I'm not sure I am going to take a review too seriously from this guy. The writer is a dick & that is backed up by this comment The harmonics are, in fact, in the intro to Play For Today & NOT M. The whole piece reads as if he wrote it while drunk.
Well, it seems I was too drunk when I read it.
Digging that black and white picture on the article.
Looks like he had similar circumstances as me (set up travel, then have Portland show announced). I guess I'm a lot less picky though. I totally enjoyed both shows (Vegas & Portland). As I've mentioned before, they were very different shows. I luvved them close to equally although I would give an edge to Portland. There was a special energy at that show. Maybe had to do with they hadn't played there in 20 years. Some nights all of the factors align to make a special night. I am glad I went to both though!