Hot Topic: Phish summer tour route raises questions

Phish dropped details about the first leg of its 2011 summer tour on Wednesday, releasing 18 dates that circle tightly across the East Coast. While at first disconcerting to not see any Colorado dates, the lack of any shows west of Cincinnati promises a second leg that will swing through the West.

Live review: Mike Gordon @ the Fox Theatre

Biting his bottom lip and bobbing his gray-mopped dome, Mike Gordon both filled and fueled eclectic grooves on Saturday at Boulder’s swollen Fox Theatre. The bubbling bassist who anchors the deep-end for the jamazonian Phish showed Saturday he can easily captain his own ship.

Live review: Phish @ 1stBank Center, Day 3

Opting for fleeting jams over groove, Phish closed its three-night Colorado run Tuesday with ascendant fireballs of four-way improvisation. Listing heavily toward in-the-moment psychedelia, the band steered clear of expected anthems, jostling the 1stBank Center crowd with rarities and the unexpected.

Live review: Phish @ 1stBank Center, Day 1

Phish flooded the 1stBank Center Sunday night with their uniquely explosive, animated jam nuggets, thrilling the sold-out arena with yet another feast for Colorado. With the spotlight spread evenly across the quartet, Phish tunneled into its funkiest realms Sunday night.