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August 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
Phish, the jam band whose open taping policy made it one of the country's biggest live acts, is again sidestepping the record industry to cash in on the online music revolution. Livephish.com offers a rare service: soundboard-quality downloads of performances within two days of the concert. Fans pay $9.95 for MP3s or $12.95 for a computer file format in which no sound quality is lost during compression.
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July 25, 2009 | Todd Martens
West Coast Phish fans may have been left out of the band's initial run of spring reunion dates, but the act is making a grand overture to its Pacific Time Zone fan base this fall. After much rumor and speculation, the band confirmed late Thursday that it would stage a three-day event in Indio beginning Oct. 30. The jam band will take over the same Empire Polo Grounds that host the Coachella and Stagecoach fests for what Phish is calling "Festival 8." The band will perform a total of eight sets throughout the Halloween weekend.
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March 11, 2009 | Associated Press
Tourism officials in Virginia say Phish heads brought their appetites and wallets -- not just dope -- to the jamband's reunion last weekend. The Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau reported Tuesday that the estimated 75,000 fans who flocked to the coastal city generated $5 million in hotel, restaurant and retail sales. A manager at Hooters said the restaurant sold a week's worth of wings and beer over three days. Monday, police said they seized $1.2 million worth of drugs during the encampment of Phish fans.
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August 7, 2004 | Associated Press
Hoping to avoid a Woodstock-like overflow crush of fans, promoters of Phish's farewell festival in rustic Coventry, Vt., are renting a local radio station to broadcast the music so ticketless fans can groove without overcrowding the premises. The iconic jam band's Aug. 14-15 shows are sold out, and fans will be turned back if they don't have tickets, state police have warned. Fewer than 70,000 tickets were sold, but 80,000 people are expected to show up.
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October 7, 2000 | MARC WEINGARTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A cult band is by definition one that is fervently admired by a few and virtually ignored by everyone else. The Vermont quartet Phish is a strange anomaly: a cult band that's beloved by millions--America's biggest cult band, according to a recent Entertainment Weekly cover story.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1997 | ROGER CATLIN, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Heard the one about the Vermont bar band that became one of the country's top touring acts? The first gig by Phish, at Nectar's in Burlington, Vt., drew exactly one person. Last year, Phish grossed $16.5 million in 50 shows, including the largest single concert date in North America, drawing 135,000 at the Clifford Ball in upstate New York--all for a band that's never had a Top 40 hit.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2004 | Associated Press
Hoping to avoid a Woodstock-like overflow crush of fans, promoters of Phish's farewell festival in rustic Coventry, Vt., are renting a local radio station to broadcast the music so ticketless fans can groove without overcrowding the premises. The iconic jam band's Aug. 14-15 shows are sold out, and fans will be turned back if they don't have tickets, state police have warned. Fewer than 70,000 tickets were sold, but 80,000 people are expected to show up.
NEWS
July 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
Tickets to what Vermont-based jam band Phish says will be its last shows are sold out, and scalpers are getting as much as $915 for tickets to the festival next month. Some 70,000 tickets have been sold to the Coventry festival at Newport State Airport and surrounding fields in Coventry, Vt., on Aug. 14-15. Phish will perform both days. Tickets were originally priced $150. Veronica Lusk, sales representative for Internet broker eSeats.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
Phish, the Vermont-based jam band whose legions of dedicated fans made it one of the nation's top touring acts, announced Tuesday that the group will break up at the end of its summer tour in August. The surprise announcement came as the band prepared to release a new album, "Undermind," on June 15 and embark on the tour, which will kick off June 17 at Coney Island in Brooklyn.
NEWS
April 4, 2000 | JAMES BATES and CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dana Giacchetto, the boyish New York City money manager renowned for his ability to ingratiate himself with such young stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz, was charged Monday with three criminal counts for allegedly stealing at least $6 million of his clients' funds.
NEWS
July 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
Tickets to what Vermont-based jam band Phish says will be its last shows are sold out, and scalpers are getting as much as $915 for tickets to the festival next month. Some 70,000 tickets have been sold to the Coventry festival at Newport State Airport and surrounding fields in Coventry, Vt., on Aug. 14-15. Phish will perform both days. Tickets were originally priced $150. Veronica Lusk, sales representative for Internet broker eSeats.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
Phish, the Vermont-based jam band whose legions of dedicated fans made it one of the nation's top touring acts, announced Tuesday that the group will break up at the end of its summer tour in August. The surprise announcement came as the band prepared to release a new album, "Undermind," on June 15 and embark on the tour, which will kick off June 17 at Coney Island in Brooklyn.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
Phish, the jam band whose open taping policy made it one of the country's biggest live acts, is again sidestepping the record industry to cash in on the online music revolution. Livephish.com offers a rare service: soundboard-quality downloads of performances within two days of the concert. Fans pay $9.95 for MP3s or $12.95 for a computer file format in which no sound quality is lost during compression.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2001 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Phish fans had to be let down easy. For them it was more than a band. It was a calling, a community, its concerts a gathering of nomadic multitudes, a place to sing along or dance the hippie shake. Phish couldn't just break up. So a surprise announcement late last year declared that Phish was merely taking a hiatus from the blend of rock, jazz and folk that spearheaded the '90s "jam band" movement.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2000 | MARC WEINGARTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A cult band is by definition one that is fervently admired by a few and virtually ignored by everyone else. The Vermont quartet Phish is a strange anomaly: a cult band that's beloved by millions--America's biggest cult band, according to a recent Entertainment Weekly cover story.
NEWS
April 4, 2000 | JAMES BATES and CLAUDIA ELLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dana Giacchetto, the boyish New York City money manager renowned for his ability to ingratiate himself with such young stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz, was charged Monday with three criminal counts for allegedly stealing at least $6 million of his clients' funds.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2001 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Phish fans had to be let down easy. For them it was more than a band. It was a calling, a community, its concerts a gathering of nomadic multitudes, a place to sing along or dance the hippie shake. Phish couldn't just break up. So a surprise announcement late last year declared that Phish was merely taking a hiatus from the blend of rock, jazz and folk that spearheaded the '90s "jam band" movement.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1997 | ROGER CATLIN, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Heard the one about the Vermont bar band that became one of the country's top touring acts? The first gig by Phish, at Nectar's in Burlington, Vt., drew exactly one person. Last year, Phish grossed $16.5 million in 50 shows, including the largest single concert date in North America, drawing 135,000 at the Clifford Ball in upstate New York--all for a band that's never had a Top 40 hit.
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