Goose made their “Jam In The Van” debut in Los Angeles, CA on Monday as the quickly-growing rock quartet is currently in the middle of a lengthy run of West Coast shows alongside their feathered friends, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.
Following a quick question and answer segment where Anspach crowned Connecticut as “the next Japan,” drummer Ben Atkind led Goose into their first “Jam In The Van” performance with the appropriately titled “Drive”. Guitar and vocal harmonies shared by Mitarotonda and Anspach soared above the tight rhythm pocket controlled by Atkind and bassist Trevor Bass.
“Drive’s” jam segment wasn’t as expansive as a regular performance given the time constraints, but it led seamlessly into “Echo Of A Rose”. Reggae-inspired chord progressions and strumming patterns by Rick Mitarotonda‘s guitar and Peter Anspach’s keys created a nest for their vocal harmonies.
Ending with a purpose, they played their most recent single, the Bass-penned “Wysteria Lane”. The condensed version of a typical Goose jam vehicle was driven by the interplay between bass and drums and acted as a measuring stick for the band’s progress over the past year.
Watch the band’s “Jam In The Van” debut in full below.
Goose – Jam In The Van
[Video: Jam In The Van]
Goose continues their west coast run with Pigeons on Wednesday (2/12) at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, CA, before heading to The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA (2/13). They will then migrate east over the coming weeks, finishing their run of supporting dates at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA on March 14th.
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[Originally published 2/11/20]