A small-but-effective disco ball that hangs inside New York City’s Music Hall of Williamsburg was brought to life on Saturday evening. It wasn’t utilized the entire night, but between ripping guitar solos and the sudden pop of handheld confetti cannons every so often, the additional reflections of light beaming out of the mirrored cylinder lit up Saturday’s three-hour dance party led by Goose.

The quickly-growing rock quartet was the headline act at the Brooklyn venue last night, and fans were more than ecstatic to wait in line down the block and dance the night away to the infectious, grooving jams from Goose, who spent the weekend in New York City with a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom the night prior.

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With all the media attention and fan-driven hype that Goose has received over the last year, there were some in the audience (including this writer) who were more than thrilled to experience the band in a live and intimate setting for the first time. After Saturday night’s performance, however, one can’t deny the energy and momentum surrounding Goose as the hottest rising name within the cluttered collection of up-and-coming jam bands at the moment.

Goose opened Saturday’s show with “Yeti”, an unreleased original which showcased the first of many excellent guitar solos of the night from axeman/keyboardist Peter Anspach. The quartet then opened into “Time To Flee” with the synchronized arpeggios from Anspach and his co-guitarist Rick Mitarotonda, who delivered quite the climactic solo of his own to keep the start of the show charging forward. Another one of the band’s newer singles in “All I Need” was next before Goose moved into their first impressive cover of the night with their take on Radiohead‘s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”.

Following some intense, improvision-driven jamming, the band brought the audience back to earth with “Doc Brown”, and sent fans into the set break with “So Ready”.

The foundation of excitement that the band established throughout the first half of the show would only get better over the next 90 minutes, as Goose returned to the stage to open the second set with “Arrow”. The show’s atmosphere was then brought down just a bit for the band’s dark but intense debut cover of The Moody Blues‘ “Nights in White Satin”.

Watch part of Goose’s second set cover of “Nights In White Satin” below.

The second half of the show, which felt at times like it could’ve taken home the award for “Best Dance Party In NYC,” kept rocking into the night with a cover of Kylie Minogue‘s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and jam-driven performances of “Hot Tea”, “Jive I”, and “Jive Lee”. Following another quick break following a blistering second set, Goose returned to the stage to send fans home very happy with an encore performance of “Turned Clouds”.

Anspach hinted at big things to come for their eventual return to New York City before leaving the stage, giving fans in the audience one last glimpse of the band in such an intimate setting ahead of their presumed ascension to bigger stages and venues in the near future. Make no mistake or premature misconception–Goose is the real deal.

Goose’s busy 2020 tour campaign picks up again next week when the quartet links up with another avian-themed band in Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for a month-long run of performances beginning with a show at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ on February 5th.

Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.

Scroll down for a full gallery from Saturday’s performance, courtesy of photographer Tom Shackleford.

Setlist: Goose | Music Hall Of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY | 1/25/20

Set One: Yeti, Time to Flee, A Western Sun, All I Need, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (Radiohead cover), Doc Brown, So Ready

Set Two: Arrow > Nights in White Satin* (The Moody Blues cover) > Creatures > Can’t Get You Out of My Head (Kylie Minogue cover) > Hot Tea > Jive I > Jive Lee

Encore: Turned Clouds

* Live Debut