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Lotus Opens Fall Tour in Burlington Vermont

Published: October 23, 2017

This weekend Lotus opened their fall tour at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont. Lotus, the incredibley talented jamtronica musicians instantly captured the crowds attention within the first few notes they played. They do so with their transitions from tight intense jams flowing into dreamy lucid jams into dance parties. Lotus has been playing music together for 18 years and it certainly shows. Their ability to pass their jams to one another in such seamless ways is absolutely mesmerizing. Highlights of night one were "Spiritualize" for the second song in the after the "L'immeuble" opener. The band closed the second set out bring it back to "Spiritualize". To end the second set of...

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Dave Matthews and A Concert For Charlottesville

Published: September 25, 2017

This weekend Dave Matthews held a concert in Charlottesville, Virginia in order to bring music and unity to the members of the Charlottesville community in response to the events that occurred there last month. Almost all of the members in Dave Matthews Band are from Charlottesville. Dave Matthews is originally from South Africa but said, "I've lived a lot of paces in my life but most of the band is born and raised in Charlottesville. I love that town, it's more home than anywhere to me. And my family, if the band is my family, which they are, that is where my family is from. And when this happened, that terrible day in Charlottesville, the immediate thought is horror, but after that you...

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Trey Anastasio Gives Crowd A Little Burlington History At Grand Point North

Published: September 20, 2017

Trey Anastasio and his band headlined Grace Potter's Grand Point North Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont this past weekend. This was the first time the band has played in town since 2011. By the smile beaming from Trey's face, you could tell he was happy to be back in the special town where his musical career began. About halfway through his performance, he paused for a few moments to give the crowd "a little Burlington history". He talked about the first time he came to visit town when he was 18 years old. He was supposed to be visiting The University of Vermont, but instead of visiting the school, he decided to grab a beer and see some music downtown at club Hunt's. There he said, "I...

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Is TicketMaster's Verified Fan program working for real fans?

Published: September 19, 2017

A couple weeks ago performers like Dead and Company, Taylor Swift, and Bruce Springsteen partnered up with Ticketmaster to use their new "Verified Fan" program when selling tickets to their events. "We built a really big robot to protect fans from the thousands of little scalper bots trying to scoop up tickets. Fans register ahead of time, and those who are verified and selected receive a code that unlocks the opportunity to purchase tickets. Ticketmaster #VerifiedFan was designed to separate actual, human fans from bots and scalpers. The system aims to thwart bad actors who are in the business of taking away tickets from fans just so they can resell them." However, the algorithm to do so...

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Grace Potter's Grand Point North Festival welcomes Trey Anastasio Band joined with Mike Gordon and Page McConnell

Published: September 18, 2017

Trey Anastastio and his band played at the Grand Point North Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. This September marks the 7th year that Grace Potter has hosted the music festival. Yesterday was the first time Trey Anastasio Band has playing in Burlington since 2011. TAB is made up of Russ Lawton (drums), and  Tony Markellis (bass), Ray Paczkowski (keys), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet, vocals), and Natalie Cressman (trombone, vocals). The latest tour James Casey (saxophones, vocals) has been added.  Photo by Patrick Jordan at Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2017 The band brought so much energy to their entire set. Trey seemed especially smiley and very happy being...

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Grace Potter's Grand Point North Music Festival

Published: September 15, 2017

This weekend Grace Potter will be hosting the 7th annual Grand Point North Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. This festival highlights tons of Vermont homegrown talent. In years past Grace has always headlined the two-day music festival herself. This year she is playing both nights but will be sharing the stage with another Vermont based musical act Trey Anastasio Band. TAB will be headling the festival Saturday night. Grace stated that "Growing up, I went to countless Phish concerts and the band was synonymous with the vibrant Vermont music scene. It's truly humbling to come full circle and have Trey headline Sunday at the Waterfront. I have a feeling this year is going to be one for...

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Helping Friendly Podcast With Katy Tur

Published: September 13, 2017

The Helping Friendly Posdcast had a special interview with Katy Tur. Katy is known for her Phish banter on air and probably better known as the host of MSNBC Live, which airs every weekday afternoon at 2pm ET. She also occasionally fills in on MTP Daily and other NBC news programs. They talked with Katy, hitting topics from her favorite Phish songs and being a fan, also talked about her book which comes out today, September 12, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History. Order it now. You can listen to this episode directly here. We love Helping Friendly Podcast here at CashorTrade. They're a great partner of ours!  If you can, please support HF...

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10 of the Best Responses for Craziest Things Seen at Phish

Published: August 30, 2017

*Warning this contains explicit material and language* Today at the office we decided to ask people to slow down when responding to posts, to take their time to think about their responses to tickets...and most of all, to have FUN! It's easy to forget not to take it all too seriously. You think with our favorite band being who they are, we would never forget...but hey! It happens, it certainly is stressful to be a phan sometimes. So one of our Developers, posted a Friday ticket for Dick's and asked the question "what is the craziest thing you have seen at a Phish show?" The responses were out of control...here are the top 10. (some shortened) After reading through the hundreds of...

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Pheel Today

Published: August 23, 2017

Let's talk Phish. Most fans need to at least see an image, comment in a group, or physically talk to another person at least 8 times a day about these guys or else they go nuts. As if it wasn't hard enough before to pretend every sign in life was a Phish reference, now we can't even look at our co-workers breakfast or doughnuts related things in stores and not be brought somewhere completely different...thinking about Phish completing a legendary residency at MSG just a couple weeks ago. We're just supposed to go back to work and tell your co-workers who ask "How was your trip?" that it was "Great" when you're secretly daydreaming about quitting your job and becoming one of Ck5's lights in...

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An Emoe.tional Last Night with Moe.

Published: July 29, 2017

This past Friday, July 28th moe. Played their last show together until the end of their indefinite hiatus in Tamarack, Idaho at the Huckleberry Jam Festival. The band is taking a hiatus after over 25 years of making music due to Rob Derhak's recent cancer diagnosis. Luckily the form of cancer is highly beatable and Rob "...intends to do just that!" The support for Rob and the enetire band was felt all around and their attitude and confidence in a healthy recovery, and the eventual return of moe., surely set the tone for an unforgetable show.     The band opened the set with "Moth" and flowed into into "Puebla" followed by "Annihilation Blues" into an incredible "Silver Sun" which got...