Ryan has come up with an impressive and unique artistic creation for the upcoming Festival in Indio – A series of eight billiard balls, hand painted in silver and gold metallic ink
Ryan is a featured artist in PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, and has been making posters on the Phish scene, as well as in the greater San Francisco area for over 10 years now.
The balls commemorate this year’s halloween festival in Indio, California. Each ball is signed by the artist, and is numbered 1/8 through 8/8. The 8 ball comes with a stand (the ball pictured below is ball #1/8)
The first 6 balls have already sold, and balls 7/8 and 8/8 will be auctioned in ebay.
8.8% of the proceeds from the auctions will go towards the upkeep of phishposters.com
An additional 8.8% will go towards PhanArt, which will benefit the Mockingbird Foundation (mbird.org)
You may have seen this shirt around for a few years, as it was sold as a fundraiser for the production of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish. Now as a standalone product and one of the most popular lot shirts in recent years, fans can pick up the new printing of the shirt.
Created by PhanArt Pete, Designed by Mark Sakasai, and Printed by John Street Graphics, the bright logo on white tagless Hanes tees has a very intricate design, highlighting every aspect of the Google homepage with a Golgi-inspired twist.
Pick one up today at the store! All sizes Small, Medium, Large,and XLarge are available. go to phanart.net/store.html
You have probably seen Scramble at a show live painting. It could have been a Phish show, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bonnaroo, a String Cheese show, or pretty much anything that in the gamut of live music performances. Keith ‘Scramble’ Campbell has been making live art for more than 20 years now, and has become one of the most well known artists in the jamband community, as well as the festival circuit and live music scene.
painting String Cheese in 2001
My first interaction with Scramble was at Trey Anastasio Band at Red Rocks, 7/17/01. With beer in hand and in stomach, I wandered over to the left side of the stage and saw on an easily accessible ledge, this long-haired guy painting quickly, and seemingly to and with the music. The speed at which Scramble painted, and the finished product that was slowly coming to view was remarkable and my first foray into the world of live art, and subsequently, fan art.
For over a decade Scramble has captured live energy and created visual documentation of over 500 musicians. His word varies in content from the things he started painting when he first began to what his goals are in the future. Each painting is an improvisational attempt to capture the same energy and spirit being shared by the musicians and crowd. He dances and spreads the paints onto the canvas with his bare hands and brushes.
Scramble doesnt just paint at Phish shows and concerts, he also creates live art at events hosted in Main Gallery and Theaters performances at Red Rocks, including plays and musicals. Scramble is currently working at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and is also the seasonal Historian & Tour Guide at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheatre that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance.
Scramble also has designed 100 signed and numbered hand painted bottles of 05 Cabernet Sauvignon for BookCliff Vineyards and Tasting Room (1501 Lee Hill Road Boulder, CO).
handpainted bookcliff wine bottle ‘Rock Spirits’
From their website – bookcliffvineyards.com – “The Cab features a bright fruity nose, limestone earthiness and flavors reminiscent of blackberries and dark cherries with a hint of vanilla and a soft lemon peppery finish. “
bottles on the rocks
The Scrambled BookCliff 05′ Cabernet Sauvignon signed numbered limited edition will be available exclusively thru BookCliff Vineyards. For more information, prices, shipping, etc, call or email BookCliff Vineyards Sommelier Mark Stephan at email@example.com
check out Scramble’s gallery at scramblecampbell.com and his shop
LOST and Phish have a great deal in common. While the TV show has gone above and beyond the norms of television by incorporating what are otherwise outlandish scenarios, a hard-core faithful are still anticipating the next 19 episodes that will finish the show. Likewise, what the average music fan doesnt understand, a Phish fan will. Phish does its own thing, and when it seems like they will fail, they succeed over and over again, drawing a close-knit audience together into a community that is practically left to itself amongst the greater community around us.
The tie-ins between LOST and Phish do not end there. Neil Fontenot created 3 incredibly unique designs that incorporate the best of both worlds – Phish and LOST.
Printed on high quality pre-shrunk cotton Gildan tees (mens) and pre-shrunk Bella tees 52%/48% polyester (womens). New for Fall, Neil has long sleeve tees and hoodies in the Faraday design. The hoodies are limited in quanity Hanes cotton and have the Faraday design on the back with a Dharma/Phish patch sewn on the front. For ordering info/paypal instructions please paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Neil’s Shirts – they make great gifts!!!!
We finally have confirmation of Fall Tour, with alot of expected dates, and two that are head scratchers, but either way, its another couple states and a few cities to bring our traveling economic stimulus package to.
PHISH FALL TOUR 2009
11.18.09 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
Ok, random, but Detroit needs Phish more than anyone these days. Please, wear patchwork kevlar to the show folks.
11.20.09 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
11.21.09 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
Cincy is producing some decent shows, as those in Feb ’03 will attest. Let’s work the magic some more.
11.22.09 War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
When we got confirmation on this show this past weekend up in Syracuse, the first though was ‘that seems a bit odd’, especially since the War Memorial only seats 8,000. The first show since fall of 1994 at the War Memorial will be a doozy. Prepare yourselves Syracuse Orange, prepare.
Prediction: Otto sit in on ‘Big Orange Furry Creature from Mars’
11.24.09 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
11.25.09 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
Two nights before Halloween in Philly? Sure. At any rate, it will be a great holiday season for the nitrous mafia
11.27.09 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
11.28.09 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
HOMETOWN SHOWS!!!! Granted, living here, we knew this was happening for a few months now, but confirmation is still a tasty beverage.
There will be great post shows at Red Square (Zach Deputy) and Jillians (Raisinhead), as well as bars that stay open till FOUR AM.
Get yourself a decent hotel by reading here
11.29.09 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
Ok Maine, thats cool. Good ’99 show there. I’ll take a day to rest on that one.
12.02.09 Madison Square Garden, NYC
12.03.09 Madison Square Garden, NYC
12.04.09 Madison Square Garden, NYC
Another amazing 3 night run at MSG! Cant say much more about this one
12.05.09 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
A bit surprising to see this one, but it had the earliest confirmation. The UVA kids never had a headier crowd at JPJ
A limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets’ online ticketing system at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com . The ticket request period is currently underway and will end Friday, October 16th at 5:00pm EST.
Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, October 23rd, with additional dates going on sale Saturday, October 24th. For full show and ticketing information, please visit the Tourdates page at Phish.com. To watch the official announcement video, visit http://www.phish.com/fall2009 .
This week’s PhanArtist is Erin Cadigan. Erin is a fashion designer and poster artists living in Brooklyn with her husband (who is also one of her best friends from tour) Martin.
Erin grew up in New Jersey where she saw her first Greatful Dead show in 1988. Over the next few years she was introduced to Phish and saw them for the first time in 1992. In 1994, a life long dream of driving across the country was fufilled. Living in her van, sleeping in squats, long drives to unknown destinations, jumping on Dead tour and catching some Phish shows; for her, nothing could have been better! The next summer she did it all over again and started to tour in earnest after graduating with a BFA in Illustration in 1996. Erin continued to tour and sell her shirts and posters up till the last shows in ’04, and was involved with PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish since shortly after its inception, and has taken part in multiple poster shows and can always be seen on the lot selling her work.
She is very grateful to all who supported her work over the years, and made the last 15 years the most extrodinary experience of her life.
Erin has recently hit the 300 show mark, which we have to give HUGE kudos to. Very impressive Erin!
You can see Erin’s work on Facebook, and her website, linked below
Christine Lafferty has been making some great shirts for some time now. In addition to the shirts below, she has a Charlie Brown ‘Chalkdust Torture’ shirt that caught my eye at Darien Lake, prompting me to get in touch with her for the blog.
You can get these shirts by paypal-ing email@example.com
Shirts include the aforementioned Chalkdust on white, and gray, and the shirts below. They are available in all sizes, plus in tie-dye. She can also tie dye any of the white chalkdust shirts by request
Christine also sells some clothing on skimadesigns.etsy.com. She make tons of kids dresses, shirts and adult shirts, skirts, etc.
She sells the shirts for $15, the tie dyes for $20. Check out Christine’s great shirts!
You know those trampolines Trey and Mike bounce on? They are the result of the efforts of Jim Tewksbury and a few other folks who sought to get the boys new tramps, as the old ones were destroyed at show-that-must-not-be-named. With the help of Phantasytour.com, the Ross Compressor Pedal made it’s way to Trey, and soon after, ideas starting popping up in his head.
With money left over from the Ross Fund, sixtwenty294, bailedwiththehay, who_is_she, Julie Parker, myself and a few others commenced a multi-fronted campaign to buy new tramps for the band, and we began bombarding John Langenstein, Chris Kuroda, the gals at the Phish office, everyone we could contact and think of.
We asked that they keep a lid on the GBOTT (Get Back on the Tramps) project, as to keep it a surprise for the guys.
We initially wanted to get the tramps in through a staff member and then pass them up from the stash spot on the sound/lightboard, to the band, handing them forward through the crowd, as to complete the circle from Coventry.
We tried valiantly for months. Finally, Adam Bollinger, aka bailedwiththehay got a response from Langenstein, about two weeks before Hampton. John and Adam met up on the Wednesday prior to the shows and John brought the new tramps in.
However, we were shot down initially by Red Light Management, stating that the guys couldn’t use our tramps for liability reasons.
Well, as it turned out, according to Langenstein, the tramps Phish had purchased had a broken spring, so they used ours.
After the show, Adam emailed Langenstein:
i have tried to find you around the lots and inside so i could shake your hand and thank you for helping with the trampolines. i know you are busy but can you please tell me if those were our trampolines they used friday night?
I can confirm that they indeed were YOUR trampolines.
I can confirm that the band knew they were YOUR trampolines….
Thank you very much !
See you in the lots…
There you have it folks! The true story behind the Tramps. So when they play YEM at Indio, remember that the fans got them for the band, and the band knows it. It just doesnt happen with any other band!
Our first in a long series of fan creations introduces The Art of Jiggs, a fan from North Carolina who has been ahead of the curve with his creations. Here we exhibit some of his newest designs for the upcoming shows this fall
Jiggs was the original designer of the 7-11/7-below sticker
His newest creations include this sticker for 8.
The sticker was originally just a practice design, and blossomed into this final design. It’s a 4.25 inch black and white vinyl square. There were only 260 of these made, and currently there’s only about 80 left. these are 1 for 2, or 3 for 5.
This shirt was another in a line of logo parodies done over the spring and summer. The classic Super 8 inspired logo was a reference to the “do you have your hotel booked?” attitude that was rampant upon the announcement of the festival. There are only 4 left from the run, all XL, 2 long sleeve, and two short sleeve. 15 for short, 20 for long. – Since there are only 4 left, you may want to email him to see if there are any left before purchasing. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jiggs also came up with this recent Chris Kuroda sticker, seen below.
It has been spotted on Kuroda’s own light board!
The sticker is still available, by the way…1 for 2, 3 for 5.
KURODA STICKER PAYPAL:
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these shirts and stickers will go to The Mockingbird Foundation, supporting music education nationwide.
Phish is playing in Albany 11/27 and 28, and we have a little issue with hotels in Albany – there arent many near the venue, and the ones that are within walking distance are more-than-likely sold out by now. These include the Crown Plaza, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn. In the past, friends have gotten hotels, only to find out they are very far away from The Knick (currently the Times Union Center, but dont call it that, please) and that cabs in Albany take forever to sometimes show up for a pickup.
So as a courtesy to Phish fans coming into my hometown for Phish this Thanksgiving, 3 hotels that are close to the venue, a short drive to downtown, and as of this posting, had vacancy at decent rates.
You can tell ’em PhanArt sent ya, but this isnt quid pro quo. We just want you to be cozy. And not in no-mans land