Phish is Back on Tour
The legendary jam band is officially back on the road this weekend, kicking off their first tour since 2004. This trip follows their official reunion back in early March, where they played three shows at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia Beach. The summer run will kick off at Fenway Park in Boston tomorrow night, followed by a run of three nights at Jones Beach out in Long Island all next week. From there, the band will eventually work its way down the coast and inland to Bonnaroo by mid-June. Trey Anastasio had a rough go of things during their 5 year breakup, with a DUI and a rehab stint highlighting his time away from the rest of the band, but the four seem back on track now, impressing the Hampton crowds, sounding better than they did before the split. While the shows on this run are all sold out, this should be the first of countless more. Oh, and they also released a brand new 13-minute song.

Sasquatch Stomps Again
The most beautiful music festival in America has become a Memorial Day staple over the last several years, with droves of music fans heading toward the Gorge in Washington state for three days of cliff side music at Sasquatch. The stacked lineup was topped by the likes of Kings of Leon, Jane's Addiction and Ben Harper, and featured local New York area favs like Santigold, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio, Gaslight Anthem and The Wrens. Compared to the other American festivals, Sasquatch is a significantly smaller affair, with only three main music stages, but the consistently impressive lineups and stunning atmosphere more than make up for it. The fest ran without a hitch this year once again, and preparations for next year are surely already underway.

Unwigged at Beacon
For the first time ever, the faces behind the wigs of Spinal Tap took the stage as...themselves. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer performed at the Beacon Theater last Tuesday and Wednesday night in plainclothes, doing an acoustic set of tunes from Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind (here's one). There was little in the way of theatrics this time through, just some songs, some jokes and some stories out of character about their peculiar place in music history. While this unique tour ends this weekend, that's not the last we'll be seeing of them. A new Spinal Tap album is coming out in a couple weeks, along with a couple UK gigs at Glastonbury and Wembley Arena.