The Werks was just one of the notable jam bands who kept the party going for energized music fans with a show at The Cutting Room in New York City following night one of Phish‘s recent Madison Square Garden run back on December 28th. The show was just one of local promoter CEG Presentsrobust listing of Phish pre and post-show parties, which took place around the city surrounding the Vermont band’s NYE run at the midtown Manhattan arena. The Werks had the duty of keeping the party going well into the early hours of Saturday morning as the four-night run got off to a hot start on Friday. The band’s afterparty performance sounded so good, in fact, that The Werks shared the audio recording for their fans to enjoy.

The 10-song performance from the Ohio-based jam favorites started with an energizing instrumental rendition of “Lights Out” off their 2017 Magic LP. Following a brief pause, the band continued in tearing right into a super-funky, 18-minute “Cloud Hopper” featuring some wonderful interplay between guitarist Chris Houser and keyboardist Dan Shaw. The show continued with the darker, ethereal “Moonset”, which transitioned into an equally cryptic cover of RJD2‘s “The Horror” before returning back to “Moonset”. The set carried on with “Stars Collide”, one of the band’s new singles which arrived back in the fall, and continued into another three-part, thirty-minute performance of “Rollin'” into “Mad World” and back into “Rollin'”. The show came to a satisfying end with “Hard To Find” from the band’s 2012 self-titled album, followed by the set-closing performance of “Flat Iron”.

The full performance can be heard in the BandCamp player below.

The Werks – The Cutting Room – 12/28/2018

[Audio: The Werks]

The band would go on to close out their year with shows in Washington, D.C., and Boston on December 29th and 31st, respectively. The rock quartet has the first few weeks of the new year off to rest before they begin their winter 2019 tour schedule starting with a show at Cosmic Charlie‘s in Lexington, Kentucky on January 17th. Fans can head over to the band’s website for a full listing of upcoming winter concerts and tickets.

Setlist: The Werks | The Cutting Room | New York, NY | 12/28/2018

Set: Lights Out, Cloud Hopper, Moonset > The Horror (RJD2 cover) > Moonset, Stars Collide, Rollin’ > Mad World > Rollin’, Hard To Find, Flat Iron