REALLY enjoyed Friday's Steven Wilson show at Park West in Chi. Musically it was absolutely terrific. SW has continued to mature as a performer in very meaningful ways, and this band lineup he has assembled is amazing. Govan was awesome on lead guitar, and Theo Travis was also really awesome. Steven himself is singing better than he ever has, and he always was excellent. He also played electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass, and mellotron, depending on the song.
The set was a mix of the whole of Raven (but not consecutive), and lots of good stuff from Grace Or Drowning and two from Insurgentes. The encore was the lone Porcupine Tree song - "Radioactive Toy", from the very first PT album, and it was KILLER.
The sound in the theater was generally very good except there was WAY too much bass. Almost can't believe I am saying that, but at times the bass was just too much.
Still, a really, really great show.