Posts Tagged ‘tier’

  1. The Phunion Ranked Jambands by Tiers, You Won’t Believe Where The McLovins Ended Up

    October 15, 2014 by TreyAntipasta

    The debate is over. All this talk of what tier some jambands are on is now settled. We used 3 scientific calculators, an abacus, two slide rules and a map of the stars to come up with this list. The result: a definitive list of jambands, ranked by tier

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    1st Tier – Phish
    There is no other band in this tier for a reason.

    2nd Tier – Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Bassnectar, Umphrey’s McGee
    The Dead would be higher, but they couldn’t handle their shit.

    3rd Tier – Mike Gordon Band, Allman Brothers Band, Disco Biscuits, Gov’t Mule
    Allmans would be higher but too many cancelled shows and we cant make the Beacon shows now.

    4th Tier – moe., Trey Anastasio Band, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes, Hot Tuna, Tom Petty
    AKA, the Dad Rock tier.

    5th Tier – String Cheese Incident, The Motet, EOTO, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Big Head Todd and the Monsters
    Colorado gets its own tier because Colorado is super fucking heady.

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    6th Tier – The Big Wu, Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, Keller Williams
    Remember this tier? Nostalgia at its finest.

    Tier 6.9 – Grace Potter
    Nice

    7th Tier – The Nocturnals
    RIP

    8th Tier – Galactic, Pat McGee Band, Conspirator, Lettuce, Soulive, Max Creek
    Respectable company if you like good music.

    9th Tier – Dopapod, Papadosio, Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Spafford, Aqueous, Turkuaz
    Hop on the bandwagon fast before these bands explode

    10th Tier – RAQ, The New Mastersounds, Zach Deputy, Everyone Orchestra, STS9, Perpetual Groove

    We didn’t know what tier to put these in so they go here.

    Southern-Tier-LOGO11th Tier – The Mars Volta, Clutch, Moss, Between The Buried and Me, Deafheaven, Meshugah, Mastodon
    Metal Progrock bands are the original Jamband you hippies

    12th Tier –  Kung Fu, Particle
    The ‘Late night bands for when you are peaking’ tier.

    13th Tier – no one
    Bad vibes on this tier brah.

    14th Tier – McLovins, Digital Tape Machine, Ha Ha the Moose, Addison Grove Project, Deep Banana Blackout, Ekoostik Hookah, G Love and Special Sauce, Pork Tornado, Zero, Vida Blue
    Remember them?

    15th Tier – Lawn Boys, Phix, The Jauntee, Cubensis, Chum and any other Phish cover bands/wannabes
    Stop trying to be Phish. Just stop.