November 15th, 2017 – Runaway Gin – a Tribute to Phish adds 12 dates for what they are calling their Winter Melts 2018 Tour:

Friday, January 19th – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 20th – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Friday, January 26th – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC*
Saturday, January 27th – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

Friday, February 2nd – Shaka’s Live – VA Beach, VA

Saturday, February 3rd – the 8×10 – Baltimore, MD

Friday, February 16th – TBA – TBA

Saturday, February 17th – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL

Friday, March 30th – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC

Saturday, March 31st – Workplay Theater – Birmingham, AL

Friday, April 6th – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
Saturday, April 7th – the Broadberry – Richmond, VA

*Special Concept Show “We’ve got Saxophone”

Last weekend Runaway Gin – a Tribute to Phish played two colossal 4 hour shows in the Southeast. Friday night saw RG return to the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC for a very dark and experimental show which featured the debut of “Waste” a Nine Inch Nails cover (“Piggy”), a highly experimental first set “Twist”, an 11+ minute “Suzy Greenberg” bustout, and an instant classic second set:

11/10/2017 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Set I: Possum, the Curtain (with) > Theme from the Bottom > What’s the Use > Ha Ha Ha, Axilla, Piggy% > Twist, Suzy Greenberg > Cavern
Set II: Moma Dance -> Also Sprach Zarathustra > Plasma -> Waste^ > Carini > the Squirming Coil -> Ghost -> First Tube, You Enjoy Myself!
E: Slave to the Traffic Light*%Nine Inch Nails cover ^RG debut !w/ “Squirming Coil” teases *w/”LA Woman”, “Linus and Lucy”, and “Waste” teases

Saturday night Runaway Gin arrived in Columbia, SC on the heels of the USC Gamecocks victory over the Florida Gators. Needless to say the Music Farm was in high spirits when RG took the stage. After an energetic first set RG paid homage to the Gamecocks with a Rock and Roll pt.2 > Birds of a Feather -> Also Sprach Zarathustra (Coincidentally the ‘Cocks fight song) second set opening segment. After fan favorite “Reba” RG busted out “Lawn Boy” and jammed it out a la the Baker’s Dozen “Lawn Boy” segueing deftly into “Sand”, “What’s the Use”, and an odd “Roggae” with a minor jam segment. Next came a powerful one-two punch with Tweezer > Run Like an Antelope which closed the set with substantial punctuation. For the encore RG played a blistering “Moma Dance” before reprising “Lawn Boy” and closing out in traditional form with a robust “Tweezer Reprise”:


11/11/2017 USC/Florida game Afterparty – Columbia Music Farm – Columbia, SC
Set I: Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan > Limb by Limb, the Divided Sky, I’m a Hog for you Baby, Brother, Ocelot, Mike’s Song > Taste > Weekapaug Groove
Set II: Rock and Roll pt.2 > Birds of a Feather -> Also Sprach Zarathustra, Reba, Lawn Boy -> Sand -> What’s the Use -> Roggae > Tweezer > Run Like an Antelope
E: Moma Dance > Lawn Boy > Tweezer Reprise


Check out a FREE audio recording of last Friday’s Neighborhood Theater performance: here
Check out a FREE audio recording of last Saturday’s Columbia Music Farm performance: here