Goose | The Fox Theatre | 6/21/2024

Article Contributed by Jamie Huenefeld | Published on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Goose returned to the ornate Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, for round two of their first multi-night stand on June 21, 2024, and delivered a musical one-two punch for the fans. The band and the fans had the luxury of staying in the same bed as the prior night, which is always a bit easier. Their two sets were excellent from top to bottom, as this Connecticut-based quintet settled into this stellar three-night run.

Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda | Goose

The band walked on stage with huge grins and thanked the audience before picking up their instruments. The music began with a cover from the 80s by Echo & The Bunnymen titled "The Killing Moon," which depicts the struggle between life and death. The music took a distinctly indie direction before launching into a blazing hot, thirteen-minute "Elizabeth." This version had some legs as guitarist Rick Mitarotonda unfurled some nice tension and release early in the show.

Drummer Cotter Ellis | Goose

"Dr. Darkness" opened with a full of curiosities on the synth courtesy of multi-instrumentalist Peter Anspach. The band then dropped their second cover of the night, "Rock the Casbah" by The Clash. The cover was quite fitting given the mosque-like architecture of the venue. Percussionist Jeff Arevalo contributed his vocals for this fun tune.

Percussionist Jeff Arevalo | Goose

A raging, twenty-two-minute "Drive" followed, complete with a quick smoke drop from the light rig. The lights were no less a part of this song, or the show for that matter, as Andrew Goedde and his team continued to elevate the visual experience with lights that were cleverly synchronized with the improvisation. "Drive" made way into a melodic "Bob Don" that saw a few profound jams at the end. "Everything Must Go" followed suit with another slow build and finished the set with a flying jam, along with beats from drummer Cotter Ellis.

Goose | The Fox Theatre

Set two opened with a twenty-three-minute "Hungersite" from their 2022 release Dripfield. This jam grew legs, and they started dancing as Mitarotonda ripped on the guitar. The music landed squarely in the new tune "Give It Time." The blues-rock-driven "Thatch" continued with copious deep jams, along with multiple notable teases: "Arcadia" by Anspach and "Use Me" by bassist Trevor Weekz. Both were on fire during this tasty rendition.

Goose | The Fox Theatre

"Feel It Now" took the music in a trance-inspired, disco direction with some nice percussion by Arevalo. The tempo went down a few notches with "726," another Dripfield tune. This casually drifted into the jam vehicle "Dripfield," which completed the Dripfield hat trick at this fiery show. The green, blue, and purple lights drenched the castle-like interior of the impressive Fox Theatre as the fans danced with joy to this final tune of the second set.

Bassist Trevor Weekz | Goose

The band returned to play the Vasudo tune "Turbulence & The Night Rays" for the encore, sending fans home happy for the night.

Multi-instrumentalist Peter Anspach | Goose

Goose slayed night two in Atlanta, and is out on tour. They are up next at the Mann Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, June 28, 2024. Tickets are available at this link. Head on their tour page for details on the rest of the summer tour, as well as the recently announced fall tour.

Check out more photos from night two at The Fox! Also, view our photos and review from night one, as well as Fiddler's Green.

Set 1: The Killing Moon1, Elizabeth, Dr. Darkness > Rock The Casbah2, Drive > Bob Don, Everything Must Go
Set 2: Hungersite > Give It Time, Thatch3, Feel It Now, 726 > Dripfield
Encore: Turbulence & The Night Rays
Coach's Notes:
[1] Echo & The Bunnymen.
[2] The Clash.
[3] With Arcadia tease from Peter and Use Me teases from Trevor.

Fans loved the show | Goose

Goose | The Fox Theatre

Goose | The Fox Theatre

Goose | The Fox Theatre

Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda | Goose