if you need a room. Just booked Hyatt Regency Chicago (couple of blocks from Theater) fri. & sat for $132.16 total on Hotwire.com......seeya @ the show!
is this the "customer favorite" listed at $56 a night(on hotwire)?
Come on.....Baby don't you wanna go......
Calls for tonight?
I'd bet on a Cold Rain & Snow opener. Help Slip Franklin's, maybe Box.
Air Supply - Feel the Breeze
Hey all looking for torrents for the last shows, esp 11-23-05. Got to hear the goods in all its non lossy glory.
King Solomon's (Milkin' the Turkey)?
The stream for 11/23/05 is now working well!! Just listened to the Dark Star. Many thanks to TaperRob!!!
Any idea when the show will most likely start?
sound checked: Doing That Rag
predictions for this evening
cold rain and snow>
good morning little school girl>
like a rolling stone>
he's gone> jam>
other one jam>
comes a time> jam
that's what i was gonna say
time to cut that fucker loose!
never a big fan, and the '04 clusterfucks just made it worse
shit, take a crack at 'France'
If they play france I would do a backflip
How about Zappa's In France>France? Never try to get yer peter sucked in France. Have a great show freaks, wish I was there with ya.
Ya know, just thought of two great songs that would sound great with Chris' vocals: Willin' and Dixie Chicken
from the show
doin that rag
black crows song?
big boss man
lots of jamming
per PurpleHaines and Chitown Zoners called me at setbreak
They really excited..
Me callin a hugh set 2
broken arrow..sweet..I don't think we've got one of dem' in a while
any idea what the crowes/NEM song was?
broken arrow w/sless&phil alrighty then
doin that rag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cold rain..senor...next time you see me...operator...
pride of cucumunga before next time you see me
Gawd-damned Phil mixing it up some more.
China opener to put a reverse cap on last night's Rider.
band / dylan connection in 4 out 4 shows so far
China Cat Sunflower
Doin' That Rag
Wiser Time (?)
Big Boss Man
Cold Rain and Snow
Pride of Cucamonga
Next Time You See Me
Viola Lee Blues
If song 3 from set 1 had "kind pedal steel" in it, it probably is "Wiser Time".
wiser time is indeed a black crowes song - and one of their better ones imho - looks like another great show on paper - based on what i saw the other night in newark i'm assuming everyone at the show in chicago is having fun
lessons in the speed of sound>donor rap>intros e: us blues
not sure about that wiser time.
fuck! i was hoping for the "Next Time You See Me" tomorrow night!
Viola Lee was great. It must have been 30 min. long and my setlist looked more like:
Viola Lee V1 & 2 >
Viola Lee V3>
Phil said something at the end like "the amps wanted to turn into spaceships tonight. we kept playing faster and faster" and something about the speed of electrons.
Just got in from tonight's show. I have to say I was pretty damned impressed. I last saw Phil and Friends in the fall of 03 and I was underwhelmed to say the least. This time out I was blown away. There wasn't a dull moment the entire show. I really dug that Wiser Times in the first set. It was the first time I've heard it and really dug it. The 2nd set was outstanding. Robinson's vocals on Next Time were spot on rock and roll perfect. Pride of Cucamonga was a thrill as well. Also very impressed with Berry Sless, this was the first time I've seen him play. Larry Campbell I'm very familiar with from his time with Dylan and he really brought his A game with him to The Chicago Theatre. Hopefully Phil can keep this line up for sometime to come.
it wasn't wiser time, it was some other chris song, something possibly from his first album wo/the crowes...maybe a new earth mud song?
Great show? Were we in the same room?
Good show overall, plenty of highs but easily an equal amount of lows.
Here's hoping tomorrow night is better!
I'm pretty sure the 3rd song was Sunday Sound not Wiser Time.
I believe that the C Rob song was "Sunday Sound." Not a hundred percent, but feeling good about my postulation.
that was definitely not Wiser Time (a great song i would love to hear)... show rocked but sound in the balcony sucked - the guitars were way too loud and shrill, Phil was drowned out and u could hardly hear keys... venue is like Warfield except no sdb in balcony!
i went downstairs for start of 2nd set, and sound was great for killer Cold Rain Snow... back upstairs, sound still sucked, way too loud guitars... they should try to work this out, i am getting onto floor tomorrow whatver it takes!
this show is already up on etree!
>>this show is already up on etree!
Got a link? I was just there and didn't see it...
Never mind, there it is...
I'm on the Chicago Theatre mailing list. Got an email from them this week...check out the lineup they have listed:
I have tix for tomorrow's show. Can't wait to see Buddy Sless! My first time seeing him.
Maybe Buddy would have brought it, Barry seems to have left it on the bus
all about the jam>
freak out with the freakout
* borg is just surly because the blonde girl in the bar with frenchie refused a slice of his pie.
this show was off the hook, viola lee blues was unbelieveable. cant wait for tommarow night.
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You asseesment of Viola shows you have serious Zoner potential..
blah blah blah...
one guy's perspective right here and excuse me as i am at halftime of the bulls gm and things look good.
this band and the plq have little in common - different animals with different agendas.
that being said i won't make silly analogies comparing the two, but i will say however that the bulls vs this plf line-up would be interesting.
the band got better with every song. it was weird in an expected sort of way.
china cat was rough and really showed that these guys haven't played as a unit for much longer than a few weeks.
doin that rag is one that i love but it wasn't done all that well imo. chris read 3/4 of the song and while i like his voice alot that detracted from my experience for some reason. the music dragged instead of being played with pop and they all seemed really apprehensive cuz it is kind of a tricky song with all the quick chord changes and the ending was botched i think, whatever just warming up.
a song im not familiar with with chris singing well was played well by the band
big boss man started the blues tunes that chris sang really well on - this one he definitely knew and didnt rely on the the teleprompter and he had some fun with one of the build ups in particular and got a rise out of the crowd and an approving knod/smile from phil..ha!
i heard broken arrow coming and it was played beautifully - i think i remember barry playing some great stuff on his lap pedal guitar. i really enjoy what both larry and barry bring to this song.
mr charlie was awesome to hear but wasn't played with the punch it will have next time they bust it out. that may or may not make sense but i can tell that this band will at some point rip the shit out of this song, tonight they didn't.
alabama getaway along with broken arrow were the highlights of the set for me. as i mentioned this show got better with every song played imo and by alabama getaway the band was playing pretty in step with one another. the solos of larry first then barry second (if my memory serves me correct) both were great, each in its own way...barry definitely has more of the "jerry sound" in regards to phrasings and tone.
cold rain and snow was cool, senor was excellent the jam out of it was very cool
heard pride coming and freaked out knowing somehow that they were going to pick it up - honestly up until that point i was expecting a little more after hearing the shows they put on in jersey which were excellent over the stream - i can only imagine what it was like to have been there.
next time you see me was done well. chris really shines on these tunes and sang this one really well.
viola lee blues was solid...would have been great had they nailed the first "spacey" jam. you can't blame a band that tries to go big and that is what phil's bands tend to do - i wouldn't want my music any other way.....and they made up for the first jam by absolutely nailing the second "spacey" jam in the song.
there was a great jam after this as i recall - phil was playing some cool stuff - and then boom - help on the way.
the help >slip > franklins was the highlight of the show with the true highlight coming in the slipknot and franklins which were both played exceptionally.
franklins started with phil just popping away really fast on the franklins theme- larry was on guitar and on violin. mookie seemed to step up and play some nice counter melodies to larry's violin. very great moment in the show. it wasn't cheezy at all it was very tasteful. i think he busted out his mandolin during operator again it was a great addition to the music.
phil is great - reincarnating the music in so many different ways with so many great musicians in so many great places.
overheard outside before the show as the snow fell lightly, "summertime done come and gone my oh my"
show started at 7:32 by stage clock
Viola came on (after a bit of conferencing following Operator) like the bottom of EVERYTHING fell out and then bounced right back up with more force than the bottom dropping out.
Eyes closed and going for it. Really threw me off trying to watch the band while listening to what was flying around the room.
Many highlights, details are somewhere in the future and will probably come through much more clear when the previous person breaks it down.
Welcome to Chicago.
i also must add that the blues jam in pride was more uptempo than usual and almost broke into other1esque territory. molo was playing his usualy jaw dropping grooves and this was definitely one of the best jams of the show.
>>details are somewhere in the future and will probably come through much more clear when the previous person breaks it down.
* because it took so long for me to write just that little bit I didnt know someone would have already broken it down by the time I was done so I changed it to "previous" instead of "next"
see this band, form your own opinion, Unc has it pretty right on.
Good morning. If anybody has any xtra tickets for tonights show I am looking for 1.
Bulls vs PLF. Da Phil. LOL LOL Nice review!
Well,Just woke up. Had sometime to think.
Here it is.
1st set was pretty weak.
2nd set set was, well, it was better than the 1st.
Overall, a good show. B-
You can tell they have not played together much.
If Phil can keep this lineup however, watch out. A blues powerhouse.
Hey Chris, you spend a lot of time on the bus. If you want I can buy you a few GD Cd's for you to listen to. Jesus, if your gonna play with these guys, as a professional you really should bone up a little (no, not that kinda bone).
I found it bothersome to see him tele-prompting on every friggin song.
That being said, I hope tonight is better.
The setlist from Friday leaves all kinds of ground to cover tonight..
Thanks for the reviews people..
Chicago seems often to be the second leg of tour..
Gr8fulDad thank you, i have actually been lurking for a couple weeks and i just decided to join.
song 3 in set one is not wiser time it is a New Earth Mud tune called Sunday Song.
jeez for you guys are pissed @ CR for using a teleprompter, i seem to remember a certain fat man who used one in the final years of the GD.
Easy for us Deadheads to sing along to tapes..
Try it with tapes that have vocal tracks deleted..
In front of 2000 people with Phil playing next to you...
Sunday Sound is a great tune. Second half of that second set looks great.
>>>jeez for you guys are pissed @ CR for using a teleprompter, i seem to remember a certain fat man who used one in the final years of the GD.<<<
im fine with jerry, phil, or bobby using the teleprompters cuz they have other responsibilities toward the music - with their respective instruments. chris robinson is a singer. he plays harmonica for about 2 minutes through the entire concert. he strums a guitar for show - i mean unless you are on the stage you cant hear that thing. that all being said...since his only major responsibility to the music is to sing one would hope he knew the words by heart.
he brings alot to the table with that voice, that is for sure.
and after watching the bulls kick the crap out of the spurs i gotta say the bulls stole the show last night.....lol. jk, it was more like a real encore...lol its no 30 minute dark star but its the next best thing.
predictions for tonight anyone?
I agree with Uncle for the most part. First set up and down, second set got better and better. The sound in the balcony was way too loud. Everything was muddy through the first set and I couldn't pick Phil out that well. Sometime around Pride or Viola they got Phil turned up and that's when he took over. He was playing like he was on a mission from Viola through the end of the set. He would push each jam into the stratosphere and then lay down another groove under the madness. It's true that not everything was perfectly executed, but when they're playing out like that I'll forgive a misstep here and there. But there was nothing that stopped the momentum at all. There was also an 11 tease during one of the jams in Viola. Slipknot was very good, very big and out there, and the Franklin's was killer. They were in and out of the theme and just loving it.
US Blues seemed like a bad choice for the encore, but they may have had to fit something short in before an 11pm curfew. That said, they played it well.
Overall the first set was kind of lackluster, and you could tell from the crowd reaction. People walking all around, leaving during songs, not so enthusiastic applause. But the second set grabbed everyone and created a real group atmosphere. Huge crowd responses during and after the second set.
If someone involved is reading, please get the sound turned down tonight, 'cause my ears still don't feel right. The guitars, especially Larry's, were shrill and washed the rest of the band out. The vocal sound was also pretty unclear.
yeah i have noticed the mix this tour is really trebely on the guitars and cymbals
All I am saying is, he is a proffesional.
He gets PAID to sing. He should at the very least, have some, even a little knowlege of the material. Maybee he should be listening without the vocal trakcs. Hmmm. Good way to learn.
"Operator" was horrific. A tough song with a lot of vocal changes, yes. But he clearly was not prepared. Thats dissapointing. "Mr. Chalrie", much easier standard Boogie, still missed every change. Not good. Not proffesional.
I did clearly say that if they can stay togehter long enough to get it, they will totally, totally, rock. It was still very listenable.
But as a customer, I was a little dissapointed at the lack of preperation. That wont stop me from going tonight.
Thats right Jerry did use a tele. He was in his 50's and had been abusing herion, cocaine, pot, and eating cheesburgers for twenty + years. His brain was jello man. Chris is in his 30's. Remember Jerry in his 30's?
Also, somebody bring some friggin ballons or something...... Beach balls.... Something. I'm going to Walgreens to get some.
FYI: as a
Tonight? Unbroken. Eleven. Box.
I heard people sitting by me refer to that Robinson song as Wiser Times and they were so certain that they convinced me.I had never heard the song before, though I dug it a lot.
How many songs in Phil's songbook now? The GD boys have had 40 years to memorize their tunes and they still need help. Robinson has only been singing them for a few weeks. Give the guy a break. I thought he did a stellar job, though the vocals overall were a bit muddy in the mix.
you are so damn helpful!
I will bet my bean bag that that was NOT "Wiser Time."
Jamie..>>..Sometime around Pride or Viola they got Phil turned up and that's when he took over. He was playing like he was on a mission from Viola through the end of the set. He would push each jam into the stratosphere and then lay down another groove under the madness.
That be the Phil Lesh I saw at Hard Rock Vegas....from first song for 5 + hours..
Pete..I got more links than a Polish Butcher..
I hadn't been to a show including any of the former GD members since, well, since the GD existed until last night (live in the farflung arctic wasteland of Canada; just moved to "Chicagoland," as the locals refer to it). Was fantastic to see Phil, and they played hard. Made mental note to self to pick up some live Crowes. Odd to go to shows alone though -- only people I know here are from work, and I had to patiently explain to them that the GD were not, in fact, a heavy metal outfit, so no takers on Phil.
Hoping for a Dark Star tonight!
yeah my guess is a really long dark star.
Chris..(Got to do this again it appears..)
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P.S.S.S - If any of you going to tonights show have your cell phones that works in venue..(seems many do not) and you don't mind appearing geekish by holding a flipped open phone..my cell # is in my profile..call it..you don;t have to talk..I will pass along anything I decipher to the Chat Room
Or text message me songs in abbreviation at convenient intervals..
.........you'll sure to be hearin from me at the appropriate time................ha ah ah ah hhaha....from oneprankstah toanother......but not tonight tho......
I'll see what I can do, gr8.
The only problem I've had after listening to either steaming or bt of the shows is Phil didn't schedule enough dates.
garcia's brain was jello? jeez, a little respect please...
both nights at NJPAC, I could hear Robinson's guitar in the mix, including the electric hollow body (semi-hollow?) he played on 11/22...
BFD he's using a 'prompter. So is Phil!
Logic: Jerry Garcia was singing these songs from their inception, over and over and over. Chris has his own music, joins in and is learning. Who will know the songs better? Gee, not rocket science.
Man what a weekend...6th row on the 25th...I got two words about this show...
shit i forgot to mention sless took a $$$ solo (short but sweet) in alabama getaway.
wow man what a show. i thought it wouldnt be the same withought warren and rob. i was mistaken. although larry campbell wasnt the best choice. couldnt make out the guitar. maybe was the theater acoustics? ill find out when i get to walingford.
I used to disgust CR. but now i think i have great appreciation. next time you see me...was friggin rockin. see you in CT!