Palace Theatre Announces a New Rock Two-Night Stand

August 16th, 2013, 9:00 am by Greg


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Having wrapped up their annual moe.down festival in Turin last weekend, the boys from moe. are now looking forward to the rest of the year. And it looks like they’ll be saying goodbye to 2013 right here at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

The former Nippertonians are returning for a pair of homecoming concerts at the Palace on Monday and Tuesday, December 30 & 31. Yup, that’s New Year’s Eve…

No info on tickets prices yet, but that should be coming shortly, as tickets are slated to go on sale to Palace members at 12noon on Tuesday (August 20). The general public on-sale begins at 10am on Saturday, August 24.

UPDATE: 8/19/13: Tickets are $35 for Monday, December 30. Tickets are $45 in advance; $50 at the door for Tuesday, December 31. Show time for both shows is 8pm.

Stay tuned for further details…


Festival Fever: moe.down @ Snow Ridge Ski Resort, 8/10-12/12

August 6th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg

After spending the past two years at the Gelston Castle Estates in Mohawk, jam band faves moe. are bringing their annual moe.down festival back to Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin this weekend.

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LIVE: moe. @ the Palace Theatre, 3/3/12

March 12th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
moe. @ The Palace Theatre, Albany

Review by Janet Kwiatkowski
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

“Kicking myself for not buying early” was overheard outside the Palace Theatre in Albany from fans hoping to score a ticket to last Saturday’s sold-out moe. show. Currently, the progressive rock band is at the top of the jam-band heap, with an extended and enormously devoted fan base – and still drawing in new fans with every show. Their latest US/European tour is in support of their new album “What Happened to the La Las.” Over the last two decades, the upstate New York band has fostered an interactive relationship with its audience through social media sites and annual moe.-centric events like Summer Camp, moe.down, snoe.down and the ingenious festival Jam in the Dam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, kicking off next week.

The audience immediately rushed the stage and glow sticks rained down as the first set of a nearly three-hour, high-vibe show began with “Runaway Overlude.” Smiling bass player Rob Derhak started a funky line, while guitarists Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier traded off solos. The vocals drifted into gentle harmonies and then were thrown back hard in your face. The song bled into the trippy and theatrical “Chromatic Nightmare,” with percussionist Jim Loughlin on the xylophone and Al Schnier, now on keys, creating a carnival atmosphere followed by a building guitar solo by Garvey. The band genre-hopped into a reggae beat with “Seat of My Pants,” with a bit of George Benson’s “On Broadway” woven in, but it was the rapid-fire vocals and metal-inspired solo by Schnier that really got everyone moving.

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Hump Day Unusual Moment: moe. on iPads

November 23rd, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg

Ex-Nippertonians moe. perform “Crab Eyes” on iPads…

Live: moe. @ Washington Avenue Armory, 12/4/10

December 9th, 2010, 6:23 pm by Greg


The rescheduled October 30 moe. Mischief Night show finally went down last Saturday night with the fan-selected theme – “Electric Lemoe.nade Acid Test.” The band gave a nod to their upstate origins playing at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany. It was the perfect venue for the capacity crowd of costumed Merrymakers and Merry Pranksters. The attire was festive, freaky, naughty, and nice with Grinches, Santa Claus, Jesus, Satans, hippies, bananas, fairies, mullets, angels, insects, animals, dudes in drag, pretty girls and many other inspired creations. One person dressed up as a human whoopie cushion and another was a Hunter S. Thompson look-alike. I was given a feather boa and a candy necklace by a stranger to add to my own silly costume.

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Vinnie Amico, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

November 30th, 2010, 1:00 pm by Greg

“The first record that I ever bought might be… Well, let me see. Of course, I have an older brother, and he had albums by Yes and Genesis and stuff like that.

I bought a couple of Michael Jackson 45s when I was in the fifth grade or something like that, but the first full-length album that I personally bought was ‘Van Halen I.’ I think that was it.”

Drummer Vinnie Amico and the rest of his bandmates in moe. take the stage at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany at 8pm on Saturday in support of their new, 20th anniversary compilation disc, “Smash Hits, Vol. I.” Tix are $27.

Festival Fever: moe.down XI Update

September 2nd, 2010, 3:01 pm by Greg

The 11th annual moe.down takes place this weekend, and we thought better better update a bit since we last wrote about it.

CHANGE: Jakob Dylan has cancelled his appearance, but Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have signed on in his slot.

Jam band faves (and former Nippertownians) moe. have moved their fest to a new location this year: Gelston Castle Estate in Mohawk, a quick, easy drive west just off the Thruway, which probably knocks off about an hour of driving time from their previous fest location in Turin.

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Festival Fever: moe.down, 9/3-5

May 13th, 2010, 10:32 am by Greg


moe. performing on Halloween, 2009 at the Washington Avenue Armory. (Photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Jam band faves (and former Nippertownians) moe. are gearing up for their 11th annual moe.down fest on Labor Day weekend.

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