After being forced to cancel their ‘Miracle Mile’ drive-in shows, moe. rebounded on July 31 with the first of two livestreamed shows from the Big Blue North Recording Studio in Utica, N.Y. The show was highlighted with a massive bust-out of “Take A Walk On The Wild Side” in the second set, which hadn’t been played since September of 1998. The show also marked moe.’s first full-band performance since March 10.
The band began the show with a pairing of “Johnny Lineup” and “Akimbo”, before dropping into “Along For The Ride”, which appears on their recently-released album This Is Not, We Are. Later in the set, the band played another cut from the new record, “Dangerous Game,” which moved straight into “Bearsong.” “Bearsong” then shifted into a cover of Lou Reed’s “Take A Walk On The Wild Side,” a song which (according to the band’s setlist post) had not been played since Sept. 9, 1998. The cover shifted back into “Bearsong,” which closed the first frame.
The second set kicked off with a four song sequence of “Brent Black” > “Mar-DeMa” > “Who You Calling Scared?” > “Four.” The band later played “Can’t Seem To Find” for the first time since June of 2013. The band followed that with “Billy Goat,” which then moved back into “Brent Black” to close the set.
For the encore, the band performed fan-favorite “Plane Crash” before closing out the show with “Jazz Cigarette,” another song from This Is Not, We Are.
moe. will perform another livestreamed show this evening, Aug. 1. To purchase passes, click here. Check out the full setlist from July 31 below, as well as footage from the beginning of each set that aired on moe.’s Facebook page.
July 31, 2020
Big Blue North Recording Studio, Utica, N.Y.
Set I: Johnny Lineup > Akimbo, Along For The Ride, Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Dangerous Game >(nh) Bearsong > Take A Walk On The Wild Side* > Bearsong
Set II: Brent Black > Mar-DeMa > Who You Calling Scared? > Four, ATL, Can’t Seem To Find^, Billy Goat > Brent Black
Enc: Plane Crash > Jazz Cigarette
*LTP > 9/09/98
^LTP > 6/25/13