2013 Year-End Awards

12.28.13 (Jake Silco)

12.28.13 (Jake Silco)

1st Team Type II Jam Vehicles of the Year: “Carini,” “Tweezer,” “Light,” “Down With Disease,” “Chalk Dust Torture,” “Golden Age”

2nd Team: “Ghost,” “Rock and Roll,” “Twist,” “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Piper”

1st Team Type I Jam Vehicles of the Year: “David Bowie,” “Bathtub Gin,” “Stash,” “Harry Hood,” “Wolfman’s Brother”

Jam Vehicle of Year: “Carini”

MVP: Jon Fishman

Best Music of the Year: “Down with Disease > Carini,” 12/29 MSG

Most Succesful Jam of the Year: “Down With Disease” 12/29, MSG

Most Sureal Jam of the Year: “Tweezer” 7/31, Stateline, NV

First Set Jam of Year: “Split Open and Melt” 7/6, SPAC

Most Sinister Jam of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Grooviest Jam of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Most Unique Jam of the Year: “Tweezer” 11/2, Atlantic City

Unexpected Jam of the Year: “Twenty Years Later” 10/29, Reading

Underrated Jam of the Year: “Carini” 7/5, SPAC

Best Under 10-Minute Jam of the Year: “Chalk Dust Torture” 7/16, Alpharetta

Comeback Jam of the Year:“Twist”

Best New Jam: “Energy”

Best New Original: “Fuego”

Deepest Pocket of the Year: “Carini” 12/29, MSG

Filthiest Funk of the Year: “Twenty Years Later” 10/29, Reading, PA

Most Adrenalized Moment of the Year: “Piper -> Taking Care of Business” 10/20, Hampton, VA

“Holy Shit!” Moment of the Year: “Woos!”  in Tahoe Tweezer—like it or not

Phishiest Moment of the Year: “Bush” funk jam in AC “Theme”

Best Guitar Solo: End of “Down With Disease” 10/29, Reading, PA

Most Fluid and Cohesive Second Set: 7/12 Jones Beach

Most Explosive Second Set: 10/20 Hampton Coliseum

Smoothest Segue: 7/6 “Carini -> Architect” SPAC

Worst Attempt at a Segue: “Sand > Light,” 7/10 PNC

Shreddiest Peak: “Ghost” 10/19, Hampton, VA

Blissiest Peak: “Down with Disease” 7/22, Toronto, ON

Best Song in Non-Traditional Spot: “Sneakin’ Sally” E, 11/1 AC

Best 3-Night Stand: 10/31-11/2 Atlantic City

Best 2-Night Stand: 7/26-27 The Gorge

Best 2-Set Show: 12/29, MSG, NY

Best 3-Set Show: 10/31, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City

Sleeper Show of the Year: 7/16 Alpharetta, GA

Outdoor Venue of the Year (Gorge not included): Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta

Indoor Venue of the Year: Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY

Best / Most wide open GA Floor: Civic Center, Hartford, CT

Venue With Chillest Employees: Hampton Coliseum

Top “What Song Are They Playing” Moment: “Chalk Dust Torture,” 7/16 Alpharetta, GA

Most Underachieving Jam: “Backwards Down the Number Line”

Best Individual Performance at a Concert: Jon Fishman 8/31, Dick’s, Commerce City, CO

Best CK5 Moment: the “rain” effect at the drop of the Hartford “Tweezer” jam

Worst Show of the Year: 10/22 Rochester, NY

Most Absurd Moment of the Year: 7/19, Chicago—Canceled show mid “Caspian” with no rain

Hardest Rainstorm of the Year: 7/12 Jones Beach

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  1. Ulysses S. Wingsuit Says:

    Nice!

  2. garretcorncob Says:

    I’m appalled.

    Page got robbed for MVP.

  3. MiA Says:

    Hilarious stuff.

    @Outdoor Venue of the Year (Gorge not included): Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta”

    I think Miner really likes 12/29 Carini.

  4. willowed Says:

    This is funny. Love the take on this!

  5. buddysmyles Says:

    Best Mr. Miner Post of the Year^?

  6. MiA Says:

    @JG selector and I are both “north” for work. Love to have lunch sometime. How far can you stray in the middle of the day?

  7. RoosterPizza Says:

    I love the Fishman MVP for 8/31 Chalkdust. When he hits the cowbell about 10 minutes in, it’s on.

  8. BingosBrother Says:

    Kanye is not gonna like this one bit.

  9. MiA Says:

    Most “Dick-punched moment of the year:” Chicago Harpua

  10. RoosterPizza Says:

    Or best individual performance, I meant.

  11. RoosterPizza Says:

    Post of the year on BB?

  12. Selector J Says:

    Most “Dick-punched moment of the year:”

    Aka the Kreutzman Award

  13. MiA Says:

    Worst venue to lose a vial of rainbows at: Rochester, NY

    Best place to be hopped on and ridden like a rainbow pony? Stateline, NY

    Best place to be escorted out of due to too many rainbows?Hollywood Bowl

    Worst place to be escorted out of due to too many rainbows Hampton, VA

  14. MiA Says:

    I felt Kreutzman’d at the Chicago shows

    (…heads over to Urban Dictionary)

  15. George W. Kush Says:

    Mia, was gonna say “Biggest Billy the K moment of the year: Chicago harpua”

  16. Kevin Says:

    Glad the AC Tweezermade it into the mix. Thats one of my favorites from this year.

  17. dorn76 Says:

    I’d give the Hartford Tweez the nod for grooviest.

    Can’t let the lumpy head take home all the hardware.

  18. sumodie Says:

    Miner’s awards list is both ridiculously long and ridiculously awesome!

    (MiA’s additions are spot on taboot)

  19. the Baker Says:

    ¡$¡$¡ Laughter, Enjoyment, Agreement, Laughter, Enjoyment, *new WORD Discovery*, LAUGHTER, mild-Disagreement, L, E, L, E, “rinse& repeat” !$!$! #SPARKLE’d

    It’s MY Friday Nite…NOW…just checking into the BB w/bier&buddy to Discovery THIS!

    W/ the Olympics less than a PHortNight away, IT’s so nice to some humorous delineation&dePHilement of the SpaceS betwixt “the ‘Winners'” & “the NOt winners…” 😉

    Thanx Mr. Miner,
    …it’s wonderfully Funny& 4-matted “right up my alley” !

    *Ewe, as TRUE for Phishm, &handPHul of Others here, will be a wonderfully timed Treat to inevitably someday meet !
    **(if I wasn’t Already STUM-blin-BUM-blin all PHorwardly INTO yuns in Rochester on THAT Awkward evening…¿ middle-back/back-middle, soundboard-right ?…)
    ***methinks eye might ta Been, anywho…

    #I’m Currently wrappin my head around the incidental coincidence that DF gets my current& Most Recently amended, “favorite new word of the year”-title Attached to His MapleLeaf-PHlyin’ DWD…this I WILL listen to before 10’bells…are there PANERA’s in Toronto?…is This a sign?

    <>

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    fun stuff

    I can’t wait for someone to take this too seriously

    @MiA
    gophers?

  21. phanphare Says:

    pretty spot on list imo. love the alpharetta love, those shows really flew under the radar

    but I gotta disagree with the most unique jam. it’s gotta be the 12/28/13 Steam. I’ve heard jams like the AC Tweezer before, and it was awesome, but I have never heard a jam like that Steam before, in 3.0 or otherwise

  22. dorn76 Says:

    I AM OUTRAGED

  23. sumodie Says:

    Hartford was easily the most undersold venue I hit all year. The rear stage sections were completely empty and the floor had huge pockets of empty space

    Dick’s Dust is worthy of an award

  24. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    just in time for this post, the new look of lastrewind is much easier to navigate

  25. BingosBrother Says:

    Gonna have to go with Srave over all but Hood in Type 1 category.

    Awesomest AC Disco Lounge : Chicago

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