, attached to 2003-02-20

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill There are other reviews on this one so I will be brief. I’m not a huge fan of 2003 shows so far and this one does have some warts, but there is something about this show and the jams that warmed my soul up a bit.

Rift has timing problems from Fishman, Rock and Roll is a nice jam, Guyute is pretty good, Driver had some warts, but was a nice cool down song. Waves was good, Simple had some lyric problems again, but had a good jam, as did a lengthy Jibboo to close up a pretty good first set.

Ok folks, here’s where the meat is…Tweezer’s jam is just filthy, nasty tonight and they bring it all back around to end it, which was great to hear instead of a rip-cord move. Punch was ok, but the Landlady portion was an uncertain mess. Fast Enough was also kind of a mess before a very lengthy Seven Below. And this one should be considered a double Seven Below because they do the lyric part twice sandwiching the jam in between. Pebbles also rocked really hard tonight, though there were a few off parts at times.

After all that jamming you technically get a triple encore besides? Yup! Though you get a standard Golgi, a loose Anything But Me, with disjointed vocal phrasing, and a rocking, expected Tweeprise to close up. Not too bad, but not overly great either.

Very good, exploratory jamming tonight! Tweezer’s jam and the Seven Below put this one in four-star territory for me. A few less warts in playing and lyric delivery, and a better encore, would’ve easily put this show in five-star range to my ears.


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