The Phish Jam of the Year 2021 Bracket
BRACKET SEASON CONTINUES!
Oh yes - Goose isn’t the only band that gets a JOTY tournament!
The Phish bracket is run a little bit differently, so keep reading for all the details on how to participate! Shoutout to the phish.net JOTY committee - Greg, Paul, Jon, and Matt! The five of us have spent the last couple of weeks receiving seeding submissions from across the community - thank you to everyone who ranked their top 64 to help put this bracket together!
Listen to We Move Through Stormy Weather alumni Justin Bruce and Brian Brinkman join me to break down the whole bracket - available now wherever you get your podcasts!
AND HERE IS THE BRACKET REVEAL!
Starting Monday, January 24th on the phish.net forum, FOUR matchups will be up for vote. You have one week to listen and can vote simply by putting the names of your preferred jams in the thread. There are some TOUGH matchups right out of the gate, so get ready! Each Monday morning, a new thread will be posted with the previous week’s results and the new matchups for the week ahead! For more information, check out the official bracket reveal thread here.
Here’s an example using the first week’s matchups:
(1) 8/1 Tweezer vs. (16) 10/28 46 Days
(8) 8/4 Mr. Completely vs. (9) 10/22 Soul Planet
(5) 10/16 Frankie Says vs. (12) 10/20 8/4 Bathtub Gin
(4) 9/3 Carini vs. (13) 10/30 Your Pet Cat
In order to vote, comment in the thread like this:
While we are not running a bracket prediction contest like the Goose bracket has, we still encourage anyone to fill out a bracket ahead of time! You can find a printable version here.
A full LivePhish+ playlist of the bracket in order of matchups can be found here.
Stay tuned next week for a very special episode of We Move Through Stormy Weather all about the bracket - and don’t forget that voting starts for the #GooseBracket on Saturday, January 22 on JiveGoose’s Twitter!
The current Phish.net Jam of the Year Hall of Fame:
1997 JOTY: 7/23 Ghost
1998 JOTY: 7/29 Bathtub Gin
1999 JOTY: 9/14 AC/DC Bag
2000 JOTY: 5/22 Ghost
2003 JOTY: 2/28 Tweezer
2014 JOTY: 1/3/15 Down with Disease
2015 JOTY: 8/22 Tweezer > Caspian
2016 JOTY: 10/28 Golden Age
2017 JOTY: 8/6 Simple
2018 JOTY: 12/30 Everything's Right
2019 JOTY: 7/14 Ruby Waves
2020 JOTY: 2/23 Everything's Right
3.0 JOTE (Jam of the Era): 7/14/19 Ruby Waves
Read on below for some stats about the submitted jams for 2021!
39 people submitted rankings
37 people had the 8/6 Simple and the 8/31 Soul Planet ranked
10 people ranked the 10/29 Sand, the lowest number of votes to make it onto the bracket
172 total different songs received at least one vote
4 versions of Tweezer and Everything’s Right made the bracket
6 jams from 10/28 are on the bracket, the most of any show this year
8/3, 8/8, 8/10, 8/15, and 10/15 are the only shows from this year not to have representation on the bracket
20 hours and 57 minutes is the time it would take to listen to the entire bracket
The full 64 songs on the bracket in order of ranking:
The next 12 jams that just missed the cut: