Last night, moe. played an intimate acoustic show at Aspen’s Belly Up ahead of their headlining performance at Morrison, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which will also see Pigeons Playing Ping Pong make their debut at the venue.
moe. opened up last night’s show with “Time Again”, as guitarist Al Schnier lent a helping hand on mandolin. The quintet then threw down a “Not Coming Down” > “Wormwood” sequence, as they normally do, seamlessly segueing into “Okayalright”. A cover of Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” came next, as the five-piece treated the classic tune with extreme precision on their acoustic instruments. Schnier laid down the beautiful opening lick for “Tambourine” as bassist Rob Derhak led on vocals, before Jim Loughlin led the band through a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Isis”. The recently debuted “What Can I Say?” made an appearance, before a monster “Happy Hour Hero” > “Waiting For The Punchline” brought set one to a close.
After a brief break, the New Yorkers returned for a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Hey Hey What Can I Do”. Following “Shoot First” > “Montego”, the band dove head first into an eighteen-plus minute rendition of “Yodelittle”, showcasing the band’s heavy improvisational work, despite playing fully acoustic. A groovy “McBain” worked its way into the jam-heavy second set, as a roaring crowd exploded with moe. moving into “Down Boy”. A fifteen-minute “Moth” brought set two to a close, leaving the Colorado mountain crowd begging for more.
moe. – “Moth” (acoustic)
[Video: MSB Esq.]
The band returned for their encore, allowing Derhak to sing a rather comical first verse of Bob Segar’s “Night Moves” which led way to “Blue Eyed Son”, which was last played on January 19th, 2017. The evening ended with “All Roads Lead Home”, a perfect way to end the evening and a beautiful ode to their Red Rocks show this evening. You can check out a gallery from moe.’s performance at the Belly Up Aspen below, courtesy of Paul Citone.
moe. headlines Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Given some recent guest sit-ins between the two bands, tonight’s show is shaping up to be a collaborative affair. Tickets are still available here, and if you’re unable to attend the show it will be webcast via nugs.tv.
moe. Full Show Audio – 7/11/2018
Setlist: moe. | Belly Up | Aspen, CO | 7/11/2018
Set One: Time Again, Not Coming Down> Wormwood> Okayalright, Fearless#>(nh) Tambourine, What Can I Say?, Happy Hour Hero> Waiting For The Punchline
Set Two: Hey Hey What Can I Do, Shoot First> Montego> Yodelittle> McBain> Down Boy> Moth
Encore: Blue Eyed Son*##, All Roads Lead Home
Notes: acoustic show | * rob. sang 1 verse of “Night Moves” before BES | # LTP> 4/29/17 | ## LTP> 1/19/17