Last night moe.
returned to the city where it all began for them, Buffalo, for a performance at Canalside
Buffalo that was part of Free Thursdays at the Harbor concert series. The jam-rockers were
joined by the Conehead Buddha Horns for a portion of the show.
moe. was first formed at the University of Buffalo way back in 1989. A week prior to last
night's moe. show, Shaggy performed in Buffalo where he made the mistake of saying "Is the
party in Albany tonight?" during the show. moe. guitarist Chuck Garvey referenced the
incident by exclaiming “How you doin’ Albany?” The group played one extended set and
surprisingly only performed one song off their recently released studio album, No Guts,
No Glory, "Same Old Story." There were plenty of classics in store for the hometown
crowd including "Y.O.Y.," "32 Things" and "Rebubula."
As announced, the Conehead Buddha Horns joined in for part of the performance. Shannon
Lynch (saxophone), Terry Lynch (trumpet) and Shaun Bazylewicz (trombone) emerged towards
the end of the set for a cover of "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" by The Rolling Stones. The
horns stuck around through the end of the set for "Akimbo," "Threw It All Away" and Black
Sabbath's "The Wizard." moe. first performed the Black Sabbath cover on New Year's Eve in
Albany and again this past February in Atlanta. The horns have played on all three moe.
versions of "The Wizard." The hometown fellas capped off the evening with a cover of "I
Wanna Be Sedated" by The Ramones as the encore.
Here's a really cool video shot by moe. crew member Steve Young, using a drone, of the
scene at last night's show:
Check out the setlist from moe.'s visit to Buffalo:
Set: Y.O.Y. > Skrunk > Blue Jeans Pizza, Understand > 32 Things, Same Old Story >(nh)
Rebubula, Can’t You Hear Me Knockin'*, Akimbo* >(nh) Threw It All Away*, The Wizard*
Encore: I Wanna Be Sedated
* - w/ The Conehead Buddha Horns (Shannon Lynch on saxophone, Terry Lynch on trumpet,
Shaun Bazylewicz on trombone)