Phish announces free webcast 'Dinner and a Movie': Here's how to watch it live
The live shows will stream every Tuesday at 8.30 pm ET starting March 24 and all ensuing donations will go to charity
The revered jam rock band Phish are doing their best to keep their fans entertained during the coronavirus lockdown. To that effect, the band announced on social media that they would be hosting an archival video series called 'Dinner And A Movie' in lieu of hosting an actual concert for their fans. Starting March 24, the weekly concert series will dig deep into Phish's archive to showcase a new (old) live show from the band every Tuesday night.
The series commenced today at 8.30 pm ET via webcast.livephish.com & Phish's Facebook page, where the band streamed their infamous August 31, 2012, live show at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.
The show's setlist is a huge inside joke among Phish fans because the song names actually combine to form an acrostic that spells "F*** Your Face," which is also the name of a Phish song. Here's the notorious set in its entirety: 'First Tube', 'Uncle Pen', 'Carini', 'Kill Devil Falls', 'You Enjoy Myself', 'Ocelot', 'Undermind', 'Runaway Jim', 'Farmhouse', 'Alaska', 'Chalk Dust Torture', 'Emotional Rescue', 'F*** Your Face', followed by encores of 'Grind' and 'Meatstick'.
That takes care of the "movie" aspect of the show. As for the dinner arrangements, the band posted a chili recipe on their Facebook page, courtesy of the band's frontman Trey Anastasio. "Cook along with us! You can find a recipe for Sue & Trey Anastasio's 'Between Me and My Mouth' Vegetarian Chili below. Please don’t feel the need to take a special trip to buy groceries to make this, and be smart regarding social distancing and staying at home," they wrote on Facebook.
The band also encouraged fans to stay engaged in the entire dining experience. "Feel free to post photos of your version of this dish, or share whatever you’re making. Tag us at #phishdinnerandamovie. We'll post a different recipe every week."
This novel 'Dinner And A Movie' concept is also for a good charitable cause. The band explained that their WaterWheel Foundation will select a different non profit organization each day to donate funds to and requested people to contribute financial aid at phish.com/waterwheel.
To kick things off, Phish picked WhyHunger as the beneficiary for their inaugural webcast, saying, "WhyHunger provides critical resources to support grassroots movements and fuel community solutions rooted in social, environmental, racial and economic justice. During the COVID-19 crisis, it’s essential to protect food access for all people, especially those who are most vulnerable. For information about their organization, visit https://whyhunger.org/rapidresponsedonate/. Stay safe!"
Make sure you tune in to webcast.livephish.com every Tuesday night at 8.30 pm ET to catch the full 'Dinner And A Movie' experience. More updates will be available on Phish's Facebook page.