Your Complete Guide to Baker’s Dozen Pre & After Parties (7/20 – 8/6)

Back in February, legendary jam quartet Phish shook up the music world when they announced the inaugural “Baker’s Dozen” run of shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. From Friday July 21 to Sunday August 6, New York City will be at the mercy of Trey’s hollow body as music enthusiasts from across the globe will spill into Manhattan to watch Phish perform 13 consecutive shows. With a sellable capacity of just under 19,000 tickets per show, New York City is just months away from reaffirming its position as the globe’s epicenter of modern music.

Whenever Phish hosts a multi-night run of shows in New York City, not only fans but also musicians rush to the City to showcase their own music to an active community of concert-goers. For several years, CEG has been the leading promotion agency spearheading and organizing these Phish After-Parties, and this summer will be no exception. With its most compelling lineup to date, CEG is proud to announce a star-studded lineup of Baker’s Dozen Pre and After-Parties, geared for those Phish fans who don’t want the music to stop at 11pm each night.

Given the sheer volume of Phish shows this summer, the Phish Pre and After-Party lineup is the most extensive to date with notable acts including three nights of Twiddle, two nights of Dopapod, Turkuaz, the James Brown Dance Party, and many others. To help makes sense of the blissful chaos that is this year’s Phish After-Parties, I thought it would be useful to put together a clear, concise, chronologically-ordered guide to shows in the city during Baker’s Dozen. Kicking off the run of Phish After-Parties is Vermont’s Twiddle, who will actually perform an 8pm show at Irving Plaza on the eve of Baker’s Dozen. Ticketing information for each and every CEG #PhishAfterParty can be found here.

Thursday, July 20th

Twiddle
with opening band Madaila (technically not a Phish After-Party)
Thu July 20 7pm Doors 8pm Show
Irving Plaza
GA $27.50, VIP $45
Limited 3-Day GA Passes Available
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2n7Io9N

With roots at Vermont’s Castleton State University, Twiddle began their extensive touring career in 2005. Over a decade later, the foursome has composed an eclectic catalog spanning four studio albums of originals, in addition to many live releases. The band recently released PLUMP Chapter Two, the second half of their acclaimed third album, which debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Albums, #16 on Top New Artist Albums, #31 on Current Alternative Albums, and #48 on Current Rock Albums. Having performed at a multitude of international festivals, Twiddle’s trajectory shows zero sign of slowing. Look for them to pack prominent theaters throughout 2017 as they truly break through to the next level.

Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth­-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila’s complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-­instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work. When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-­piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band’s improvisational power gives each song the capacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks.

Friday, July 21

Twiddle
Fri July 21 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show, Phish After-Party
Irving Plaza
GA $27.50, VIP $45
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2n7Io9N

With roots at Vermont’s Castleton State University, Twiddle began their extensive touring career in 2005. Over a decade later, the foursome has composed an eclectic catalog spanning four studio albums of originals, in addition to many live releases. The band recently released PLUMP Chapter Two, the second half of their acclaimed third album, which debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Albums, #16 on Top New Artist Albums, #31 on Current Alternative Albums, and #48 on Current Rock Albums. Having performed at a multitude of international festivals, Twiddle’s trajectory shows zero sign of slowing. Look for them to pack prominent theaters throughout 2017 as they truly break through to the next level.

Particle
Fri July 21 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
The Cutting Room
$15 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/Particle_7-21-17

Particle is an American jam band formed in Los Angeles in 2000 with progressive rock roots.  Allmusic writer Hal Horowitz described their music as having “a loose ’70s feel that mixes elements of Pink Floyd’s prog rock and Return to Forever-styled jazz fusion with insistent dance beats that shift from funk to near disco”. Philip Booth of CMJ New Music Monthly described their music as “fusion in the non-jazz sense,” commenting on the “trance, house, and drum ‘n’ bass rhythms heard throughout,” and calling their music as an “unstoppable blast of gritty electronic jam.” Chris Nelson of The New York Times described them as “disco-flavored, instrumental jam music.”

Saturday, July 22

DeadPhish Orchestra Daytime Booze Cruise
Sat July 22 1pm Boarding 2pm Departure
The Jewel (boards at Skyport Marina: E 23rd St & East River)
$25 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/DeadPhishOrchestraCruise_7-22-17

The Deadphish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played music together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene. While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy band where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens.

Holly Bowling performing Tahoe Tweezer
Sat July 22 3pm Doors 4pm Show
The Cutting Room
General Admission $15 Advance
Reserved Seating $25 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/HBTT_7-22-17

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations.

Twiddle
Sat July 22 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show, Phish After-Party
Irving Plaza
GA $27.50, VIP $45
Tickets: http://livemu.sc/2qJnpYI

With roots at Vermont’s Castleton State University, Twiddle began their extensive touring career in 2005. Over a decade later, the foursome has composed an eclectic catalog spanning four studio albums of originals, in addition to many live releases. The band recently released PLUMP Chapter Two, the second half of their acclaimed third album, which debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Albums, #16 on Top New Artist Albums, #31 on Current Alternative Albums, and #48 on Current Rock Albums. Having performed at a multitude of international festivals, Twiddle’s trajectory shows zero sign of slowing. Look for them to pack prominent theaters throughout 2017 as they truly break through to the next level.

Sunday, July 23

Holly Bowling performing Gamehendge Suite
Sun July 23 3pm Doors 4pm Show, 
The Cutting Room
General Admission $15 Advance
Reserved Seating $25 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/HBGH_7-23-17

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations.

Tuesday, July 25

John Kadlecik Band featuring John Kadlecik (Furthur), Jay Lane (RatDog), & more
Tues July 25 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
American Beauty
$20 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/JKB_7-25-17

The John Kadlecik Band is John’s ongoing touring project to present his singular vision of a live concert experience as an artistic expression unto itself, incorporating original compositions, but not exclusively. John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician based in the DC-area who can play most string instruments, but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. An original co-founder of the group Dark Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationally-oriented shows regularly since the late 1980’s and touring nationally for the last 20 years.

CEG & L4LM Present A Phish After-Party with
Turkuaz
Irving Plaza
Tuesday July 25, 2017
11pm Doors 11:59pm Show
$26 Advance GA, $45 VIP
Tickets: http://bit.ly/TPAP_7-25-17

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads. With the release of their new album Digitonium, Turkuaz’s sound is more accessible than ever and poised to break out to a more mainstream audience. With a playful feel that evokes the best of 80s dance music, Turkuaz’s tightly arranged songs are built on thick grooves, driven by powerhouse rhythm and horn sections, as well as four distinct vocalists.

Wednesday, July 26

John Kadlecik Band featuring John Kadlecik (Furthur), Jay Lane (RatDog), & more
Wed July 26 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
American Beauty
$20 Advance
7/26 Tickets: http://bit.ly/JKB_7-26-17

The John Kadlecik Band is John’s ongoing touring project to present his singular vision of a live concert experience as an artistic expression unto itself, incorporating original compositions, but not exclusively. John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician based in the DC-area who can play most string instruments, but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. An original co-founder of the group Dark Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationally-oriented shows regularly since the late 1980’s and touring nationally for the last 20 years.

Strange Machines with Eggy
Wed July 26 11:30pm Doors 11:55pm Show
DROM
$10 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/SME_7-26-17

Fusing genres such as rock, funk, livetronica, reggae, metal, and jazz, Strange Machines have set high standards for their musical aspirations. Combining soulful melodies and harmonies with intricate instrumentation and upbeat improvisation, they have created a unique and progressive sound that radiates with listeners and keeps audiences captivated from beginning to end. Strange Machines have an impressive resume for such a new band. They have played numerous sold out shows and festivals in their first couple years and have opened for national-touring acts such as Dopapod, Deep Banana Blackout, Turkuaz, John Brown’s Body, Lotus, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Lettuce, Consider The Source, Spiritual Rez, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous and more. The band has just released their sophomore studio EP entitled “Turn the Tide” which is now available online and at shows.

Down at home, funky crunchadelic, Eggy is the group that brings balance to your musical breakfast. The band presents a timeless vision of songwriting both lyrically and in composition, creating works worthy of lasting a lifetime. Michael Goodman (bass/vocals), Jake Brownstein (guitar/vocals), Dani Battat (keys/vocals) and Alex Bailey (drums/vocals) work around the clock, sharpening their craft. The result, an original and organic musical blend inspired by their musical heroes of the past and present. In a live setting, eclectic improvisations create performances that take on a life of their own. Eggy paints a full spectrum of styles and emotions, and invites you to share in the experience!

Friday, July 28

CEG & L4LM Present
Dopapod
Fri July 28 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
Gramercy Theatre
$20 Advance
Tickets: http://livemu.sc/2rtG2AU

The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Huffington Post, Jambase, and Relix, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, and included numerous festival appearances like Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred openness to experimenting is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

The Schooley Mountain Band
Fri July 28 11:59pm Doors
Arlene’s Grocery
$10 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/Schooley_7-28-17

The Schooley Mountain Band is a NYC / New Jersey based blues-rock experience. Founded in 2012 by cousins Madison Gerish (vocals, guitar) and Michael Rieckert (guitar), the SMB delivers soulful, melodic vocals over driving and groovy jams. While The Schooley Mountain Band’s material is rooted in frontwoman Madison Gerish’s early career as an acoustic singer/songwriter, it has since progressed into a dynamic and high-energy sound, without abandoning Gerish’s melodic folk origins. In late 2013, former Psychedelic Hat Rack members and musical wizards Aydar Shaildayev (bass, keys), Dan Novograd (guitar) and Jackson Richards (drums) joined to round out The Schooley Mountain Band’s versatile line-up.

CEG & L4LM Present
James Brown Dance Party: The Funkiest All-Star Tribute In Show Business
with members of James Brown Band, Vulfpeck, The Dap Kings, Trey Anastasio Band & more
Lineup To Include: The Chase Brothers, Fred Wesley (James Brown, The JBs), Antwaun Stanley (Vulfpeck), Fred Thomas (James Brown), Binky Griptite (The Dap Kings), Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Rob (Talib Kweli), Plus Special Guests TBA
Fri July 28 6:30pm Doors, 8pm Show (regular show)
Fri July 28 11pm Doors 11:59pm Show (Phish After-Party)
Highline Ballroom
General Admission $27.50 Tier 1 Pricing
Premium Reserved $45 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2qJzI7b

The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All Star Tribute to James Brown featuring members of Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Trey Aanastasio Band, The J.B’s, James Brown Band, Bootsy Collins Band, Lettuce. Founded by The Chase Brothers and coming to a town near you!

Saturday, July 29

CEG & L4LM Present
Dopapod
Sat July 29 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
Gramercy Theatre
$20 Advance
Tickets: http://livemu.sc/2qLglPg

The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Huffington Post, Jambase, and Relix, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, and included numerous festival appearances like Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred openness to experimenting is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

CEG & L4LM Present
JAZZ is PHSH: An All Star Instrumental Tribute to Phish
with members of Giant Country Horns, Trey Anastasio Band & more
Sat July 29 1pm Board 2pm Departure – Phish Pre-Party Daytime Booze Cruise aboard The Jewel
Sat July 29 11pm Doors 11:59pm Show – Cutting Room, Phish After-Party
$25 Advance Cruise, $20 Advance Cutting Room
Tickets: http://bit.ly/JP_7-29-17

JAZZ is PHSH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by the popular tribute to the Grateful Dead, “Jazz is Dead”. Jazz is PHSH features members of The Giant Country Horns (Phish), Snarky Puppy, Dave Matthews Band, Victor Wooten Band, Sun Ra Arketra, Strange Design and more! Founded in 2015 by The Chase Brothers, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase, JAZZ is PHSH has quickly become a world renown tribute to Phish, attracting some of the most influential musicians in the jazz and jam scenes to take part in this collective approach to paying tribute to one of the most important and influential bands in Rock and Roll history.

Bonerama
Sat July 29 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
The Iridium
General Admission $20 Advance
Preferred Seating $30 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/Bonerama_7-29-17

Bonerama has always been hailed as “unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.” As their sound evolves and changes it’s still the best way to describe this 15 year old powerhouse trombone touring band from New Orleans, LA. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today. With newer acts such as Trombone Shorty and Big Sam’s Funky Nation joining them on on the national music scene, it’s New Orleans that has benefited with a newfound reputation as being a bonafide “Trombone Town.” These bands carry the trombone like the trophy it truly is in New Orleans.

Torus and The Mushroom Cloud
Sat July 29 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
DROM
$10 Advance
Tickets
: http://bit.ly/TorusMushroom_7-29-17

A progressive rock band from Cape Cod, MA, Torus is a three-piece group exploring many influences and genres of music to create a new and growing original catalog. The band was formed in early 2016 with a collective objective to write original music that engrossed all musical influences and inspiration. The band is now bringing that catalog to fresh ears and will be performing various concert dates that began in the fall of 2016.

The Mushroom Cloud is an explosive funk-rock band from New Haven, CT with Paul Harris on guitar, keys, and vocals, Charlie Mazur on bass, and Russ Harris on drums. Since they formed in 2011, The Cloud’s been blending funk, rock, jazz, and electronica into cleverly written passages of music mixed with powerful improv jams. Their organic and original sound is constantly evolving, taking listeners on vibrant journeys in their heads and on the dance floor, and their unique energy resonates deep in the soul. With their second full length album coming this May, things are just heating up for this bright young band!

Tuesday August 1

Pink Talking Fish Are Dead
Tues August 1 11pm Doors 11:59pm Show
The Cutting Room
$25 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/PTF_8-1-17

Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid tribute fusion act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are more than just bands, they are phenomenons. Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar. With “Pink Talking Fish Are Dead,” the band enhances its live tribute by incorporating the music of the Grateful Dead into the show.

Wednesday, August 2

Matisyahu
Wednesday August 2 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
Cutting Room
$25 Advance General Admission / Reserved Seat $45
Tickets: http://bit.ly/MYPAP_8-2-17

When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio. Fans latched on quickly for a variety of reasons, but in August of 2005, just months after the release of Live at Stubbs, Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish’s front man Trey Anastasio. Many early fans of Matisyahu remember that moment clearly not because of the songs he played in front of the 80,000 person crowd, but because of his seemingly unfettered confidence (or perhaps naiveté) in helping lead Trey and his band through an improvisational display of beat boxing and lyrical gymnastics during the two songs performed. It may have been unrefined, but Matisyahu’s passion for full band improvisation was laid bare.

Zach Deputy
Wednesday August 2 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
American Beauty
$15 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/ZachDeputy_8-2-17

Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah, GA and best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as “island-infused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul.” Deputy spends most of the year touring and at one time averaged 300 shows a year. His performances are mostly one-man-band looping shows, but also include Zach Deputy Band shows and acoustic storyteller shows. He has played many large festivals such as Jam Cruise, Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, and All Good Music Festival.

Friday, August 4

Pink Talking Fish
A Fusion Of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish
Fri August 4 11pm Doors 11:59pm Show
Gramercy Theatre
GA Tickets: $24.50 Advance
VIP Tickets: $45
Tickets: http://bit.ly/PTF_8-4-17

Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid tribute fusion act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are more than just bands, they are phenomenons. Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar.

Atlas Road Crew
Fri August 4 11:30pm Doors 11:55pm Show
Arlene’s Grocery
$15 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/ARC_8-4-17

South Carolina rock ‘n’ roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding rapidly to major US cities in between. Riding the momentum of the record release, Atlas Road Crew’s constant touring – over 200 shows a year – has attracted an overwhelmingly positive response. Aussie rock ‘n’ roll blog 100 Percent Rock sums it all up nicely in their review, saying in no uncertain terms “This is EXACTLY the sort of music we should be listening to right now: bands taking old favourites and adding new directions, writing great songs, delivering ace performances. This is the good stuff.”

Saturday, August 5

Holly Bowling performing Chicago Wedge
Sat August 5 3pm Doors 4pm Show
The Cutting Room
General Admission $15 Advance
Reserved Seating $25 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/HollyBowlingPrePhish

ChillFam All-Stars Tribute to Michael Jackson
featuring Elise Testone (American Idol), Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Alex Petropulos (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong), Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Eric Gould (Pink Talking Fish), Richard James (Pink Talking Fish), Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu), Matt Wayne (Bobby Deitch Band), Rob Volo (Deep Banana Blackout)
Saturday August 5 11pm Doors 11:59pm
Gramercy Theater
$23-$45 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/ChillFam_8-5-17

Formula 5
Sat August 5 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
Lucille’s at BB King Blues Club
$12 Advance
Tickets: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=8322

Joe Davis, Greg Marek, James Woods and Matt Richards hail from diverse musical backgrounds around the Capital Region of New York. Influenced by jam bands, jazz legends and classic rock, they fuse their influences to create a unique style of songwriting and collective improvisation. Formula 5 ties originals and select covers together with a remarkable approach to instrumentation and improvisation. Whether they are playing with Twiddle, TAUK, Particle, Kung Fu, Assembly of Dust, Dopapod, Spiritual Rez, and The Heavy Pets, or gracing the stages of Northeast festivals such as Catskill Chill, Disc Jam and Buffalove, Formula 5 has continued to grow rapidly, winning over new fans throughout the Northeast and beyond.

Particle performs special “Director’s Cut” set
Sat August 5 11:30pm Doors 11:59pm Show
The Cutting Room
$15 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/Particle_8-5-17

Particle is an American jam band formed in Los Angeles in 2000 with progressive rock roots.  Allmusic writer Hal Horowitz described their music as having “a loose ’70s feel that mixes elements of Pink Floyd’s prog rock and Return to Forever-styled jazz fusion with insistent dance beats that shift from funk to near disco”. Philip Booth of CMJ New Music Monthly described their music as “fusion in the non-jazz sense,” commenting on the “trance, house, and drum ‘n’ bass rhythms heard throughout,” and calling their music as an “unstoppable blast of gritty electronic jam.” Chris Nelson of The New York Times described them as “disco-flavored, instrumental jam music.”

Sunday August 6

A Phish Pre-Party Daytime Booze Cruise with Pink Talking Fish
Sun August 6 1pm Boarding 2pm Departure
ABOARD The Jewel
$35 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/PTFcruise_8-6

Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid tribute fusion act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are more than just bands, they are phenomenons. Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar.

Holly Bowling performing Gamehendge Suite
Sun August 6 3pm Doors 4pm Show
The Cutting Room
General Admission $15 Advance
Reserved Seating $25 Advance
Tickets: http://bit.ly/HollyBowlingPrePhish

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations.

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