Tuesday night the sold out Delmar hall was treated to a night of psychedelic rock from headliners The Claypool Lennon Delirium and opening act Uni.
Uni hails from New York and includes David Strange, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s Charlotte Kemp Muhl and new singer Jack James. At times during their set James seems to channel a Ziggy Stardust era David Bowie
By the time the Claypool Lennon Delirium took the stage Delmar Hall was packed. The band is made up of bassist Les Claypool made famous by the band Primus, and Sean Lennon, son of Yoko and John Lennon and formerly a member of Cibo Matto and curintly a member of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muh (who is also in the opening band Uni). They kicked things off with a fitting song to start the night off with a cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Astronomy Domine’. After the second song in the set ‘Little Fishes’ Claypool asked the crowd not to use any flash photography as it makes them look like shit. No sooner did he ask the crowd someone took a picture with flash and he said that “I just asked not to use flash photography. Do I need to be like a dean? Dean Claypool.” Sean and him then briefly discussed when they were in school. Over the course of the 14 song main set the band stuck with mostly songs off their new album ‘South of Reality’ and a few covers including King Crimson’s ‘The Court of the Crimson King’. The band closed the set with a cover of the Beatles ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. I read an article that said that the cover sounded like what would have happened if John Lennon had left the Beatles and had joined Pink Floyd. Sean sounds very much like his dad on this song it’s kind of chilling. Like they opened some psychedelic portal to an alternate reality and John is really singing the song. The band came back out for a three song encore and closed the night down with Primus’s ‘Southbound Pachyderm’