In 2015, the initial announcement of Phish performing their own tropical destination festival at Rivera Maya, Mexico’s Barceló sent shockwaves through the community. What would it be like? How would they play? After three funk-filled days of music, all of the major question marks were left with answers, as the Burlington quartet made themselves at home at their inaugural Riviera Maya outing. As fans escaped the winter with a weekend retreat, Phish provided the perfect atmosphere for celebration.On Sunday night in 2016, Phish started off the show with the song everyone was expecting, “Mexican Cousin.” The tongue-in-cheek composition is something of a rarity at live performances, only coming in a show for the 13th time since its debut in 2003 (has been played once since on 10/21/18). The apropos setting of the song made for a raucous way to kick off a show, as fans splashed about in the nearby aqua-blue water.Luckily, Phish has shared pro-shot video of 2016’s “Mexican Cousin”, which you can watch below:Phish – “Mexican Cousin”[Video: Phish]In September, Phish announced the return of their four-night, all-inclusive concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico, which will return to Barcelo Maya Beach in 2019 from February 21st to 23rd. For the 2019 edition of Phish’s Riviera Maya event, the concerts will return to Barcelo Maya Beach, a resort that sits on a mile-long stretch of white sand featuring breathtaking landscapes and pools scattered throughout the property. Furthermore, Phish and CID Presents have selected six of the region’s finest resorts for fans to stay at, with each resort offering a variety of restaurants, multiple bars, and daily activities, all included in your package price. A number of off-site adventures will also be available throughout the weekend, giving fans the opportunity to fully experience the Riviera Maya’s breathtaking natural beauty and rugged terrain during their destination music vacation.A limited number of all-inclusive packages are still available here.For more information on Phish’s Riviera Maya concerts, head to the event’s website.Setlist: Phish | Barceló Maya Beach | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 1/17/2016Set One: Mexican Cousin, The Curtain With, Sample in a Jar, Yarmouth Road, The Landlady, Army of One, Kill Devil Falls > Bathtub Gin, Funky Bitch > The Moma Dance > Saw It AgainSet Two: Down with Disease > Roggae > Crosseyed and Painless > Farmhouse > Mike’s Song > Bug > Weekapaug Groove, Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: The Ocean Unfinished. Phish debut.
LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers are experiencing their own version of June gloom.Right-hander Max Scherzer struck out 14 Dodgers in seven innings Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals handed the Dodgers their third consecutive loss, 2-1.A week ago, the Dodgers were riding the wave of a six-game winning streak that carried them temporarily into first place in the National League West. They averaged 6½ runs per game during that winning streak. But they have lost five of the seven games since, batting .174 (a mere .102 with runners in scoring position) and striking out 80 times while scoring a total of 16 runs — 10 of them in one game at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Friday, the only time in the past seven games they have scored more than two runs. “You score six runs, seven runs a game for a little while, then you’re going to have stretches where it’s tough to score runs,” Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. “I wouldn’t look much into it.”It doesn’t take a deep dive.The Dodgers have faced three of the top five starting rotations in the National League (the Cardinals, Brewers and Nationals) while playing without two regulars in their lineup – third baseman Justin Turner (due back from his hamstring injury Friday) and center fielder Joc Pederson (albeit a slumping Joc Pederson). The opposing starters over the past seven games have allowed just six runs in their 45 innings against the Dodgers.“I wouldn’t say we’re in a lull because if you look back and look at (Cardinals starter Adam) Wainwright and what he did to us and then running into (Carlos) Martinez,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I look back at all the games on video and see the pitches these guys have been making – Zach Davies (in Milwaukee) and then the last two nights (Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez) – they’ve thrown the ball really well, some of those guys.“But against guys that throw the ball well, you’ve still got to find ways to get baserunners and manufacture and create runs.”Scherzer did not offer many opportunities for that.The Dodgers scratched out a run in the first inning when Chase Utley led off with a single, Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy booted a grounder from Corey Seager and Gonzalez delivered an RBI single.But Scherzer promptly struck out the next five Dodgers batters and 11 of the first 18 he faced. Twenty-four of Scherzer’s first 28 pitches registered as strikes, an early sign of the forgiving zone home plate umpire Angel Hernandez would use to keep things moving along.“Scherzer is one of the best in the game,” Roberts said of the two-time Cy Young Award winner who has 38 strikeouts and just 11 hits allowed in 24-2/3 innings over his past three starts. “Obviously when you get a performance like that from Mac (Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy), to pretty much match him, and not get a win, it’s a tough one.“Infield hit, steals a couple bases and they get the sac fly. Another ball that (Bryce) Harper hits that’s just fair. Ultimately, another run was plated after that. He threw the ball really well. His entire mix was good. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t put a whole lot together against Scherzer.”McCarthy was more democratic in his approach than Scherzer, striking out only four but getting an assortment of soft contact instead and allowing the same number of hits as Scherzer – three. Two of the Nats’ three wound up scoring, however.Trea Turner’s speed produced a run in the first inning – he beat out an infield single, stole second and third and scored on a sacrifice fly.“Still really frustrated over the run in the first,” McCarthy said. “I felt like I made a couple mental mistakes … not doing all I should do in holding him. He’s probably going to go anyway, but I should do more to increase the odds we can get him.“I was slide-stepping. But when he was on second, I didn’t vary my rhythm at all. I knew as soon as the ball left my hand he had third. That’s the one that’s unacceptable.”McCarthy’s only other mistake was a changeup to Harper leading off the fourth. He lined it into the right-field corner for a double and the Nationals cashed it in for the winning run.Yasiel Puig had a double of his own with one out in the bottom of the fourth. But the Dodgers couldn’t advance him and didn’t have another baserunner until Chris Taylor’s one-out single in the ninth inning.Puig stranded him at second, striking out against Nationals reliever Koda Glover to end the game. Both benches briefly emptied for a scrum on the grass in front of the pitcher’s mound, Puig having objected to Glover’s punctuating the strikeout with a gesture in his direction and Glover unhappy with Puig staring back at him. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error