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Dark Side Of The Mountain at Club Metronome December 29, 2013   Leave a comment

I think tonight went:

Obscured By Clouds -> When You’re In
Hey You
Lucifer Sam -> Arnold Layne chant ->Run Like Hell with slow dance jam.
Lowell Thompson came up to sing and play Arnold Layne
Marco Benevento came on for Speak To Me->Breathe->On The Run->Interstellar Overdrive, in the middle of which Matthew Bryan Hagen and Marco were going off and made me wonder what they might be able to collaborate on, then let it flow into Time. Things settled as they approached Gig. I was really close to the stage and suddenly there was a woman low on the stage who began to sing. As she nailed Gig she rose, and it was Grace Potter. She sang Gig will all of her heart and it was great. The band wrapped it up, and that was the end of set 1.

I correctly guessed that set 2 would begin with Money. I though Kat would sing it, but it was all Bob Wagner. Kat and Luc came up for Us and Them, the core 5, OK 6 with Marco, played a killer Any Color, then Kat came back for Brain Damage/Eclipse. My notes get fuzzy, but I think Matt crooned San Tropez then they brought up another singer, who’s name I missed, for Childhood’s End.  Somewhere in there Kat sang Have A Cigar.  Kelly Ravin came up to sing and play Yong Lust, then Kat returned, with Benny, for Wish You Were Here. They let it flow into Fearless, as usual. They followed with Pigs On A Wing (part 1) into Dogs., then wrapped the set with a killer Comfortably Numb.

They came back for Shine On You Crazy Diamond (the first 5 parts), then followed with Echoes to finish the night. It was another excessively late night of blisteringly magnificent music and I can’t thank all that were involved anywhere nearly enough.

Dark Side Of The Mountain at Nectar’s December 4, 2013   1 comment

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I had a great time last Wednesday seeing the Pink Floyd cover band Dark Side Of The Mountain at Nectar’s. Bob Wagner played guitar and Matt Burr was on drums. They were joined by Josh Weinstein on bass and Dan Munzing on keys.
I had forgotten about the show, but Wednesday is my Saturday, so after an afternoon nap, Rich Haskell stopped by and said let’s go. We did.
When we arrived, there were white tarps along the back and side wall. White tarps hung from the keyboards and he monitors. A modified Dark Side cover was projected on the back walls with what looked like a sine wave, that crested into a mountain peak, taking the place of the line going into and out of the pyramid. The rainbow was, of course, there too. One look at that, and I knew it was going to be fun.
We hung out for a bit and I was chatting with Jeff LaBossiere and Chris Farnsworth when the band started to play. I think they opened with Obscured By Clouds and ran it into When You’re In. They sounded great from the first note, and some cool, liquid projections floated on and around the stage. They followed with a fun Have A Cigar and then played side one of Dark Side. There was a tiny bit more of a blues edge to the songs, and a hair less of the psychedelic side, but for the most part, they sounded wonderful. The intro was pretty short, On the Run was a bit of a jam, and the extra microphone on the stage was not used by any of Vermont’s amazing women who could sing the Great Gig parts, but rather Bob played them on guitar. They wrapped it nicely going from Time back into Breathe. I thought for sure they would play the whole album, so I was surprised when they were joined by anther guitar player, who’s name I missed, but was as good as Bob, for Comfortably Numb. It was pretty over the top and ended the first set.
The set break was not too long and they returned with the second guitarist, D. Davis (for most if not all of the second set) and a rocking Young Lust. They followed with a fun journey through Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun. It was epic and wonderful. Up next, they went back to the Wall for In The Flesh, Another Brick pt 1->Another Brick pt 2, then Hey You. While it did not sound exactly like Floyd, it was stunningly close and sounded like a rock band really going for it. Wish You Were Here was pretty sweet, Interstellar Overdive rocked hard, then they closed with Brain Damage/Eclipse. They came out for a nice encore of Shine On You Crazy Diamond and ended the night with Run Like Hell.
The paying was great, the lights were hypnotizing and the packed audience had a great time. They are doing this for the next two Wednesdays, for no cover charge, then will be joined by Marco Benevento at Club Metronome on December 29th. Unlike the free Nectar’s shows, that one will cost a bit of money. I’m sure it will be worth every penny.