, attached to 2013-07-30

Review by dscott

dscott This show is understandably overshadowed by the next night's fireworks, but it shouldn't be overlooked. The band plays with a confident fluidity from start to end.

Set 1 is notable for inventive little twists that make Wolfman's, Jibboo, and BOAF worthy of repeat listening. These are highlights in a set where the band makes concise, strong statements with each song.

Set 2 is more of the same, albeit with some tastefully airy meanderings in Golden Age and Carini. Wading is notable for its understated, yet achingly poignant guitar solo. Slave is typically potent to close the set.

Encore is a winner! The fade-in drum intro to Weekapaug is absolutely electrifying, and Gordeaux puts some extra mustard into the bass jamlet. Character Zero is typically energized, and Trey enunciates the "ought to see" with atypical clarity during the chorus.

Soundcheck is a nice bonus. Thanks to whoever recorded it! Gotta love the way that Buffalo Bill leads to "buffalo wings" and then to "Jet" by Wings in a matter of seconds. Flight of ideas, so to speak, at its finest!


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