Dick’s Picks 2013

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)


Tweezer” 8.31 II

This late-set surprise completely blew up as Trey prominently featured his Camden ’09 “Tweezer” lick plucked from Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.”



Sand” 8.30 II

This jam provided the centerpiece of night one; the best version in a light summer for “Sand.”



Chalk Dust Torture” 8.31 II

The jam of the weekend at Dick’s—a multi-thematic monster anchored by the morphing rhythms of Jon Fishman.



Stash” 8.30 I

Though not quite on the level of Merriweather’s gem, this version elevates beyond the norm.



Carini” 9.1 II

A feel-good jam to cap a feel-good summer.



Caspian > Piper” 9.1 II

The second consecutive, out-of-character Denver “Caspian” segued, unfinished into a hot “Piper.”



Ocelot” 8.30 I

This was the jam with which the weekend began to elevate; my favorite version of the three thousand played this year.



Bathtub Gin” 8.31 I

A straightforward, though peaked-out and inspirational “Gin.”



Say Something > Walls of the Cave” 8.30 II

It didn’t take long for the band to place “Say Something” in the second set. Look for big things from this jam come fall tour.

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2,406 Responses to “Dick’s Picks 2013”

  1. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ‘officialphish’ soundcumulonimbus during WSP set break. Technology is tits yall.

  2. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Think I’m gonna custie up for Niagara release. Shit is straight FIRE. Wow I mean their playing is honestly tapped into the sheer power & ferocity of the Falls. Am I wrong?

  3. Stoney Case Says:

    this will conclude the 4 year MSG contract. wonder what next year may hold….

    bob, don’t you have to go back over the holidays to help with morning geniusery at the rhombus in midtown?

  4. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Ha! Gold Stoney. Gold!

  5. BingosBrother Says:

    I want that Niagara postcard. Dank.

  6. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Consider it dome Bingos.

  7. voopa Says:

    I bought the Ventura box but I think Mrs v’s car ate it. May have to hide Niagara. On the plus side, Without A Net has reappeared, with both discs!

  8. sumodie Says:

    New Cave? Nice heads up, MiA. Their keyboardist played with Föllakzoid at the NYC show Palmer & I caught last spring. Haven’t srsly checked out Cave’s music but it’s been on my to-do list. Thought I read that they’re opening for Wooden Shjips on several dates this fall

  9. MiA Says:


    Chicago-based psychedelic/Krautrock enthusiasts Cave craft tight and funky free-form slabs of groove-heavy instrumental space rock that have earned the group comparisons to everyone from Can to Stereolab to Funkadelic. Formed in 2006, Cave grew out of the ashes of a handful of local Chicago bands, as well as Missouri-based Warhammer 48K. The band released its full-length debut, Psychic Psummer, on Important Records in 2009. In 2010 the band moved to Drag City, releasing the EP Pure Moods before following up with another full-length, Neverendless, in 2011.

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    That was a fun night Sumo.. Little mexican joint before? I may have enjoyed the opening band HolyDrug Couple a little more. Classic NYC venue..

  11. sumodie Says:


    Fripp has been the only constant in the band’s ever-changing lineup since King Crimson formed in 1968. “So, King Crimson is in motion. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers,” the founding guitarist wrote in his online diary. Website DGM Live reports that Fripp will be joined by Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins and Jakko Jakszyk as the new King Crimson. Adrian Belew, who had been a King Crimson constant since 1981, was not mentioned in the report. DGM Live also mentions that Fripp expects it to take a year before the new King Crimson is able to perform

  12. phishm Says:

    Naked haunted house. Seems like a horrible idea to me. Let the lawsuits begin.


  13. MiA Says:

    I’d go to see any concert Tony Levin is a part of.

  14. Jerome Garcia Says:

    As in my custie purch postcard is yours Doppelgänger

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Lawsuits for what?

  16. sumodie Says:

    Palmer, that Merc Lounge show remains a 2013 highlight for me. The sound was so freakin LOUD it vibrated my every molecule -what a night! Föllakzoid’s & Holydrug Couple’s 2013 albums remain in heavy rotation here.

    In fact I specifically grabbed Föllakzoid’s II album, along with Ventura Phish, to break in my new car’s sound system. Ventura Split got first airplay

  17. phishm Says:

    I just figure that someone will sue for groping or something like that. It seems to be the American way. Just doesn’t seem like a good idea to me.

  18. BingosBrother Says:

    You are too kind sir.

  19. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Vibrated my every molecule

    ^this! Shit I like.

  20. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ^strings. Gotta frame that shit up & hang it in a prominent place. At least be on display when I visit for Chitown antics. Reasonable if you ask me. & you didn’t but that’s cool.

  21. BingosBrother Says:

    Quite reasonable. We’ll paint it red.

  22. butter Says:

    Supp everybody

    Good vibes

    Been busy, y’all r always in my Phishthoughts

  23. phishm Says:

    Now this I completely agree with and think it should happen. Lot of shitty QB’s in the league lately.


  24. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Figuratively speaking of course. Thinking literal paint it red might reduce value. But if you’ve learned anything from the tenure of our relationship it’s that I don’t know shit.

  25. sumodie Says:

    MSG skybridge

    I didn’t realize the skybridge is actually going to be a specially ticketed section and not a walkway open to anyone. Now I get why they’re building it. Check out this recent article:


    In fact there are two skybridges, one with 355 seats, the other with 75

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