During the peak hours of the year I search for tapes on my usual sites and realize: Oh, all the big dogs are out at the same time. And that’s what this week’s edition is going to be, four of the biggest touring acts that allow taping every night: Dave Matthews Band, Furthur (Featuring Bob Weir & Phil Lesh), Phish and Widespread Panic.
[Thanks to wmule for this week's photo]
And we continue to take all the selected tracks, normalize them, create some simple fades and put it into one easy to download MP3 for you.
This three song encore segment features the title track from the 2002 DMB album, a tune from 2009′s Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King, and of course the DMB-cover staple All Along The Watchtower. Also of note, Dave has been playing a solo rendition of Neil Young’s Needle And The Damage Done this tour. DMB plays tonight at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.
Video of Gravedigger from the same show:
READ ON for tracks from Furthur, Phish and Panic…
Furthur is back out on the road for their recession-friendly summer tour. Things get pretty funky in this two song combo – recommended listening. Furthur plays tomorrow at LC Outdoor Amphitheater in Columbus, OH.
Video of Shakedown Street from the following night:
On the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Phish took the opportunity to pay tribute to the King Of Pop in their cover-of-a-cover: 2001 as performed by Deodato. What follows is Light, one of Phish’s newest jam vehicles. Phish plays tonight at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC.
Two days later Phish opens with their instrument-swapping classic Walfredo:
Widespread Panic welcomed a number of guests over their three-night-stand at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks last week. They included: Karl Denson, DJ Logic, Paul Agostino – and for this segment, Eric McFadden. In this spoken word intro to Maggot Brain, Dave Schools mentions, “OK, so are you going to miss a Sunday show EVER AGAIN?! THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT!”. Thanks to Everyday Companion for all the help. WSP plays tomorrow at High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA.
Sometimes videos shot from far away are the best. Look at this fucking crowd (same show as the audio):