New Haven, CT quartet Eggy is in the midst of a moment of inflection. The band recently completed its first headlining tour—a nationwide run featuring sold-out shows in a slew of prominent markets—and thanks to regular uploads to and a steady stream of “tour capsule” videos on social media, more and more music fans around the country have been following along every day. That parabolic growth was further evidenced this week by a pair of notable appearances in New York City.

Jake Brownstein (guitar, vocals), Dani Battat (keys, vocals), Mike Goodman (bass, vocals), and Alex Bailey have been attending Phish shows at Madison Square Garden as fans for years. They did just that on Wednesday night, scrambling to secure last-minute tickets with fingers in the air outside the arena for the first night of New Year’s run. The main difference this year? Soon after Phish’s final bows, Eggy took the stage a few blocks away for a milestone show of its own.

Back in October, Eggy’s fall tour had kicked off with a sold-out show at Brooklyn’s 200-capacity The Sultan Room. Three months and countless van-hours later, the band was back in the Big Apple for a gig at the 500-capacity The Cutting Room, the biggest Eggy headlining show to date. Over the course of two-plus hours, the quartet wowed fans new and old with its ever-evolving sound and group improvisation style, which runs the gamut from delicate and restrained interplay to big, enveloping, thunderous moments of release.

To close the night just shy of 3:00 a.m., Eggy raised a glass to the World’s Most Famous Arena down the street—not with the obvious Phish cover but rather with a song by another MSG mainstay, Billy Joel‘s “Why Should I Worry”. Of course, much like the covers of Elton John‘s “Bennie And The Jets” and Big Thief‘s “Time Escaping” that preceded it, the song itself was merely a starting point. Dani, Jake, Alex, and Mike love to honor their influences, but they only ever pick up a given baton if they’re planning to run with it. [Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a full gallery of photos from the sold-out Eggy show at The Cutting Room in New York, NY via Chris Quinn/Mighty Quinn Media].

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Just a few short hours later, Eggy was back on stage at New York’s Relix Studio. Following a group interview with Osiris Media Helping Friendly Podcast co-hosts RJ Bee and Megan Glionna and Relix Magazine editor-in-chief Mike Greenhaus, the band plugged in for a ninety-minute live performance featuring an eye-popping guest appearance by talented Melt guitarist Marlo Shankweiler. While the Relix session did not feature an in-person audience, the stream caught a viral wave on The Relix Channel on Twitch, pushing toward the top of trending lists and raking in more than 320,000 views in real-time. Watch the entire performance below. and interview on-demand here.

Eggy – Live at Relix Studio – Full Set [Pro-Shot] – 12/29/22

After an eventful week in New York City, Eggy heads to Philadelphia on December 31st to open moe.‘s New Year’s celebration at The Fillmore featuring the return of Chuck Garvey. The opening slot will serve as yet another milestone moment for the fast-rising band whose members once entered an “I Wanna Be In moe.” concest a decade ago. While their submission was not selected by the band in 2012, Jake joked, they’re hoping that dream might finally come to fruition when Eggy and moe. connect in Philly on Saturday night. A lot can happen in ten years—and the way things are going for Eggy these days, a lot can happen if you happen to blink.

Share in the band’s gratitude for its banner year with a new “tour capsule” looking back 2022 below. Scroll down for photos and setlists from the two performances. For a complete list of upcoming Eggy tour dates, head here. For tickets to see Eggy at Daze Between New Orleans in New Orleans, LA (May 2nd and 3rd) alongside GooseTank and the BangasGeorge Porter Jr.LawrenceDavid ShawMelt, and more, head here.

Eggy Tour Capsule – “A Toast to the New Year”

Setlist [via]: Eggy | The Cutting Room | New York, NY | 12/28/22

Set: Backyard Bear > Farthest Step > Shells, Bennie And The Jets[1], Rosetta Stone, Wayless, One Stop Shop > Time Escaping[2]

Encore: Why Should I Worry[3]

[1] Elton John cover
[2] Big Thief cover
[3] Billy Joel cover

Show Notes: A Phish After Party, Sold Out.

Setlist [via Green Eggs And Fam]: Eggy | Relix Studio | New York, NY | 12/29/22

Set: Sweaters for Strawmen-> Farthest Step, Fragments, Day or Night [1], Let It Rock [2], Time Escaping [3], 12 Pounds of Pain

[1] Little Feat cover
[2] Chuck Berry cover, w/ Marlo Shankweiler from Melt on guitar
[3] Big Thief cover, w/ Marlo Shankweiler from Melt on guitar

Show notes: Performance preceded by band interview with Relix editor-in-chief Mike Greenhaus, Helping Friendly Podcast co-hosts RJ Bee and Megan Glionna.