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Lees Palace
Saturday February 17 2001
Lee's Palace

Additional Acts: Tallman
Ticket Price:$8.00 at the door
Set List: "C" / Static / Nejuan / Moot / Ladies / Biz with Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick" outro and massive drum solo from Brian / New Song / Gratefully Nowhere / The Flower Song / Saturn / Camouflage / Swimming In Chlorine / Kousharee / Two Tales / GreenRoot / Weather
Set Length: 1.5 hours, from midnight to 1:30
Rough Attendance: approx. 300
Caught on tape? Yeah, Lee's Palace has a nifty option where they burn the whole show directly onto a CD for you.
Poster: 11x17 b/w octopus posters
Notes: A pretty damn good show. This one had us at Lee's Palace, where Zygote hasn't performed since 1998. We did the room justice tonight, hauling in 300+ happy patrons, all overage. Great sound in the room, Lee's has a rep for maintaining sound quality despite some obstructive architecture.

Tallman opened the night strongly, delivering their trademark intense set of heavy tunes complemented by sinister lighting and stage effects.

I had Dave from TV's "Lofters" working on my crew tonight as one of the "challenges" that they have to undertake for the program. Basically I just treated him as part of the stage crew, setting up the stage, doing prep-work, etc. It was fun having him and his cameraman around, and he also interviewed the band and most of the crew for their program. Hopefully a slice of Zygote life will make it to air.

Oh yeah, The BAND. The band was in really good form tonight. Having spent a lot of time jamming lately (in preparation for the gig and our upcoming stint in the studio) the band was needle-sharp and watertight. Changes were nailed perfectly, any time the band made a sudden stop it was like they were a single unit. Everyone looked like they were having a great time on stage (except during Gratefully Nowhere, when certain emotions were riding high and Jeremy had a furious look on his face.) Although the set in its entirety was great, everyone I've spoken to agrees that the high points were:

The Flower Song. This one had that perfect Flower feel, with spontaneous, off-the-cuff jamming and a relaxed progession through several motifs including blues, ska, and a thunderous heavy section that had our sound woman Marlon adjusting levels to keep from blowing the board.

Gratefully Nowhere. Lots of good authentic energy for this one. Two thumbs up for Jeremy for channeling his anger into a productive outlet. (Don't ask.)

The Moby Dick outro in Biz. The riff from this song is so ingrained into the collective rock subconscious that all we needed was a few bars of it before the place was rockin' out. Add that to the seamless transition from Biz, creative noodling from Amir, Aaron and Shlag during the breaks, and a kickin' drum solo from Brian, and you have one of the all-time-best Zygote plugs.

Moot. The whole song was energetic and driving, but the moment that earns it a place in the "highlights" section of this review was the hilarious "Give it up for meeee!" that Amir shouted into the mic during the intro. It had Jer and Ovakim laughing so hard that they barely composed themselves in time to make their cues.

All in all a great show. We drew our largest overage crowd ever, the band put on an extremely entertaining show with tons of goodies and some wicked musicianship, and everyone went home happy.


This was a serious show. At first it seemed as if there would be a poor turnout but just as the 'Gote took the stage Lee's completely filled up. This was a pretty intimate show with lots of crowd interaction. Amir and Jeremy sent their mic's into the crowd on a few different occasions. The band was as tight and intense as ever, consistently keeping the crowd going nuts. The crowd highlight of the evening though had to be the gothic chick trying to stage dive. She crawled under the guard rail, onto the stage in front of Jeremy, up onto the guardrail and then with arms outstretched she jumped into the crowd and landed right on her face! .... (straight out of son in law...if you haven't seen it, rent it and you'll understand), giving the crowd and the band a good laugh.
Zygote on stage + Drunk Gothic Girls = FUNNY ASS SHIT! ~REZ

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