Friday, September 30, 2005

Big Wu Announces Fall Tour

The Big Wu has announced a huge fall tour. Check out the dates below.

With: Freespace
Chicago, IL 21+

Beachland Ballroom
With: Blu Vertaal
Cleveland, OH 18+

With: Big Leg Emma
Rochester, NY 18+

With: Tree Wizards
Albany, NY All Ages

With: Jimmy Swift Band, Dr. UHall
Burlington, VT All Ages

Bill's Bar
Boston, MA 18+

The Lion's Den
With: Dr. UHall
New York, NY 18+

Rex's Tavern
West Chester, PA 21+

The Jewish Mother
Virginia Beach, VA All Ages

The Pour House Music Hall
Raleigh, NC 21+

Smith's Olde Bar
Atlanta, GA 21+

Tasty World
Athens, GA 18+

Hi-Tone Cafe
Memphis, TN 18+

Hal & Mal's
Jackson, MS 21+

Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
Little Rock, AR 21+

The Glenn @ the Backyard
With: Topaz (7-7:45), Papa Mali (8-9)
Austin, TX All Ages

The Big Wu Halloween Kick-off Party
The Orpheum
With: Fat Maw Rooney, Stealin' Strings
Madison, WI All Ages

The Big Wu Halloween Party Show #2
Mayo Civic Center
With: God Johnson, Stealin' Strings
Rochester, MN All Ages

The Cabooze
Minneapolis, MN 18

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Cruising on Friday Nights

Everything went almost right on Friday night. Friday night was pretty much the first day the station has been on-air all day since the last transmitter decided it did not want to work anymore. So of course there was some bugs, but we fixed that shortly into the evening. I decided to play yet another Alpine Show that I attended because well it was my first show and I wanted the listeners to experience my first show if they were listening to their first Phish & Chips. Thanks everyone for calling in and congrats to whoever won the free Toppers pizza...

July 8, 2000
Set II
Alpine Music Valley

Heavy Things
Rock & Roll
Walk Away
The Horse>
Silent in the Morning
Suzy Greenbery>
Tweezer Reprise

DJ Williams Projekt - Woman
Govt Mule - Beautifully Broken *request
Green Lemon - Mess
Jupiter Coyote - Chances
Ween - Booze Me Up *request
Xavier Rudd - No Woman No Cry
Herbie Hancock & Headhunters - Chameleon
SCI - Hey Poky Way
Peach Truck Republic - All In Good Time
John Butler Trio - Zebra
Motet - Know Her
Mofro - How Junior Got His Head Put Out *request
Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand *request
Tea Leaf Green - Panspermic De-evolution>Ticket to Ride>Pasnpermic De-evolution
New Monsoon - The Sound
Burnt Toast & Jam - For The Artist
Moonshine Still - Mr.Munson
Willie Nelson - Do You Mind Too Much If I Dont Understand
moe. - Spaz Medicine *request
Hot Butter Rum String Band - Greendrop>Cumberland Blues

Next week I'm going to be giving away more free stuff and also playing the soundtrack to your Friday nights.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Trey Announces Tour

Trey Anastasio will be going on tour right after the Vegoose festival in Las Vegas (October 28 - 30). He will be supporting his new release Shine with a 19 date tour. He'll start his tour in Minnesota and then swing to the West Coast finishing up in Los Angeles. To keep it local Trey will be playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison on November 3rd.

Cayman Review

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hold on to Your Seat

Well folks, its all system go at WSUW now. After 3 long days spent on the new transmitter our engineers have us up and running. I got my training today on it. Very easy compared to the old prehistoric transmitter.

And for all those who waited, yes, Phish & Chips will be back on your airwaves this Friday night on 91.7fm. I've found a great set to play tomorrow night, but I won't leak the date until you tune in.

If you can't listen to 91.7fm, then go webcasting at

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

I just caught this while reading up on the successful Big Easy To The Big City concert held at MSG last night. If you didn't know Martin Scorsese is directing the first full feature film biography of Bob Dylan. PBS will be airing the American Masters Series next week on Monday and Tuesday.

For Milwaukee Area tune to Channel 10 at 8pm on Monday night.

For Madison Area tune to Channel 28 at 8pm on Monday also.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Friday Night Radio Show

My apologies for the tardiness on this post. I had a crazy weekend that most parents would not be proud of. This was the last show without a transmitter so now everyone in the Whitewater community can now tune their dials to 91.7fm and listen this week and enjoy the music and I will also be giving away free food from Toppers Pizza.

The show I decided to play this week was my last Phish show ever. It was one of those times that you and all your buddies have one helluva weekend. We all stayed at my house in Whitewater and kept ourselves entertained during the day while the parking lot and of course Phish kept us busy in the evening. I don't really like comparing the first night to the second night but this show was definately a little more important. I remember driving into Alpine while hundreds of people were still looking for tickets. The parking lot scene was crazy fun with all kinds of different yard games being displayed. Enough of me going on about how the weekend was just amazing here is what I played on Friday night.....

Phish June 26,2004
Set II

Boogie on Reggae Woman>
Harry Hood
E: Possum

Benevento/Russo Duo - Vortex
Derek Trucks Band w/ Susan Tedeschi - Joyful Noise
Mofro - Dirtfloorcracka
Umphrey's McGee - In The Kitchen>Big Heart
Psychograss - ?
WSP - Red Beans Cookin
Keller Williams - Franklins Tower
Stealin' Strings - Gotta Get Out

Once again, stay tuned next week for another great variety of music!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Big Apple To The Big Easy

A benefit show loaded with a great all-star lineup will join forces September 20th at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The lineup features Elton John, Fats Domino, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Buffet, Lenny Kravitz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, The Neville Brothers, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dave Matthews, The Rebirth Brass Band, Trey Anastasio, and others. The goal of the benefit concert is to support rebuilding and relief efforts in the Gulf Coast regions affected by Hurricane Katrina. The show's executive producers are Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehlerich and Festival Productions president Quint Davis.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Hold Your Head Up

The first show of the semester came to a close last night with a great mix of music. Not sure what is on tap for next week, but I'll be digging through the vault looking for next great show to play and for you to enjoy. Also, Green Lemon is playing at the Orpheum this Monday night in Madison. Hopefully, I'll make an appearance.

And some Whitewater news, Missing String Band will be playing at the Brass Rail this Friday night and Robstock rocks the weekend on Saturday. Great lineup for Robstock, lots of local bands. Below is the setlist from this past Friday. Enjoy the weekend!

Phish 2/20/1993 Set 2
Walk Away>
Mike's Song>
I Am Hydrogen>
Weekapaug Groove>
Have Mercy>
Rock n Roll All Night>
Weekapaug Groove>
Fast Enough For You
Big Ball Jam
Harry Hood
Tweezer Reprise
Sleeping Monkey

Moonshine Still - Mr.Munson
The Motet - Power
Particle - Upside Down Jam
North Mississippi All Stars Hill Country Revue - Jumper On The Line
SCI - Boogie on Reggae Woman
The Recipe - Breaking Out
Bela Fleck & The Flectones - Hall of Mirrors
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Everyone Deserves Music
Stealin' Strings - Out of Reach
CSNY - 4 Way Street (Side 2)
Green Lemon - Mess
John Butler Trio - Pickapart
Keller Williams - Portapotty
New Monsoon - The Sound
Willie Nelson - Do You Mind Too Much If I dont Understand
Warren Haynes - Lucky
Perpetual Groove - Andromeda

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Hitting the Books

Well today marked the start of my last semester ever at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I'll be finishing my undergraduate studies with a Speech BA, and a minor in marketing. I enjoy school because well during the summer half the time I am doing nothing anyhow so at least this gives me something to occupy my time.

With that said, my radio program starts this Friday at 6pm CST. You can ride the stream at and enjoy some great music.

In the meantime, here is a tune from The Breakfast called "Cut Me Some Slack".

Saturday, September 03, 2005

RL Burnside 1927-2005

Blues legend R.L. Burnside passed away Thursday in a Memphis hospital at age 78. The cause of death was not given, however Matthew Johnson the founder of Fat Possum Records told Burnside's "health was declining." His career was on an upswing when he signed with Fat Possum Records in the early 90's. He appeared in Robert Mugge's 1991 doscumentary "Deep Blues" and on the film's 1992 Atlantic soundtrack album. He recorded "Bad Luck City" in 1993 and "Too Bad Jim" in 1994 all on Fat Possum and also worked with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Matador's "Ass Pocket of Whiskey". His latest release "A Bothered Mind" was released last year on Fat Possum. Burnside is survived by his wife, Alice Mae, 12 children and numerous grandchildren.

Jumper on the Line

Thursday, September 01, 2005

ekoostik hookah announces semi-hiatus

ekoostik hookah has announced a "semi-hiatus" after 12 straight years on the road. Here is what they said on their official website:

Dear Friends,

We'd like to begin by thanking each of you for another wonderful year of support. From The Newport to Frontier Ranch to The Ledges, we continue to see your smiling faces and each of us feel incredibly blessed to be a part of your lives.

As you're probably aware, it's been increasingly popular in the music community as of late to declare a formal hiatus from playing. Having never been into conformity, we've decided to not go down that particular road. We have, however, decided as a band that we are in need of a much-deserved rest. After more than 13 years on the road without a significant break from playing, we are looking forward to spending a few months with our families and friends as well as reflecting on where we've been and where we're headed next. By no means should this be viewed as an end to ekoostik hookah and the incredible community that you all have helped us build over the last decade. Instead, we hope you will join us in seeing this opportunity as a new beginning for us and our music as we move forward, refreshed and inspired, into the years to come.

Following our New Year's Eve shows at the end of the year, we will take a short break from playing as ekoostik hookah before returning in early Spring '06. We sincerely appreciate your continued support, and will undoubtedly be seeing you…

Somewhere Down the Line,

ekoostik hookah

With that being said you can still see ekoostik hookah until October 1st including their annual Hookahville that starts tomorrow.

Celebrating Earth Day with Music

A cheap alternative solution to Vegoose is slowly starting to form. The Green Apple Music Festival has recently been announced. The festival is slated to celebrate Earth Day, and run from April 20th to the 23rd. With 15 different venues throughout New York, and 25 different acts this could only mean good things. No artists have been announced as of yet, but I'm sure to keep updating the list as this could be a great graduation gift. The final show will take place at the Jammys inside Madison Square Garden. The concept as a whole sounds wonderful, and I think this is a great idea for the City of New York.
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