Phish

Phix's 500th Show at the Boulder Theater

"It doesn't get any easier than this" gushed Paul Murin on stage at Phix's 500th show at the Boulder Theatre.  The cosmic forces bringing this band together for yet another evening of capturing the magic and thrills of Phish's music were evident throughout the jams.  Keyboardist Derek Berg has relocated back to Chicago, started his own side project, a

State of the Scene: Where Have All the Good Bands Gone?

Festival season!  I love it, and it is almost upon us.  After viewing the initial lineups for some of the big music festivals I couldn't help but notice the large number of indie rock bands that are sneaking their way into what are usually very jam-heavy celebrations.

Wakarusa VIP Package & Rare Phish t-shirts Up For Auction!

Wakarusa VIP package- for the Grateful Web

Time remains for a few great items up for charity auction.  One is which is a Wakarusa VIP package including:  private, secure campground directly adjacent to the main concert areas front row viewing, Complimentary food and beverage service two catered meals, per day (Thursday - Sunday) VIP Campground Pavilion, featuring couches and exclusive, VIP entertainment, Air Conditioned bathrooms, and more!

Also, you'll find find cool Phish t-shirts & a Phish Satin Pass package.  The t-shirts include:  original, brand new, and very rare t-shirts: Vegas Package - April 2004 (L), Halloween 1998 (M), Summer 2004 Package - Alpine (L), Coney Island (L), Sarasota Springs (L), Deer Creek (L), Hampton (L), and Mansfield (L).  And the Satin Pass package includes: Aftershows from 2004 (6/18, 6/19, 6/23, 6/24), Clinic from 2004 (6/18, 6/19, 6/23), Phish Photo, Phish Miami (generic), Trey (generic), Phish Aftershow (generic), Hospitality (1/3/03).

Roger Waters Autographed Poster! -- Over 5K Raised!

John Langenstein, Director of Security for several prominent bands has teamed up once again with David Shulman and The Mimi Fishman Foundation (MFF) to raise money for The Station Family Fund (SFF). The auction, which can be found at mimifishman.org/auctions coincides with the 4th anniversary of the horrific fire, will be the sixth in a series of fundraisers organized by Langenstein/Shulman to benefit the SFF. To date their efforts have raised over $75,000 for the SFF.

PHISH on-line charity AUCTION for STATION NIGHTCLUB SURVIVORS -- THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Coventry poster the last phish shows- for the Grateful Web
A once in a lifetime item. The band''s wardrobe case that they used everyday while they were on tour. Only 2 of these ever existed.- for the Grateful Web
untorn and full Coventry ticket, signed by entire band in Coventry on 8/15/04. Only 3 were signed that day- for the Grateful Web

John Langenstein, Director of Security for several bands including Phish, CSN, and The String Cheese Incident, has teamed up once again with David Shulman and The Mimi Fishman Foundation to raise money for The Station Family Fund. The Grateful Web has been thrilled to host their auctions for the past four years.

The Station Family Fund is an all-volunteer, 501 c 3 recognized, tax exempt, nonprofit organization, founded to offer assistance and relief to people directly affected by the fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.  100 people perished, close to 200 severely injured, and more than 60 children lost one or both parents in the horrific fire on Feb 20, 2003.

Todd King, a survivor himself of the fire, is the VP of the Station Family Fund. "It's vital we don't forget the families left behind.  The Station Family Fund was formed to help those families, as well as the survivors", said King.  "David (Shulman) and John (Langenstein) have been instrumental in helping fund our organization."

The auction, which began December 13, is the fourth in a series of Langenstein/Shulman on-line auctions, with the first three raising over $40,000. Unlike the first three auctions, which included a variety of items from many different bands, this auction will only feature Phish related items.  Phish, after 21 years together, recently called it quits, as their last note of music was played August 15 at their own festival in northern Vermont.

The eighteen auction items are sure to be of interest to any Phish fan.  Included are the  actual guitar strings used by Phish in 2004, one of their wardrobe cases used all the way up to their last show in August, as well as a full Conventry festival ticket signed by the entire band.

"When Shulman and I ran our first auction for the SFF, I never dreamed there would be more.  I thought it was a one-time shot.  My desire to help those affected by the fire has only strengthened and I am more determined now than ever to help out the survivors and the families of the victims", said Langenstein.

The Station Family Fund will distribute every dollar raised by the auction in an effort to address the needs of the survivors and the families of victims.

"We have put together an amazing array of Phish items for this auction.  Any Phish fan will definitely want to take a look.   Most importantly, we are raising funds for a very important charity", says Shulman.

Information on the Station Family Fund can be found at http://www.stationfamilyfund.org

To check out the auction, visit: mimifishman.prg/auctions