Soundcheck: We Are Come To Outlive Our Brains
SET 1: Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Turtle in the Clouds, Blaze On, Cool It Down > Ghost > Ya Mar, Undermind, Tube > David Bowie
SET 2: Everything's Right > Fuego > Farmhouse > Mercury -> Seven Below > Drift While You're Sleeping, You Enjoy Myself
ENCORE: Bold As Love
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Review by DevinB
Unfortunately, the second set doesn't live up to the promise of the first. It starts wonderfully with a monster Everything's Right featuring 20+ minutes of a patient, loop-driven jam. This is probably the high water mark of the run so far and demands another listen. Fuego seemed to have all the momentum in the world going for it, but the jam was sadly truncated by Trey in favor of...
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Unfortunately, this set never really recovered. The rest of the set — nearly without exception — consisted of complicated, fully composed prog rock. The segue between Mercury and Seven Below stumbled a little, but was pretty slick overall. Drift While You're Sleeping got a nice little rise out of the crowd and YEM was, per usual, a lot of fun, but the bulk of the set was cerebral and, frankly, a little tedious. Not much room to dance or have fun. I didn't hate it, but it certainly didn't have the carefree dance-party feel of last night's second frame.
All told, this was not a bad show. It's worth a listen and I'm certainly looking forward to re-listening to several key jams. Unfortunately, I don't see myself sitting down and listening to the second set from front to back any time soon. Its technicality is relentless. It's best digested in small portions.