, attached to 2000-09-25

Review by The__Van

The__Van Odd start here with the EGSTHEMAMM bust out, but it works surprisingly well to open the show. There's even a cool little jam too; almost like they were trying to push further with it. Worth a listen. Disease rockets out with it's usual fiery guitar solo and continues for much of the run time before settling down into a sparse spacey groove with a > into The Lizards. Good execution so far. Lizards is played well. This mid 1st Tweezer leaves a lot to be desired IMO. Another flat groove that doesn't move or change much. The jam chart lists this as a having a "curious ending" but I'm not sure what's so curious about it. It gets funky briefly before just... stopping. Not worthy of mentioning. The rest of the set is played very standard although Bug is stretched out slightly.

Gotta Jibboo opens set 2 with rocky funky type 1.15 action. Good but not memorable. Mike's gets another standard version not much notable. Weekapaug finally picks things up with a cool drone jam that gets progressively more percussive and rhythmic. Cool stuff that immediately caught my ear. Axilla is good punch up at this point in the show and it leads into what will surely be a set closing Hood. However this Hood never gains much steam at all and Trey ends it without any real peak at all. It's not clear if he just wasn't feeling it or lost interest and wanted to play something else. Funky Bitch closes a blue balled set. Boogie On is fine in the encore spot. The dedication in Driver to a couple Trey met in '98 is sweet and brought a smile to my face. Tweeprise rages.

Yeah... I'm not a fan of this one. Weekapaug is the only standout moment in the whole show. That's pretty disappointing considering how good the sets look on paper.


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