Friend of the site and sometimes contributor Andy P. Smith has a new book coming out in June. It’s called 100 Things Phish Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die and to celebrate the occassion he’s having a book release party at Brooklyn Bowl on June 1st with the DeadPhish Orchestra. Show your support and grab your tickets here.
Whether you’re a huge Phish fan or curious why they have such a loyal following — I admit it, I’m in the latter camp — you’ll find this book entertaining and eye-opening. It’s the perfect primer for their upcoming, recently-announced 2018 tour which includes a 3-day festival upstate in August.
Music writers and longtime Phans Andy P. Smith and Jason Gershuny combine their knowledge, experience and love for all things Phish to present a must-own reference. Beginning in 1983 with the group’s formation in Vermont and covering the most memorable shows, biggest personalities, and must-do activities surrounding the Phish experience in the decades since, the authors offer a thorough and easy to follow chronology of the band’s epic journey. Highlights include:
- A heartfelt foreword from Relix Magazine Editor in Chief Mike Greenhaus
- Breakdowns and analysis of every album and how they fit into the Phish canon
- The complete guide to crowd terminology, including how to identify a Wook, a Tarper, a Chomper and a Noob
- Photos and illustrations throughout, capturing the Phish experience
- Profiles of the band members, retrospectives of the most iconic shows and how to make the most of a trip to some of Phish’s favorite venues