Christine Walsh, an artist and phan living in Buffalo, NY has made a bumper sticker commemorating the Tahoe Tweezer. Oval in the style of a race ‘bragging rights’ sticker, it has the location (Tahoe), date (7/31/2013) and duration of the epic Tweezer (36:48). The sticker is green with black print. Each sticker costs $3 and 5% of total sales will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation.
The final announcement of artists for “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” has been released, featuring Phish artists from around the country. The event will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 12pm-5pm at Caesar’s Atlantic City. This unique art show, developed and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the final day of Phish’s Fall Tour, ending that night at Boardwalk Hall.
The art show will be held Saturday, November 2nd, from 12pm-5pm at Caesar’s Atlantic City in the Tiberius/Spartacus/Romulus rooms, featuring the best Phish inspired art, including limited edition art made specifically for the show. You can access the art show location by going to the third floor of the Centurion Tower.
Admission to this event is FREE. The initial artists announced for “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” represents a wide array of artists from among the Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Ryan Kerrigan, Isadora Bullock, Michael Boyer, Jiggs, Bruce Horan, Jeff Nesbit, and Pompeii Prints are all familiar names with fans from past poster art shows. Each will have a large portfolio of current and past concert poster art to exhibit from a wide range of musical acts. Erin Cadigan, an artist from Woodstock, NY, will be featuring her art, posters and clothing line THREE. Joining the show for the first time is Setlist Tees, a line of shirts created by Ryan Stanley that feature fan-requested setlists with unique designs for each show. Art from Like Minded Productions, live music photography from Mike Geller and Art by Ian Millard will be available at the show as well.
Pin makers and artists Matthew Jurcic of 10 Minute Tube Designs, Adam Davidoff of Phishcoins, Jack Firestone of Party Time Pins, Noah Phence, Adrian Sharpe of stuPINdous Creations, Ant Pharms Tour Pins and Designs, Cactus Bomb Designs, Pin me Down, PhanBadge, MYFE. Designs, Gowy Gear, Terra-Pins, Brian Zuckerberg and Stuphph & Things will all feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Atlantic City shows. Throughout the event, Show of Life will be streaming live the first ever Phantiques Road Show! Fans are encouraged to bring their collectible art to be reviewed by a panel of expert curators who will be on site for appraisal. Fans are encouraged to participate in a silent auction in person at the show or live from couch tour, making for an interactive feature to “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City.”
Non-profits include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has given grants for music education totaling more than $700,000 over the past 15 years, 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 $11,000 since 2009. 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 “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” 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, 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 poster shows, “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Charitable donations from the event will be made to The Mockingbird Foundation, as well as a wide array of artists featuring posters to fit any budget. More artists will be announced in mid-October, as well as special edition works only available at the show, which will be available for viewing shortly thereafter at www.phanart.net. “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” is sponsored by This Week on Lot, Grateful Music, Philly Philms, Show of Life and The Helping Friendly Podcast. This Week on Lot is a semi-weekly audio podcast about the live music scene that provides reviews of venues, festivals, and on rare occasions, the music. ‘TWoL’ also discusses rumors from the lot, tips and tricks for being on tour, and anything else they find amusing. Follow on Twitter @ThisWeekonLot.
Grateful Music Publications has covered live music news as it happens for the past seven years. On site, on tour, and in the flesh, Grateful Music shares the pleasures of good family, great music and positive energy, all the while staying on top of the stories as they unfold.
Philly Philms, creators of the upcoming feature length documentary We’ve Got It Simple, celebrates the world of Phish fans by weaving the film from footage and photos that fans have submitted, as well as touring and shooting with the band during the summer and upcoming fall tour. The culmination of this will be a film that not only shows the cultured world Phish has created for their fans but also will serve as a 30th anniversary gift from the fans to the band.
The Helping Friendly Podcast is a weekly Phish podcast created by two longtime fans who wanted to 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.
With a focus on capturing the spontaneous moments before and after the concerts and streaming them live to those at home on “couch tour”, Show of Life focuses on live music reality news with candid interviews and special events. Join host Jason Wigmann and director Taper420, along with a revolving cast of characters and experience the next best thing to being there.”
Justin Braet and a friend made this Light/Lipton lot sticker. “Growing brighter now” is a very symbolic lyric in reference to the band and the song itself. The song has come such a long way and has produced some very amazing jams. Shouldn’t we all purify our souls with some Light?
These stickers sell 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 5 for $10, and Justin will donate a dollar of each transaction to The Mockingbird Foundation.
SPAC, 12.5″ x 18.5″ poster, Edition of 100, $20
Alpharetta, 12.5″ x 18.5″ poster, Edition of 100, $20
Chicago, 12.5″ x 18.5″ poster, Edition of 100, $20
The alPHabet Poster, Edition of 420, 13″ x 15″, $20
T-Shirt Party at the Lampost, Edition of 55 shirts, $20
Gorge Sticker 1 for $2, 10 for $10
So Much Fun Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 150, $15
Windmill Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15
Wilsons Crest Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15
Fancy Feather II Pin, Glows in the Dark, Edition of 100, $15
30 Years Pin Series
30 Year Series 1983 Pin, Edition of 100, $15
30 Year Series 1991 Pin, Edition of 100, $15
30 Year Series 1998 Pin, Edition of 100, $15
30 Year Series Hiatus 2001 Pin, Edition of 100, $15
30 Year Series Hampton 2009 Pin, Edition of 100, $15
Welcome to the Fourth Annual PhanArt Holiday Gift Guide! Since we don’t have Shakedown to hit off to do our Holiday shopping (remember Fall Tour?), PhanArt brings you the best of the lot here, compiling great art and deals for Phish fans. Get everything you need for family and friends, as well as phamily and phriends. Stay tuned for great deals as this page will be updated throughout the holiday season.
This year the Gift Guide is broken down into Seven Categories: Special Deals, Posters, Books, Shirts, Pins, Jewelery and Stickers. There are also select items that benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, including limited edition posters.
Cody Schibi has free shipping on all orders and free prints when you spend $15 or more
Nate Duval’s holiday sale includes free shipping through 12/14 and deals for different days of the week
TRiPP is offering 25% off and free shipping on all orders Tuesday 11/27 through Wednesday Night and 25% off orders until Wednesday night with code “wassail”. From 11/29 through 12/31, code rudolPH will work to give you 20% off, plus if you spend $100 or more you get free shipping through 12/31. Don’t forget to check out holiday cards and limited edition archived prints.
Doctor Fluff Tees is offering holiday specials store-wide. Use one of their two coupons to get even greater discounts! 20% off on Cyber Monday with code GIVETHANKS and 10% off with code PHANART through 12/31 (but you can only use one code on Cyber Monday, so go with GIVETHANKS)
Among other deals, Tube, Tweezer and Doctor Fluff posters are all 25% off!
Plus all Tie-dye Grateful Dead shirts are 25% off and you can pre-order these onesies pictured below.
You only get one set of ears and if you see live music, your hearing can be damaged quite easily. Read a little about how earplugs are beneficial when seeing live music and pick up Pete’s recommendation – Hearos Xtreme Protection.
Four posters for $40 – With a great deal of posters donated to PhanArt to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, there’s a ton of great posters to get and for $40, you get FOUR prints, with the $40 going to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation for music education. If you want to request a tour or a specific artist (who has been featured on PhanArt.net in the past few years), we will try to honor your request as best as we can.
Jiggs has two of his prints from this summer available.
Bader Field Posters: $15 shipped
Deer Creek posters: $20 shipped
Branden Otto has four prints just added to the site, and if you Buy 2, you get 1 FREE. Click over to see Branden’s latest and pick up some incredible art. He’s had an incredible year! All orders will also receive a promo code for 25% off Otto’s NYE poster that will be released in early December.
Marq Spusta has created “Morris” to help raise money for the MS Society via Screens ‘n’ Suds. Morris is a 5″x7″ screenprint on textured paper and available in one of two variants, gold or vanilla for only $17. All proceeds go to MS Society! Plus, there are a ton of other great prints available as well!
The PhanArt ‘Read the F#$%ing Book Club‘ has reviews and links to buy all 14 books written on Phish, as well as reviews by members of the Phish community. Prices vary.
PhanFood cookbooks, the first cookbook by Phish fans for Phish fans is available for only $20, with net profits benefiting the Chittenden Food Bank in Burlington, Vermont. PhanFood features appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, drinks (with and without alcohol) and a variety of other concoctions that Phish fans enjoy while they are in the lots, at the site, or just sitting at home waiting for the next tour to be announced.
The original Eat More Kale shirt (and hoodie) is available for $25
You Enjoy Me –has onesies and tees for the little ones, with great prices – 2 for only $25!. Check out a gallery of designs from our writeup on them.
The Woods Tees in three colors are now discounted to $18!
Count 8 Festivals shirts are only $10 each, with just TWO remaining! These shirts from Festival 8 features Count von Count in sizes Medium and Large only. Free shipping on orders.
Of course, there are Golgi/Google, Tweezer/Twitter shirts, plus “Me No are no Nice Girl” shirts for ladies (only sizes left are: 1 small, 1 large, 1 XL and 1 XXL – shirts run a little small). All shirts come with a free sticker and free shipping. Order in the PhanArt Store.
Plus there are Summer 2011 shirts for only $6 with free shipping
Also, the pre-order for YEMSG shirts and hoodies has been extended until 11/30! Pick them up in the PhanArt Store because they are only available on pre-order. Free YEMSG sticker and NYEMSG 2011-2012 sticker with each order! Shirts ship in mid-December (free shipping too!)
Phanbadge MSG Subway Tokens and Manhole covers are $15-16 each or in a three pack with a free bonus pin included!
Golgi/Google and the Mound/Joy pair of pins are $15 each.
Ryan Kerrigan’s Happy Fish are only $15
Jiggs has his Kuroda pins for $10 each
Pin Me Down has your the freshest new pin designs on the market, offering Phish, GD and many more designs. Pins cost $8-35, with a few pins costing only $5 during their holiday sale. As always free shipping on orders over $30.
Crazyredbeard has a number of pins for sale, notably his new Birds of a Feather Omnidirectional Love pin. This pin is an original design by Jonathan Blake, a raven and an eagle interlocked in the center by a heart with the four directions of the compass symbolizing love radiating outward in all directions. This pin is only $15 plus $3 shipping.
JEWELRY and MORE
Jennifer Kahn’s 2012 Commemorative NYE NYC MSG Token pendant is available in Sterling Silver or Brass. Her 3rd token, this design features an upward spiral emanating from the big apple. Take the New Year’s run energy and grow, expand, move forward and reach out in the coming year. There’s nowhere to go but UP!
Glowstickwars.com is having a Red, Green and Blue sale. From now until Boxing Day (thats December 26th to you and me, tubes of Red Show Sticks, Green Show Sticks, and Blue Show Sticks can be ordered from the GSW online store for as low as $6.49 per tube of 100 8″ glowsticks, with 100 bracelet/necklace connectors included. That’s a 35% discount! And remember, 10% of all Show Sticks sales are donated to The Mockingbird Foundation. Take advantage of this great limited time offer and MAKE IT RAIN this Holiday season!
Stickers are a great stocking stuffer!
Jiggs stickers include Kuroda / Laser Pointer and Stop Analyzing
Also, conceived by Andy Cary and designed by Jiggs is the runaway sticker design of the summer, “My Other Car is a Second Set Tweezer”, available in the PhanArt Store
YEMSG stickers, inspired by PhanArt Pete on 12/4/09 and designed by Jiggs are a classic and 1 for $3, 2 for $5.
Read Icculus stickers from Christine Liotti are only 1 for $3, 2 for $5 and can be picked up here.
YEM WE CAN, celebrating both Phish and the President’s re-election are also 1 for $3, 2 for $5
YEM Family Decal stickers – A spoof of those stickers we see on the back of cars detailing who is in the family. Well, this one is for phamily, via Glowstickwars.com – less than Three Dollars!
Here are some new listings from ShakedownShirts.com We have kids shirts, sticker packs, Hoodies, and blowouts on some older out of print shirts. We offer sizes up to 5XL on the site on all of our shirts on the ShakedownShirts website.
I’ll admit, I’m a little nostalgic. Hitting 100 shows is an achievement for Phish fans, a centennial celebration to mark a long journey over many years of seeing Phish. Very few jump on tour and don’t miss a show for 3 or 4 years, netting 100 shows in one quick succession of years. Rather, the journey takes many years. There are some who have seen the band since the late 1980s have yet to crack 100 while a few who started in 2004 are soon to break the barrier sometime this summer. The longevity adds to who you are and says where you have been.
My 100th show was 12/28/11 (as was Dan McKnight’s) and going in, I left all expectations at the door for once. A Ya Mar opener, just like my first show (12/13/97) was my only request and the first ever Free opener erased the thought from my head and gladly so. The New Years Run was devoid of expectations thereafter and my enjoyment of the shows was great, as it started off with an achievement. I looked forward to it and my friends who are soon to crack 100 themselves talked it up.
Think about it – have you ever done 100 of anything and kept count? Beyond kid stuff, anything as an adult? Been to 100 countries? Ran 100 miles? Biked 100 miles? (that one is possible on a long day…) Seen any other band 100 times? Sure, there are Grateful Dead, Panic, Cheese and Umphrey’s fans who might have hit this milestone but outside of this realm of music, achieving a 100 even on a test is tough to do. When it happens, its rare, and worth celebrating
I recall two other friend’s 100th shows in the 3.0 era. Holly hit 100 on NYE in Miami in 2009 while Amy celebrated in her hometown of Utica on 10/20/10. To mark the occasion, stickers and shirts, respectively, were made to commemorate the occasion.
When my 100th show was approaching, I thought it to be a novel idea to follow suit and make a sticker up. I knew the exact date and thanks to the Essex flood relief show falling on 9/14/11, 12/28/11 would be my 100th show. I contacted my friend Jeffery, who also designed his wife Holly’s 100th sticker, and asked him to design a sticker incorporating all my other 99 shows. The resulting sticker was awesome and brought the sports of Madison Square Garden and the beauty of seeing Phish together very nicely.
What I did with these stickers over those 4 days in NYC was sell them, but not for profit. Likewise with Holly’s sticker and Amy’s shirt, it was more to make ends meet than make profit. With stickers being cheaper to make, usually around $1 after shipping, it made sense that these stickers would be a better investment and to make money back in the end.
As a bonus to this, if you can manage to sell your stickers for a Buck or more, why not take that profit and donate it to The Mockingbird Foundation. Having your 100th show be a reason for celebration is one thing, but to make a feel-good donation it, all it takes is a little effort, no matter how many stickers you buy. Through 123stickers.com or Customstickermakers.com (two sites used frequently and are recommended) you can get stickers in smaller quantities for cheaper, or go for 100 to commemorate the day. Either way, you can make a nice donation to Mockingbird and enjoy a nice way to commemorate a milestone in your history – your phanneversary.
Four simple steps:
1) Design sticker
2) Make sticker (see links above)
3) Sell sticker on lot, or on PhanArt
4) Donate to Mockingbird (if you made any extra $$)
You can collect these stickers or shirts from among your friends. It works out to be a nice way to see where you’ve been. Got a group of 10 friends who have seen 100 shows each? 1000 Phish shows seen is a bit mind-blowing and a cool design makes for great art and a nice piece of nostalgia. As fans approach their 100th show, consider commemorating it with a piece of art and possibly helping out Mockingbird in the process. The group effort would be an enormous one over time if this catches on.
Now, I can’t comment on 200 shows personally, but at Dick’s this past September, I ran into my friends on lot and was handed a sticker to commemorate Holly’s 200th show – about 3 years after the last notable milestone, she hit 200. Pretty remarkable, and creative too. Her husband Jeffery designed this one as well.
Then you have those folks who have made it to milestones some may think of as unreachable and unfathomable. Noah Phence hit 300 shows on the third night of Hampton in 2009. Pretty good timing huh? Noah recalled what he thought of when he made a small postcard to give out to friends: “I instantly thought of the movie 300 and the scene where he bellows “Tonight, we dine in hell!” and simply changed it to “Tonight we dance in Hampton!”
Last but not least, Christy Articola, the editor of Surrender to the Flow had a nice surprise treat in St. Louis this summer. She knew in advance that this show would be #365 for her, meaning a YEAR of Phish! Run that one through your head for a second. Mind-blowing, isn’t it? While Christy was taking the show in like no other, a group of her friends worked together to make the small mock-STTF issue (#365) to commemorate the event, they also worked together to raise money to buy the band-signed show poster from The Waterwheel Foundation, even scoring poster #365 in the process! This was a group effort to commemorate a rare milestone for a friend who does tons for others (not to mention publish the best, and only, fan magazine out there) and do some good for others with the effort in the process.
So there you have it. The 100 show milestone, whether you are hitting it for the first time, the second, third or 3.65th time, it’s well worth noting and commemorating with a little art of your own, and possibly a little something for The Mockingbird Foundation. When you hit that mark, share your art with PhanArt and we’ll keep them cataloged for future editions of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish.
Heady Things Inc has some stickers left over from summer tour. Since they won’t be making the NYE run, they are up for sale on PhanArt. These stickers make great stocking stuffers or casual phriendly gifts for any phan. Sticker styles include: ChalkDust Torture, Down With Disease, In an Intensive Care Unit, Split Open and Melt (or) Scent Of A Mule and You Enjoy Myself. All stickers are 3′ x 5′. Now just 1.00 each or all 5 for 5.00. You love the songs, Now get the stickers!
Buy a Sampler set of all 5 stickers for $5!