, attached to 2016-12-29

Review by sagl57

sagl57 TL;DR - Hot damn! That was a great show. Major bust outs, amazing energy, great complementary jamming. Must hear songs are Mike's > Secret > Groove, B&R, Melt, Meatstick, Makisupa, and Hood.

The boys open the night for the second show in a row with an a capella tune, dusting off Sweet Adeline and then hopping into another great bust out in Peaches! The crowd was going crazy right away.

Mike's gives us our first bit of improv and it's a great one. Trey leads the way with great melodic soloing and then they segue nicely into Secret Smile. It's starting to seem with all the bust outs that the boys know they're close to breaking a record for unique songs on the year. Secret Smile settles beautifully in the Mike's Groove.

The jam out of Groove is not to be overlooked, featuring outstanding interplay between Trey and Fishman. Great stuff.

The rest of the set features a long overdue Roses and a nice punchy 46 Days before closing out with Split Open and Melt.

Melt was awesome and gets really growling. Dark, dirty, psychedelic shit. Killer way to end an excellent first set.

After the break, Trey shreds the living hell out of Down with Disease. The jam doesn't go anywhere out of the ordinary for disease, but Treys guitar work is inspired.

What's the Use kills in its home as a jam landing pad and gets teased in a typical, but high energy, Fuego.

Meatstick is great. Slick and fun as hell. Trey experiments with some minor arpeggios in his first solo and in the jam later he and Page hook up for some really great complementary leads.

Twenty Years Later presents a breather AND hilarious antics when they sandwich a Kung into the ending.

Makisupa was fun and has a great drums jam with Trey on Marimba Lumina and Page and Mike on Fishman's kit.

They bring the show home with a majestic, soaring Hood. Trey builds it to an enormous and ferocious peak, sending us all home hosed down and in pure bliss.


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