, attached to 2013-08-31

Review by BurningShoreProphet

BurningShoreProphet Buried Alive surprise opener, always welcome. ACDC and Wolfmans have appeared together in sets all summer so no big surprises after Buried at the top. Fee was very cool to hear, with a nice little segue into Halfway. The Gin was potent and Antelope raged hard enough to snap back wash after wash. Another meaty, sprawling first set similar to night 1. Maybe nothing totally mindblowing but a very enjoyable ride. on to...


Set 2 began with a top shelf version of Chalkdust, stretching out past 20 minutes and jamming into some very cool places before ending up with the Wooo chorus. I think Trey is the only one who still wants to do the "whoos" however (kinda funny). Chalkdust, unlike everything that followed after it, did take its time and meander outward into type 2 land. Everything you want for a set 2 opener...

except the melty jamming was over with for the night.

Light had a funny moment at the beginning with Trey beginning to sing in the wrong key, and then cracked up as he and the others realized it was off. After righting the ship, Trey seemed determined to shred as hard as possible, making this another short and sweet version similar to other times played so far this summer. Light has not yet been the Jam Launching Pad in 2013 that it was in 2012, which is fine. Just different.

I will have to disagree with a previous reviewer and say that the rest of the second set (minus Joy) felt sped up. Light> 46 Days > Steam > Free ... the band seemed to be in a full sprint. Not that that's bad, but following that resplendent Chalkdust, it was change of pace to be sure.

Tweezer's next appearance after Tahoe was (unexpectedly to me) late in this set, and I hoped we would head back out into Chalkdust Land perhaps. Not on this night though, as the Tweez took on more of the straight ahead rocker vibe that had been in play since Light.

Nice and fitting Willie bustout for the encore...it has been gratifying to see how much fun the band members are having during shows...just so cool after all these years!

also worth mentioning
Kuroda Porn has been exceptional at Dicks, both nights = really eye popping stuff. Either I wasnt paying attention earlier in the summer or he has found his groove with the new lighting rig. A+ for CK5
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