Moe. is different. Not because they spell their band’s name in all lowercase letters with punctuation at the end. But because they care. And they want to make sure you know it. Their festivals- moe.down, snow.down, and Summercamp- consistently have all encompassing lineups, with themselves and Umphrey’s Magee as co-headliners and a smattering of groups ranging from bluegrass to gypsy punk and New Orleans funk to spacey electronica and big name DJs. There is something for everyone. All for one and one for all. Moe just wants you to have fun. And they want to play with all the bands that they invite. They’re notorious for their “band switch,” where they’ll casually bring on stage members of other bands and then, one by one, slip offstage themselves, until the entire other band has replaced them. Meanwhile, you were so busy grooving that you barely noticed the smooth transition until someone points out, “Hey, where the hell did moe. go?” But have no fear: they’ll be back. And they won’t let you down. They’ll play til sunrise and then some. And they’ll encore with your favorite song that you thought they weren’t going to play. And when something goes awry, like their drummer, Vinnie, gets sick and they have to cancel their summer tour… they’ll be back.
This weekend are the rescheduled shows from moe.’s original July 20-21 intended Denver dates and the tickets originally purchased for those concerts are still valid. Moe. plays this Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, at the Ogden Theater. Doors opens at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm, with YAMN as the opener. Tickets are $30/night or two-day passes are $50 (plus (in)convenience fees).
Moe has a loyal following of happy, fun loving “moe.rons” with a fond appreciation for jam-based rock n’ roll and a knack for silliness. For example, each year at moe.down, festival goers compete with their signature inanimate objects or alternative personas (ie: a butt scratcher, a Gold Santa, the Blazin’ Raisin, or that guy Ray) for the prestigious title of “Mayor of moe.down.” I’ve witnessed moe. cover Team America World Police’s “America, Fuck Yeah!” during their July 4th show fireworks extravaganza, bring Dweezle Zappa onstage to cover “San Ber’dino,” play their song “Crab Eyes” using IPads instead of instruments in honor of Steve Jobs after his death, and hold online voting polls for what songs they ought to cover at their Halloween shows. Not to mention that guitarist, Al, comes out onstage every show time to read off “al-nouncements” of birthday wishes and congratulating fans on achieving milestone numbers of moe. shows by name. They are extraordinarily talented and extremely down to earth. Plus, their music rocks.
Allison Cohn loves gold spray paint and nonsense. She also has a very difficult time sitting still and keeping quiet. She can often be found dancing like a fool when she isn’t hiding out in her mountain lair or gallivanting around the globe.