I went to see The Winery Dogs last night and I can happily say that it was a great show. Although it was great seeing both Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen who are both extremely talented, it was obviously Mike who had my attention. I have to say up front that I've always enjoyed Mike playing in Dream Theater and his Liquid Tension Experiment project, but last night was a refreshing difference in his drumming. He didn't have his monster kit with him, but rather a one up - two down Tama chrome wrapped B/B. His playing was more "for the music" as opposed to his more progressive stuff. In essence - and for lack of a better term, he didn't overplay. Everything he did last night was tasteful; more quality as opposed to quantity. The band had great dynamics and a nice ebb and flow to their one long set. I'm glad I was able to go! The venue was only a 500 person room and I was literally at the edge of the stage the whole night.