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Trippin On Nothing - Mike Miz's Phish cover band
TiedyeVikki
TiedyeVikki
3/18/2010 12:45 AM

Mike Miz plays in numerous bands, one of them being a Phish cover band called Trippin On Nothing. It started a few years ago with what was supposed to be a one-off show, but it went so well they continued with it, playing only a few times a year. This was my first time checking them out, and being that I've really never listened to much Phish I can't comment on how their sound compares, but I will say this band was great and I thoroughly enjoyed their show, and I think you all will too. Five of the songs weren't even Phish originals, but songs Phish often covered.

This band really gives Mike a chance to utilize his guitar skills... he was on fire! Twice he broke strings and the rest of the band just jammed away til he came back. And speaking of the rest of the band, that's Johnny Kimock drumming for this show... and to quote Keith's etree comment: "Let me just say that for a kid who never played a Phish song in his life before yesterday, John Kimock nailed it!!" (Their usual drummer is Josh Karis, but he was busy that night with his regular gig, Leroy Justice.) Also, their regular keyboardist Len Mooney (from Roamin' Gabriels) couldn't make it and they got Fares Houssein (from The Woody Browns Project) to fill in 20 minutes before the show. And that's the talented Dylan Skursky from Cabinet on bass... he's a regular member. Even without any practice together, this line-up rocked!

There are 2 versions of this recording available... the soundboard/Schoeps (on stage) matrix, and a multi-track mixdown... I can't decide which one I like better, they both sound awesome. I wish I'd posted this sooner while there were still more seeders on the torrents, but both versions are on Archive too. Here ya go...

Trippin On Nothing

River Street Jazz Cafe

Plains, PA

March 5, 2010

http://www.myspace.com/trippinonnothing

Mike Miz (MiZ, Jam Stampede) - Guitar & Vocals

Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) - Bass & Backing Vocals

Fares Houssein (The Woody Browns Project) - Keyboards & Backing Vocals

John Kimock (Steve Kimock, New Madrid Faults) - Drums

Multitrack mixdown version:

Allen & Heath GL2400 (Direct Outs) + ceiling mounted house mic + Schoeps MK21's (On Stage)>Schoeps KCY 250/05i cable>Schoeps VST 62ui>Lunatec V3>Alesis HD24 w/EC-2 Converter upgrade

Alesis Caddy>Fireport 1394>Nuendo 4(Multitrack mixdown)>Soundforge Pro 10 (Fades, iZotope 64 BIT Sample Rate Conversion /iZotope MBIT+ Bit depth conversion to 16 Bit/44.1khz)>>CDWAV>FLAC

Recorded & Processed By Keith Litzenberger

http://www.archive.org/details/ton2010-03-05.multitrack.flac16

OR

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=293479

Soundboard/Schoeps(on stage) matrix version:

FOH SBD Mix + Schoeps MK21's (On Stage)>Schoeps KCY 250/05i cable>Schoeps VST 62ui>Lunatec V3>Alesis HD24 w/EC-2 Converter upgrade

Alesis Caddy>Fireport 1394>Soundforge 9 (mix of sbd/mics, Fades, Sample/Bit Rate Conversion)>CDWAV>FLAC

FOH Mix by Ben Travers

Recorded & Processed By Keith Litzenberger

http://www.archive.org/details/ton2010-03-05.wklitz.schoeps.sbd.flac16

OR

http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=533223

Set 1:

01 Birds Of A Feather

02 Cities

03 Jesus Just Left Chicago

04 Roses Are Free

05 Axilla

06 Llama

07 Boogie On Reggae Woman

08 Harry Hood

Set 2:

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra>

02 Down With Disease

03 Tube

04 Suzy Greenberg

05 Encore Break

06 Band Intro

07 Slave To The Traffic Light

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