Here's my review for the latest show. If you are REALLY bored and want to read ALL my reviews from ALL the shows I've been to (Show #1 was in 1993), then please do! They are located here: http://www.angelfire.com/tx/bageldog/primusshows.html
Les Claypool w/ Matisyahu, Dub Trio @ The House of Blues June 8, 2009 Houston, TX
Rumble in the Diesel
David Makalaster w/ Southbound Pachyderm
David Makalaster II
Red State Girl
D's Diner w/ jazzy jam in middle...
Les also came out during Matisyahu's set with the whamola. Matisyahu made a beat box and Les jammed along on the Whamola. It was quite nice.
My friend Sean accompanied me. He was not a HUGE Les fan, but he really enjoyed the show. I think afterwards he might be a fan now! He said it was highly entertaining. Matisyahu was "meh" to him. I thought Matis was "a'ight".
Sam Bass accompanied Claypool on Cello! He played the guitar parts to old Primus/Frog stuff. He's also featured on the new album Of Fungi and Foe. There was also a vibraphone/tabla player and a drummer. Les wore various masks including the pinnochio style mask as well as a monkey mask and a pig mask. The other members of the band wore Republican masks. Les really brought out the basses. He played his Carl Thompson electrics, his electric upright (bowed and pizzicato), the Whamola, and his new one for Booneville Stomp (it's an acoustic/electric bass guitar with a Dobro-style resonator on it- it sounded like giant cables being tormented by some mad scientist!)
This was a part of my Bachelor Party! I'm going to be wed in Vegas this Friday! HUZZAH!!!
Thank you, Mr. Claypool for melting my face off with your bass abilities! I can now wed.