moe. Brings “Godzilla” To Smash Down The Historic Bijou Theatre

first_imgJam band heroes moe. blew into Knoxville, TN last night to delight their fans with a peek at a new song and loads of classic jams at the historic Bijou Theatre. The Bijou has been operating as a venue since 1909, but the building itself was previously a hotel that hosted live music events starting 200 years ago. Over that mind numbing span of years the building has played host to presidents, music icons and now the five guys from upstate New York called moe.Not ones to live in the past, the band decided to bring something new to the party. First off: brand new rugs. In an effort to really tie their stage together, the band freshened up their accoutrements and softened their work area. Guitarist Chuck Garvey was so taken with his that, during a particularly fiery solo, he took a moment to get down and explore his new playing surface.With new footing firmly in place, moe. kicked off the jams with the staccato intro to “Tailspin,’ drenching the sonic landscape with wailing, distortion laden guitar licks from Garvey and Al Schnier. As “Tailspin” sputtered towards the Earth, they segued perfectly into a lush and dreamy “Lost Along The Way.” “White Lightning Turpentine” gave Garvey a chance to show off his blues chops while bassist Rob Derhak shepherded the tune back and forth between its calmer sections and the more outrageous rocking portions to the delight of the crowd.Perennial audience favorite Nebraska got the energy nice and high and fueled a strong run to the set closing one-two punch of “Calyphornia” into the underplayed classic “head.” From the first notes of “head,” it became apparent that the band was intent of stretching out a bit and really letting themselves enjoy the tune. The extended instrumental break featured some stunning vibraphone work from percussionist Jim Loughlin and some of moe.’s patented “Two bodies/one brain” front line of guitarists. Cheers and applause showered the band as they left the stage for a much needed break, before getting down and dirty for the second half of the night.Though there was a ripping “Rainshine” and fun reads on the frenetic “Same Old Story” and “Gone,” the big story of the second set was a sneak peek at new tune “Prestige Worldwide.” Though the lyrics are still a work in progress, the music was a fierce call back to the most epic moe. jams throughout the years. Every member had the chance to shine, with Loughlin and drummer Vinnie Amico both taking turns at the forefront before the instrumental breaks were taken over by some inspired back and forth from Garvey and Schnier. While Derhak seemed content to lay back and hold down a truly funky bass line for the rest of his brothers in arms to riff off, he was clearly enjoying the way the music swirled around him onstage.The western themed “Shoot First” launched the closing stanza of tunes with the always enjoyable tale of the gunslinger mentality in the modern world. Closing out the second set with an extended take on the sing-song jam “Kids.” Sensing the end was nearing the fans doubled down on their grooving and met the song closing jam head on in a game of musical chicken. Neither side blinked and the collision of fan rage and band joy was a perfect circle of love given and received freely.Deciding that they should be sure to leave the venerable hall in total ruins, the band called in the king of the monsters himself, “Godzilla,” for their encore. From the instantly recognizable first notes the audience went into a frenzy and their intensity was matched by the band. With Garvey torturing his guitar against his mic stand and the veins in Derhak’s head straining under the pressure of his immense vocals moe. laid down one of their fiercest takes ever on the beloved cover. Guitarist Schnier took the mic afterwards to thank the crowd for helping make the night at this historic venue one they won’t soon forget. Judging from the shell shocked faces in the crowd it was a sentiment echoed by all in attendance.Setlist: moe. | Bijou Theatre | Knoxville, TN | 1/31/17Set 1: Tailspin>Lost Along The Way, White Lightning Turpentine, Nebraska, Where Does The Time Go?, Calyphornya>headSet 2: Rainshine, Same Old Story, Gone, Prestige Worldwide, Shoot First>Rise>KidsEncore: Godzillamoe. continues their winter tour tomorrow night, February 2nd, with a performance at Penn’s Peak. They’ll stay in the Northeast through the weekend, and will resume their touring in mid February with shows in the Southeast and more. They’ve also got some big plans for later in the year, including some Jazz Fest late nights, a Phish late night, some headlining sets at Summer Camp and the return of the moe.down Music Festival. All sorts of details can be found on the band’s website.last_img read more

Kieran Tierney raves about ‘brilliant’ Unai Emery as pressure grows on Arsenal boss

first_imgKieran Tierney completed 90 minutes as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Vitoria last night (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney insists Unai Emery has been ‘brilliant’ since his summer move from Celtic and claims it is up to the players to turn Arsenal’s form around following a worrying run of form.The Gunners have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions following last night’s 1-1 draw against Vitoria in the Europa League.Arsenal could be cut nine points adrift of the top four should they lose at Leicester on Saturday, a result which could cost Emery his job despite the club’s official stance that they are content with the job the Spaniard is doing.AdvertisementAdvertisementTierney, who completed 90 minutes last night, insists the former PSG and Valencia boss has been a positive influence since his move to the Premier League and is confident he can mastermind improved performances.ADVERTISEMENTHe said: ‘It is up to us as players to correct it on the pitch. For me, he [Emery] has been brilliant since I’ve come in.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I have learned a lot. I am learning a lot every day, playing with great players. Everybody has got belief in each other and the manager.‘Everybody is trying to stay as positive as they can. We know there is a lot going on that people are talking about.‘But we just need to forget about all that and concentrate on us, on bouncing back, and on giving the fans something to cheer about. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Nov 2019 12:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link62Shares Arsenal conceded an injury time equaliser against Vitoria in last night’s Europa League clash (Picture: Getty)‘In football it doesn’t always go your way, but we have got another chance on Saturday [against Leicester].‘We knew it was going to be hard [last night] with the conditions and how organised they are. To concede late on again is not good enough and we need to correct this.’Should Arsenal sack Unai Emery if they lose vs LeicesterYes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Charlie Nicholas says Arsenal have got worse since Unai Emery replaced Arsene WengerMORE: Paul Merson defends Granit Xhaka over row with Arsenal fans: ‘He gives everything he can’ Kieran Tierney raves about ‘brilliant’ Unai Emery as pressure grows on Arsenal boss Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgRosses AC News:It is busy season in terms of events happening locally and over the past week or so there was been many athletes busy in many of the events. The club had a strong showing at the Burtonport 5k which was expertly run by our club vice chairman Owenie Bonner. Wednesday evening saw club athletes involved in the duathlon in the estate in Gweedore with Noel Diver putting in a very strong bike performance to hold off the challengers and won here.Saturday saw a group head to Milford for the Lough Fern Adventure race with many fine performances and it was great to see club athlete’s support and encourage each other at various stages.Good luck to the Mullaghduff band and all the club members involved with that as they head to parade in Euro Disney in Paris – should be a great experience for all.The marathon group is up and running with individuals working on their own programs during the week and then group session at the weekend. Great to see for the group being mainly people who are looking to do their first marathon or run close to 4 hours.The plan is based around a 17 week program. There are a number of more experienced marathoners who also have Dublin in their sights and are kicking off training.Anybody looking to be part of this group is very welcome – contact Paul McGee on 0879256528.This weekend sees more activity with Dunlewey 5k on Thursday, Maghery Adventure race Saturday and 15k in Letterkenny on Sunday.Any information for notes please email [email protected] or text on 0866003527. ROSSES AC ATHLETE NOEL DIVER PERFORMS WELL AT DUATHLON IN GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Sportlast_img read more