South Carolinian quartet Strange Design hopes to help rectify this situation for two lucky fans. From now until May 10, fans can sign up for a chance to win two tickets to see Phish on June 7 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. To sign up, simply go to www.thestrangedesign.com and click on the ticket giveaway link and follow the instructions. Additional signups can also be made at any Strange Design performance between now and then.
For those in desperate need of a hearty Phish supplement, Strange Design offers fans an opportunity to hear their favorite shows performed live in their entirety. Much like the way in which Dark Star Orchestra performs sets from the expansive Grateful Dead catalogue, Strange Design performs entire shows from the first twenty years of Phish’s career. This approach has helped set them apart from other Phish tribute acts and garnered them critical praise: “This is not a band that plays its fourteen favorite Phish covers — they study and re-enact full concerts from an era when the band was the most dynamic force in live improvisational music…This is a band that makes it alright to admit you were a Phish die-hard, and will probably leave you recounting your favorite tour stories to complete strangers after the encore…” (Nick Levy, The Brooklyn Revue).
Strange Design strives to reconnect the dispersed Phish community by taking show requests from fans, including all the extra-musical components that made Phish unique (trampolines, vacuum solos, choreographed dances, etc), traveling with a full light show, and recreating the energy, sound, and improvisational spirit of the different eras in Phish’s career. In short, they want fans to relive the complete Phish concert experience in the intimacy of smaller clubs and music halls close to their doorstep.
Strange Design Spring Tour Dates:
Apr 10 – Sullivan Hall – New York, NY
Apr 11 – Avalon Theatre – Easton, MD
Apr 16 – Club Metronome – Burlington, VT
Apr 17 – Tammany Hall – Worcester, MA
Apr 18 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
Apr 19 – Bill’s Bar – Boston, MA
Apr 20 – Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ
Apr 21 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
Apr 23 – State Theatre – Falls Church, VA
Apr 24 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Apr 25 – Chance Theatre – Poughkeepsie, NY
May 21 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
May 23 – U. of Wisc.-Madison (Union Terrace) – Madison, WI
May 24 – The Abbey – Chicago, IL
May 27 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
May 28 – Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, CO
May 29 – Quixotes – Denver, CO
May 30 – Quixotes – Denver, CO
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