Friday night Goose performed the first two sets of Bingo Tour, the virtual concert series which sees the band construct a setlist on the fly for each show at the Goose Community Rec Center.
The first of four “bingo” performances began with a “free space jam”—as will each of the next three—before Jon “Coach” Lombardi pulled the first ball of the night, “Jive II”. A noticeable addition to the four-man roster was percussionist Jeffery Arevalo, who took center stage between drummer Ben Atkind and guitarist/vocalist Rick Mitarotonda. Arevalo has been featured on bass during all of the “aGOOSetic” performances for 11E1even Group‘s virtual festival series, Live From Out There, however, this marked his first show with the full band. Up next was another Moon Cabin track, “Into The Myst”, which set up a monstrous, 40+ minute marathon ending to set one.
When Coach pulled the next bingo ball, “Drive”, viewers at home knew they were in for a ride. The song is a consistent jam vehicle that often stretches well beyond 15 minutes. Notable aspects of this “Drive” included a headstrong solo by keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Peter Anspach and thumping bassline groove from the fully-clothed Trevor Weekz. About 17 minutes into “Drive”, Coach pulled the “Take A Lap” ball. One by one, the musicians took a lap around the Rec Center, before coming back to their instruments and allowing the next to go for a run. A “Coach on Rainstick” jam then led to the first of seven possible mystery songs. Here, Goose debuted “Travelers”, which Mitarotonda wrote for an earlier project, St. John’s Revival. During the debut, a “+15 Minute Jam” ball arrived, and Goose stretched “Travelers” all the way to the end of set one.
The serene “Echo of a Rose” jump-started set two before a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Green River” led to Walter Murphy‘s “A Fifth of Beethoven”. “Time To Flee” came next before each member of the band got another workout in with 40 squats a piece. The final Moon Cabin song of the night, “Indian River”, then sat before Kenny Loggins‘ “I’m Alright” and “Make The Move”. “Yeti” followed and setup the closer, “Jive Lee”, an instrumental relative to “Jive I” and “Jive II”. Finally, Goose encored with “Rotation Jam”, which saw each member of the band switch instruments. The 10-minute jam featured Anspach on bass, Mitarotonda on drums, Atkind on percussion, Weekz on guitar, and Arevalo on keys. Check out a pro-shot video of “Drive” > “Take A Lap” > “Coach on Rainstick” below, and scroll down for a detailed setlist.
Goose – “Drive” > “Take A Lap” > “Coach on Rainstick” – 6/19/20
Goose will continue the Bingo Tour tonight (6/20). The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. ET with a set from Great Blue, Anspach’s side project, followed by a pool party DJ set from Doey Joey at 7:00 p.m. Goose will then play two sets beginning at 8:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase the streams, click here.
Setlist: Goose | Goose Community Rec Center | Somewhere, CT | 6/19/20
Set One: Free Space Jam > Jive II, Jive II, Into The Myst, Drive > Take A Lap > Coach on Rainstick > Mystery Song 1 > +15 minute jam
Set Two: Echo of a Rose, Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover), A Fifth of Beethoven (Walter Murphy cover), Time to Flee > 40 Squats > Indian River > I’m Alright (Kenny Loggins cover) > Make the Move (Kenny Loggins cover) > Yeti > Jive Lee
Encore: Rotation Jam
 “Travelers” — First Time Played
 Coach on rainstick
 Everyone switched instruments — FTP