There’s really only one thing to say about the second set, Non-stop Party! Simple as that. moe. played a monstrous triple-decker “The Pit” bundled with a conga-filled jam in”Deep This Time” and a 25 minute “Recreational Chemistry.” But, it didn’t stop there. The segues were endless as every member was firing on all cylinders and Garvey’s fierce guitar work on “Bullet” was dangerously captivating. Jim displayed a colorful vibraphone solo that led into a percussively dominant “Brent Black” and featured an intense drum jam with Vinnie joining Jim on his congas and timbales! At this point, the audience was sucked into the energy of the duo’s performance, cheering and hollering with excitement as some recorded it with their phones for future reminiscing. As Vinnie jumped back on his drum set, Rob emerged from stage-side and entertained the audience with a beefy bass solo.
Before the band continued with the encore, Al traditionally took a few minutes to interact with the fans with some announcements. Giving fans a heartfelt “Letter Home” and “New York City” was a great way to bring the tour to a close before they pick back up in a few weeks. Before everyone began filtering out, Rob took to the mic one last time to request a quick photo. In doing so, he convinced half of the venue to give their photographer, Paul Citone, the middle finger from behind the band. Once again, proving this band to be one of the best in the business!
Higher Ground – 2.3.17
Set I: Captain America > Akimbo, Brittle End, CalifornIA > Bring You Down, Happy Hour Hero* > Silver Sun*
Set II: Puebla, Crab Eyes, Yodelittle > Down Boy > Yodelittle, Y.O.Y. > Water
Encore: In The Flesh, Plane Crash
*w/ Jamie Masefield
Calvin Theatre – 2.4.17
Set I: Defrost > Waiting for the Punchline, Prestige Worldwide, Four > Seat of My Pants > McBain
Set II: Tubing the River Styx > The Pit > Deep This Time > The Pit > Rec. Chem. > The Pit > Bullet > Brent Black
Encore: Letter Home, NYC