Get your tickets for moe.’s one night event.
Moe (often seen as moe. for stylistic reasons) is playing at Montclair’s Wellmont Theater later this month. This progressive rock band comes straight from New York, bringing their signature sound to our local venue. The show is Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m. This is a one-night event, so get your tickets now. Expect to be amazed by new trends in rock music.
moe.’s style is that of a jam-band, as their music combines classic rock with personal artistic choices and experimentation. The band started out playing at a local bar in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1989. Since then, moe. has headlined at Radio City Music Hall, toured the globe and played countless music festivals. They have even shared the stage with artists like The Who and The Allman Brothers.
“Progressive rock is different; it’s interesting,” said music fan, Kevin Boyle. “You never really know what to expect.”
moe. currently consists of five members. The only original member is Rob Derhak, who is on bass and vocals. Derhak shares the stage with Chuck Garvey (guitar, vocals), Al Schnier (guitar, vocals, keyboard), Jim Loughlin (percussion) and Vinnie Amico (drums). The debut album, titled Fat Boy, established moe. as a favorite 90’s jam-band. Today there are 11 studio albums as well as 10 live albums.
Progressive rock music involves a good amount of improvisation, as artists must be able to feel the music and be able to take a song to a whole new level by adding their own style. moe. does just that, while incorporating a psychedelic feel to their songs. This is concert any rock fan will not want to miss.
“There’s an originality to the sound,” Boyle added. “It’s not something you’ve heard a thousand times, so you don’t get bored.”
The Wellmont Theater is a historic venue for Montclair, having operated since 1922. The aesthetic of the interior makes it the perfect place for live concerts and events. This March is your only chance to see moe at this local and affordable venue. Save the date and get your tickets now as the show is Thursday, March 30. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. The Wellmont Theater is located at 5 Seymour St. in Montclair. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wellmonttheater.com