2016/03/10 - The Hive - Sandpoint, ID
Set 1: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Cut the Cable, Phil’s Farm > Turn & Run > Phil’s Farm, Out Of Order > Utopian Fir -> Thin Air
Set 2: Preamble > Mantis Ghetts > Mantis > Comma Later > Amble On > Mantis, The Bottom Half > I’m On Fire > The Bottom Half, Eminence Front > Eat
 with The Ocean (Led Zeppelin) tease
 “Jimmy Stewart” with lyrics
 with Jeff Grady on percussion
To this day this is probably my favorite attended UM show. Great jams throughout, particularly the Phil’s Farm in Utopian from the first set. The real highlight for me though was the Preamble > Mantis Ghetts > Mantis > Comma Later > Amble On > Mantis segment. The Mantis jam just straight up cooks and eventually leads to a pretty powerful lyrical stew (“what more do you want from me”) and then seamlessly transitions into Comma Later. Really the transitions from this entire show in general are why I loved it so much, some of the most butter smooth transitions I’ve seen UM execute live. I’d say there was more of these “->” scattered throughout the show than the set list shows. Don’t sleep on the Amble On jam either, although short I think that is the best version of that song they have played.
best lyrical stew they have done, huntersjames (from twitter) fed me a 100mg edible once phil’s started. show ruled.
This the only lyrical I’ve ever witnessed live that amplified the energy instead of killing it. It felt very fitting in it’s placement. The funky fir -> thin air is a phenomenal way to close a set.
i remember the time when this show happened i was heavily touring and this show was at just such a higher level than the others i had seen. i never understood why they didn’t do more songlist shows.
I must’ve caught 17ish shows in 2015. This show felt like the best show I’d seen since 8/15/14 in the moment, right after, and to this day. Songlist shows clearly work.
man oh man was i black out drunk at that stl show.
Fuck yes for songlist shows. I get why they don’t do them regularly, but man it really opens them up creatively and almost always tend to be above-average shows.