Irving Plaza 8-9-00

Review by Walter Doherty (Switch to

I couldn't love black trapped love.
Yer secret number there, fix tiny bang.
Mystified? Broke? Mystified, love.
Hammer buffalo, one ikon open.

In honor of Todd and Kas' appearance, it was 451 degrees Fahrenheit on the sidewalk before the show, and inside as well.

During "Couldn't I Just Tell You" Todd and Kas did the full leg kicks. After missing some high notes, Todd sang "I left my voice in Wilkes Barre" to the tune of "I left my heart in SF". "It was a radio station birthday party, So I spent the night with people blowing smoke in my face yelling "Do Hello it's Me!". Todd decides to get through the show he'll have to get drunk, orders up a Bushmills, and on arrival asks if anyone is "in program". After a few fan admissions Todd tells them they can live vicariously through him.

Trapped is still the hit of the show for me, Utopia is here!

During "Number One LCD" the crowd responds "So hot, so hot", do we do that all over the country?

After "Fix Your Gaze" Todd donned the acoustic and asked for requests without Falsetto. After a guy yelled "The Wheel" twice Todd said "C'mon, you know darn well "The Wheel" has Falsetto". Todd chose "Tiny Demons". During "Bang" Todd asked for some help as seemingly the whole crowd sang "Eeeeeeeeee-e-e-e I'm on my way". That was real cool.

Todd then introduced Jesse Gress. Jesse takes a solo on "Mystified/Broke Down and Busted" he really can play. Todd smiles widely while Jesse plays, you can almost see him pass the torch.

Next was a first for me. Todd starts "Love in Action" Kas and Trey look at each other and laugh out loud while playing along. Todd notices Kas laughing and stops the song. "Oh wait, we did that already". After a brief conference, they finish from the break. Todd remarks "I knew we had some unfinished business".

Too funny.

They really rocked out. The show was great. I believe Kas was smiling at his brother Alex in the balcony. Moogy was outside after the show handing out promo cards for his show August 11 at THE LOUNGE, 158 West 72nd St, Manhattan.

Couldn't I Just Tell You
Love of the Common Man
Black and White
Love in Action
Yer Fast
Secret Society
Number One LCD
There Goes My Inspiration
Fix Your Gaze
Tiny Demons
Bang the Ukulele Daily
Mystified/Broke Down and Busted/Mystified
Love in Action (finale)
Hammer in My Heart
Buffalo Grass
One World
The Ikon
Open My Eyes
Worldwide Epiphany

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