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Published: 2007/03/26

A Hostile Takeover at snoe.down

Over the weekend, moe. hosted its third annual snoe.down festival in Lake Placid, NY. In addition to moe., the multi-band gathering featured choice performances by Little Feat, the Disco Biscuits, Tea Leaf Green, the Brazilian Girls, the SLIP, Vorcza, The Sam Kininger Band, and Peter Prince, among others, at the resort towns Olympic Center (home of the 1980 winter games). A number of other bands, including Gordon Stone and Hot Day at the Zoo, also performed in a lodge located at the bottom of the nearby Whiteface Mountain. Throughout the weekend, members of moe. could also be spotted enjoying the slopes with their family and friends.

On both Friday and Saturday, moe. offered two sets of music, including a chunk of material from its new studio album, The Conch. Before playing _The Conchs _ Macintyre Range on Friday, Al Schnier, a resident of western New York, mentioned that the song was inspired by snoe.downs Adirondack surroundings. On Saturday, the Disco Biscuits also engaged in one of moe.s now trademark hostile takeovers. During McBain, the members of the Disco Biscuits slowly replaced moe. onstage before launching into its own Cyclone. One by one, the members of moe., the along with Brazilian Girls Aaron Johnston, returned to the stage for a jam featuring musicians from both camps. At one point, Rob Derhak played moe. multi-instrumentalist Jim Loughlins bass, while Chuck Garvey Played Schniers guitar (Garveys axe was in use by the Disco Biscuits Jon Gutwillig). Without stopping, moe. finished McBain and then closed its show with Rebubula, Blue Jeans Pizza, Rise, Faker, and Plane Crash (with Johnston onstage for most of the evening).
Earlier in the evening, the Disco Biscuits bookended its set with a pair of key covers.
The quartet opened its show with its first stab at Led Zeppelins Kashmir and later closed its performance with a version of Pink Floyds Echoes, which featured guitarist Tom Hamilton, who was in town performing with Brothers Past as part of the festivals late night festivities.

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