, attached to 2010-06-19

Review by freerwilson


The first notes sent the crowd into a frenzy, and that mutual energy back and forth from the band to the audience sustained itself through a FIRST SET that was in my opinion, nothing short of spectacular. There were no "cookie cutter standard versions" of any song in this set. It felt like each song was pushed to the edge of it's musical framework, or beyond. Fluffhead was performed superbly, Bathtub Gin was extremely tight and jammy, and Suzy as a closer capped off an incredible set that left us all 5 pounds lighter and dying for water.

The second set couldn't help but be a bit of a let down, but the Rock-n-Roll jam and Free, along with an inspired Bowie were highlights for me.

Now lets consider this encore that started off innocently enough with a nice Squirming Coil. Where we were sitting in the pavilion, a lot of people left during Coil, leaving large empty spaces for the rest of us to dance. This space was very well used when the band launched into a blistering Character Zero that would have been a great enough ending on it's own, but the rip into Tweezer Reprise AGAIN completely blew everyone's mind! The energy level at that moment can only be measured by the soul. The crowd went absolutely apeshit insane, and the band reciprocated by hammering the music to the edge of the known universe.

This Band continues to get better and better. I can't wait to see what transpires tonight and beyond.


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