moe. Opens Fall Tour 2018 With ‘Recreational Chemistry’ Sandwich

Veteran jam act moe. Started Fall Tour 2018 on Wednesday night at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The five-piece ring bookended the set with portions of the treasured “Recreational Chemistry” and then put the focus in their output in the group last night.

moe. Wasted no time getting into shape that was mid-tour since they filled the evening with improvisation and fascinating segues. The band kicked off the show with all the oldie “Recreational Chemistry” however instead of finishing the song they slickly functioned the shake into “St. Augustine. ” Guitarist Chuck Garvey displayed his slide abilities about the Rob Derhak-sung classic. A series of “Rise” > “Chromatic Nightmare” > “Annihilation Blues” followed before the quintet took their first break of the evening. Next up was that the bluesy “Opium” and it didn’t take long to get moe. To pick up where they had abandoned “Recreational Chemistry” off earlier.

The Buffalo-birthed ring pulled from 2003′ Wormwood before starting the group with a pairing of “Not Coming Down“ and ” Wormwood. ” Garvey led the band on “Wind It Up” away 2007’s The Conchan album that would likewise be represented by “The Road” that shut the frame. Newer material was fit into the group in the year ’’s form s “Do Or Die,” percussionist Jim Loughlin’s recently debuted “I Can Never Remember” and Al Schnier’s “ATL. ” moe. Ended the tour with a “Brent Black” nearer, that was the only song played Portland apart from “Recreational Chemistry” and “St. Augustine” from the band’s early years.

Setlist (through moe. Facebook)

Set One: Recreational Chemistry > St. Augustine >(nh) Rise > Chromatic Nightmare >(nh) Annihilation Blues, Opium > Recreational Chemistry

Set Two: Not Coming Down > Wormwood > Wind It Up, Do Or Die Deep This TimeI Can Never Remember >(nh) ATL > The Road

Encore: Brent Black

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