On Friday night moe.
kicked off a two-night stand at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY; where once again they
were joined by the Conehead Buddha Horns for a portion of the show. Shannon Lynch
(saxophone), Terry Lynch (trumpet) and Shaun Bazylewicz (trombone) emerged in the first
set for "Spaz Medicine" and "Happy Hour Hero" (complete with its reference to Saranac).
The horn section returned for "Blond Hair and Blue Eyes" in the second set as well as a
two-song encore of "Plane Crash" and a debut cover of
Springsteen's "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." In addition, Shannon Lynch helped out on sax and
vocals for "New York City" in the second set.
Guitarist Al Schnier handled vocals on the horn-driven Springsteen cover. While moe.
hadn't performed "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" in the past, they had covered The Boss's "Born
To Run" a few times in 2006. Take a listen to audio of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" recorded by Marcus:
Here's a look at the setlist from last night's show:
Set One: Down Boy, All Roads Lead To Home, Little Miss Cup Half Empty, Spaz Medicine* >
Happy Hour Hero* > Mexico > Rise, Chromatic Nightmare
Set Two: Smoke, Blonde Hair And Blue Eyes*, New York City^, Wicked Awesome > Paper Dragon,
Calyphornya > Silver Sun
Encore: Plane Crash*, Tenth Avenue Freeze Out*#
* - w/ Conehead Buddha horns: Shannon Lynch on saxophone, Terry Lynch on trumpet, Shaun
Bazylewicz on trombone
^ w/ Shannon Lynch on flute & vox
# FTP - (cover - Bruce Springsteen)
Check out an audience
recording by Marcus of the entire show: