Written by Jack O’Handley

Better late than never.  I got my ticket online about 10 minutes before the show was supposed to start, got in my car and drove to Downtown Columbus.  The opening band was OK, but really I was more excited to see Lennon and Claypool for the first time.  Lennon came out, then Claypool, each to a wild cheering audience.  One of the earliest highlights for Claypool/Lennon was Cricket and the Jeanie, a tune played often on Sirius XM Jam On.  Both sections were played and I could hear Jonathan Shwartz(SXM JAMON) echoing how psychedelic this song is.  In fact it was, much like an old Beatles Number.  Claypool used a hollowbody bass for it, while Lennon used a Custom Green Sparkle Fender Starcaster with a Bigsby Tremolo.  The keyboardist and drummer were top notch as well.  Another highlight of the set was the King Crimson song, Court of the Crimson King.  Lennon raised his right arm as he sang the “ahh” parts and I thought he was a great front man.  They attempted to do a Yes song as well(Heart of the Sunrise), and I thought the first version they did was excellent.  But Claypool insisted they try it again later in the set, and having only learned it that day, it was awesome.  Astonomy Domine was the second song of the night, and the atmosphere was extremely trippy by now, making it difficult to concentrate on anything but the band.  Mr. Wright was next, and this is one of my favorite Lennon/Claypool songs.  Give it a listen if you haven’t heard it.  It was the main reason I went to see them live.

The closer for the show was Southbound Pachyderm, a Primus song that is both witty and entertaining.  Claypool is a beast on the bass, and Lennon holds his own on Guitar and Vocals.   The band was impressive and I would encourage you to get to a live show.  I predict they only do one tour with this group, but I could be wrong.  If you’re looking for crazy light shows to entertain you, this isn’t for you.  But if you enjoy music that takes you to the outer realms of reality and really makes you think, this is a show you can’t miss.  Like I said, the atmosphere was almost creepy with how weird this concert was.  I’ll leave it up to you to decide.  Does Lennon/Claypool deliver the goods.  For me, Yes.
  1. There’s No Underwear in Space
  2. Astronomy Domine
    (Pink Floyd cover)
  3. Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
  4. Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
  5. The Monolith of Phobos
  6. Heart of the Sunrise
    (Yes cover) (first attempt)
  7. Up on the Roof
  8. In the Court of the Crimson King
    (King Crimson cover)
  9. Boomerang Baby
  10. Heart of the Sunrise
    (Yes cover) (second attempt, Les said they… more )
  11. Mr. Wright
  12. Ohmerica
  13. Thela Hun Ginjeet
    (King Crimson cover)
  14. Bubbles Burst
  15. Captain Lariat
  16. Tomorrow Never Knows
    (The Beatles cover)
  17. Heart of the Sunrise
    (Yes cover)
  18. Southbound Pachyderm