Saw John and the crew this past Wednesday. I'd been hoping for a chance to see his 4th Dimension assemble but didn't think it would happen since he hasn't toured in the States for a long time (that I know of). This is the band that really clicked for me. I haven't heard such a cohesive assemble since his very first Orchestra. All his other bands have been a little "off" for me (even though, I still own most of it). I would have been happy to miss the last 3rd of the concert with the older materiel but it was a joy to hear. I had never heard Herring or his band before but found them an able Jazz Rock type band keeping the 70's spirit alive. Didn't cover any new ground in that area but Herring is an interesting guitar player none the less. The only downside was having the bass drums on both sets EQed for maximum depth and projection. I think the sound guys thought it was Slipknot on stage or something. It washed out the whole bottom and muddied up the bass players sound, which was too bad because you could hear them when it was quieter and both had great tones. And when the volume level increased during solos the guitars and keys got lost. The concert had it's moments to be sure but watching the energy of the players just going for it was incredible. Just like 1971. They're about half way through the tour so if you haven't seen them yet I strongly suggest you find a way. It's more than nostalgia, it's great music.