moe. Offer "Hava Nagila" After Midnight
moe. celebrated New Year’s Eve at Portland, ME’s State Theatre. The recently renovated State Theatre has been a longtime favorite venue for moe.; they recorded portions of the studio album The Conch at the theater and headlined the same venue last New Year’s Eve. Though last night’s show did not feature any guests, moe. welcomed three different fans to the stage in the nights leading up to their New Year’s show as part of a Relix / Jambands.com-affiliated contest.
Last night’s three-set show opened with a run from “Brent Black” into “St. Augustine.” After “Lost Along The Way” and “Chromatic Nightmare,” the set climaxed with a segue from “Faker” into “Brent Black.” The group continued to weave between songs during their second set. After kicking things off with “Deep This Time,” moe. moved into “She Sends Me,” “Yodelittle” and “Spine Of A Dog.” Then, they returned to “Yodelittle,” “CalifornIA,” “Stranger Than Fiction” and “Waiting For The Punchline.”
New Year’s Eve fell during moe’s third set. The band performed in front of a big clock and kicked off their New Year’s segment with a run from “Crab Eyes” into “Spaz Medicine.” After midnight, moe. broke-out the traditional Jewish song “Hava Nagila.” Then, moe. offered an original often paired with “Hava Nagila,” bassist Rob Derhak’s “Long Island Girls Rule.” The high-energy set continued with “Time Ed” sandwiched around “Head,” “Opium,” “Understand” and “Happy Hour Hero.”
During their encore, moe. offered “Timmy Tucker” and a cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” with percussionist Jim Loughlin on bass and Derhak on cowbell.
moe. will perform on Jam Cruise 11 next week.
Here’s a look at moe.‘s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section via the band’s Facebook page
Monday, December 31, State Theater, Portland, ME
Set I: Brent Black > St. Augustine, Lost Along The Way, Chromatic Nightmare, Faker > Brent Black
Set II: Deep This Time > She Sends Me, Yodelittle > Spine Of A Dog > Yodelittle > CalifornIA > Stanger Than Fiction, Waiting For The Punchline
Set III: Crab Eyes > Spaz Medicine, Hava Nagila > Long Island Girls Rule, Head > Time Ed > Head , Opium > Understand > Happy Hour Hero
E: Timmy Tucker, Don’t Fear The Reaper