moe. Busts Out ‘Conviction Song’ In San Diego

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moe. swung through the Observatory North Park in San Diego on Saturday night. The Buffalo-bred band would dust off “Conviction Song” and perform a second set full of classics for the Southern California crowd.

The “Al” setlist got underway with “Mexico” before heading into the classic “Happy Hour Hero,” which appears on the band’s 1998 album tin can & car tires. Relatively new song, the Rob Derhak-composed “Porn & Candy,” came next ahead of a no-huddle into “ATL.” The band then busted out “Conviction Song” for the first time since in over eight years, last time played on February 9, 2012. The country-tinged slow-burner originally appears on the band’s 2008 album Sticks And Stones. The Rob-penned “Billy Goat” then led into “It” to close out the first frame.

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moe. kicked off the fully segued second set with “Skitchin’ Buffalo” for just the ninth time since its debut at Summer Camp last year. Things then got really interesting with a “Dog” themed trifecta that started off with one of moe.’s oldest and most well-known songs, “Spine Of A Dog” (debuted in 1992 and played over 600 times as per Phantasy Tour), which then led into more classic material in “Four” (a song that reference dogs in the chorus and also made its debut in the ‘90s) which in turn trotted into “Downward Facing Dog.” More vintage moe. in the Al Schnier-penned “meat” came next which segued into another oldie, the Rob-composed “Brent Black,” before returning to “meat” to close out the second set.

The band kept the classics up for the encore of “Okayalright.” Check out clips from the show captured by Patrick Elms and David Tracy below:

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Setlist via moe. Facebook

Set One: Mexico > Happy Hour Hero, Porn & Candy >(nh) ATL, Conviction Song#, Billy Goat > It

Set Two: Skitchin’ Buffalo > Spine Of A Dog > Four > Downward Facing Dog > meat. > Brent Black > meat.

Encore: Okayalright

Notes:

{# LTP > 2/09/12}