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. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I wonder if Tela’s will drive to OKC again?

  2. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    as a celebration of 5 years back, i have been revisiting 3.0 shows i have not spun in a while- 6/7/2012 is the real deal- wonderful second set! flow, improv, phishiness- holds up quite well.

  3. Stoney Case Says:

    he already booked a suite @palmer

  4. butter Says:

    Ha ha Stoney

    Yea those summer rumor dates scream, pay bills and sell and album

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    @stoney – literal lolz re: ticket trees. Need a recycling bin near those suckers. Only the Mann will sell out.

    @luther – state of PA reprise! Would certainly look forward to another show w you and your boys. Been a minute.

  6. butter Says:

    But biz is biz, and I’m beyond pumped, and we’re all blessed including the band that their still playing on this incredible level.

  7. Stoney Case Says:

    Stoney’s summer tour plan

    Harvest ticket trees.

    Sell mP3 codes for 50 cents each.

    Sleep in car and eat PB&J 3x daily

  8. Gavinsdad Says:

    Looks like a DF “skip tour” while he saves that West Coast Fall cheddar

  9. MiA Says:

    Butter the Fluffer = Buttluffer

  10. MiA Says:

    What’s this “selling mp3 code” thing you speak of?

  11. joe Says:

    the cycle of the conversation about dates on the bb is as reliable as the tides.

  12. Gavinsdad Says:

    There’s an announcement moon in the sky

  13. phoammhead Says:

    brushfire stankgrass kicked off their colorado tour today . . . colorado peeps, check them out . . . you will not be disappointed


  14. garretcorncob Says:

    Phoamm, got any album news for us?

  15. phoammhead Says:

    it’s about done, gc 😉

  16. phoammhead Says:

    caught the first half of mike show tonite . . . very good . . . enjoyable. second set started off like a dud and i was bailin’ anyway for workday tomorrow. but, if 2nd set is anything like first set, then win. now how chillin’ listenin to this lucid dream

    i believe you can catch some streaming from the website

  17. sumodie Says:

    “Phase 2: play every possible locale that is not anything like a destination stop”

    That’s crazy talk. Since when are NYC, Chicago, and Washington DC not considered destination stops?

    Though I’d agree they can’t compete with the warmer climate around the Caribbean right now

  18. Ulysses S. Wingsuit Says:

    Very few of my jams are from 2014 as well.

    To quote Mr Case, “I’m good at beating.”

  19. garretcorncob Says:

    Just over 5 minutes into the MSG ’13 Carini: Mike digs that pocket (fuck you, I’ll mix whatever metaphors if I want to) that RL was talking about.

  20. garretcorncob Says:

    Gah, I always forget which jams have woo’s in them and then bam!

  21. Stoney Case Says:

    Chicago pitchfork weekend? Cluster. NYC dead of summer when we were jus there for NYE? No thanks. Talking destination spots for fans west of the Mississippi Holmes. Come on now. You snow cones have no excuses not to hit 10 packs.

  22. dorn76 Says:

    I’m still here! Who’s with me?!!

  23. BingosBrother Says:


  24. Calpain Says:

    havent been around as of late….dates?

    Mike Gordon Band on sunday was nice and weird, some jammy pockets and Mike being his eccentric self. that is all.

    not much on the concert horizon; Shpongle and Die Antwoord (ive heard their live shows get gnarly)

  25. bob dylan Says:

    I’d go see die antwoord. Seems like it could def get out there.

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