Sweet baby Satan, this was amazing. Before I get to the show, I must admit that Weedeater can do no wrong in my eyes (or ears, I guess). I think this made for the 6th time I've seen them, and as many people on this board have said, they always put on a great show. But walking into this venue - a tiny, beat-up pizza place with no stage and sawdust on the floor, I knew this show might be a bit more intense than usual. That's probably the best word to describe it - "intense". There's a certain energy that Weedeater emit that sets their performances apart from others in the sludge/doom field. And in all the shows I've seen them, the 'intense' title was apt. Hell I was standing just to the right of Dixie when that puking picture that Southern Lord uses was taken. But when there's no stage and (as others have mentioned about this tour) a pretty good-sized crowd pushing up behind you so much it brings your feet up to the block holding the kick-drum, the wave of fuzzy sludge these three guys create pretty much engulfs your entire being. Maybe intense was an understatement.
It was definitely one of the most high-energy sets I've seen from them, and they seemed to get a second wind when the kids in the room got a little crazy during "Wizard Fight" and a couple went tumbling into the side of the drum set (Keko just kept banging away while someone ran out to set the tom back up under him). I've read set lists on here from this tour and it seemed to be similar to those. Mostly stuff off the new record, plus God Luck..., Wizard Fight, Gimme Back My Bullets, Weed Monkey, Time Served, and Monkey Junction. Not that you need me to tell you, but if they're coming your way, DO NOT miss it, they're at the top of their game.
And I can't forget Zoroaster. I'm no expert on their catalog, I only have Dog Magic. But god damn they put on a set. The last time I saw them was with Sourvein in Oakland a couple years back. Have there been line-up changes since? This set was definitely more rockin' than the last time I saw them. Whatever the case - great sets from both bands in a dive that seemed more like a place my band would play rather than a place I'd go to see two bands caravaning across the country.