Mirroring the prior review, this was my second Mike show as well, the first being at the Calvin in 2011. That show had it's moments, but honestly left me feeling a bit flat. This one? Holy cow. The band was playing like a band that's been on tour and is synched in and loving it. The new material was great, and it was fun to hear the studio versions I've been spinning jammed out in really well-developed ways. The second set in particular had great flow, and they delivered a real throw-down dance party, with every song having that extra something. Seconding the comment about the lighting, it was so fun and innovative; clearly not in the CK5 style, much more deliberately arty but really effective and intriguing. Peel was great, it really seems to lend itself to long, tripped-out jams, and they delivered. They really funked it up on Mississippi (I think its called) - I hadn't heard it before but its got a great get-down-and-boogie vibe.
I was so engrossed in the music and the lights that I really wasn't paying much attention to the setlist. Sign of a great show, no? But really would like to track down the list and the tape. Anybody?