Free NYC post-Phish shows you don’t want to miss

There is no shortage of after shows to hit up when Phish come to NYC for their New Years Eve run, and for those feeling the pinch of the holidays in the Big Apple, Sounds Good To Steve and the Offside Tavern have you covered.

On December 28th and 29th, FREE after shows will get started at 11pm and stretch until to 3am, with the music going late and live painting both nights. Not far from Madison Square Garden, Offside Tavern is located at 137 w 14th Street between 7th avenue and Avenue of the Americas.

On Friday the 28th, The Mike O’Donnell Band will be playing all night with live painting by James McNulty of The Uncommon Culture. For this new project, guitarist Mike O’Donnell called on some friends from various Long Island based bands and things took off. Michael Mirino, who plays bass with O’Donnell in the band Sofus is joined by Ben Pinnola from the band GeoTribe on keys. Julian Sarabia Maultsby from Medicine Fish teams up with Danny Roman for duel drumming and percussion duties. O’Donnell and Roman also play together in the up and coming band and winners of the 2018 Long Island Blues Challenge, Carrie and the Cats.

Sunday, December 30th finds Brooklyn based Jazzjam band International Orange (iO) teaming up with rising ragers, Ronald Reggae for a long long crazy crazy night. Featuring former members of the Mike Gordon and Steve Kimock bands, and a current member of Peter Apfelbaum’s NY Hieroglyphics, iO pulls some serious grooves out of their deep pockets.

Speaking of groove, sitting in with iO will be some special friends from the Easy Star All-Stars. If that’s not enough, undoubtedly still riding the high from jamming with Twiddle front man Mihali during one of their back to back Twiddle pre-shows at Garcia’s, you can count on the energy from Ronald Reggae to keep you going late. The bands provide the tunes, live painter GalaxyGus creates the eye candy and all you need to do is stroll on in.

Tickets are not on sale because these shows are FREE! Stop down after Phish and spend the night boogieing down on Friday the 28th and Sunday the 30th!

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