Coinciding with Phish’s 13-night run at Madison Square Garden, American Beauty NYC announced a run of shows occurring before and after the Baker’s Dozen shows. Located one block from MSG, American Beauty is a multi-room live music space & craft beer bar serving a free personal pizza with every drink purchase. The venue is named after The Grateful Dead’s acclaimed 1970 studio album and is a popular hangout spot for the jam band community in NYC.
In addition to ticketed concerts, the venue will also host a ‘Jerry Lounge’ on the third floor that will replicate the lot scene that occurs at outdoor Phish shows. Entry is free and will feature vendors curated by PhanArt, a Grateful Dead DJ, and grilled cheese for sale. On the off-nights of Phish, American Beauty will host jam band-themed trivia (Mondays) and special concerts by local bands (Thursdays). The initial line-up of pre & post parties includes:
The Werks Phish After-Party
Friday, July 21st & Saturday, July 22nd
The Werks transcend their roots while never losing their identity. Poignant songwriting and engaging melody come together on a record that showcases their maturation as a multidimensional group of uniquely creative musicians.
Polyvamp & Dorsia Phish Pre-Party
Sunday July 23rd
Polyvamp is a high energy, improvisational groove, electronic funk experience. Each show brings experimental jams that create funky soundscapes and musical adventures.
Berthed in open jam sessions at the Lower East Side dive bar, Parkside Lounge, Dorsia has been bringing its blend of classic rock, psychedelic jams, funk, and americana to New York City.
West End Blend & DJ Logic Phish After-Party
Sunday, July 23rd
CT-based Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast.
The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and mixing his sound across the map.
John Kadlecik Band Phish After-Party
Tuesday, July 25th & Wednesday, July 26th
The John K Band features one of the most loved guitarists in the scene, with a mix of his musical friends playing both original music and fan favorites in a format that is a sheer pleasure for festival audiences. Already having played numerous club shows, the John K Band is ready to visit new markets and dazzle new audiences with Kadlecik's take on this well loved song book and his own original works.
Escaper Phish Pre-Party
Wednesday, July 26th
The literal definition of Escaper is "one who escapes confinement". Founded in 2016, the Brooklyn based Post-Rock/Space-Funk Fusion quintet strive for a sound without limits.
Lawrence Presents Christina vs. The World: A Y2K Retrospective
Thursday, July 27th (off-night)
8pm Doors 9pm Show
For one night only, New York-based soul-pop group blends old-school and new-school vibes to create a set of songs that sound as good on the record as they do at their high-energy live shows.
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer Band Phish Pre-Party
Friday, July 28th
Thirteen-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having played in the most legendary rooms in America with some of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist/singer/ songwriter has built up quite the reputation in the music world, welcoming the nickname “Taz” amongst fans and peers alike.
Big Mean Sound Machine
Friday, July 28th
Big Mean is all about making music for the body and mind.
Mixing elements and ideas from every corner of the globe, the band is determined to make you sweat. Artfully conceived dance music at it's finest.
Wig & Bee Phish Pre-Party
Sunday, July 30th
The five-piece rock band Wig Party was formed in 2010 in Central New Jersey. Charles Kirby (vocals), Ryan Quick (drums), and Vincent Ventriglia (guitar/vocals), former members of the northeast regional band The Dirty Drop (2005-2009), asked old friend Greg Del Deo (bass) to form a new group that became Wig Party.
ShwiKus Plays P-Funk Phish After-Party
Sunday, July 30th (downstairs)
Local jam bands Shwizz and FiKus join together to perform a classic P-Funk set.
lespecial Phish After Party
Sunday, July 30th (upstairs)
Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lens of contemporary technology.
Jerry's Birthday Jam: Pre-Phish Party with Half Step
Tuesday, August 1st
Half Step is a group of dedicated fans & students of the Grateful Dead, capturing the spirit, improvisation, sound & complexity of Grateful Dead music.
Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Celebrate Jerry's Birthday Phish After-Party
Tuesday, August 1st
In honor of Jerry Garcia's birthday, members of Ratdog, Billy & the Kids, Furthur, and Golden Gate Wingmen will connect Jerry Garcia with his kindred spirit, Ludwig Van Beethoven. Reed Mathis, Jay Lane, Todd Stoops, & Clay Welch perform as Electric Beethoven for a late-night party after Phish's 9th show during their Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden.
Mister F & Of Clocks and Clouds Phish Pre-Party
Wednesday, August 2nd
Mister F are an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving.
Named one of the Top 25 New Music Critiques by Nusic Connection, Of Clocks and Clouds have been praised for their “enchanting arrangements, intensifying interludes and attention grabbing guitar riffs.”
Zach Deputy Phish After-Party
Wednesday, August 2nd
In making his fourth album Wash It in the Water, Zach Deputy dreamed up a sunny and soulful new sound that fuses hip-hop, funk, and folky pop with the spirited rhythms of soca and calypso. With that sound embodied by the album’s brightly melodic and richly textured title track, Wash It in the Water finds the Georgia-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist mining his Puerto Rican and Cruzan heritage for inspiration.
Maradeen Phish Pre-Party
Friday, August 4th
Maradeen is an American rock band based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Founded by guitarist, Whit Murray, in the summer of 2014 with keyboardist, Kaitlyn Connor, and bassist, Sterling Miller, the band formed their initial roots as a high energy rock n roll quartet. With classical and jazz improvisation backgrounds they forged and evolved a unique and well-versed sound.
Yellow Dubmarine Phish After-Party
Saturday, August 5th
Yellow Dubmarine pays tribute to the greatest Beatles songs of all time, performing the music from the "1" album in a tightly rehearsed reggae style. The album features every number-one single released by The Beatles in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970.
Grateful Dead Pizza Party (Steve Urban, Josh Kates, Ray Kairy & more) Phish Pre-Party
Sunday, August 6th
A performance by a super-group of musicians from your favorite NYC jambands!
Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Phish After-Party
Sunday, August 6th
While on tour with various projects over the past few years, bassist extraordinaire Reed Mathis spent his spare time rearranging Beethoven (Symphonies 3 and 6), recording each newly reimagined movement with a long and impressive “who’s-who” list of his musical brethren, including Phish’s Page McConnell and Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, the Barr Brothers, Robert Walter and Galactic’s Stanton Moore.
All Pre-Parties are 3pm Doors, 4pm Show
All Post-Parties are 11:30 Doors, 11:55 Show
For additional announcements, check www.americanbeautynyc.com