Mike Gordon 3/5/11
The McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR
Words by thenaturalstoner
Since this would be my third Mike Gordon show in a few months, you would think I would know what to expect heading into the venue. Problem is the last two Mike shows I saw were like Jekyll and Hyde. I had a blast at the Portland (Aladdin Theatre) show in November, while my expectations for the next night in Seattle fell a bit flat (the Crocodile Cafe sucked that night). So obviously I was hoping for more Portland than Seattle this go around. And I got what I wanted…
The whole show last night was fun. A long first set with tons of jams led to a great 2nd set and an unexpected Mound encore. Funky Bitch > Andelmans’ Yard was a blast to open set 2 and the whole night was just great. The venue was cool (this is only my 2nd show in Eugene, first in probably 10 years) and you can’t beat getting Ninkasi beers while watching Gordo jam!!
Videos from Eugene:
I’m still in Eugene for a couple of days so I have to cut this review short. If Mike Gordon is hitting your town this spring, you have no excuse to miss him.
Thanks Mike for a good time in Oregon!!!!
Middle Of The Road
Traveled Too Far
Be Good And You’ll Be Lonely
She Said, She Said
What Things Seem
Dig Further Down
|Show Notes:* included n’goni and kanjira intro, with Craig and Todd
** first time played
^ first time played