Episode 086: Holiday Run Special III


In Episode 086 we take a step back, drink some mulled wine, light a nightly candle, and soak in the vibes of the season. We focus on 12/30’s through the years, highlighting the 1993 run in particular, and discuss the “Mike’s Song” from that year’s 12/30 show. We also discuss the major themes one can expect from the best night of the year for Phish, as well as the standout jams we’ve seen from them over the years.

In addition, we discuss our slow-burn albums of 2019, our favorite Phish shows of the year, and share a playlist of some of our favorite artists playing Holiday classics that are sure to hug you like a glass of gluvine this holiday season.

Songs featured in this episode are: Bob Dylan: “Winter Wonderland,” Johnny Cash: “Silent Night,” Jerry Garcia & David Grisman: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” Weird Al Yankovic: “The Night Santa Went Crazy,” The Carpenters: “Merry Christmas, Darling,” Dean Martin: “Silver Bells”

In addition, we discuss two 2019 records that served as slow burners for us: Sarah Louise: Nighttime Birds & Morning Stars, and Dead Horse One: The West Is Best

Finally, we discuss our two favorite Phish shows of 2019: Camden — 06/30/2019 and Mohegan Sun — 07/09/2019

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2019 has been a breakthrough year for the wide-ranging Indie Jam Community. Three of the most exciting acts in the larger genre, Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples have each released standout records and performed excellent month-long residencies throughout New York City. Now all three are teaming up for a highly-anticipated Phish Aftershow on December 30 at Le Poisson Rouge: Electric In The Village — presented by Osiris Media. Just a ten minute ride downtown on the A line, the show is sure to go deep into the night and blur the lines between the collective groups.

Tickets are on sale now at LPR.com — $15 in advance/ $20 the day of the show. $1 of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Waterwheel Foundation, supporting local needs in Vermont.

December 30 is always a standout show for Phish, keep the jams going at Le Poisson Rouge for Electric In The Village — presented by Osiris Media, with Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples. Your 2020’s self with thank you from the future!

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