, attached to 2012-06-08

Review by andrewrose

andrewrose A smoking show top to bottom. The first type II Roses in eons (going back to the fall 98 closer at the same venue..?) was an early treat. The version had a lot of energy from the get-go given the implied nod to Ween's recent breakup and it carried over almost out of necessity into a gorgeous jam. The first of many highlights on this night. The Maze saw a lot of extra attention from Page (who was on fire all night, much to Trey's acknowledgment throughout), and then as if that weren't enough, a Ghost-like slow and chunky turned funky Bathtub Gin to close made for a very satisfying first set.

Set two is worth hearing start to finish, really. The go-to Disease opener somewhat resembled 6/7's chance-taking Ghost, and by the time Sand came around Trey was noticeably loose and firing on all cylinders. He immediately brought out very atypical funky dance groove in Sand akin to the Boogie from the previous night, with a just little more staccato style thrown-in, and more melodic vision. Really slick, sexy stuff that segued seamlessly into Nellie Kane. Trey hit notes in everything though, from the end of Makisupa to the old school short but SLAMMING Mike's (no, really), and a boogie-down 2001 that went to Weekapaug like-territory. Extra mustard all over the place, jaws all over the floor by the time they decided to rekindle an old classic pairing and treat us to a bonus Oh Kee Pah before the Suzy. Summer tour's on folks!

Oh, and they played a *great* long and experimental Shafty during soundcheck. Bonus soundboard material, please!
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