Party time! A high-energy show from a defunct New York City club is pulled from the Cavern wall. Really tight playing is the trend with this one and John Popper joins in on a couple songs. Phish takes it past the 3AM hour in Tribeca with some Saturday Night Fever of their own.
In the middle of a short tour of European cities, this show is from a very small Northern Italian town. While tough to get to, Phish rewards the fans on tour right away by starting the show with a treat. Both sets have Jam Chart moments, tour hallmark passages, and the energy of a state-side band on stride across the pond.
Sometimes great performances hide among the other shows you have heard from the era. Right before Phish tore apart the Roxy, shades of brilliance hide in this little heard show from Winston-Salem. Sleepy at first, this show does a complete spin halfway through the first set to deliver a hidden gem. Unlisted teases, unusual sonic oddities, and one of the best David Bowies you will hear this month make this show a treat.
Only one venue besides MSG can boast of over 50 Phish shows. Today’s episode comes from that venue: The Front in Burlington. Three sets that are playful and precise with a relaxed bar atmosphere… outside of the unusual heckle before the first set. This show features the band at peak in 1989 with highlights in each set.