Thursday, July 31

Album Review and Photo Review: Tauk - Collisions / Show: Knitting Factory 7/19 in Brooklyn for the Record Release Party


Tauk – Collisions 


New York City quartet Tauk is the talk of the town these days. Consisting of Matt Jalbert (guitar), Charlie Dolan (bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (keyboards, organ), and Isaac Teel (drums), three of the four members have been playing together since middle school, with the addition of Teel on drums filling in the blanks. Besides rocking festivals and venues across the U.S. and gradually building up a respectable following, dubbed “Staukers,” the band recently hit us with the brand new full-length album Collisions. The album is a follow-up to their 2013 debut Homunculus and was produced by Grammy-winner Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson). This album can be generally summed up with two words: energy and emotion. Arguably the two most important qualities in a band, Tauk has brought these two aspects of music to a new level. Collisions sees Tauk at a massive launching point in their young career. The skillful fusion of sounds combined with swelling bursts of emotion, crafty, energetic build-ups and progressive song structure culminates in a strong, tightly stitched album. The opening track, “Friction,” starts off with an appropriately spacey intro, as funky bass licks and airy guitar tones lead into a simple, but tight and groovy verse, setting the tone for most of the record. While almost all of the songs tend to have similar descriptions as to the genre and sounds incorporated, the progressive structures and continuity of the album keep listeners constantly grooving the whole way through. From slower, spacey sections to upbeat, funky dance grooves, each track keeps its own identity firmly intact. The album seems to be primarily led by Matt Jalbert’s elaborate guitar work, but that is definitely not to say that the rest of the band does not play an integral role. Dolan’s bass work refuses to stay put as he winds his way up and down the neck. Carter’s versatility in all of the unique sounds and styles offered by keyboards and organs opens up the songs, and his beautifully melodic chord work blasts off the build-ups into surges of instrumental emotion. Last, but certainly not least, Teel’s strong, dynamic drumming completes the circle, demanding leadership of the band. His style speaks very loudly, keeping listeners on their feet and the band tight and unwavering. Tauk’s unmatched brand of progressive, instrumental rock-funk fusion simply demands to be noticed. The resulting live experience takes on everything that attendees in the live music scene want. It is funky, groovy and, most of all, it is impossible not to dance to. As the band continues to blow up festivals (Lockn’, Catskill Chill, Bear Creek) and venues (supporting bands such as Papadosio, The New Mastersounds, Orgone and Big Something), Tauk will continue to gain followers, and we will see much more out of the New York quartet in the very near future. Collisions was released on July 22, 2014 and is available for purchase via the band’s website and major outlets such as Amazon and iTunes.
http://tauk.bandcamp.com/album/collisions
Review: Randy Harris


All Photos: Mike Geller
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LivePhish.com - FREE WEBCAST - Sunday August 3rd, 7:45pm ET - Live from Alpharetta, Georgia

Tune in to LivePhish.Com for a free high class experience of what that Dirty South Tour Brings!  Enjoy your Phree Couch Tur'!
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Wednesday, July 30

Fall Tour / Album Release: GOODNIGHT, TEXAS: New Album: UNCLE JOHN FARQUHAR, Tour Dates

 
Goodnight, Texas will be hitting the road this fall to support their new album Uncle John Faquhar due out on August 5th on Tallest Man Records. The first single  "A Bank Robbers Nursery Rhyme" made it's debut on Guitar World's Acoustic Nation who called the song "An Americana Romp brimming with clever lyrics and clever banjo-based twang. The video for the song debuted on CMT  who said "With a thumping bass for motivation, the band slowly works up its courage before a climactic bridge. 
ou can imagine the posse in a brisk, single-minded walk toward the bank and then flinging the doors open. From there, it’s a flurry of desperate activity." 

The duo of Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf, the core songwriters in Goodnight, Texas, initially met in San Francisco. Wolf moved across the country to Chapel Hill, North Carolina but the two continued to collaborate and bonded over their mutual love of old wooden instruments and a vision of late nineteenth century blue collar America. The two decided to name their cross-country musical collaboration after the tiny Texas panhandle town of Goodnight which is the exact mid-point in between their two homes, San Francisco and Chapel Hill.

Uncle John Farquhar is the follow to the bands critically acclaimed debut A Long Life of Living is a deeper mediation on the bands fascination with the turn of the century era working class America and is the next chapter in their music journey through our nations past.  The first album (A Long Life of Living) was inspired by Industrial Revolution era stories from the Northeast and Appalachian mountains. UJF (for short), which was conceptualized as a scrapbook, takes the journey a bit further south and a bit further along in time to the Civil War and Re-Construction era. The songs are inspired from personal experiences as well as stories and letters from uncovered from digging through books, archives and their own personal family history. 

The band has spent the majority of the past two years on the road touring with artists such as Shakey Graves, Rusted Root, numerous festivals and playing two sold out shows at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. The first with Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers and the second with Bombay Bicycle Club.

Joining Goodnight, Texas on select dates will be Brooklyn's The Bones of J.R. Jones


WEST COAST TOUR DATES
8/3       St Helena, CA               Long Meadow Ranch Winery**  
8/7       San Francisco, CA         The Chapel     
8/12     Santa Cruz, CA              Catalyst **
8/14     San Luis Obispo, CA      Frog & Peach Pub** 
8/15     Los Angeles, CA            The Mint** 
8/16     San Diego                      Soda Bar **   
09/09   Boston, MA                   Great Scott**    
09/10   Burlington, VT              Higher Ground **
09/12   New York, NY              Mercury Lounge**  
09/14   Philadelphia, PA           World Cafe Live **
09/16   Arlington, VA              IOTA**
09/17  Charlotte, NC                The Evening Muse**
09/18  Chapel Hill, NC             Local 506**
09/20  Bristol, TN                   Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion   
09/21  Bristol, TN                   Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion  
09/23  Athens, GA                  The Melting Point
09/26  Nashville, TN               The High Watt
 ** w/ the Bones of J.R. Jones

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Thursday, July 24

Review and Photos: Phish - FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island - Chicago, IL - July 18th, 2014


"555" ---> "Character Zero" 

How does one sum up in words the unspeakable, the stuff that truly can leave you speechless? This time spent with my favorite band with best friends and making new friends in arguably the “2nd city”. 
It would be a hard task to do and even though I couldn't put words down to give it any justice at all, so instead I’ll keep it simple and tell you what I do know and what will be with me forever until the end. 
You spend time online some of the winter and most of the spring waiting for the announcement. Your planned events and unplanned events all become “Jumbled Events” and many have exactly that…..”Less than no worth.” Instead when tour starts, IT all changes….“What shows will I attend”, “What shows will be the best to attend?” What shows will all my friends be most likely to attend? What shows can I take time off work for? What songs have and or will they play at my shows / venues? What songs do I want to hear? Then you pack your shit, hit the road, and it all becomes…..”CENTRAL!”…
If you have not had this feeling, prior to a Phish tour, you may as well stop reading here. So… As we arrive into Chicago for Phish, it’s like “Christmas in July” for this Phan! I am ready to explore 2-6 city blocks squared (maybe more). I am excited to see my Friends. I am ready for what may come?! Does this sound like a typical Phish show experience? Well if so…..FUEGO! 
It was nothing like it. With the exception of only exploring 2-6 city blocks, this summer tour, beautiful city, three day run, and time away from home was different. I can only try to really explain, but I think you may be with me? Here is what I got! Skyscrapers are grand! Sick weather! (SORRY 2013 Northerly Phans!) Chicks with Dicks! (TRUE) All the above while listening to my favorite band play music like they have not played in years. 
No more “Stealing all my lines!” Phish took songs that I have heard many many times, added new songs…..great songs, and played them in a way that made me step back, sink in, and want to take MY time. Maybe it was because I got an extra hours sleep? I am not sure, but anyone that knows me, knows that taking my time, is not what I am about! That said and I’ll say it again, I felt the Chicago weekend of music FORCED me if only for a few moments to do just that…. slow things down just a little bit. 
I didn’t throw a rager at the hotel, I didn’t wake up in a strange place in the middle of the afternoon with people I’d just met instead I had a more spiritual experience, where I was able to vacate from daily life, enjoy a band playing tremendously, all four of them as one, and I found something that I have not found at most shows! I can’t explain it in words, but after a weekend in Chi-Town with a crew that can get down…..I learned to “BIDE MY TIME AND TAKE IT SLOW!” If only for just a little bit!
Onward! 
Words: Matthew Bolton 
Photos: Craig Casgar
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Tuesday, July 22

Tour: Phish - Fall 2014

PHISH 2014 FALL TOUR
10/17 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
10/18 Key Arena, Seattle, WA
10/21 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
10/22 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
10/24 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
10/25 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
10/27 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
10/28 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
10/29 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
10/31 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
11/01 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
11/02 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV

http://tickets.phish.com/
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Monday, July 21

Festivals: FIFTH ANNUAL CATSKILL CHILL MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIP PROGRAM ON SALE TODAY AT 1 PM! YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND with special guest Allie Kral, THE NEW DEAL, LETTUCE, ELECTRON, SHPONGLE (Simon Posford DJ SET), KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE, PAPADOSIO, THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS AND 60 MORE ARTISTS! LIMITED CAPACITY 3-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL AT PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMP HANCOCK, NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 5th – 7th, 2014

Taking place at the picturesque Camp Minglewood in Hancock, New York September 5th – 7th, 2014, Catskill Chill Music Festival has announced details for their VIP Packages, going on sale today at 1pm est. This year’s package includes many of the amenities from last year, while adding a private VIP Performance and BBQ with festival favorite Dopapod. The price of this year's VIP upgrade is $215 in advance and $235 at the gate, if available. 

Please note that the VIP upgrade must be paired with a general admission weekend pass. This year’s VIP Packages includes: · VIP Exclusive Viewing Lounge and platform at the Main Stage · Private VIP daytime BBQ and performance by Dopapod on Sunday September 7th · Private VIP cash bar at the Main Stage featuring discounted beverages and complimentary snacks · Picturesque Lakeside VIP Camping, a short stroll from the Main Stage · Exclusive VIP restrooms · Swift VIP Festival Entrance · VIP Parking in the nearest lot to the main stage · Golf Cart Shuttle Service to whisk you and your gear to your campsite or cabin upon arrival on Friday (9:00 AM to Midnight), and for your departure on Monday (8:00 AM to 2:00 PM). · 2014 Catskill Chill Commemorative T-Shirt · 2014 Catskill Chill Commemorative Poster · Commemorative 2014 Catskill Chill VIP Laminate Hosted at a secluded performing arts summer camp where childhood dreams merge with the music festival culture, the “Chillfam” as Chill’s loving community have coined themselves, bunk-up in 16-person sleep away camp-style cabins, creating decorated theme camps and hosting late-night jams. With a limited capacity, no campsite is more than a few minutes walk to the stages. 

The festival also features free parking, free camping, daily yoga, live art, a farmer’s market, craft and food vendors, a communal bonfire nightly and an open mic. 
Purchase VIP Upgrades here
 2014 ARTIST LINE-UP: 
Yonder Mountain String Band with special guest Allie Kral 
The New Deal Lettuce 
Electron Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set) 
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe 
Papadosio 
The New Mastersounds 
Dopapod 
Kung Fu 
Particle 
Break Science 
Nahko and Medicine for the People 
Marco Benevento 
Orchard Lounge 
Eric Krasno Band 
The Breakfast 
The Heavy Pets 
Twiddle x2 (Original & Dead Set) 
Turkuaz x2 (Original and Sly & The Family Stone Set) 
Alan Evans' Playonbrother x2 (Original & Cream Set) 
The Nth Power American Babies 
Consider the Source x2 (Electric & Acoustic Set) 
Aron Magner & Tom Hamilton: Acoustic Again 
Brownie (DJ set) 
Brock Butler Acoustic 
The Main Squeeze Roots of Creation 
Jen Durkin & the Business 
Pink Talking Fish 
FiKus 
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
 Tauk 
Cosby Sweater 
The Mantras 
The Manhattan Project 
The Primate Fiasco 
lespecial 
Wyllys
 Eastbound Jesus 
ShwizZ 
ShwiKus plays P-Funk 
The Alchemystics 
Fat Mannequin 
The Hornitz 
Flux Capacitor 
Skytree x2 
Subset 
Business Casual Disco x2 
Driftwood 
SOLARiS 
Funktional Flow MUN x2 (Electric & Acoustic Set) 
Cocktail Party Phenomenon 
Speakerbot x2 
The Jauntee 
Mister F 
The Chronicles 
The Fritz 
Tall County 
Formula 5 
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Wednesday, July 16

Album Review: Hook & Anchor - Self Titled debut - July 22nd, 2014


Hook & Anchor  
Hook & Anchor  
Jealous Butcher/Woodphone Records
July 22nd, 2014                                            
Hook & Anchor formed as somewhat of a happy accident. Kati Claborn, of Blind Pilot, had some extra tunes piling up just as she ran into long-time friend Erik Clampitt, who happened to be looking for some new material and musicians to play with. The result of this reuniting finds Claborn on banjo and guitar, Clampitt on electric guitar and pedal steel, Gabrielle Macrae (The Macrae Sisters) on fiddle, banjo and guitar, and Blind Pilot members Luke Ydstie on bass and piano and Ryan Dobrowski on drums. The combination of such talented multi-instrumentalists, lead singers and harmony singers has spawned a self-titled debut album that reaches back in time to an era where country music and rock & roll could still be spoken in the same sentence without wincing, an era led by The Byrds and continued by The Eagles. Between exquisite vocal harmonies, passionate lyrics and songs spanning the entire palate of human emotions, Hook & Anchor makes for a great listen for any mood. Based in Portland, Oregon and recorded at Jealous Butcher Records and Woodphone Records, the album is set for release on July 22, 2014. “Famously Easy” kicks off the album with a catchy tune featuring passionate, dynamic vocals and melodic pedal steel guitar. “Wild Wind” starts off with a teasing banjo intro, which leads into an uplifting, going off on an adventure kind of feel, as if climbing a mountain or driving off across the country. And that’s exactly what the song is about. The violin picks out bluegrass-style lines in between verses, while the acoustic guitar strumming shadows the lyrics. “Concerning Spectral Pinching” begins deceptively slow. Rock & Roll electric guitar kicks in an upbeat, country western-style verse. The chorus is much more lighthearted, although the lyrics seem to bring up some rather dark themes. Finally, the soulful vocals in the bridge seem to croon to the listener. The fiddle-led “Light Of The Moon” has kind of an airy timbre and a softly jovial and celebratory feel. “No, It’s Not” produces strong waves like dark, powerful swells of emotion. Starting with primarily just vocals, the instrumentation gradually builds and just as it peaks, it ebbs back down for another verse, before another swell rocks the boat, and then drops even further down; one last build brings the tune to a climactic close. While the first half of the album concentrates on the crossover between country and rock & roll, the next few songs are closer to the country side. “Hammer” is entirely piano and vocals, but with Clampitt as the lead singer instead of Claborn. While he has a good voice for country music, it is just not my style and sounds a bit whiny to me. “Tomorrow Night” is another vocal tune, slow and folky. “Hard Times” presents another bit of deception. While, the name of the tune is “Hard Times,” the lyrics sing “Hard times comin’ and it won't be long til the summer comes,” as if to suggest a theme of hope on top of the lighthearted instrumentation. “Hazel Dell” follows with a slow, drawn out, piano-based track. “Blackbird” picks up the pace again with a groovy country-rock tune. The electric guitar and bass are strategically subtle, while the keys slowly become more and more prominent throughout the song. “Fine Old Times” takes a step back again with a slow, acoustic guitar-backed vocal track. The vocals really open up toward the end of the tune. “Rock Salt and Nails” is a digital only bonus track. It is primarily vocal, but the instruments kick in about half way through to add a pungent aroma to the already flavorful vocals and end the tune on a solid note. Overall, the album is solid. The primary strengths of the project are the outstanding songwriting and instrumentation and Claborn’s passionate, Stevie Nicks-meets-Joni Mitchell voice. However, Claborn tends to pull back from her vocals a bit too early, making some of the lyrics sound jumbled and hard to hear. As I said above, though, the songs span every emotion I can think of, and these emotions shine through the songs and cut deep into the listener, which is exactly what music is supposed to do.  
Words: Randy Harris
2.5 outta 5 GlowSticks
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Tuesday, July 15

New Release: Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone - September 30, 2014

Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams has announced the September 30 release of her first-ever double studio album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. The new album will be released on Williams’ new independent label Highway 20 Records, via Thirty Tigers. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone is one of Williams’ most ambitious and adventurous projects to date. That is saying a lot, considering that her four decade, celebrated career was built on taking chances and never compromising her art. On Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, Williams hits that mark, and beyond. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone features 20 new songs, with 18 written solely by Williams. The album’s opening track, “Compassion”, was originally a poem by her father, the poet Miller Williams, in which she wrote the music and additional lyrics. This is a personal milestone for Williams as it marks the first time she has composed music for one of her father’s poems, and it is from that song that the album title was taken. The only true cover is the JJ Cale penned “Magnolia”, which receives a gorgeous and haunting treatment by Williams that fittingly closes the album and leaves the listener breathless. Williams challenges herself vocally throughout the album, exploring new dynamics with her instrument and even incorporating improvisational elements to some of her songs. As expected from Williams, there are poignant intimate moments that cut to the core. However, the breadth of the music on Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone is unlike any album Williams has recorded. There are extended performances by an incredible list of guests that include guitarists Bill Frisell and Tony Joe White, Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, Elvis Costello’s famed rhythm section of Pete Thomas (drums) and Davey Faragaher (bass) and Wallflowers guitarist Stuart Mathis. Jakob Dylan adds harmony vocals on the beautiful “It’s Gonna Rain”, while Williams’ longtime rhythm section of Butch Norton (drums) and David Sutton (bass) make significant contributions. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone was produced by Williams, Tom Overby and Greg Leisz. At 61, Lucinda Williams is in the middle of the most prolific point of her career, with no signs of slowing down. After 10 acclaimed studio albums, she is still evolving and pushing forward creatively. She refuses to rest on her laurels. Then again, the best artists never do. 
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Friday, July 11

Festivals: Hangtown Halloween 2014 lineup

moe., The Brothers Comatose, Dead Winter Carpenters, New Monsoon, Scott Pemberton Trio, Mountain Standard Time, Mark Sexton Band, GrooveSession, Mojo Green, The Absynth Quintet, Lonesome Locomotive, SunSquabi, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, The Sierra Drifters andWhiskey Tango have been added to the Hangtown 2014 lineup. The event was already set to feature three performances from Railroad Earth, along with sets from The Meter Men, Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat, ALO, Jeff Austin Band featuring Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin, The Motet, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress and others.
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PhanArt: Poster/Pin Exhibition: Chicago Sunday, July 20th 12-5pm - Congress Plaza Hotel

Ryan Kerrigan • TRiPP • Isadora Bullock • Phil Kutno Michael Boyer • Noah Phence • Paul Bohensky • Jeff Nesbit StuPINdous Creations • Fred Sutter • Andrew Bryant Melissa Goldenberg • Graphic Translations • Adam Davidoff Pin me Down • Party Time Pins
 -more to be announced- 

The art show will be held Sunday, July 20th , from 12pm-5pm at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, featuring exclusive Phish-inspired posters, pins, shirts and unique wares from a variety of vendors and artists. Admission to this event is FREE. The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition is sponsored by: Poster Scene, Philly Philms, Freedom Flask, The Barn Presents, and Helping Friendly Podcast -1- he PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, featuring a wide variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish, will be held on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 12pm-5pm at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL located near Grant Park. 

This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the final day of Phish’s three night stand at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. The initial lineup announced for the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago represents a wide array of artists from among the Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, Isadora Bullock, Michael Boyer and Jeff Nesbit are all familiar names with fans from past shows. Each will have a large portfolio of current and past concert poster art to exhibit from a wide range of musical acts. Phil Kutno, best known for his expressive oil, pencil and lithographs of American music icons will have his work on display. Screenprint artist Paul Bohensky brings a unique styles of posters to the PhanArt show for the first time, while Melissa Goldenberg’s line of Phish inspired jewelry, clothing and accessories will surely find an audience. Graphic Translations Tees and Fred Sutter will each have a wide array of t-shirt designs normally found on lot. Pin makers and designers Adam Davidoff of Phishcoins, Noah Phence, Adrian Sharpe of StuPINdous Creations, Pin me Down, Andrew Bryant, and Party Time Pins will feature ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Chicago shows and Summer Tour 2014. Non-profits include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $700,000 over the past 15 years; Screens ‘n’ Suds, whose mission to spread the appreciation of craft beer and screen printed art has raised over $115,000 for the National MS Society and other charities, and PhanArt, a book and website created as a way to showcase the art made by Phish fans, raising money for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations from artists and fans, totaling over $15,000 since 2009. 

 For the first time at a PhanArt Exhibition, a curated playlist from Wyllys, specific for the show, will set the tone for the day, providing an audio component to accompany the visual aspects of the art show. Wyllys has proved himself on an international level as a DJ and band leader with dates in Jamaica, Amsterdam, British Colombia, and the Mayan Riviera as well as some of the biggest festivals in the US such as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Mountain Jam. Of late the prolific DJ has scaled back touring to work on original material in the studio but still manages to make regular stops at Brooklyn Bowl and Tonic Room in Chicago. This playlist highlights some of his favorite funk and new disco tracks as well as some new genres like Future Hop or this particular playlist, Wyllys represents Blank Space Media, a collaborative digital agency, business incubator and talent cooperative carefully engineered to capitalize on the realities of today’s economy. The culture of “Silicon Valley” has embedded itself into the highest echelons of American thought and behavior. Sometimes the best ideas lose out to those with better execution or simply bigger bank accounts. There isn’t enough {blank space} to go around. For more information: blankspacestrategies.com Phish Art shows have been held since 2003 with great success. Unique posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, a must-attend event during Phish tour. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, and presented by The Mothership Art Collective, a group comprised of artists and organizations who promote the art inspired by the eclectic band Phish, the art exhibition represents a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play. In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. More artists will be announced in late-June, as well as special edition works only available at the show, which will be available for viewing on PhanArt.net. The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago is sponsored by Poster Scene, Philly Philms, The Barn Presents, Freedom Flask, and The Helping Friendly Podcast. About Poster Scene: PosterScene specializes in new and vintage music posters and memorabilia. Located in Boulder, Colorado, Poster Scene stocks many concert posters from the Denver and Boulder area, as well as collectible concert posters such as the San Francisco Fillmore & Warfield series. Poster Scene also has a huge collection of rare vintage concert advertisements. For more information: posterscene.com About Philly Philms: Philly Philms is home to the creators of We've Got It Simple, a feature length documentary celebrating the unique and artistic world of Phish fans. The film’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign will have amazing rewards lined up, including limited edition art from a variety of artists across the history of Phish. For a chance for fans to be part of the film, simply "STEP INTO THE FREEZER", a video booth that will allow fans to become a part of the documentary. 

For more information: phillyphilms.com and www.WeveGotItSimple.com bout The Barn Presents: Chartering the world of live music in Chicago, The Barn Presents believe that the fan’s relationship with music isn’t just about listening. We live the music that we love and we interact with it in a variety of ways. Through information, graphics and text, we are brought closer to the art and the artist; with study, reflection and analysis, we open another dimension to the live experience. For more information: thebarnpresents.com About Freedom Flask: Freedom Flask® is the professional way to take your own drinks into football games, concerts, and other social events. The best damn hidden flask on the market, serving Weekend Warriors Since 2010. 

Freedom Flask is the American made hidden flask that pays for itself after one use. Alcoholic beverages are intended only for those of legal purchase age. Please drink responsibly. Take your booze anywhere you chooze! For more information: freedomflask.com About The Helping Friendly Podcast: Helping Friendly Podcast is a weekly Phish podcast created by two longtime fans who share one Phish show per week, with discussion and analysis. The approach is simple: showcase great Phish shows and talk about what makes them great. Bringing in guests from across the Phish community, HF Podcast tries to bring on diverse perspectives to discuss show reviews, upcoming events, and other topics of interest to all of us. For more information: hfpod.blogspot.com 

Artist Websites 
 Ryan Kerrigan – ryankerrigan.com 
TRiPP - trippsprints.com 
 Isadora Bullock - isadorabullock.com 
Noah Phence - zenster.net 
 stuPINdous Creations - stupindouscreations.com 
Michael Boyer -boyerart.com 
 Jeff Nesbit - facebook.com/DenverPrintLab 
Adam Davidoff - phishcoins.com 
 Melissa Goldenberg - adormidesigns.com 
Paul Bohensky - paulbohensky.com 
 Pin me Down - pinmedowndesigns.com 
Phil Kutno - philkutnostudios.com 
 The Mockingbird Foundation – mbird.org 
Party Time Pins – partytimepins.com 
PhanArt – phanart.net 
Screens ‘n’ Suds - screensnsuds.com 
 Contact:  Pete Mason Promoter/Media Relations 315-569-2432 phanart@gmail.com  
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