|2015-07-22||Mercury||Bend, OR||11:00||Debut. Pretty and delicate play, with Fish offering a sturdy bridge by way of Marimba Lumina, beneath deliberate (and yet to be repeated) vocal harmonizing. A "Tweezer" cum "Help on the Way" outro showcases the composition's seemingly infinite potential.|
|2015-09-05||Mercury||Commerce City, CO||11:56||Tight, full-band play spells "Mercury's" zenith to date. Like laser-beams, Mike issues forth the first sounds from Fish's solo, which informs Trey's play, who reciprocates the sentiment, inciting an airy, yet funky groove. This sparkling, disco-ball vibe bleeds into a bit of space, before the band departs for "Light."|
|2016-10-29||Mercury||Las Vegas, NV||16:06||Second set opener is anything but elemental, illuminating the song's jam potential. Mike is super, and Trey modulates his tone, a liquid sound darkening to offer a bit by way of transition metal. A pointed, effects-enhanced -> gives rise to a centerpiece "Piper."|
|2017-01-14||Mercury||Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico||15:15||After a strong composed section, the band crosses the bridge confident and assured, entering a jam anchored by great play from Mike and Fish. Trey adds much by way of layered texture and nuanced grace, before straight-forward soloing, colored with great fills from Page, builds into a passage of percussive and echo-altered sound. A cool > introduces yet another white-hot "Light."|
|2017-07-28||Mercury||New York, NY||13:00||Part of a "You Sexy Thing" (!) sandwich. Strong composed section despite a few early flubs, then modulates to a major key at Page's urging for a brief shot of blissfulness before -> back into "You Sexy Thing" (check out Mike leading them back!).|
|2018-07-24||Mercury||San Francisco, CA||16:25||2018's summer offers three strong versions (see 8/11 and 8/31), but the first, > from an extraordinary "ASIHTOS," before > into a classic "Carini," might prove to be the most interesting. While Trey still struggles early, the improvisation post-vocals marks a departure from solid 2017, and earlier, play. Less groove-oriented, the musicians create, as if for the purpose of allowing others to inhabit, distinct pockets of "space." Patient, pretty, and marked by an airy fluidity, the jam splinters into spheres of sound, while never fully losing its shape, before Trey's inspired, protracted, and truly cosmic soloing, dominates the conclusion.|
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