1. Shoot First >
3. That Country Tune
4. Downward Facing Dog
6. Recreational Chemistry
4. Deep this Time
5. Dead Flowers
6. Jazz Wank
2. Letter Home
3. I’m Fixing a Hole
Bear Creek Music Festival (Nov. 12-14) has extended its early bird pricing of $125 per ticket for another week. We went to this festival last year and it was far and away our favorite (sorry Bonnaroo). Beautiful and amazing site coupled with 2 nights of Umphrey’s, moe., Lettuce, P-Groove, etc., etc.? Yeah, count us in. Actually we’ve already gotten tickets and cannot wait.
Here are some of our pictures from last year:
10/31/98 Stanley Theater – Utica, NY
1: Don’t Fear The Reaper*, Akimbo, Jazz Wank > Spaz Medicine > Buster, Blue Eyed Son, 32 Things
2: Bring It Back Home, Sensory Deprivation Bank**, Timmy Tucker# > Brent Black##, Moth
E: Plane Crash, Freebird*^
* First time played. ** With “Smokin’” Joe Bonamassa on guitar. # With “Peter Gunn” theme and “Interstellar Overdrive” (Pink Floyd) teases. ## With “Meat” and “Timmy Tucker” teases. ^ Al on keyboards for first half of song.
After a successful and enjoyable decade in Turin, moe.down opts for a change of scenery: Gelston Castle Estate in Mohawk, NY. Or perhaps we should say…moe.hawk?
First Roosevelt, then Rostropovich. Now moe. will bring crowds over Labor Day weekend to the 330-acre Central New York site, which boasts breath-taking views of the Mohawk Valley and an impressive history. Majestic ruins of the 1833 castle still stand, along with the 8,300 square foot mansion built by cellist and humanitarian Mstislav “Maestro” Rostropovich, which now operates on windpower. Often called “Nature’s Palace”, the estate was once the place where the Nation’s most historic environmental advocate, President Theodore Roosevelt, spent his childhood summers, and is now the home of Green Leadership Institute. It is 20 minutes from Utica, NY. (more..)
So, so good.
I’m personally super stoked to have moe. coming down south this weekend and hitting The Tabernacle for a two night stand. Check out this recent show from LA and their recently overhauled site that celebrates the band’s 20 years together.
02/26/10 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
Set I: Skrunk> Lazarus, Brent Black> Water> Hector’s Pillow> Timmy Tucker
Set II: Don’t Fuck With Flo> Tailspin> Brent Black1> Zed Nought Z, Wind it up, Sticks and Stones> 32 Things
Encore: Understand, Godzilla
From ’95. Al with hair. This was around the first time I saw them and man, they blew me away.
From the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. 12/12/09.
12/30/03 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Antigone Rising opened
Set I: Seat Of My Pants> Sensory Deprivation Bank, Crab Eyes, Lost Along the Way1, Y.O.Y.> Buster
Set II: New York City2, Moth2> Meat> Stir It Up> Moth> Brent Black, Brittle End3, Not Coming Down> Wormwood> St. Augustine
Encore: Interstellar Overdrive> Moth
1 New Al song. Title not definite.
2 With members of Antigone Rising
3 New Rob tune. Title not definite.
moe. will kick off their 20th anniversary tour on January 22 and 23 with a two-night stand in New York City at Roseland Ballroom. The January 22 show will be a special benefit for WHY (World Hunger Year), a non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 to fight poverty in the United States and around the world. Several special guests will be announced for the January 22 show in the coming weeks. Throughout the year, moe. plans to participate in and host events to bring awareness to World Hunger issues, as well as continue working with Headcount, Freedom for Burma, and many other charities.
In addition to the New York City shows, moe. will play throughout their twenty-year home base of the Northeast, with stops in Boston, Ithaca, Rochester and Pennsylvania. They will then head to the West Coast, the Midwest and Southeast. On March 26, 27 and 28, moe. will once again host Snoe.down. The popular winter sports and music festival will take place in Killington and Rutland, VT.
Also planned is an exclusive island getaway to the Dominican Republic April 21 – 25. More news on these events will be posted in the coming days, including the all inclusive fees for the island getaway and ski packages for snoe.down.
The band is poised to take New Year’s Eve off again for the second year in a row. The band’s website states, “We are aware that there has been much rumor and speculation surrounding New Year’s Eve. We have decided to spend the holidays with our families and to gear up for our 20th anniversary year, so there will not be a New Year’s Eve moe. show this year. We hope to see you on Halloween and during the Fall tour!” So there you have it. Bummer, eh?
Six years ago today, moe. threw down in Deep Ellum. This show is heat.
10/09/03 Gypsy Tea Room, Deep Ellum, TX
Set I: Jazz Wank> Not Coming Down> Wormwood> Brent Black> Time Ed> McBain> Y.O.Y.1
Set II: Livin’ Again> Recreational Chemistry> Happy Hour Hero, Rebubula> Water> Head
Encore: Threw It All Away2
1 Last time played 11/10/01 (175 shows)
2 Last time played 5/02/01 (241 shows)
Hidden Track’s team has picked the best albums of the 00′s. Several albums you’d expect and some you wouldn’t.
It’s been quite some time since the HT Crew got together for an old fashioned cookout, and frankly the ol’ grill was getting a bit dusty and feeling neglected. With the summer – and for that matter the decade – rapidly coming to a close we figured we’d round up the gang, throw some large hunks of meat on the fire pit and crack open a few 21st Amendment Brew Free! Or Die IPAs for another rousing edition of At The Barbecue. (Part I) (Part II)
moe. has confirmed the following dates for November:
November 1 Frederick, MD—Weinberg Center for the Arts
November 4 Raleigh, NC— Lincoln Theatre
November 5 Boone, NC—Legends at Appalachian State University
November 6 Athens, GA—Classic Center
November 7 Charleston, SC—The Music Farm
November 8 Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom
November 10 Memphis, TN—Minglewood Hall
November 12 Houston, TX—House of Blues Houston
November 13 Dallas, TX—Lakewood Theatre
November 14 Austin, TX—Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
moe.’s annual moe.down kicked off today what promises to be an epic weekend in the mountains. Hidden Track had recently asked me to submit my album of the millenium, which was coincidentally the epic Wormwood. Hidden Track:
Never too far from my CD changer since its release, moe.’s 2003 epic Wormwood, represents the best of what moe. is as a band. The majority of the tracks were recorded live on their 2002 summer tour and then taken into the studio for generous helpings of tweaking and sweetening. Clocking in at roughly 60 minutes, the album typifies a strong live set with studio sheen and captures the essence of a live show. The album answers the age old question ‘can a jamband record a good studio album?’, with an emphatic yes! The twin dueling guitar work of Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier is prominently featured throughout, cartwheeling and jabbing; bobbing and weaving. Rob Derhak’s steady, penetrating and throbbing bass lines coupled with Vinnie Amico’s and Jim Loughlin’s tasteful percussive accents and vibe work make this mother groove along.
The songs on the album flow with liquid ease and segue into one another making this cohesive effort a shape shifting and gliding masterpiece. The album offers a lot of fun in the form of Okayalright and Kids, the former would have definitely been a stoner’s anthem in the ’70s and the latter displaying a Fire On The Mountain hook. The title track languidly oozes out of the album’s opener, Not Coming Down which features some excellent vocal harmony work. The reggae tinged Crab Eyes is moe. at their most inspired, as is Bullett. Both are on the money and feature explosive tension and release structure. The centerpiece on the album is Kyle’s Song which displays dueling guitar pyrotechnics with its multi-textured structure, offering layers of sounds and studio effects. It could be said that there is almost too much to digest in one listen, but that’s where the greatest payoff lies, the complete piece. But watch out, this thing has teeth and balls. (more…)
01 Threw It All Away
02 St. Augustine
03 Captain America
04 Kids >
01 Brent Black >
02 Time Ed >
04 Timmy Tucker
01 Not Coming Down
Set I: Brent Black, Moth, Hi and Lo, Plane Crash, Waiting For The Punchline, Salt Creek
Set II: Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Sensory Deprivation Bank, Time Ed, Stranger Than Fiction, Recreational Chemistry > Buster
Encore: Queen Of The Rodeo, Blister In The Sun
MSNBC has listed their top five “jambands” to see this summer. Interestingly enough, Phish isn’t even an option on their poll. Click here to check the article.
Cool little jam and video taken on Saturday.
From Northhampton, MA, 3/29/09.
01. -set I intro-
02. Timmy Tucker >
03. Don’t Fuck With Flo >
04. Timmy Tucker >
05. Bear Song
06. Blue Jeans Pizza
07. Y.O.Y. >
01. -set II intro-
02. Big World >
03. Ricky Martin (1) >
04. Time Ed >
05. Second Cousins (2) >
06. Runaway Overlude
07. The Faker (3) >
08. Kids >
09. Timmy Tucker (3)
10. -encore break/al.noucements-
In addition to their Summer Camp, appearances at All Good, Bonnaroo and Gathering of the Vibes, moe. has announced the first round of summer 2009 shows. Pre-sale for the following shows begins this coming Tuesday, March 24 at 12 pm Eastern Time at moe. ticketing. moe. Summer Tour Dates
May 29 – Majestic Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA
May 30 – Fillmore San Francisco, CA
May 31 – Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Jun 2 – Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
Jun 3 – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Jun 4 – The Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Jun 5 – The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 6 – Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest Snowmass Village, CO