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Our own moe. is the only band on this year's Thursday at the Square roster being granted the full evening's time allotment. There will be no opening act, so getting to Lafayette Square on time is advisable; moe. will play two sets.

Thursday at the Square is a homecoming gig for moe., though it is hardly the largest crowd this fine band will play for in 2007 -- since leaving Buffalo for the great wide open some 15 years back, moe. has been courting an audience that grows gradually each year. The band will play as part of this year's Lollapalooza festival, to be held in Chicago in August, headline the annual moe.down festival -- which this year includes guests Ryan Adams, the Roots and Medeski Martin & Wood, among many others -- and close out '07 with a headlining New Year's Eve show inside New York City's Radio City Music Hall.Not bad for a band that used to play Broadway Joe's once a week, huh?

The Thursday at the Square moe. marathon kicks off at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Find more information on happenings in moe.-land, and check out the new "Warts & All Volume 5" live release, at

-- Jeff Miers

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