This Week on The Disclaimer: Should More Bands Be Like Phish?

Aug. 24, 2017
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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture chat with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're digging into a question we don't think to ask much: Why are so many concerts the same? In a recent piece for Uproxxx, Steven Hyden argues that more bands could learn from Phish, the wildly popular jam band with a gift for making every show a one-in-a-lifetime event. But is that really realistic for other bands? Along the way, we discuss The Pixies, last week's Beck concert—an example of a show that doesn't leave a lot of room for surprises—and why Ryan's old band maybe didn't mix up their setlist as well as they could have.

You can stream this week's episode below, and weigh in with your own thoughts on The Disclaimer's Facebook page.

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