Concert Review: Moon Taxi at Avondale Brewing Company

October 8th, 2021 | Birmingham, AL

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Moon Taxi 10/08/2021 at Avondale Brewing Company | Dylan Basden Photography

Moon Taxi returned to Avondale Brewing Company last Friday to an energized crowd, continuing their Silver Dream tour.

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Moon Taxi 10/08/2021 at Avondale Brewing Company | Dylan Basden Photography

This was Moon Taxi's first headlining show in Birmingham since October of 2019 when they played Avondale on Halloween night. The band made an appearance in June at Euphonious Music Festival at the Birmingham Zoo, where their set was rained out pushing them inside for an intimate acoustic set. Birmingham is like a second hometown for the band, with several of the members being from the Vestavia Hills area.

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Moon Taxi 10/08/2021 at Avondale Brewing Company | Dylan Basden Photography

Opening up the night was Olympic Music, an act centered around frontman Andy Gunn. The band featured several members of Moon Taxi, including guitarist Spencer Thomson and vocalist/saxophonist Amber Woodhouse. 

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Moon Taxi 10/08/2021 at Avondale Brewing Company | Dylan Basden Photography

Moon Taxi's take on pop-rock, modern alternative, with jam-band tendencies creates an absolute party. Frontman Trevor Terndrup is not only a great vocalist, but knows how to command the stage. The full band had a chance to captivate the audience with solos and jam sessions throughout the set.  

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Moon Taxi 10/08/2021 at Avondale Brewing Company | Dylan Basden Photography

The band had a standout setlist, from their hits "Morocco" and "Two High", to a wide-array of covers, including Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine, and 4 Non Blondes. You can view the whole setlist below:

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Moon Taxi 10/08/2021 at Avondale Brewing Company | Dylan Basden Photography

   1. All Day All Night

   2. Light Up

   3. Run Right Back

   4. Make Your Mind Up

   5. Not Too Late

   6. Now's the Times

   7. Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)

   8. Hometown Heroes

   9. Who Do You Think UR?

   10. Whiskey Sunsets

   11. River Water

   12. The New Black

   13. Let the Record Play

   14. Mission

   15. Red Hot Lights

   (drum interlude)

   16. Morocco

   17. Bulls on Parade (Rage against the Machine cover)

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   18. What's Up? (4 Non Blondes cover)

   19. Two High

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Moon Taxi 10/08/2021 at Avondale Brewing Company | Dylan Basden Photography

Moon Taxi is back close to Auburn in just over a month, spending two nights in Atlanta on Iron Bowl weekend, November 26th and 27th. 

Today's Lineup

12-1am Jazz
1-6am Indie
6am-12pm Rock
12-1pm Local
1-5pm Folk
5-6pm Jazz Talk 91.1
6-7pm Todd Deery
7-9pm Pop
9-10pm Tuff Scenes
10-11pm Rap

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