Goose reached into the vaults on Friday to pull out full-show audio from the band’s concert at Nietzsche’s in Buffalo, NY on 11/16/19. The 12-track recording is available now on all streaming platforms as well as a special, 2LP compilation of eight tracks from the show pressed onto three-color splattered vinyl.

Though this show had been available to Nugs subscribers for some time in addition to pro-shot footage of set one on YouTube, this is still a notable release. As Goose’s audience continues to widen beyond avid jam fans to more intrepid outsiders, a healthy catalog of live music on Spotify and Apple Music makes it that much easier for interested beginners to catch the fever.

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Regarded by some as one of the band’s best shows of the year, 11/16/19 found Goose at a pivotal moment as they continued their upward climb from small clubs to larger venues across the country. While some might observe that the band had something to prove, those who have listened to or watched the sold-out concert from Buffalo’s longest-serving music venue know that the effort put forth by the band was for the fans alone, rather than any self-serving cred-seeking.

“Buffalo was a sure highlight for us in 2019. Like a lot of our Fall 2019 shows, it was our first time headlining in town and the show sold out way in advance, so the energy was through the roof,” guitarist/keyboardist Peter Anspach said in a statement. “One of my favorite things to do on that tour was survey the crowd, and that night we had people from all over the place, it was really humbling to see that people had traveled just to see us at this small bar in Buffalo, and it turned out to be an absolutely magical night.”

The concert is filled with memorable highlights including a four-song first set that closed with the longest “Drive” to date, clocking in just shy of 31 minutes. On the LP, that “Drive” is split between two sides. The second set is no slouch either, as inspired takes on fan favorites “Creatures” and “Slow Ready” are punctuated with the “Let’s Go Buffalo!” chant heard throughout the concert. To close out the show, Goose had one last surprise in store for fans as they delivered the debut reprise of “Hot Tea”, stylized as “Teaprise”, to send fans home.

“Without spots like Nietzsche’s, we wouldn’t have gotten our feet off the ground,” Anspach added. “You need small venues and local scenes to get started as a band. Even if you’re not making much money per gig (which you aren’t), playing shows keeps the momentum up, the enthusiasm high, and allows you to grow musically as a band so you’ll know what you’re doing when and if you make it to larger venues. Let’s go Buffalo!”

A portion of the proceeds from vinyl sales will go to benefit Nietzche’s as the venue remains shuttered due to the pandemic. To purchase vinyl head over to Goose’s Bandcamp and scroll down to listen to the full show.

Goose – 2019.11.16 Buffalo, NY

Setlist: Goose | Nietzche’s | Buffalo, NY | 11/16/19

Set One: Atlas [1], Arcadia [2], Indian River, Drive

Set Two: Creatures > Shama Lama Ding Dong [3], Slow Ready, Hot Tea > Take On Me [4] > Buffalo Jam

Encore: Encore Banter [5] > Short People [6] > Hot Tea

Coach’s Notes:
[1] The Wood Brothers
[2] “Let’s Go Buffalo!” chant after Arcadia
[3] Otis Day & The Knights
[4] A-ha
[5] “Let’s Go Buffalo!” chant, Handini surveyed the crowd to see where everyone was from
[6] Randy Newman