could and should be a turning point as we head down the home stretch to Halloween weekend in...

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