MONTPELIER, Vt. — Half of the jam band Phish plan a Vermont-style reunion for a political cause: Rep. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Senate.

Bassist Mike Gordon will team with Phish drummer Jon Fishman, singer Grace Potter and other Vermont musicians on June 2 at a benefit for Sanders, an independent looking to succeed retiring Sen. James Jeffords.

A Sanders move from the House to the Senate “would give him even more of a chance to shake things up that need to be shaken up,” Gordon said.

Phish performed its farewell concert at a festival in northeastern Vermont, the band’s home state, in August 2004.

— Times wire services

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