Goose Plays Surprise 3rd Set In New York City

Watch video from Goose's marathon 3-set show to cap off their Terminal 5 run.

By Nate Todd Oct 10, 2021 9:43 am PDT

Goose wrapped up their two-night run at Terminal 5 in New Tork City on Saturday. After a two-set outing the night previous, the Connecticut quintet delivered a surprise third set for the finale of their 2021 Fall Tour opening run.

Goose got things underway with “Tumble.” The band wasted no time getting into a groove with guitarist/keyboardist Peter Anspach on the former and working the wah as the band built slowly and toggled between major and minor. Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda put an exclamation point on things with some soaring soloing and rapid-fire licks. All in all the opening tune stretched to 17 minutes.

Next, “Bob Don” would preface the debut of a new song “Life On The Shelf.” Goose then delivered a four-song set-closing segment that began with a substantial “White Lights” at 14 minutes. The quintet then cycled through “Jive I” and “Jive Lee” before capping off the first set with “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash.

The second frame commenced with another well-jammed tune, this time in the form of “Wysteria Lane” off Goose’s 2020 EP, Night Lights. “Wysteria” featured a heavy jam with drummer Ben Atkind‘s fills booming through the building. Peter then manned his Wurlitzer electric piano for the opening strains of “It Burns Within,” which the band played for the first time in nearly a year. Next up, “Seekers On The Ridge Pt. 1 and 2” followed by the funky favorite “Hot Tea.” The quintet then unveiled material from their instrumental album Ted Tapes 2021 with live debuts of “Dragonfly I” and “Dragonfly II” to bring the second set to a close.

But the band wasn’t done yet and would take the stage once again for an unannounced third set that began at midnight. Goose launched the surprise frame with “Get the Funk Out Ma Face” by The Brothers Johnson. A pairing of “Creatures” and Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” followed.

Goose then went on an exploratory and literary excursion that began with “Madhuvan” from their 2021 album Shenanigans Nite Club. Bassist Trevor Weekz would fittingly recite Robert Frost’s “Acquainted With The Night” during the late-night set before the band found their way into a smokin’ rendition of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Turn On Your Lovelight” ahead of a return to a galloping “Madhuvan” jam to bing the set to a close. Goose would take the stage for a fourth time to encore with a “Hot Tea Reprise.”

Watch fan-shot video of “Lovelight” > “Madhuvan” along with pro-shot video of “Tumble” and more below:


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Setlist (via JiveGoose)

Set One: Tumble, Bob Don, Life On The Shelf, White Lights > Jive I > Jive Lee > Rock The Casbah

Set Two: Wysteria Lane, It Burns Within, Seekers On The Ridge Pt. 1 > Seekers On The Ridge Pt. 2, Hot Tea > Dragonfly Pt. 1 > Dragonfly Pt. 2

Set Three: Get the Funk out of My Face, Creatures > Pumped Up Kicks, Madhuvan > Turn On Your Love Light > Madhuvan

Encore: Hot Tea Reprise

Notes:

  • – Life on the Shelf FTP
  • – It Burns Within LTP 11/6/20
  • – Dragonfly I / II FTP
  • – Trevor Reads Poetry during Madhuvan
  • – 3rd set was unannounced prior to the show
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