$33 in advance / $40 day of concertmoe.
is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that's touched upon three decades and produced 17 albums, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art.
Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe.
at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.
From its humble, inconspicuous beginnings as a local bar band in Buffalo in the late 1980s, to headlining Radio City Music Hall on New Year's Eve in recent years, moe.'s
journey has been one of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. Their music is clever, melodic, refined; their performances are entertaining, mesmerizing and epic.
There's a reason that Rolling Stone magazine placed Chuck and Al among the top twenty new "guitar gods," why the pair were featured in Guitar World and Modern Guitar; why Jim and Vinnie have been featured in Drum! magazine; why Rob in Bass Player and State of Mind magazines-all in the last year-because they're that good! The renowned guitar play between Al and Chuck is fast becoming the stuff of legend. The exceptional vibe and percussion work by Jim is brilliant. The understated bass play by Rob is masterful. The seamless, efficiency of Vinnie's drum play is extraordinary. The interaction among the five represents rock and roll at its best.
They continue to tour extensively: from San Fran to Amsterdam, from Tokyo to Toronto, from Chi Town to Bean Town, from Austin to Atlanta, playing and packing venues large and small, or intimate and grand. Long a featured act at music festivals, they have performed at Lollapalooza, Langerado, All-Good, Ottawa BluesFest, and Vegoose, to name a few; yet made time to promote and perform at their own festivals - Summer Camp, Snoe.down, and moe.Down.
It would be best to keep your eyes on this "legendary jam band," as Rolling Stone magazine has described them, and your ears tuned in to their music. Witness history in the making. This is welcome news for the moe.
faithful and the band's ever-expanding fan base.
With the release of Smash Hits Vol. 1
in the spring of 2010, moe.
tackle that most predictable of career milestones - the greatest hits package - with typical irreverence and innovation. The members of moe.
are approaching their twentieth anniversary with characteristic nonchalance - not surprising, considering the casual disregard they've had for standard industry practices. They approach their career as a something still in progress. "There is not a set moe.
way of doing things," Al explains. "We've been constantly improving the design, to make the songs better, the shows better. We're always tweaking every little aspect of the band - in terms of efficiency, of presentation, of the content."
"We have learned," Chuck adds, "that our personality is measured more by what we do live. These songs have a life beyond the recordings and our fans are invested in that. They expect that we're going to perform the songs a little bit different and they are going to evolve over time, which is tremendously liberating for us as musicians and songwriters."
Find more info at: www.moe.org