Look What You Made Me Do was quoted prior to Whirlwind.

Show Reviews

, attached to 2017-09-27

Review by WeatherReport

WeatherReport This was my fifth Mike show, my first was also in New Haven (Toad's Place). Much has changed in those seven years, and I've watched the progression of Mike's and Scott's band, which was born from two of my favorite bands, Phish and Max Creek. I will admit I had grown tired of Max Creek shows after about 25 years of seeing them fairly regularly. But,,,then came BK3 and Mike Gordon, and the void was once again filled once again. I like when Mike's band does an old Max Creek tune like Jones or Willow Tree. It's like seeing an old house you always liked with a fresh coat of paint, and the yard all cleaned up. Getting back to the show, great energy, room was psyched, and the sound in that newly renovated, old theater is pretty amazing. I know a bit about acoustics, and the CSMH (formerly the Palace), was built for music, the sound of the bass rolls perfectly along the floor. I did like the show, but was a tad put off by those electric/acoustic hybrid drums. It was messing with me at points, and I found myself asking are they playing with a click track or using a drum machine at points. My guess is no, but the sound of those weird drums made me wonder. The drummer was amazing, I would have love to here him hitting the skins on vintage Gretch or Premier drum set someday. I found I do like a few of the new songs quite a bit especially Victim, Steps, and Whirlwind. But, I also wish Mike was little more in favor of revisiting his recent past. Green Sparrow, Moss, and Overstep are great albums, I would have loved to hear Peel or Surface again, and I'm still waiting to here Horizon Line and Soulfood Man. To the reviewer above, yes that was a great version of Yarmouth Road, it had a sweet jam at the end.
, attached to 2017-09-27

Review by ljstella

ljstella First Mike show for me, so maybe I'm wrong, but this was the best Yarmouth Road I've ever heard. I know some people make it a bathroom break song at a Phish show, but this version is jammed. Definitely felt like it was going to >Boogie On Reggae Woman, even before Mike swapped the effects over to match the tone for that intro. Hoping this show was taped so I can listen to it again and again. The rest of the show was great stuff if you knew what you might be getting (read: this is mostly weird and goofy Mike, not funky & groovy Mike). New songs are pretty cool, especially Steps.
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