This week our guest is Vortman, an old of friend of Steve's. He's spent 50 days traveling to each of the 50 states and creating artworks in each. He mainly creates paintings at music shows and festivals so you may be familiar with some of his groups work already. To find out how it's possible to travel to all 50 states in 50 days take a listen and see how he did, the route he took is not actually that conventional. You can check out his art as well as a link to purchase artwork here. In the event that you've been without the internet or living in a cave this week let us be the first to tell you that Phish announced their summer 2010 tour. They're playing some of their typical spots and a few ones that they haven't played in a long time are on the list this time. The much anticipated Telluride shows were confirmed as well as a three nights at the Greek in Berkeley California. Other than that if you live in the western part of the country you're going to have to take a road trip to see them. Our friends at Hidden Track from Glide Magazine have a good rundown on all the shows here.
In other news it seems that Barber from The Disco Biscuits managed to mess himself up again, whether it was another drunken accident we can't say. Rumors are swirling about how it happened, it seems fishy that they don't say any specifics on how he broke his wrist. They canceled the show in Montclair, NJ which Steve is very upset about considering he could walk to the show. They did continue with a free Boston show with guest guitarist from RAQ but had to cancel the show after first set due to rumors of police and fire marshals unhappy about backstage activities. Coventry Music blog has a good write-up on the whole situation.