, attached to 2016-08-26

Review by yodadoe

yodadoe TL;DR: Blaze On > Fuego -> Ghost > Bathtub Gin

^ That sequence right there is worth checking out.

Obviously, being there makes everything better. If you've come here looking for a reflection on the good time you had at Lockn', another review might be best for you. I'm more interested in identifying oustanding or unique performances that make it worth your while to get a copy of the show to listen to at a later date.

Overall, this show was very "loose," as they say. The band sounded exactly like a band who hasn't practiced their material in a month. So most of the first set felt like a warm-up or practice session to my ears. For the discerning listener, there isn't much out of the ordinary besides the Space Oddity.

Set 2 saw them trying much harder to get something interesting going. As I said at the top, the Blaze On > Fuego -> Ghost > Bathtub Gin is what you will want to check out. In particular, both the Ghost and the Bathtub Gin jams were unique and interesting. Ghost ended up going into some new and unusual places. And the Gin went to some very tasty minor-key darkness before returning to a happy ending. Then it actually segued very nicely into #Line. Much-maligned for rip-cording, the placement here was fine. YEM was a welcome treat, but didn't stray far.


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