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Watch moe. + Members Of Turkuaz Cover Talking Heads On Jam Cruise April 18, 2017 11:51

If you pay any attention to the jam/festival scene, you've most likely heard many epic stories from Jam Cruise an annual five-day, music cruise, featuring jam, funk, rock, jazz, and electronic performances. The message from those who attend each year seem to have the same message: "the greatest party in the world."  Jam Cruise consistently features many of the music scene's hottest acts, and this year was no different.  The collaborations came early and often, including when members of Turkuaz and Nate Wilson (Percy Hill) joined moe.'s Pool Deck set for an amazing take on the Talking Head's classic "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" 

Jam Cruise recently released pro-shot, multi-cam, HD video footage of the performance, which features moe., Nate Wilson (keyboards), Turkuaz vocalists Shira Elias and Sammi Garrett as well as the Brooklyn funk band’s horn section of Greg Sanderson, Chris Brouwers and Josh Schwartz. You'll also notice moe. percussionist Jim Laughlin stepping up on bass, while Rob Derhak focuses strictly on lead vocals.

Watch the super jam on "This Must Be The Place" here:


moe. and Twiddle To Play Red Rocks Show With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong February 13, 2017 14:35

Photo by Taylor Pack: Live & Listen

Moe. will be joining forces with Twiddle on August 13th at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre with special guests Pigeons Playing Ping Pong! This epic weekend will kick off at Boulder Theater with moe. and Twiddle trading off acoustic and electric sets on August 11th & 12th. Multi-day, VIP and GA tickets will be available Friday, February 17. Stay tuned for further details on this run of shows, as well as all of the latest updates on moe., Twiddle, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong!

Watch moe.'s full performance from Red Rocks in 2016 here:

Watch Twiddle's full performance from Red Rocks in 2015 here:

Watch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong's full set from Toad's Place (10.27.16) here:


Peach Fest Announces "After Midnight" Sets From Umphrey's, moe., + More June 20, 2016 14:15

Photo via ThePeachMusicFestival.com

Just when you think that The Peach Music Festival's lineup couldn't get much better, the festival has revealed several exciting details for this year's "After Midnight" sets.  These late night sets will include a special Pink Floyd tribute set from moe., as well as performances from Umphrey's McGee, Electron performing 'Fearless' (A Tribute to Pink Floyd), The Floozies, Cabinet, Consider The Source, and Flux Capacitor.  This news comes in addition to an already stacked lineup which features the likes of Trey Anastasio Band, Gregg Allman, The String Cheese Incident, The Gregg Allman Incident, Gov't Mule, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, and many more.

Click Here: Purchase tickets to The Peach Music Festival

The Peach Music Festival is a music festival started by The Allman Brothers Band and Live Nation Entertainment that has been held annually since 2012 at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  This year's festival is scheduled from Thursday, August 11th - Sunday, August 14th.

Watch the official after movie from Peach Fest 2015 here:


moe. Announces 13-Show Fall Tour 2016 June 07, 2016 10:17

Photo by Taylor Pack: Live & Listen

Buffalo-born jam veterans moe. have released a 13-show fall tour, which kicks off with a two night run at Chicago's Concord Music Hall. The band will then travel to Pittsburgh's Mr. Small's Theatre (9/27), Kent Stage in Kent, OH (9/29), followed by a two-night hometown throw down at The Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY.  The tour heads south in October, with stops in Richmond (10/4), Raleigh (10/5), Asheville (10/6), and Charleston, SC (10/7), before heading back up for a two night closer in Philadelphia at The Fillmore (10/28-29).

Pre-sales start Friday, June 10 at 12 p.m. ET via moe. ticketing.


moe. Tees Up Another Classic Atlanta Run With Sold-Out Terminal West Show January 29, 2016 13:15

Words & Photos by Live & Listen

Buffalo-born jam band, moe., made their highly anticipated return to Atlanta on Thursday night, treating many of their most loyal fans to a rare, intimate experience.  While moe. isn't playing America's largest arenas, seeing the seasoned jam vets play a sold-out show to a cozy 600 people makes for a very special occasion.  Especially when you consider the band's history in Hotlanta: a total of 45 shows dating back to 1995 (Chameleon Club - 09.01.95), Smith's Olde Bar (three shows), Variety Playhouse (seven shows), Masquerade Music Park (four shows), The Tabernacle (fourteen shows), and even The Fox Theatre (four shows).  Thursday night would mark the band's first appearance at Terminal West.  With two nights ahead at The Tabernacle, moe. kicked off yet another multi-night Atlanta run in epic style.

Extra tickets were a rare sight outside of Terminal West, which has quickly become one of the premier intimate venues in America.  The band came out swinging with "Blue Jeans Pizza," the opening track from the 2006 release The Conch, an album which captures a perfect blend of the band's studio and live sound.  After what seemed to be a lengthy tease on "She," BJP landed perfectly into "Rise," one of Al Schnier's (guitar/vocals) classics off of Dither (2001).  The band then welcomed local lap steel guitarist AJ Ghent to the stage, giving the local a chance to lay down some fiery "sacred steel" on "Tambourine" and "Deep This Time."  Next up was "Mar-DeMa," a heavy-hitting instrumental which was written for the band's Electric Lemoe.nade Acid Tests back in 2010.  "Brittle End" was perfectly placed, giving the crowd a chance to settle down and catch it's breath.  A seemless transition into "Seat Of My Pants," one of the bands oldest vintage jams, brought the first set to a close.  

It seems cliche to say that the band picked up right where they left off, but it's true.  "Zed Naught Z" is a powerful, explosive tune from the opening notes, and it was executed with perfection.  Percussionist Jim Loughlin pounded away on the vibraphone like no other, throwing the room full of moe.ron's right back into the madness.  moe. takes the improv as deep as any band you'll find, making their classic sing-a-longs that much more of a treat. "Down Boy," one of Rob Derhak's (bass/vocals) ballads written after the death of his dog, had the crowd shouting religiously, bringing back some nostalgic memories from 2007, the year The Conch was released.  The closing chant of "Now you were gone!" carried on for several minutes, pumping a contagious energy across the venue.  "Down Boy" carried right into "McBain," another monster instrumental moe. jam.  I wish I could recall every twist and turn from this one, but there were too many to count.  One particular moment lit a fire into the building, as Chuck Garvey (guitar/vocals) teased the Talking Heads' classic, "Crosseyed & Painless."  

After what had to have been a 20-minute "McBain," Schnier led the way and dove deep into the band's 20+ year catalog with "Threw It All Away."  The progressions of this song truly capture the essence of moe., with quirky upbeat verses that lead into a funky, reggae-ish chorus.  Next up was "Yodelittle," making for the second consecutive tune off of Fatboy (1994).  After thinking "McBain" would have been the jam of the night, "Yodelittle" quickly stole the title.  The lead-in was lengthy and spacey per usual, building up to Schnier's familiar lines, "Yodelittle lady who, yodelittle lady that I love."  Rob took this one into another realm, dropping "Derhak bombs" that reverberated across the room.  This was moe. in it's finest form; taking so many of their most loyal fans on a journey and making them wonder, "Is this still Yodelitte?"  

It seemed fitting for Schnier to continue to lead the way and bring the set to a close, which is exactly what happened. "Wicked Awesome," a tune which gives thanks to many of rock-n-roll's finest (Pink Floyd, The Who, Steely Dan, The Band, and Stevie Ray Vaughn...just to name a few), wrapped up a second set which was nothing short of stellar.  After a brief exit, the "five guys named moe." returned for one final song, cooking up another taste from Wormwood (2003).  "Crab Eyes" nearly blows the roof off every time, and Thursday night was no exception.  Loughlin was back at it on the vibraphone, and the moe.rons had one more moment to sing along ("Boom Boom Boom, Bang Bang Bang").  

moe.'s affinity to the city of Atlanta is no secret, and the band's first-ever performance at Terminal West lived up to the high expectations.  With two nights ahead at The Tabernacle, which the band considers "one of the greatest venues in America," one would be crazy not to venture out and join in on the moe. madness.

Watch the outro jam from "Crab Eyes" at Terminal West here:

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Complete Setlist - moe. :: Atlanta, GA :: 01.28.16 
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Set 1: Blue Jeans Pizza > Rise, Tambourine* > Deep This Time*, Mar-DeMa, Brittle End > Seat Of My Pants
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Set 2:  Zed Naught Z > (nh) Down Boy > McBain, Threw It All Away, Yodelittle > Wicked Awesome
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Encore: Crab Eyes
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*w/ AJ Ghent on slide guitar
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Friday - 01.29.16 - moe. w/ special guests Dumpstaphunk

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Saturday - 01.30.16 - moe. w/ special guests Earphunk

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moe. Announces Winter Tour Dates: Colorado & 3 Nights in Atlanta October 06, 2015 20:26

Press Release via moe.org

moe. is headed to Colorado and Atlanta in January 2016! The band will hit Boulder on 1/22, followed by Denver on 1/23. Then on to a 3-night stand in Atlanta 1/28-1/30 at the intimate Terminal West and back-to-back shows at The Tabernacle! Pre-sales for Colorado begin Wednesday, 10/7 at 12pm Eastern. Atlanta 3-night packages also go on sale Wednesday, 10/7at 12pm Eastern. Terminal West tickets will only be available as part of the package, but there will be single-day Tabernacle tickets on sale at a later date. Check the tour page for all the details.


Looking Back on Catskill Chill Music Festival: Night 2 September 23, 2015 10:30

Chuck Garvey and Rob Derhak of moe.

Photo by Paul Citone Photography

One of the year's most anticipated music festivals, Catskill Chill, occurred this past weekend for one last go-round at Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY.  Due to circumstances out of their control. the sixth-annual festival served as "A Farewell to Minglewood," as they will be forced to find a new home in 2016. The festival will continue next year, and several amazing prospective locations have already been placed in the mix.  The year's lineup featured the likes of moe., Lotus, Zappa Plays Zappa, Lettuce, Electron,The Motet, Dopapod, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Turkuaz, The Werks, Particle, George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, and many many more.  Below you will find a collection of our favorite moments from the weekend, with photos and setlists courtesy of our friends at Brotherly Love Productions.  

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Photo by Patrick Hughes Photography

Turkuaz

Photo by Patrick Hughes Photography

Kung Fu

Photo by Patrick Hughes Photography

Tim Palmieri of Kung Fu

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Hayley Jane & The Primates

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Hayley Jane & The Primates

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Twiddle

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

moe. feat. Diggy Lessard on guitar

Photo by Chad Anderson Photography

Al Schnier of moe.

Photo by Paul Citone Photography

Jim Laughlin of moe.

Photo by Paul Citone Photography

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Setlist: moe.

Seat Of My Pants > Recreational Chemistry, Billy Goat > Bearsong, Happy Hour Hero*^, Dr. Graffenberg*, Spine Of A Dog > Buster

{* w/ Mike Wilbur & Wenzl McGowen on horns
^ w/ Diggy Lessard on guitar}

Setlist: Kung Fu

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Prime Time Rib, Gold Coast, The Getdown, Joyride > Cars > Joyride, Paragon, Chin Music, Contusion, Daddy D, Bringing Up The Rear, S'all Good, Samurai, Cult Of Personality 
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Setlist: Twiddle
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Zazu’s Flight, BeeHop (with Wiley Griffin), Wasabi Eruption > The Box, Brown Chicken Brown Cow (with Todd Stoops), Jamflowman > Frankenfoote
 
Setlist: Hayley Janes & The Primates
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Creatures Bumpy, Road Madeline, Katrina, Mama, Make it Alright, More Interesting, To the Moon, Gasoline, Hey Mister