Wednesday, January 21, 2009

moe. at the Calvin Theatre Sunday, March 29th • 8:00 PM Tickets on sale this Friday 1/23

There is a reason that moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music circuit today. In a remarkable career that's touched upon three decades and produced 17 albums and an incredible live legacy , 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. Their discography marks a continuous progress and evolution in performance art. Each release is a step forward, refining a musical signature very much their own, yet very much a part of the tradition of rock and roll. Broadly speaking, that tradition may have its roots in the span of the American experience, rock and roll came to fruition in the 1960s and 1970s. The music from that period set the benchmark for the years that followed. This makes the many accolades and comparisons that moe. has received for their music — from Zeppelin to Zappa; from Steely Dan to the Dead — all the more meaningful and, let's be serious, pretty good company for moe. to be in. No mere revivalists, they're carrying forward and expanding on the best traditions of rock and roll.

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