Posts Tagged ‘trey anastasio

02
Dec
11

Free Phish Friday!

HiFi recently received an update on the companies iPhone that Phish will broadcast highlights of the legendary 1997 Hampston/Winston-Salem shows Thursday (yesterday), Friday, and Saturday at 2:00 via the LivePhish.com website radio.  There is no need to sign up; it simply requires a click of your mouse on the Listen link and viola!

I listen to the LivePhish.com radio station on a very regular basis and have found it easy to use and often updated with fresh live material.  This special stream they are offering at 2:00 should be a treat, check it out if you can!

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24
Oct
11

Trey Anastasio – Free TAB six-pack

Totally 0ld news since it was made available last month; but if you are not aware of the free six-pack sampler offered on the LivePhish.com website it is worth your time.  As many know, Trey and his band made several stops along the US earlier this year to select cities spreading their incredible music throughout.

This sampler is worth downloading, sadly there is nothing from the Albany, NY show in this mix, but regardless, I’m just happy that it’s free!

You can find the download at livephish.com and will need to set up a free account and password.  The free downloads offered by LivePhish are temporary, so you need to act quickly before they take it down.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

08
Sep
11

Phish Benefit Concert – 9/14 Essex Junction, VT

Many people here in the US are well about the devestating flooding in Vermont and other states in the Northeast as a result of hurrican Irene.  Vermont, being the small state that it is, suffered probably the worst due to the abundance of small streams turning into large rivers, which in turn washed way many low lying bridges.  Many of these bridges were on small two lane roads that were the only direct routes between anywhere and no where; many were left stranded and unable to receive aid for many days.

Phish has announced a last minute concert to raise both awareness and funds to provide relief to Vermonters affected by this devestating storm.  The band will play in Essex Junction, Vermont; tickets go on sale at 10:00 this Saturday, September 10th.  If you would like more information please click here.

06
Jul
11

Live Bait Vol. 5 – Free Phish Download

Life sometime just throws you out some random sprinkles of joy  that make you smile, today is one of those days!

Live Bait Vol. 5 has been released to masses from  LivePhish.com this morning!

I’ve been very impressed with the quality and quantity of material they make available for free every once an awhile; this band clearly knows how to keep their fan base happy on a consistent basis. 

Check out LivePhish.com today and download your newest copy of this incredible live series of free shows and let us know what you think!

21
May
11

Live Bait Vol. 4 – free Phish download!

Released today on Livephish.com you can pick yourself up the newest Live Bait volume of hand picked live material direct from the source.  You will need to set up a free account in order to be eligible.

Check it out by going to Livephish.com

10
Mar
11

To sit or stand? The grand concert dilemma

 As many of you may have read HiFi recently attended a Trey Anastasio show in our city and it was incredible.  Well, perhaps I should say that it was incredible for some of us and “incredibly frustrating” for others; specifically those in the row behind us.

Unlike the Al Dimeola show that we attended last year whereas everyone sat in their chairs almost the entire show except for the encore; the Trey show was the complete opposite; since for the entire 3-hour show it was voluntary standing room only!  Perhaps concerts depending on the artist are one of those classic “buyer beware” situations; clearly Phish and Trey shows are full of people that clearly want a “quality” experience, and well, standing and dancing are all part of getting your monies worth at a show.  Having it be my first Trey show, clearly I understood why people want to groove all night long, it’s more than just a concert; it’s an experience unlike anything I’ve witnessed. 

The issue at the Albany show was that my row consisted (on average except for my HiFi pal Ericstraus who’s about 5’10”) of an average height of about 6’3″, so for the poor soul’s behind us who were shorter, it must have been a bit of a bummer not being able to see as well as they may have hoped. 

Was this our fault that they could not see a majority of the show? 

Well, no, but they again yes. Yet, if everyone was standing and I decided to sit down being courteous was I then cheating myself ?  Clearly if I did then I wasn’t going to see anything.   So my question is:

When does traditional courtesy take a backseat and the general theme or behavior of the majority define what is and what is not appropriate?  And does it?

During the end of the first set one of the people in my row, a father and son who each were around 6′ 6″ were haggled by the older folks behind then about their ability not to see the show; it actually got a bit ugly and words were exchanged to almost the point of a physical confrontation, not cool.  The father was merely defending his son (and his) right to stand as rightful ticket holders and that they were not purposely doing anything intentional to spoil the row behind them and their evening; it was simply just what it was.  I had to agree with the father, how did he own any of their inconvience other than being born tall?

Luckily, fellow Trey fans settled the issue down and the father regained  his composure, but it does present a very fickle issue.  The father even commented later to both of us that out of all the Phish and Trey shows he had attended this was the first time that it was an issue, otherwise people are usually very cool and make the situation the best regardless.

However, when you look at it, it is a bit retarded to stand at a concert when you have a perfectly good seat.  Ok, so a Trey show is probably a bad example since clearly it is an opportunity to dance and move more than just tapping your feet and slapping your knee.  But why do we feel compelled to stand at shows where we could sit, like a Rush concert?  I don’t recall dancing to Tom Sawyer or Natural Science, have you?  At best it would be better for a fan to sit while pretending  (like the other thousand 30-something geeks in attendance) that  their Neil Peart drumming to YYZ.   Why the need to stand at metal or rock concerts, do we think that the lead singer is going see us?  Do we feel that we can see better?  I think it’s kind of goofy that we feel compelled to stand for hours, especially when a ticket costs on average $40+. 

I recall several concerts that I attended during high school (ZZ Top and Robert Plant) where I had tickets on the sides of the arena, probably the best place to see a show in my opinion; you are up high, got a great view, and can see above the crowd below.  But oddly, people still chose to stand the entire concert, which made me have to stand since I could not see.  Perhaps, it’s just a domino effect, whereas one person starts the standing thing and ruins it for the rest and then they have to stand, and it goes on, and on, and on…ugh.

What is your experience and thoughts on this issue?

08
Mar
11

Mike Gordon – Free Download @ Livephish.com

Just recently announced on LivePhish.com you can download an entire Mike Gordon solo show recorded last year during his 2010 tour.  The sound quality is top rate and the music is top notch.  You can download the entire show for free once you have set up a username and password (takes about 30 seconds).

The only other Mike Gordon concert I have is a gig he did with the legendary guitarist Leo Kottke; you can get that show free at Nugs.net (click the Free Stash link on the top right side of the Nugs homepage).

Now only if they would release those Trey recent shows for free with or without a ticket stub, c’mon LivePhish hook us up!!!!!!

Click here to download the show and let us know what you think, eh?




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