FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9PM
For a sense of the heady balance that moe. brings to its crisp musical attack, consider the range of its three Jammy Awards. One was for best live album (the double-disc L), another for best live set (the first of moe.'s three Bonnaroo appearances) and the latest for best studio album, honoring the band's experimental song cycle Wormwood. In the process moe. topped such peers as the Allman Brothers Band, Phish and Widespread Panic. And beyond the jam scene, Wormwood earned four stars in Blender, the same rating that Rolling Stone bestowed on predecessor Dither. Perhaps the best judges of moe.'s bold musicianship, superb songwriting and malleable performances are the fans who have followed the upstate New York group on its decade-plus journey from college upstart to leaders in their field. The quintet named after the Louis Jordan song "Five Guys Named Moe" has drawn upwards of 6,000 fans to two-night stands at such storied venues as New York's Beacon Theatre, Chicago's Aragon Ballroom and Denver's Fillmore. At the 2004 Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, moe. preceded David Byrne and Trey Anastasio before a main-stage crowd of 90,000. “The prime directive is that we all enjoy what we're doing musically,” band member Derhak Schnier says of the group, which drew on such influences as Steely Dan, Frank Zappa and the Grateful Dead to shape its sophisticated fusion of rock, country, jazz, funk and bluegrass. "By keeping that in mind, you always end up with music that's going to sound uniquely like moe."
Tickets are $25.00 plus applicable service charges and go on sale Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. and are available online at ticketswest.com or hob.com, all TicketsWest outlets, including Rudy’s Barbershops and select QFC Food Centers, or charge by phone at
(800) 992-TIXX 
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Added by sherylvanslyke on August 31, 2006