, attached to 2014-07-03

Review by Hood91

Hood91 I think this show is getting a bit of a bad rap. Yes: the strange Farmhouse opener, the subdued middle section of the first set, the questionable Monica encore, the ending of Tweezer in favor of Caspian, two down-tempo Fuego tunes in the 3rd quarter, etc. But there were some excellent moments. I personally felt - both while being there and listening long after the show - that the Wolfman's and the Maze were superbly played and really got the show going. Mound > Roggae > Possum was an awesome way to close the first set, with a particularly tasty Roggae. I think the Gin is underrated, especially since the last two SPAC Gins, as excellent as they were, stay firmly within the bounds of a standard type I Gin. I feel this Limb's reputation is exceeding its value somewhat, but nonetheless, both were really creative moments and highlights of the run. In retrospect and on paper the Winterqueen seems like a bummer (and I'm sure it genuinely was for a portion of the audience), but the major key bliss provided a nice break from two dark, more dissonant jams, and they played it longer and more intensely than I think anyone expected them to. It's not a remarkable show at all - justifiably overshadowed by nights 2 and 3 of SPAC and the rest of this tour - but it's far from a clunker either. There is more good material here than many are acknowledging.


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