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Ahead of their New Year’s Eve run – which consists of two shows in Burlington, Vt. and two shows in Utica, N.Y. – moe. played a trio of hometown shows at The Town Ballroom in Buffalo, N.Y.

The band was formed at the University of Buffalo in 1989, so any return to Buffalo takes on a special significance. The band delivered with three quality shows.

Thursday night’s first set opened with “Tailspin” and concluded a “St. Augustine” > “Meat” > “St. Augustine” segment. The second set featured takes on “Akimbo” and “Letter Home,” as well the seventh ever rendition of “Skitchin’ Buffalo,” which debuted in May of this year.

On Friday, the band delivered a six-song first frame, highlighted by a set-closing “Recreational Chemistry.” The second set featured a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe,” marking just the fifth time moe. has performed the song. The set closed with “Timmy Tucker,” and the encore was the first performance of “The Ghost of Ralph’s Mom” since December of 2018.

Saturday’s show featured multiple songs from moe.’s 1996 studio album No Doy: The first set closed with “Buster,” the second set closed with “Rebubula,” and the band encored with “Spine of a Dog.”

Check out the full setlists from moe.’s Buffalo run below. For more information about their upcoming shows, including their recently-announced West Coast run, visit

Nov. 14, 2019
The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, N.Y.
Set I: Tailspin> Skrunk> George> Don’t Wanna Be, St. Augustine> Meat> St. Augustine

Set II: Not Coming Down> Wormwood> Akimbo, Letter Home, Skitchin’ Buffalo, Puebla> Brent Black

Enc: Downward Facing Dog

Nov. 15, 2019
The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, N.Y.
Set I: Prestige Worldwide> It> LL3> Bearsong, ATL> Recreational Chemistry

Set II: Hi and Lo> Breathe> Kids> Down Boy> Kids> Time> Breathe Reprise> Farmer Ben*> Timmy Tucker

Enc: The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom
*jam: Ben > LZ? > Ben > Truckin’ > Ben > Shout

Nov. 16, 2019
The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, N.Y.
Set I: Along for the Ride, Big World> Ricky Marten> Y.O.Y., Kyle’s Song, Crushing, Mar-Dema> Buster

Set II: Tubing The River Styx> The Pit> Dangerous Game, Silver Sun> Californ IA, New Hope For The New Year, Jazz Cigarette, Rebubula

Enc: Spine Of A Dog

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