At Boston’s Paradise Rock Club, Pink Talking Fish closed out their Spring Tour with a number of special guests including drummer Russ Lawton of Trey Anastasio Band as well as saxophonist Dave Grippo and trumpeter Carl Gerhard of Giant Country Horns.
Needless to say, with so many Anastasio-adjacent guests, Pink Talking Fish dipped heavily into their Phish repertoire, opening with a “Divided Sky”> “Whipping Post”> “Divided Sky” jam.
Lawton stepped behind the drumkit for the set one closing “Sand,” with some additional cowbell by Grippo.
The highlight of the second half was an extended mid-set “Cavern”> “Julius” segment that featured Grippo on saxophone and Gerhardt on trumpet.
“We take a producer’s design mentality to Pink Talking Fish,” founder Eric Gould recently told Relix. “Every show is really just saying, ‘What type of adventure can we take people on that they haven’t been on before?”
After a set-ending version of Talking Heads’ “Once In A Lifetime,” Pink Talking Fish encored with Phish’s “Harry Hood.”
Check out the full setlist and a clip of set one’s “Psycho Killer” (courtesy of Renee Gould) below:
Pink Talking Fish
May 12, 2018
Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Set I: Divided Sky> Whipping Post> Divided Sky, Uh Oh Love Comes To Town> Happiest Days Of Our Lives> Another Brick In The Wall Part 2> Limb By Limb> Another Brick In The Wall Part 3> Psycho Killer> Us And Them^, Sand^^
Set II: Time Loves A Hero> Cities, Mother, Cavern^^^>
Julius^^^%, Life During Wartime%> Pigs (3 Different Ones%%> Carini> Pigs (3 Different Ones)> Once In A Lifetime
Enc: Harry Hood
^: with a “Waste” tease
^^: with Russ Lawton on drums and Dave Grippo on cowbell
^^^: with Dave Grippo on saxophone and Carl Gerhardt on trumpet
%: with “Entrance Of The Gladiators” tease
%%: with “Bathtub Gin” tease