moe. Gives Nashville A New Song And A Tasty ‘Meat’ Sandwich [Setlist/Gallery]

first_imgmoe. blew into Music City, Nashville, Tennessee, to kick off the last leg of their winter tour. Billed as a “Night with moe.” the diehards and fresh faces in the audience got exactly what they bargained for, and even a little bit more, as the band gave the crowd a little of the new and a heaping helping of the old.The five guys named moe. paid respect to their setting by delivering a first set filled with more honky-tonk flavored material. Percussionist Jim Loughlin got plenty of opportunities to bust out his washboard, starting with show opener “Time Again.” Al Schnier and the band shared a brand new tune, “Angel,” that had a fun, light, rise-and-fall section that had heads bobbing. As moe. grows more comfortable with the new track, it should develop into a crowd-pleaser judging by its initial reception from the crowd. After opening with a series of lighter tunes, moe. closed out in a weightier way with a strong pairing of “Skrunk” into a wild “Haze.”Returning to the stage after a short break, guitarist Chuck Garvey capitalized on the lingering energy with the call-to-arms anthem “Wind It Up.” moe. wasn’t done waving their battle flag though, and they followed with old-time fave “Awesome Gary.”Next up was a three-song sandwich chock full of old-school fans’ favorite ingredients. For the bread, moe. chose to use their nearly instrumental classic “Meat,” following in the bread-replacement innovations of certain fast food chains. For filling, moe. stuffed the sandwich full with an uproarious “Ricky Martin” and a most-welcome visit from “Lazarus.” When the final strains of “Lazarus” transformed back into “Meat,” the appreciative cheers for the closing of the loop to end the second set were the strongest of the night.The band returned to the stage to a strong chorus of cheers. Schnier read the single “Al.nouncement” while clearly amused bassist Rob Derhak looked on. In response to the message, Schnier attempted a version of Neil Young’s “Like A Hurricane” that, despite its comical starts and stops, still drew smiles from his band mates and the crowd.The actual planned encore, Radiohead’s menacing “Karma Police,” was adapted to the moe. signature style with a wink and a smile. Closing out the night, moe. got their southern slide boogie on with a delightful “Queen Of Everything.” Departing Nashville fans were all smiles, happy to have been a part of a truly engaging and entertaining set of shows. You can check out a setlist from the evening below, as well as a gallery with additional pictures, courtesy of Rex Thompson.moe. | Marathon Music Works | Nashville, TN | 2/17/17Set 1: Time Again, Hi And Lo>Little Miss Cup Half Empty, Tambourine, Angel, Skrunk>HazeSet 2: Wind It Up, Smoke, Awesome Gary, Meat>Ricky Martin>Lazarus>MeatEncore: %Like A Hurricane, *Karma Police, Queen Of Everything% Al Schnier solo unfinished* Radiohead cover Load remaining imageslast_img

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