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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Yes conjures the spirits of Chris Squire and Kurt Cobain

Yes founder Chris Squire was honored with a photo montage before Wednesday's concert. Squire died in late June. (Photo by Hector Saldana)
Yes founder Chris Squire was honored with a photo montage before Wednesday’s concert. Squire died in late June. (Photo by Hector Saldana)

SAN ANTONIO – It began with a touching photo montage honoring its late founder, Chris Squire; it ended with a sludgy chord pattern that Kurt Cobain used for “In Bloom.” Yes delivered songs from no less than eight of its prog-rock albums Wednesday at Majestic Theatre for more than 2,100 fans. The virtually sold-out concert included Toto.

One has to get more than five minutes into Yes’

“Starship Trooper,” the night’s final song, to get to those Nirvana-ish chords which guitarist Steve Howe seemed to take great glee in driving home the point. Squire, the band’s virtuosic constant who died in late June at the age of 67, was honored with various photographs accompanied by “Onward” before any of the musicians hit the stage.

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