trey anastasio and john misty in goose radio city music hall

Trey Anastasio and John Misty in Goose Radio City Music Hall

Trey Anastasio and Father John Misty both sat in with Goose last night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The Connecticut-bred quintet’s second appearance at the legendary venue; Friday’s Radio City engagement featured appearances by longtime Antibalas member.

and former Arcade Fire touring member Stuart Bogie on tenor saxophone, Dave Nelson on trombone, and D. James Goodwin on guitar, who produced their most recent album Drip field.

Trey Goose Radio city music hall

Last night’s Goose performance began with an acoustic set that included the group’s first known cover of Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up”—which the indie-rock icons famously performed with David Bowie at Radio City in 2005–as well as Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” in the middle of a set of originals.

Father John Misty appeared during Goose’s set second to assist Goose with his own “I’m Writing a Novel.” Goose began covering the popular Fear Fun track during their creative pandemic streams in 2020, and it has since been added to their repertoire.

During a set-closing “Creatures,” multi-instrumentalist Peter Anspach followed in the footsteps of Tame Impala, whom he saw at Radio City according to a recent Relix cover story, and other rock acts by walking over to one of the venue’s side balconies to play during the song’s jam.

Anastasio joined Goose for the majority of their third set, which lasted until 1 a.m., confirming rumours that had been circulating all day. After “Silver Rising,” the Phish guitarist returned for some of Goose’s most well-known originals, including “Hungersite,” “Arcadia,” “Dripfield,” “Loose Ends,” and “The Empress of Organos.”

Then, for the night’s encore, Anastasio and Tillman returned for a rendition of “Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles. Tillman, who used to play drums in Fleet Foxes, chose to sit behind the kit for the selection.