With Phish, the biggest name in jam, coming to New York City’s very own Madison Square Garden this Friday for their musical marathon of 13 shows, a diverse conglomeration of bands and musicians are flocking to NYC to perform before a vast community of global music enthusiasts. Kicking off the festivities before Phish even commences, the younger Vermont quartet, Twiddle, starts their 3-night run at Irving Plaza on Thursday night. Thursday Twiddle will be supported by Vermont’s pysch pop outfit, Madalia, and then on Friday and Saturday Twiddle will perform two Phish After-Parties both kicking off at 11:30pm.
With their consistently heavy touring schedule, Twiddle has been all over the country this summer. We had chance to catch them at Camp Bisco this past weekend where they delivered a jam heavy 5-song set. Inviting Aron Magner from The Disco Biscuits on stage at Bisco to jam on “Mamunes the Faun” was truly a special moment for Twiddle. It’s not everyday a young band has the opportunity to perform with the finest keyboard/synth player in the scene, especially at his very own festival. Here’s the Camp Bisco setlist:
One Set: Nicodemus Portulay, Apples, Polluted Beauty, Latin Tang, Mamunes The Faun
Show Notes: This set was a part of the Camp Bisco Music Festival.
 “Latin Tang” featured Tommy Meeks (Funky Dawgz Brass Band) on Tenor Saxophone.  “Mamunes The Faun” featured Aaron Magner (The Disco Biscuits) on keys.
This legendary sit-in was not the first of its kind for Twiddle. Last year at the band’s inaugural Tumble Down Music Festival, the one-and-only Page McConnel of Phish graced the stage for one of the only Phish sit-in’s of recent years. This makes us even more excited for these shows, knowing that all of Phish will be only blocks away from Twiddle during their Irving Plaza run. With lots of fresh new material in the rotation (“Nicodemus Portulay,” “Orlando’s,” “New Sun”) these Twiddle shows are sure to rock. Tickets aren’t sold out yet, but with fans from each corner of the country flooding into NYC you should get on them fast! Buy yours here, and if you haven’t already read our two interviews with Twiddle, check them out: Sound Fix Interviews Zdenek Gubb, Sound Fix Interviews Brook Jordan
Thanks to Sean Hersch for the spectacular cover photo: Sean Hersch multimedia