, attached to 2018-07-17

Review by gingerphish

gingerphish Overall, this show was good throughout. As other reviewers mentioned you could hear the rust on some songs as the band tried to get some of the composed sections down and come out of deeper jams. First set was definitely stronger than the second set, but I enjoyed the flow of both sets. Some may disagree about the second set. I thought the mid set cool down worked well especially with the nice, dark jam coming out of Soul Planet. Dad rock, for sure, but they take Soul Planet to a nice place.

First set: What a start to the tour, although as mentioned a bit rusty. The Moma Ghost was my highlight for this show. I read a review on LivePhish app that mentioned the Ghost didn't really go anywhere or have a conclusion besides the weird key shifting ending. I would disagree with this. I thought the Ghost really explored some nice ambient hose. Felt like 98 at points to my ear. Funky Bitch and Zero were both solid, and I'm not a huge Stash fan so i'll leave that one alone.

Second set: This no man's is solid enough for a second set opener although not as strong as the Ghost. This is no stand out version for this song, but none the less enjoyable. Carini really hits a cool jam for only being 9 minutes long. The cool down with Slave and Bouncing happened. Soul Planet through Harry Hood was sweet though. You remember 2016 when 4th quarter jams were nonexistant, and shows fell so flat at the end and just drained the energy out of the crowd? Not this show.

Encore: Love both Contact and Julius. Especially to close out an average great show.

I feel like this show will be one that people look back on as kind of a hidden jem. Nothing was year defining good, but everything was solid.


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