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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8,179 Responses to “2013 Year-End Awards”

  1. tzara's Says:

    Meanwhile, in the forgotten album category, I recommend Rod Stewart’s “Every Picture Tells a Story.” Great album, though everyone I tell about it laughs at me. At first. Rod Stewart used to be cool, who’d of thunk? If you need a little more swagger, just go for The Faces–Ooh La La. Dirty.

  2. Stoney Case Says:

    Stoney C. On location. Greenskybluegrass, Arcata Theater Lounge.

  3. Ulysses S. Wingsuit Says:

    Today I heard a song on the radio that I liked.

  4. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Catching up… That’s a dank Custy crib rl. Great great locale taboot. Frenchmen in a madhouse during JF. Highly rec catching a set at dba if you’re so inclined.

  5. bob dylan Says:

    How’s the scene Stoney?

    I too listened to Dayton tube today and while it’s fucking awesome, it didn’t hit me today like a woosta boogie on/roses. I’m a sucker for 3.0 groove now more than the 97 funk express.

    I may recant all this tomorrow when I revisit the Nassau cavern funk train. That one will surely put me back in the zone. Always does.

  6. bob dylan Says:

    Ha @rod Stewart. Dude def has swagger but for some reason he’s guilty pleasure swagger and not Jagger swagger. From where I sit that is.

  7. Trancepotter Says:

    “And the phoney first round of play in games for the NCAA March madness.
    (As well as a nice home court advantage for the Dayton flyers)”

    Different venue, Joe. The Nutter Center is Wright State’s arena, not UD’s.

  8. Gavinsdad Says:

    @tzaras et al – for a flash of Rod Stewart swagger look no further than The First Barbarians…a 2007 re-release of Ron Woods 1974 concerts with “woody and friends”. Ron Wood was supporting his solo album and brought with him Keef, Willie Weeks, Ian mclagan from Faces, Andy Newmark and Rod sang back up on “take a look at the guy” and “mystifies me” which is one of the bombest songs evah. No shame in those guys early 70s game. Rod probably dropped more panties than Woody but less than Keef back in the day.

    Sorry no links it’s on spotify And vids on u tube

  9. btb Says:

    tell us more about this ‘radio’ you speak of

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    As I’ve mentioned my tape and cd collection was meager compared to many of you but my buddy I met in 99 was quick to give me the “nutter” only weeks after wed met. And that was always a go to amongst this group of 4 of us that saw shows together late 90s/early aughts. I had a discman I kept in my messenger bag for commuting to work on the subway from BK to manhattan. Lotta Phish listening on the commutes….most everything came from that same friend.

    Props to the completists!

  11. phlorida phan Says:

    Spinning this Sun Up Sun Down: A 24 Hour Phish Experience http://micksed.com/sun-up-sun-down-a-24-hour-phish-experience/
    Forgot how sick this Waves (Tech Rehearsal) is. Sheesh!
    Quality mix chock full of gems

    ^@Bearito dropped this yest. Not sure if any clicked it, but hot damn is this thing not the greatest thing evah! Talk about flow, who ever made this is good.

  12. phlorida phan Says:

    ^goes 4C’s halleys right to radio city ghost jam, like it was meant to be!

  13. btb Says:

    Oh, sweet linkage. I’m rolling through some Jerry band, but will hit that up afterwards.

  14. RicksFork Says:

    Funny the Rod Stewart thing comes up here. I always tell friends that the Rod they think of now isn’t the guy that he was back with Faces. I love that stuff. Always recommend it to people who don’t know.

  15. btb Says:

    It’s always Rod Stewart month at BTB’s Face Melting Music Blog

    Now defunct, but soon to return as a beer goof blog. I have to house all that shit somewhere!


  16. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    T+ five years today!

    Looks a lot better than 6 years ago, anyhow

  17. sumodie Says:

    Word on early Rod (thru mid 70s)

    Someone should go see the upcoming Rod Stewart & Santana tour and report back


  18. Stoney Case Says:

    Fantastic night with GreenskyBluegrass. They made a seamless transition from bar to theater last night on the north coast. heading for Santa Cruz next.

  19. jtran Says:

    Hampton fluffhead day

  20. sumodie Says:

    Read Miner’s first 3.0 review:


  21. phlorida phan Says:

    5 yrs huh, time is a flying!

    I would go see the Rod/Santata tour, but apparently the hate the south like most artist. DC looks to be the closest. Bummer.

  22. George W. Kush Says:

    Wooo Hampton anniversary! Crazy to think Hampton return to now = NYE 94-Big Cypress. Much less musical ground covered in last 5 years though. took 3.5 of those 5 years just to get back on the horse with both feet in stirrups. Hopefully Sum ’14 will see the band digging spurs firmly in the horses gut for some nostril flaring giddy-up action.

  23. phlorida phan Says:

    Rod Stewart & Santana 2014 Tour Dates:

    May 23 – Albany, NY (Times Union Center)
    May 25 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
    May 27 – Pittsburgh, PA (CONSOL Energy Center)
    May 31- Buffalo, NY (First Niagara Center)
    June 3 – Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center)
    June 6 – St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
    June 7 – Lincoln, NE (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
    July 31- Eugene, OR (Matthew Knight Arena)
    Aug. 2 – Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
    Aug. 4 – Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
    Aug. 5 – Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
    Aug. 8 – Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
    Aug. 10 – St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
    Aug. 12 – Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
    Aug. 14 – Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
    Aug. 16 – Rosemont, IL (Allstate Arena)
    Aug. 19 – Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
    Aug. 20 – Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach Amphitheatre)

  24. btb Says:

    Madam Speaker Skelton, Vice President Marshall, fellow Phanners, distinguished Newbs, and my fellow Americans:

    Approximately 196 sets ago, Jon, Page, Mike and I returned to the stage amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse, and right on the heels of vocalist Steven Page leaving the Barenaked Ladies. Experts from across the musical spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a prolonged hiatus that would be insurmountable to return from …so we acted — immediately and aggressively – with a hair-raising Fluffhead opener. For those of you who made it to Hampton, we’d like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts — those mug shots were priceless. We now find ourselves two years removed, the worst of the whale jams have passed, but the devastation remains.

  25. sumodie Says:

    Hampton Fluffhead fan shot multicam


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