From November 7, 1996 at Rupp Arena on the campus of the University of Kentucky, Phish has released a new show in their archival series on LivePhish. The performance came less than a month after the release of Billy Breathes, and features several tracks from that studio release, including “Character Zero,” “Waste,” and “Free.”Among other highlights are an extended, jammed out 27-minute version of “Bathtub Gin,” Pink Floyd’s “Bike,” played by request and stumbled through by Jon Fishman, as well as a climactic “Frankenstein” encore. You can listen to the show below from this audience recording:Read the entire description of Phish’s new archival release via LivePhish.com below:On November 7, 1996 Phish played their only show to-date at Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, KY – best known as the home of University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball. Opened in 1976 with a capacity of 23,500 and named for former UK Coach Adolph Rupp, the venue was dubbed “the largest sporting arena in the country.” Phish rolled into Cats country just three shows after their Halloween Remain in Light show and midway into a 35-date national tour. The band’s sixth studio album, Billy Breathes, was released October 16th. Fall tour started that same day and was heating up on the heels of multiple guest drums and percussion appearances by The Fringe/Surrender to the Air’s Bob Gullotti and Santana’s Karl Perazzo. The band built upon that energy with driving beats, heavy keys and Trey’s percussion setup to propel the music into a new groove-driven amalgam, foreshadowing what was eventually called cow funk. A Live One had been out for more than a year, but multitrack tapes were still spinning to capture the magic at Rupp Arena – where more than 10,000 UK students and Phishheads got far beyond their $20 worth of vast jams, deep exploration and rarities.Rupp Arena set I highlights included a Chalk Dust Torture opener, the only Weigh of fall tour and a hot Stash. Waste and the tour’s first Guyute came next, followed by a Free > Tela combination that featured the Billy Breathes hit single paired with fall’s only Tela. An incendiary Character Zero closed the set. The Rupp’s set II kicked off with a Suzy Greenberg opener that set up the experimental, top-shelf (longest-ever at the time) Bathtub Gin. The Rupp Gin was a masterpiece that showcased a multiverse of creativity capped with a warped OUTro that melted right into Hold Your Head Up. After Bathtub Gin > HYHU, Fish emerged from behind his kit with his Electrolux vacuum for the only Bike of fall tour. A monumental You Enjoy Myself ended set II and alluded to the Frankenstein encore which put the exclamation point on one of the great sets of fall ‘96.11/7/96 was recorded by Paul Languedoc to digital multitrack and mixed and mastered by Jon Altschiller. The show is available 3/7/16 via: the LivePhish+ App and as MP3, FLAC, and full-resolution FLAC-HD downloads at LivePhish.com.Setlist: Phish at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY – 11/7/96Set I: Chalk Dust Torture, Weigh > Rift > Guelah Papyrus, Stash, Waste, Guyute, Free > Tela, Character ZeroSet I: Suzy Greenberg > Bathtub Gin -> Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy MyselfEncore: FrankensteinTeases:Dave’s Energy Guide tease in Bathtub GinNotes: Trey teased Dave’s Energy Guide during Gin. Fish humorously stumbled through Bike, which was played by request. [Setlist via Phish.net]
As next weekend draws closer, excitement has been building for those heading to Manchester, TN for Bonnaroo on June 8th-11th. Today, the festival announced that due to issues attaining a visa to enter the United States, British DJ Simon Posford, aka Shpongle has been forced to cancel his late-night Simon Posford Presents The Spongletron set on Saturday night from 1:30am – 3:00am. However, the festival has announced the replacement for the Saturday late-night slot, and they’re no slackers: That’s right, Umphrey’s McGee will return to the Bonnaroo late-night lineup where they’ve played several memorable shows in years past. The Saturday night “That Tent” set will be their first of two Bonnaroo sets this year, before they play their previously-scheduled “Which Stage” set on Sunday afternoon.Brendan Bayliss Talks New Umphrey’s McGee Album, Career Highlights In Podcast EpisodeUmphrey’s McGee is no stranger to Bonnaroo late-nights. The Chicago prog-jam stalwarts have delivered several memorable after-hours performances in their 9 years on the Farm to date, including their 2006 set featuring guest spots from Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, Joe Russo, Tom Hamilton to their 2012 two-set late-night throw-down with Big Gigantic playing during set break.You can watch footage of Umphrey’s performing a reggae version of Pink Floyd‘s “Breathe” from their 2012 Bonnaroo late-night below via YouTube user StereoPirateMusic:[Cover Photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G.]
Everyone is invited to a CS50, “Introduction to Computer Science,” AMA (Ask Me Anything) with David J. Malan, Robert Bowden, Zamyla Chan, Jason Hirschhorn, and team.The AMA will take place on Wednesday, February 18, from noon-7 p.m. (EST).http://www.reddit.com/r/iama“Basically, /r/IAmA is a place to interview people, but in a new way. ‘IAmA’ is the traditional way of beginning the description of who you are; ‘AMA’ is the traditional way of ending the description; the acronym means ‘Ask me anything.’ The interviewee begins the process by starting a post, describing who they are and what they do. Then, commenters leave questions and can vote on other questions according to which they would like to see answered. The interviewee then goes through and responds to any questions that he/she would like, and in any way that he/she prefers.”For more information:https://www.facebook.com/events/777042082349392/http://www.reddit.com/r/cs50/comments/2uc8d4/cs50_ama_with_david_rob_zamyla_and_jason_on/ Read Full Story
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has claimed that its legislators received death threats on Tuesday.The threats were allegedly sent to the legislators via SMS just before President Robert Mugabe read his opening of parliament speech to officially open the third session of the eighth parliament.The president went ahead to read the wrong speech in Parliament due to an apparent mix-up by his secretarial office.The death threat messages were allegedly sent by an unknown number, though they were signed off as ‘Death’.The message warned the members of parliament not to heckle the president during his address as they had done last year. It told them that the parliamentary immunity that protects them inside parliament will not apply once they step out of parliament.Weeks earlier, the opposition had heckled and booed the president during his state of the nation address.The recipients of the threats took the matter up with the Speaker of Parliament and they expressed their hope for investigations to be carried out.