, attached to 2016-10-19

Review by Coleman_

Coleman_ Full disclosure, I couch-toured this show. What's great about this show, though, is that it bookends a stellar two-night run in Nashvegas well, instilling hope in anyone who may have been underwhelmed by last weekend. Theme's an interesting opener, and I think Camel Walk and My Soul pair (still chasing!) nicely together. I will go out on a limb and disagree with Noob100 in that I felt the first set was a bit disjointed following Petrichor, which I believe has rightfully found its home mid-first set. Maybe the new songs still have to grow on me, but it seemed risky to me sandwiching Halfway to the Moon between Waking Up Dead and Running Out of Time. Nevertheless, trustworthy Tube brought us back to 1.0 and Shine a Light closed out the first set fittingly.

Now that the appetizers had been picked at, it was time for dinner! Second set straight-up rocked. Golden Age and Tweezer make a nice combination in my mind (here's looking at you 10/27/13). Where Golden Age lacked second set opener exploration, Tweezer made up for it in cool, laid-back crunchiness. The extended groove that came out of the jam hearkens back to the space funk characteristics of late 90's Tweezers like 9/18/99, 11/22/97 and 11/17/97. Tunes like this are perfect for lighting a doobie and turning off your mind. The shreds came out late in the jam to end it before leading to a tight Type 1 No Men's jam. This 1-2 punch was enough to signal a solid second set. Plasma jammed; however, it ultimately served as the only excuse for a breather in the set. Upon hearing the signature Fishman fill to open Hood I gasped because I knew it wasn't going to disappoint! The boys really took this one for a ride, and even danced around with some start-stop exploration which wasn't 100% successful, but tons of fun nonetheless. Trey successfully led the band back into the jam for a sweet finale. Suzy closed out the set in a swinging fashion, but the real highlights are Tweezer > No Men's and Hood.

Wallsprise encore was the cherry on top of what is arguably the best, most coherent set of the tour so far. Give this one a spin, put a smile on your face, and just know that the bar has been set for the remainder of Fall 2016.


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