Review and Photos by Matt SchwenkeIn the midst of a lengthy tour, Gomez showed no lack of energy during their show at the Annex. Starting off the night with a song from each album, beginning with their first, Gomez kept a high-energy show going all night long.
Relying on their unique mix of rock, electronica and pop, Gomez stirred the crowd with their sounds that bring to mind Widespread Panic, Radiohead, and the Grateful Dead. Perhaps paying homage to the Dead's influence in their music, Gomez even worked a crowd-pleasing cover of "Not Fade Away" into their set. The majority of the set list was comprised of Gomez's earlier material with only a handful of songs coming from their latest release Split the Difference. Some standouts from the night included "Shot Shot" and "Get Miles".
By staying away from slower (but still wonderful) material like "Tijuana Lady" and some of the newer grunge-like material, Gomez provided a quality show without any frills. The drums were solid, the percussion artful and the keys coaxing. The guitars were all blazing, the bass strong and the harmonies right on. This was Gomez at its best.
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