, attached to 2009-12-03

Review by MiguelSanchez

MiguelSanchez while i feel that this show does not have any monster ground breaking jams, it does have excellent flow and some pretty tight playing. the first set littered with treats, from a nice punch opener, a nice boogie on, and strong stash. the highlight, in my opinion though, is two songs i don't particularly go crazy over. the gbott>julius combo was very inspired and features some nice raucous playing.

the second set is nonstop fun, and it has become one of my favorite new driving sets. down with disease is nice and rocking. they are still not getting way out there all the time on this one, and this stays relatively close to home. they drift off just long enough to explore some quick spacey realms. the piper, like many in 09, was nice and exploratory. trey and fishman sounded awesome on this one. fluff head finishes off this opening trio in fine fashion. the cities>free combo is magnificient. they still don't take either one too far out, but they explore cities nicely before crashing into free. surely, they will slow down at this point.... nope! halley's comet really gets the parting jumping before finding its way into a nice dark, funky 2001. it's no msg 98 2001, but it's pretty good compared to other ones they've been playing this year, nice and loose. david bowie finishes this "Hit Fest" off accordingly. trey and page sound great on the middle section. not a big zero fan but hey...

this show is great for "converts." it's good a really good set list that is well executed, and they really don't have any super long jams.... pretty good combo for newbies. once they get this show, you can give them that albany seven below>ghost!


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