Summer Jams

8.5.13 (E.Battuello)

8.5.13 (Eric Battuello)

Tweezer” 7.31.13 Stateline, NV

The Tahoe “Tweezer” simply does not get old. So many hall of fame sections are woven together with a stunning fluidity and patient sense of adventure. My opinion still stands—considering the level of improvisation and the transcendent crowd-band interplay, this jam is the finest accomplishment of the band’s career.



Harry Hood” 8.5.13 II, Los Angeles, CA

One of the most creative versions of “Harry Hood” ever played came as the signature of an unforgettable tour. Thrilling until the last drop in Summer 2013, the band opened up the jam half way through and never looked back, sculpting in an instant classic.



Rock and Roll” 8.3.13 II, San Francisco, CA

The peak of this jam is enough to make anyone’s soul giggle with delight.



Crosseyed and Painless > Hood” 7.10.13 Holmdel, NJ

The best jam of tour before the band hit the west coast, this one has staying a power and drops into a glorious version of “Harry Hood.”



Light” 7.5.13 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

The SPAC “Light”—the very first version of the year—remains the most impressive.



Disease -> Undermind” 7.27.13 II, George, WA

The unforgettable opening combo from the set of the year.



Crosseyed and Painless” 7.26.13 I, George, WA

A wide-open odyssey from the greatest venue in the land.



Energy > Runaway Jim” 8.4.13 II San Francisco, CA

This was the first true preview of what “Energy” has in store for us come Dick’s and Fall—a wide open palette for dance groove improvisation. And the “Jim,” though not exactly a fully realized jams of 2013, contains some of the most unique music of tour.



Disease 2001” 7.22.13 II, Toronto, ON

Thought other “Disease’s” may contain more creative playing over the first part of the jam, once this one turns the corner, it reaches a height attained by few passages this year.



Chalk Dust Torture” 7.16.13 II, Alpharetta, GA

This is one jam I keep going back to–a thesis in musical density and improvisational efficiency.



Carini > Architect” 7.6.13 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

One of the first signs of summer that things would be different this time around.


1,729 Responses to “Summer Jams”

  1. BingosBrother Says:

    Fly on fly on
    Past the speed of sound
    I’d rather see you up
    Than see you down
    So leave me if you need to
    I will still remember
    Angel flying too close to the ground

  2. MiA Says:

    I rock a mullet. Nothing wrong with that.

  3. Jerome Garcia Says:

    De nada @Sumo. Will have to check out the Low Anthem based on your endorsement. Def dig on your music recs.

  4. sumodie Says:

    Late night snafu’d….no Thunderball

    Instead I orange’d Malian musician Issa Bagayogo’s Tassoumakan album, which beautifully blends Issa’s playing on a ‘young man’s harp’ with some electronic production (much like Amadou & Mariam’s ‘Welcome to Mali’ release.

    Very spin worthy

  5. kayatosh Says:

    TT yall! funkay.

  6. MiA Says:

    Kaya needs someone from the Philly area to step up and do 1/2 the driving. It’s only 25 hours. He could easily do it with a wing man.

  7. Stoney Case Says:

    Def did not get my fill of Kaya at BGCA. A run to dicks is in order.

    Therapy time. I need yoga for my back and acid reflux now. #Robummin

  8. BingosBrother Says:

    I love a mullet. Not as much as I love a skullet, but still.

    2 Brothers is a really good IL beer.

  9. MiA Says:

    Hoedown could do it. I feel it. Or JerseyJim?

  10. kayatosh Says:

    my dick’s fever is heating up.

  11. kayatosh Says:

    free yoga for all

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    Kayas dicks are on fire!(in best Marv Albert voice)

  13. sumodie Says:

    Nightmares on Wax is coming stateside this November for 5 dates

  14. kayatosh Says:

    summers, baby. mrkt. down!

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I would definitely be interested in checking out NoW. But that begs the question… What postshow music do you spin when the band you go see is your standard postshow music?

    Sumo, did you see my text? No rush, just curious. Thanks!

  16. realtilli Says:

    will try to find you at WW table @stoney. I reckon i’ll sport a Europe ’96 shirt on Fri night

  17. realtilli Says:

    @little umbrellas: Arkestra is uploading to my dropbox, will let you know when ready

  18. hoedown Says:

    Oh you have no idea how bad I want to hit DICKs!!! Swore after 2011 I would never miss that run again.

    The wife and new-born think otherwise. Barely allowed to do all 3 nights of Boardwalk Hall and that’s my backyard. I would wingman it with ya Kaya just isn’t in the cards…grown up dad problems… you on the other hand should GO at all costs. Dicks or Death! Seems logical…

  19. joe Says:

    TT still going strong

  20. Angryjoggerz Says:


  21. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Seen NoW a few times, can’t say there is anything compelling to see again. I find his music works best with a bong, in a dorm room, in 1994.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    lodging ideas for dick’s. might last minute it.

  23. kayatosh Says:

    alright, i’m officially out for dick’s. very tempting, and i’m sure it will be readiculously fun, but family trumps. saving it up for AC come Nov. thanks to everyone for their encouragement. PEACE

  24. realtilli Says:

    @little umbrellas:

  25. thedayman Says:

    how quickly I forget that med students are absolute scumbags, only to be reminded at any possible opportunity they have to make you look like a piece of shit.. ducking douchebags

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