What will you be doing Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 9 pm? If you live in or near Fayetteville, AR I hope your answer goes something like this: I’LL BE HAVING AN AWESOME TIME AT THE LOTUS SHOW, what about you?
Electronic/instrumental/post-rock/neat-o band Lotus will be playing the recently revamped (read: larger) stage at George’s Majestic Lounge during the Midwest/southern leg of their tour. Lotus is a group with avid fans, and a lot of heart, soul and groove – and no matter what you need out of life at the moment of Lotus’ show, they will give you what you need. Whether you’re looking for a good time, an engaging music experience or a spiritual epiphany, you can find it at George’s on February 13. But…if you can’t make to that show, they’ll be giving away fun times and sweet vibes through March 1, ending in a two-day show in Atlanta. (I hope that means they’ll be playing for 48 hours…)
While many who don’t really know Lotus’ music consider them just a jam band, they’re so much more than that. Like comedians, some excel at improvisation while others crash and burn. It’s the same for musicians, and Lotus is one of those who can pull the fantastic and beautiful out of their instruments and turn it into a coherent song on the spot. The layers of captivating rhythm combined with their rock- and jazz-inspired sound will leave you cheering for an encore; and it’s likely we’ll see one!
I think we can expect quite a bit of hip-hop mixery, as well as a few tracks from their upcoming album, Build, to be released on February 19. You can listen to some of the album’s tracks on the band’s SoundCloud. No matter what Lotus gives us, it’ll be rad and well worth the $18 ticket price.
Sidenote: Moon Hooch is opening for Lotus. They’re a Brooklyn-based trio that fuses house, dance, drum and bass, jazz, world and classical. Basically, they’re a 5-layer dip of awesome; especially considering their only instrumentation is two saxophones and a drum. Many folks, as they travel through their lives on the New York subway system, have had the pleasure of hearing Moon Hooch’s music live. And boy, do I love me some guerilla entertainment!
February 13, 2013
9 pm (Moon Hooch opens)
$18 in advance