On Thursday, October 26, Twilight Muse delivered a pair of performances at Garcia’s at The Cap in Port Chester, N.Y. The independent sets were delivered before and after Blues Traveler’s stand at the neighboring Capitol Theatre. The rock duo, featuring Andrew Shapiro and Meg Pollaro, and their backing band ran through a mix of classic covers and originals during their initial performance. The presentation flowed into the pair’s second set, which included vocal and harmonica accompaniment from Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, who sat in on two choice numbers. 

Twilight Muse spared no time digging into favored cover material to start their time in Port Chester, N.Y., commencing their concert with a take on The Beatles’ prudent “Don’t Let Me Down.” They followed up with Stevie Nicks’ “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and Amy Winehouse-popularized “Valerie.” The pair of artists went with a trio of originals next, performing “Audacious,” “Oh Mama,” and “Forever,” which showed off their collective prowess. 

In time, the band returned to covers on Dusty Springfield’s crowd-pleaser, “Son of a Preacher,” eventually landing on the Bruce Springsteen-Patti Smith co-write, “Because the Night,” which the band performed in a novel reggae style. Once again, Shapiro and Pollaro visited their shared archive of originals on “Are You In,” “Destination You,” and “Dreamspace,” merging back into borrowed numbers on Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon.” Keeping with the theme, they added Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart” and capped their first set with their most-streamed single, “Electrify Me.”

In between Twilight Muse’s first and second set, Blues Traveler made their Capitol Theatre return. After the aforementioned band wrapped their time at the legendary venue, Shapiro and Pollaro took the stage at Garcia’s at The Cap for the night’s final set, a seven-song offering of covers, including special guest Popper on choice numbers. 

To start the late-night frame, Twilight Muse opened with The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” before picking up an ensuing take on Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne.” The pair continued with “Lady Marmalade” and followed with Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime.” Next, Popper arrived on stage, adding to the night’s take on The Stones’ “Miss You” with an unexpected segue into Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” adding breathy blows from his signature harmonica to the beloved disco staple.  

With their guest sit-in complete, Twilight Muse ran through one final cover, Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” which captured the feeling of the night and memorable collaboration with Popper. 

Scroll down to view the band’s official setlist. For more information on Twilight Muse, visit their official website.

Twilight Muse

Garcia’s at The Cap 

Oct. 26, 2023 

Opening Set: Don’t Let Me Down (The Beatles), Stop Draggin My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks), Valerie (Amy Winehouse), Audacious, Oh Mama, Forever, Son of a Preacher (Dusty Springfield), Because the Night (Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith), Are You In, Destination You, Dreamspace, Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac), Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin), Electrify Me After Set:  Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones), Kid Charlemagne (Steely Dan), Lady Marmalade (Labelle), Life During Wartime (Talking Heads), Miss You (The Rolling Stones) > I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor), Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)