Trey @ The House of Blues, Boston

2.12.10 - Boston (Balaji Mani)

2.12.10 - Boston (Balaji Mani)

I: Shine, Cayman Review, Push On Til The Day, What’s Done, The Birdwatcher, Mozambique, Night Speaks to a Woman, Alaska, Let Me Lie, Plasma, Tuesday

II: Drifting, All That Almost Was, Sand, Goodbye Head > Gotta Jibboo, Small Axe, Valentine, Money Love and Change, Show of Life, Dragonfly

E: Sultans of Swing, First Tube


Money, Love and Change” 2.12 II

The peak of Boston’s second set.



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2.12.10 - Boston (Balaji Mani)

In order to enhance coverage of side project shows I am unable to attend, I have decided to try out a new section of Phish Thoughts centered around side projects performances – Side Project Reader Reviews. For the rest of this Trey tour, and Mike’s upcoming tour, I invite you, the readers of Phish Thoughts, to craft your own reviews of shows you attend. These reviews will be posted on a separate page of the site, exclusively reserved for your reviews. However, I am not interested in posting silly narratives about one person’s evening or experiences, rather, I’m looking for astute musical observations and analysis. Try to make these reviews between 500-1000 words, though I reserve the rights to edit down your pieces if necessary. (I will always edit for grammar and flow.) Also, please don’t be offended if your review is not posted. I do not necessarily intend to post every single submission. I will only post well-written reviews that focus primarily on the music. (Try to keep the first person out of things as much as possible, as that will help you stay on topic.) Anyhow, have at it! The only show I’ll be at is Kansas City, so I’ll be welcoming contributions for all other shows, including Mike’s tour. For now, I present to you the inaugural reader review by BogHog2001 about Trey’s show in Boston last night.

186 Responses to “Trey @ The House of Blues, Boston”

  1. Willowed Says:

    Some times the slower jams lull your mid to sleep and then he tries to grab you back with a heavy jam.
    Idug it though.
    I am a fan of the rager encores. I always feel you need to end the night with a big exclamation point.

  2. jdub Says:

    I will give that Albany Alaska a listen. Any mp3s from last night. I’m in the dark ages when it comes to DLing music.

    Is further streaming on Sirius on a regular basis?

  3. lastwaltzer Says:

    Nah just tonight

  4. EL Duderino Says:

    A Microtech Gefell 200 source just went up @ bt.

  5. Mr.Miner Says:

    Oakdale will be up sometime today

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    @ voopa

    There isn’t a lossless version of that Clint Eastwood Rides Again album by any chance???

    Thanks for the link to the VBR mp3.

  7. Robear Says:

    Now Trey’s in the best TWO bands playing.

    what a hog.

  8. voopa Says:


    All I’ve found so far are the VBRs, but still lookin’…

  9. neemor Says:

    Last night’s Jibboo did it for me.
    Yes, there were other highlights, but that Jibboo….
    The whole place was showered in blue, the bass/drum core was laid and vibrant, the background vocals by the two women were sky scraping, the jam was infectious, Trey’s vocals were great all night-he even played with the Jibboo lyrics slightly to make them soft and jumpy-when the horns came back, they catapulted Oakdale into the outer relams.

    I found myself throughout the show completely motionless, mouth agape, staring at Trey. Other times, the dancing legs got me.

    Sumodie was hysterical at one point as I found myself in the uber-intense statue-like listening zone and he was dip-kicking it from side to side.
    Classic moment.

    Good board meet up, dinner and drinks, good conversation, as always….really good time yesterday, guys.
    Let’s do it again!

  10. neemor Says:

    I pretty much plan on ‘posting up’ here all day (pun intended) so I hope you guys are here.

    I know I’ve said it lots, but the Friday JOTD -7 is brilliant.
    Play it again.
    The dissonant jam they explore before coming back to the theme is awesome.
    My new go to jam.

  11. Robear Says:

    neemor, I told you that sumodie cat was a smooth operator.

    what was her name from last night?

  12. gus Says:

    “I found myself throughout the show completely motionless, mouth agape, staring at Trey. Other times, the dancing legs got me.”

    that definitely happened to me at HOB. I danced WAY less than I did at phish.

  13. jdub Says:

    Sumodie was rocking the wook down shirt, I crack up just thinking about that.

  14. Robear Says:

    Upon further reflection,

    ‘Tweezer’, ‘GBOTT’ and others from Miami keep getting better. Much like great jams from years past.

    Combined with the obvious success of TAB Tour, and the Light of 2010 is growing brighter in the Phish community.

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    anyone wanna write up a short review of last night?

  16. jdub Says:

    I will Miner but I got to listen to it again otherwise it will be just anecdotal side stories that gathered in my consciousness instead of a musical review your looking for.

  17. neemor Says:

    sumodie is a smooth character, indeed.
    He came with a lovely friend that went by the name ‘Type III Jamming Personality Disorder.’
    Good times.
    We rocked out the second set in close company after a flawless stub-down procedure.
    Wook Down Tee was brilliant.
    I had the Series One and I believe jdub had his as well.
    We represented the blackboard well.

    Miner, let me get my ‘bane on and we’ll see how I feel about a review.
    I’m not sure I’m the guy to review TAB as it was my first Trey solo experience, but we’ll see.
    Anyone? Perhaps we can compare notes/multi-track the show?

  18. whole tour! Says:

    @ miner –

    a request for the download imparied –

    could you stream more tracks from the recent TAB shows? Thanks!

  19. Willowed Says:

    Neemor. I’m not one for writing reviews either. Not that good with words. But I posted on page 1 or 2 That Jibboo and the Simple Twist Up Dave were scorchers. No doubt scorchers.
    I am downloading the show now. Can’t wait to listen.

  20. Robear Says:

    I mean, I just can’t get over the jam out of ‘GBOTT’.

    Really loving the ’09 sound more and more. A real evolution.

    For some reason, I’m missing ‘Steep’ on my miami nye board. Mine goes ‘Swept Away’ , ‘Demand’.

    Mango Mitch?

  21. neemor Says:

    The best part of the show, from an open improv stance (for Miner), I think, was the ‘Love is Freedom’>’Simple Twist up Dave’.
    I remarked to TIII after that passage that it seemed to me like the two songs literally became one.
    It was probably a rehearsed transition, but if it wasn’t it seemed like it.
    The ‘Love is Freedom’ was a catchy little tune and the end of the jam became like the sop/start flow of ‘Meat.’
    It was as if the jam was so infectious, that they stopped at a natural end, I started clapping (not knowing the song’s structure -10pts for neemor, btw), then they picked up the groove right where they left off. Did that three times, I think. Next time they picked it up, the segue instead became ‘Simple Twist.’
    I thought it was pretty neat, definitely different.

    Not sure if Love is Freedom is supposed to do that start/stop thing like Meat, but it did and was good. Became an eighteen minute excursion into a James Brown backyard barbeque.

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    a review doesnt have to be formal….you started one right there Neemor!

  23. Willowed Says:

    Love the interplay with Trey and Ray on Simple Twist up Dave.
    Ray is hammering away on the keys!

  24. Mr.Miner Says:

    jdub- hook it up. the torrent is up. the mega will be up in a few

  25. Willowed Says:

    Listening to it now. It is that good!

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