Not On the Goose Train Yet? Time to Hop On!

Be honest. Have you listened to Goose yet? We hadn’t. We are very late to the party, one hell of a party, in fact. This quartet from Norwalk, Connecticut, is on a rampage. They jam so hard it would take a very confident band to allow Goose to open for them. Fortunately, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are just such a band, and the two are criss-crossing the country with 20 dates together through April, continuing tonight (February 13) at The Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz.

Goose will also sail out of Fort Lauderdale on the Rock Legends Cruise at the end of the month. After a raft of sold-outs shows in April, the Goose rocket truly blasts off. They will play Red Rocks supporting Umphrey’s McGee, and the list of festivals on their dance cards is mind-boggling: LOCKN’, Beanstalk Music Festival, Electric Forest, High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Music Festival, Levitate Music and Arts Festival, Forecastle, and 4848 Festival. More to come!

They self-describe this way:

Goose is an organic mix of Funk and Folk with touches of reggae, blues, and jazz. May cause involuntary movements of dance.

We think they might have forgotten to add jam and rock, because they excel at those as well. Goose are: Peter Anspach, guitar, keyboards, vocals; Ben Atkind, drums; Rick Mitarotonda, guitar, vocals; and Trevor Weeks, bass.

We would suggest that, if you haven’t had the chance yet, you check out Goose. Pronto. Most likely they’ll be somewhere near you!

 

PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG and GOOSE

02/13  The Catalyst Club | Santa Cruz CA
02/14  Great American Music Hall | San Francisco CA
02/15  The Regency Ballroom | San Francisco CA
02/16  Crystal Bay Casino Lake Tahoe | Crystal Bay NV
02/19  Sessions Music Hall | Eugene OR
02/20  Midtown Ballroom | Bend OR
02/21  Wonder Ballroom | Portland OR
02/22  Neptune Theatre | Seattle WA

 

GOOSE

02/28-03/01  Rock Legends Cruise | Fort Lauderdale FL

 

PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG and GOOSE

03/05  The Agora | Cleveland OH
03/06  The Intersection | Grand Rapids MI
03/07  The Riviera Theatre | Chicago IL
03/08  Delmar Hall | St. Louis MO
03/11  Madison Theater | Covington KY
03/12  The Mill & Mine | Knoxville TN
03/13  Marathon Music Works | Nashville TN
03/14  Tabernacle | Atlanta GA

 

GOOSE

03/21  Brooklyn Comes Alive | Avant Gardner | New York NY
03/27  The Caverns | Pelham TN
04/15  Salvage Station | Asheville NC
04/16  Asheville Music Hall | Asheville NC  [SOLD OUT]
04/17  Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh NC  [SOLD OUT]
04/18  The National | Richmond VA  w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
04/19  The 8×10 | Baltimore MD  [SOLD OUT]
04/22  The Westcott Theater | Syracuse NY
04/23  The Fillmore Philadelphia | Philadelphia PA
04/24  The Capitol Theater | Port Chester NY  w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
04/25  Brighton Music Hall | Boston MA  [SOLD OUT]
04/26  Brighton Music Hall | Boston MA  [SOLD OUT]
05/01  TLA | Philadelphia PA  [SOLD OUT]
05/02  The Stone Pony | Asbury Park NJ  [SOLD OUT]
06/19  LOCKN’ Festival | Arrington VA
06/21  Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison CO  w/ Umphrey’s McGee
06/25-27  Beanstalk Music Festival | Rancho Del Rio | Bond CO
06/25-29  Electric Forest | Rothbury MI
07/02-05  High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy CA
07/02-05  Peach Music Festival | Montage Mountain | Scranton PA
07/09-11  4848 Festival | Snowshoe Mountain | Snowshoe WV
07/10-12  Levitate Music and Arts Festival | Marshfield MA
07/17-19  Forecastle Music Festival | Louisville KY

 

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