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Published: 2014/02/02

moe.‘s Al Schnier Writes Music for Puppy Bowl, Band Gets Shout Out from Puppy

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Tonight’s Super Bowl may end up featuring some references to Phish’s “Wilson,” but it looks like moe. are getting some love from an event of arguably equal importance. The band revealed today that moe. guitarist Al Schnier wrote the fight songs and halftime music for the 2014 Puppy Bowl, which will is being broadcast this afternoon. The band also got a shout out from one of the Puppy Bowl’s contestants—a 12 week old boxer named August that “wants to follow the band moe. across the country.”

moe. also had some fun with their friends the Conehead Buddha Horns last night at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. The guests took the stage during the first set for “Akimbo,” “Happy Hour Hero,” “Wicked Awesome” (which also featured some freestyle rapping from trumpeter Terry Lynch) and “Spanish Moon.” Tenor saxophonist Shannon Lynch then returned during set two for “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” before switching over to flute for “New York City. The full horn section then came back out for “Spaz Medicine,” “Plane Crash,” “Nebraska,” “Not Coming Down” and “Late in the Evening.” They also helped moe. wrap up their encore with a show-closing “The Wizard.”

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist

Saturday, February 1, 2013, moe., The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

Set I: Big World > Ricky Marten > Time Ed, Akimbo*, Happy Hour Hero*, Wicked Awesome**, Spanish Moon*

Set II: Can’t You Hear Me Knocking^%, New York City^^, Chromatatic Nightmare, Spaz Medicine*, Plane Crash*@, Nebraska*, Not Coming Down*+, Haze@, Late In The Evening*

Enc: Brent Black, Where Does The Time Go?, The Wizard*

Source: moe.‘s Facebook page

(*) w/ Shannon Lynch on saxophone, Terry Lynch on trumpet, & Shaun Bazylewicz on trombone of Conehead Buddha
(**) w/ Terry Lynch on trumpet and free-style rapping on vox
(^) w/ Shannon Lynch on tenor saxophone
(^^) w/ Shannon Lynch on flute
(%) CIA tease
(+) Wormwood tease

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