Well, ZZ finished up the Australian leg last month. It went well, but ZZ was the middle act, playing before Guns N' Roses. Unfortunate that more often than not they are the opening band vs. the headliner these days.
The set list was unremarkable. They did play a full set show on 2013/03/15 in which they brought back Pincushion and Vincent Price Blues.
The highlight of the shows have been an even more expanded La Grange medley, with new variations and jamming from Billy.
The lowlights are the continued lack of support for La Futura, with only Gotsta and Chartreuse (and sometimes just Gotsta) being played. The group is lazy when it comes to challenging themselves to learn new songs. A significant lowlight is the fact the very vast majority of Dusty's vocals are lip-synched, including Tush. His voice seems to have left him more or less for good. It might be time for ZZ to pack it in...
The Sidewalks show was well received, and its nice to hear Billy playing something besides Jesus Just Left Chicago. Interesting that he is willing to challenge himself with different bandmates, but very little changes with ZZ. Let's hope Billy focuses his efforts on his solo work and possibly more Sidewalks events.
ZZ is slowly fading over the West Texas horizon......so like a sunset, watch it while its still here...