PBS Special Spotlights Phish’s ‘IT’

PBS stations across the United States will on Aug. 2 premiere a 90-minute special chronicling Phish’s August 2003 IT festival at Maine’s Loring Air Force Base. The film was directed by Mary Wharton, who won a Grammy for her Sam Cooke documentary “Legend,” and features sound engineering by multiple Grammy winner Elliot Scheiner. Select stations will broadcast the special in high-definition.

Phish’s official Web site hosts a list of stations planning to screen the film. IT drew 60,000 fans to watch the band play six sets over the course of the Aug. 2-3, 2003, event.

As previously reported, Phish is planning to split following its Aug. 14-15 Coventry festival in Coventry, Vt. Although the event is sold out, the band is auctioning a handful of tickets via Yahoo! Auctions, with proceeds above face value earmarked for its charitable Waterwheel Foundation. A contest is also underway via Phish.com to design the official Coventry t-shirt.

Meanwhile, the band has made the previously unreleased track “Tiny” available for download exclusively from Apple’s iTunes Music Store. The cut was recorded during sessions for Phish’s recent Elektra studio album, “Undermind.”

Source billboard.com.

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