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Saw Phil and friends at the Nokia Theater in Times Square last night. I was very impressed. If you go, you will love it. The kid guitarist and singer, Jakie Greene is great. He looks and sounds a lot like a young Dylan. The band was tight and obviously having a great time. Phil was laying it down, and Joan Osbourne came out for Sugaree. Warren Haynes sat in for the second set during one of last weeks shows. They were better than Ratdog, who were also very good. Hopefully the election shows got the guys thinking again, and we'll have the Other Ones this summer. The Nokia is a great venue too. General admission, with plenty of standing room, seats, and bars.

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Great to hear you enjoyed it. I was never a big Phil singing fan but really enjoy the music that all of the incarnations of Phil and "Friends" play. I enjoy RatDog as well.


I mean it is a no brainer Jerry is dead and has been for 13 years now. The last Ratdog show I saw there were a bunch of knuckleheads in front of me pissing and moaning all night how it sucks, if Jerry were still around blah blah blah. Alot of people I guess never got what the Dead were about; change, experimenting and following the groove wherever it leads. I for one feel lucky to get to hear what all of the remaining members are playing and how they are reworking their classics to be relevant in 2008.



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you liked the Nokia? Im seeing Dark Star Orchestra there on the 29th.. cant wait.. I like that there are bars there.. smile.gif


tell more about the nokia.. do I need to get there when the doors open to get close to the stage??




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Big, the nokia is high tech. Very new and nice. Eyes in the sky, but they were no problem.shaky.gif Bars are all around the outside of show area, but they are in a lobby like setting around the actual theater. Double doors seprate the show area from bar areas. If you want to get close, it depends on the night. I went on Thurs, and was comfortable with my wife and friends about 20 people back. Up close, it got tight. We hung out with some friends in the lobby/bar until just before Phil came on, but I kept checking the crowd in front of the stage, and it was very manageable. You could definately get as close as you want once they started. Go in 15 min early and you are very close, 1/2 hour and you can be front row. Again, it was thurs.

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I may go to DSO there too. Venue is great, new, clean, cool. Ceiling of the theater is a little low, and gives a bit of a basement feel. We were close, so I'd call it intimate. From the back of the theater, I'd have a diff, probably less flatering opinion. You want to be in front half of the joint. Security was unseen, and lax.

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View PostPhil has the best represention !



Glad to hear it was a good show!


I only got to see the Dead 4 times in the late 80's and 90's. So I get to all the Phil and Ratdog shows I can. I agree Phil shows are better. The Phil,Trey and Joan Osborne show at the Tweeter a few summers back was stellar. Went to almost 2:00 a.m. I'm seeing Ratdog at The Tower in a few weeks.



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Phil Lesh & Friends, Nokia Theater, New York, NY 2008-11-13


Taper : Joe D'Amico ''AKA'' Joebeacon


Neumann Km 184 Mics > Lunatec V2 > Korg Mr-1000


Korg Mr-1000 > Usb > Audio Gate > Cool Edit Pro > Flac Frontend


Disc 1 : 1st Set


02-Here Comes Sunshine


04-Till The Morning Comes

05-Doin' That Rag

06-Deep Elem Blues

Jackie Equipment Problems

07-When You're Walking Away


Disc 2 : 1st Set Con't

01-Crazy Fingers


03-Cold Rain & Snow

2nd Set

04-Mason's Children


06-Minglewood Blues


Disc 3 : 2nd Set Con't



03-This Wheels On Fire

04-New Speedway Boogie

05-Sugaree (Joan Osborne Singing)

06-Playing In The Band

07-Not Fade Away

08-Playing In The Band

09-Donor Rap > Band Intros

10-Attics Of My Life



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The nokia is probably the best place to see live music in the city now. The sound system is great and the place is really nice. Wherever yougo during the show , even the bathroom, you will hear the music as they have the whole place wired. The fact that there are multiple bars doesnt hurt as the lines never get ridiculous. BC the floor is gen ad so you just have to push your way up front.


Phil puts together a great selection of people everytome. The music is great. im not a big fan when he sings but he drops bombs when he plays.

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nokia is a great place to see a show like this.


i'm pissed the pogues have foregone the nokia in favor of that dump roseland but i suppose for them at least it's more fitting.


anything dead related in the nokia gets icon14.gificon14.gif from me.

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Saw Phil at bonnaro over the summer. He was reall good. I've seen him a few times now. Always a good show. icon14.gif

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I'm going to the Nokia this Fri. 21st to see Michael Franti & Spearhead with the wife.

Glad to hear the place is nice.

Not into the Dead much, more into reggae and ska, but must admit Phil does play one mean bass.

My buddy has worked with DSO doing sound.

Also, if you ever get a chance catch a show at Pier 6 in Baltimore outside in the summer on the Inner Harbor. Great place. Saw Sly & Robbie there this summer.

Raw drums and bass.



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