, attached to 2018-07-25

Review by pmc2kd

pmc2kd Overall, this show paled in comparison to the previous night.

Not much to highlight about the first set other than a surprising and pleasant opening Roggae, in which Trey sounds very good.

Tube>NICU>Runaway Jim, Horse>Silent are all standard fare. Fun but unexceptional.

Keeping It Real was a Mike debut, that was rough around the edges, but not unenjoyable.

Driver was nice to hear but did little to elevate the set before Saw It Again cranked the energy up a notch or two. Ocelot was the set highlight with a very good jam that threatened to make a move, but stayed within the confines albeit creatively.

Waking Up Dead was not super well played, BDTNL and More were fine, but neither were fantastic takes. Overall, pretty weak first set, but still a good time.

Set II was much improved, although still failed to match the previous night. Set Your Soul Free was a huge jam spanning 24 minutes and exploring some good territory from spacey funk to bliss and is well worth a listen. It resolved very nicely into a Twist that was compact and purposeful and had a nice jam.

Makisupa was fun after that pretty darn epic opening 35 minutes and they followed with SASS (no intro), which also managed to pack a solid jam into a shortish version. They dropped into the now commonplace What's the Use? which is always welcome.

The Wedge>Possum concluded the evening on a positive with solid versions of each. A Lizards encore is of course a great choice.

This show won't be anything to magical to most, but there's not much wrong with the second set, particularly the opening 35 minutes! Snag that.


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