In light of the recent Goosemas postponement, Goose has premiered a full-show video from the band’s November 17th performance at The Truman in Kansas City, MO. This weekend will also see the release of two additional shows, October 9th at New York City’s Terminal 5 (Saturday) and November 7th at Atlanta’s The Eastern (Sunday).
The Connecticut-based jam quintet opened the show with a cut from Peter Anspach‘s (guitar/keys/vocals) songbook, “Earthling Or Alien?” As usual, Anspach held down the keys and lead vocals for this one before directing the series of solos during the jam section by calling out each band member’s name. Drummer Ben Atkind eventually led this 15-minute telling of “Earthling” to “Indian River”, which saw guitar and lead vocal work from Rick Mitarotonda.
Anspach stayed behind the keys for this tune, as well as the next two—a cover of Jackson Browne‘s “Doctor My Eyes” and the original “Same Old Shenanigans”—before strapping on the six-string for another Mitarotonda-sung cut, “All I Need”. The interplay between Atkind, percussionist Jeff Arevalo, and bassist Trevor Weekz took over this jam segment. Several peaks eventually found their partnering valleys, falling into “Bob Don”, before a segue led back to the set-closing “All I Need”.
Returning to the stage for another set, the five-piece opened with a crowd-mover, “Arcadia”. Anspach’s keys worked wonders here, setting the stage for an explosive improv section that slipped effortlessly into a cover of Talking Heads‘ “Crosseyed and Painless”. Mitorotonda handled the David Byrne vocal sections on this Remain In Light hit, channeling his upper register before sending the band off into “Drive”.
Always a vehicle for exploration, “Drive” helped keep The Truman engaged with an ascension to the dark and spacey limits of the atmosphere. “Drive” eventually found its home in “Moby”, which initially appeared on the band’s all-instrumental Ted Tapes, before “726” sent the group “Into The Mist” and brought the room to the encore break. With time for one more, Goose delivered some encore banter before ending with the reggae-inspired “Doobie Song”.
Watch the entire Goose performance at The Truman on November 17th below and scroll down for a detailed setlist.
Goose recently postponed its annual Goosemas celebration due to a COVID-19 case in the group’s touring party. Up next for the band is a two-night New Year’s run at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre on December 30th and 31st. Head here for tickets and additional tour information.
Goose – The Truman – Kansas City, MO – 11/17/21
Setlist [via El Goose]: Goose | The Truman | Kansas City, MO | 11/17/21
Set One: Earthling or Alien? > Indian River > Doctor My Eyes (Jackson Browne), Same Old Shenanigans > Dawn, All I Need, Bob Don > All I Need
Set Two: Arcadia > Crosseyed and Painless (Talking Heads), Drive > Moby, 726, Into The Myst