Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer & Mike Gantzer Join Twiddle At The Capitol Theatre


Twiddle got their two-night “Frendsgiving” run underway at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Friday night. The Vermont-based band welcomed guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer of Broadway’s “School Of Rock” fame as well as guitarist Mike Gantzer from opening band Aqueous all while delivering two themed sets.

The concert kicked off with a “Gatsby The Great” set that saw the band interweaving the song throughout the set that also contained “Zazu’s Flight,” “White Light” and “Frankenfoote.” “Life Back Now” would bring the first frame to a close.

Twiddle would return for the second set — which fittingly carried a “Frendsgiving” food theme — with Taz in tow for well-jammed versions of “Milk” and “Apples” from the band’s 2017 double LP Plump and 2011’s Somewhere On The Mountain respectively. Twiddle would then continue nonstop for the rest of the set that naturally included “Peas And Carrots” (which led back into “Apples”) and “Dinner Fork,” which segued back into “Gatsby The Great,” before heading back into “Dinner Fork.” “Cabbage Face” then led into “Slippin’ In The Kitchen.” Twiddle closed out the set with the usual pairing of “Hatti’s Jam” and Plump track “When It Rains It Pours.”

Twiddle reemerged along with Taz and Gantzer for “Free Bird.” The crowd-pleasing showstopper saw Twiddle guitarist Mihali Savoulidis, Gantzer and Taz trading licks with the latter delivering an almost note for note interpretation of the famed Lynyrd Skynyrd guitar anthem. Check out video of that performance captured by Leah as well as pro-shot video of the first and second set openers via Relix below:

Free Bird

First Set Opener

Second Set Opener


Twiddle at Capitol Theatre

Set 1
  • Gatsby the Great  
  • Zazu's Flight  
  • Gatsby the Great  
  • White Light  
  • Gatsby the Great  
  • Frankenfoote  
  • Gatsby the Great  
  • Life back now
Set 2
  • Milk
  • Apples
  • Peas And Carrots  
  • Apples  
  • Dinner Fork  
  • Gatsby the Great  
  • Dinner Fork  
  • Cabbage Face  
  • Slippin in the Kitchen >  
  • Hatti's Jam  
  • When It Rains It Poors
  • Free Bird
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

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