Lotus is set to celebrate the end of 2014 with four shows in two different cities. Take down the holiday decorations and get ready to pop the champagne with Lotus starting December 27th and 28th at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory. Then, officially ring in the New Year on December 30th and 31st in Richmond, VA at The National.
The first Lotus pressing I ever got my hands on was their last, Monks, this tight little package that threw-back to the glory days of trip-hop you’d never hear about unless you were in—(see Deltron 3030, Doctor Octagon, et. al.)—and, in the process, brought the mellow-fellow known as Doodlebug and his “Cloud 9” musings into my life. Here was, far as I could say, a honed-vet jam band biting hip-hop, and I dug it.
Lotus announces the new album, Gilded Age, to be self released digitally and on vinyl on July 22nd. It includes six new, rock focused tracks and four down-tempo electronic remixes. Relix premieres the album video preview offering insights into the making of the album (view).
Memorial Day weekend always produces a number of different and distinct music festivals across the country, however one Midwest festival in particular has proved for countless years that they know how to throw a unique concert experience complete with a diverse music selection, an enthusiastic and experienced crowd, and a little help from the weather gods. This year’s annual Summer Camp Music Festival was one for the ages, providing fans with an unforgettable experience that won’t be outdone anytime soon.
After a particularly grueling winter, festivalgoers around the country are dreaming of their summer getaways and for many music fans, this means a breathtaking weekend at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014. What started as roughly a 1,000 person gathering has blossomed into a 7-stage, 15,000 person event that stands as one of the Midwest’s premier festivals today.
Today, Lotus announces a three-night run at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl, April 14-16. Billed as “An Evening with Lotus,” there will be no opening acts as the band plays extended sets.
Before making it to the Big Apple, the guys hit New Orleans for BUKU Music + Art Project and two nights in Atlanta. Tickets to the Terminal West show are only available to those who purchase a show package including the CounterPoint Pre-Party at Buckhead Theatre.
AURA Music & Arts Festival will have its first official on-site pre-party in its 5-year history in February. Kicking things off Thursday, Feb. 13, fans are invited to get settled at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) a night early and enjoy music from three of Florida’s finest bands in the scene - The Heavy Pets, Greenhouse Lounge and The Funky Nuggets. Tickets are $30 for the night and include camping, music and all fees.The official AURA festival, Feb.