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moe. to Headline Capitol Theatre’s Wetlands Preserve Anniversary Show

November 08, 2013

Buffalo jam stalwarts moe. will perform on February 7 and 8 at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre as the historic venue pays tribute to another historic venue of the past—the Wetlands Preserve. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of New York City’s premiere jam venue, moe. will be joined by the likes of Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring’s band The Ringers featuring Reid Genauer (Strangefolk) and Scott Murawski. The February 8 show will feature another performance from moe. as well as Aaron Maxwell (God Street Wine), John Medeski, Fuzz and Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout).

Reid Genauer of Strangefolk and moe. guitarist Al Schnier collaborated recently at The Capitol when Strangefolk invited the guitarist out for a performance of "Mexico." Watch a video of that performance below. Pre-sale for the Wetlands Preserve Anniversary show will go live November 12 at 10 A.M. and public on-sale will occur November 15 at Noon. Tickets are available via The Capitol Theatre website.

Headliners moe. performed at Tribeca’s Wetlands Preserve twenty four times including a three-set New Year’s Eve show in 1995. The band also recorded their first live album Loaf at The Wetlands, performing on November 24 and 25 of 1995. moe.’s last performance came in April of 2000 before the club closed on September 30, 2001 with a final show highlighted by Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter playing a rare acoustic show. Check out a video of moe.’s '95 New Year’s Eve performance below which features the band jamming "Auld Lang Syne" into their original "Flo."

In 2008, current Relix editor-in-chief Dean Budnick produced and directed Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Rock Club which highlighted the Wetlands' four year run as a premiere venue in the jam scene. The film aired for several years on Sundance Channel and is currently available for purchase on Amazon and available to stream on Netflix. Check out the trailer below.

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