Sim Skin was good too! They’re riding the laid back uplifting groove hard tonight (though this had an intense-ish peak, unlike Spires), but they’re giving these lots of space to breathe, both in the mix and timewise. 3 songs, no stops, 40 minutes, not much to complain about
EDIT: Crooked was great too. Slow groovy progginess to start, Things finally picked up speed and got really intense in the peak, which was also a well executed key change. Then smooth drop back down to reprise the slower part for a sec - perfect segue into Sweetness.
Dang it Umphrey’s. Like a 2 minute version of Sweetness, half the band thought they were going to jam and half weren’t so it awkwardly faded out, and now Bayliss is getting his obvious cables on. Bleh. Just a small blemish on a great set though.
Somehow, we had time for a 4-minute Synco jam 72 minutes into the set which mostly consisted of Stasik playing around with the effects pedal and Joel holding that dark D chord, but hey, it grooved well enough, so go for it.