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Check out photos, video, the setlist and a recap of last night’s Mike Gordon concert at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Bassist Mike Gordon and keyboardist Robert Walter made surprise appearances at a jam hosted by members of Doom Flamingo at Charleston’s Bar Mash on Monday night.
Watch Mike Gordon lead his band through a cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” in Nashville on Sunday night.
Mike Gordon worked in the debuts of three more new originals last night at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon kicked off his solo tour at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta offering up the debut of two brand new songs along with a cover of a Led Zeppelin classic.
Get ready for Mike Gordon’s March tour by reading his thoughts on balancing material for his solo tour and watching a full show from just over a year ago at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix.
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Latest Mike Gordon Setlist
Mike Gordon at White Eagle Hall
- Sleep to Dream
- Got to Be More Careful
- Tropical Rocket
- You Strike My Main Nerve
- Crazy Sometimes
- Tiny Little World
- Stealing Jamaica
- Put Down the Phone
- Noon to Noon
- When Your Mind's Made Up
- My Favorite Mistake
- Sweet Emotion
- If You Want Me
- I Am Random
About Mike Gordon
Life is a balancing act. Mike likes to think he learned to live in the moment. He let go of self consciousness, surrendered to each passing moment, and right in the backwoods of Vermont, he blended his body, brain, soul, and heart into one bloody heap of musical intention. On one fateful night after a peak jam session, Mike went deep into the forest, hugged a tree, and vowed to live in the woods and play music every night. So life can be framed by peaks and epiphanies, but it’s a balancing act.
If you reach nirvana through music, that doesn’t mean you can reach it the same way again, since nirvana doesn’t work that way. Well; who knows how it works, but it might require new parameters and be framed by new paradigms with each passing decade.
Life’s a balancing act. When do you live in the moment, and when do you plan for the next? When are you James Bond, so cool without needing to speak, or out of sorts like Gomer Pyle. And when does one actually feel like God (now scientifically proven to be Fred Armisen)? I guess one can act with nobility and hope for the best. I’ll shut up now – this is supposed to be about Mike, not me.
Bass has been Mike’s passion – he learned ways of combining propulsion with flight, opposing integral components of new musical ecstasy. Whatever the fuck that means. Mike set on a lifetime’s journey to make things, and forget about balancing acts. Except when it comes to making things – in which case he’s balancing the moment of now with the moment of… I don’t know if Mike would even agree with any of this; I’m just kind of saying it knowing he won’t read it. I know, for one thing, that Mike wouldn’t want this bio to be “all about me,” but what the fuck am I supposed to do? I mean, I’m writing about Mike. I was chosen to do it, I’m doing it, and that’s my subject matter. Jeesh.
But life is a balancing act, and after all the bullshit of Inside In, Outside Out, Upside Down, and whatever the fuck, Mike has kinda gotten inside, and is no longer outside. Yeah, right.
PS I lied when I said that life was a balancing act. Never trust anyone who uses the word “life” in a sentence… Such tripe!
Tame Impala, Janelle Monáe, Lil Wayne, Tenacious D, Calpurnia and others are part of the 2019 Lollapalooza lineup.
The Barr Brothers will perform their self-titled debut, ‘Sleeping Operator’ and ‘Queens of the Breakers’ across the three-night run.
Umphrey’s McGee announced 2019 Summer Tour dates and ticket information.
Trey Anastasio Band will perform two concerts at the soon-to-open Mission Ballroom in Denver.
Watch moe. perform “Blue Jeans Pizza” during an in-studio session they recorded at SiriusXM’s New York City studio.