Thanksgiving weekend is a time for family and friends to get together. One of the experiences people can be thankful for is live music. The power of live music to bring out the best in people is well known. On Saturday evening, in The City Of Brotherly Love, hometown heroes, Lotus, brought their progressive jammed filled tunes to The Fillmore.
All four band members: Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo's Almost Dead), and Mike Greenfield (Lotus), all have busy schedules, but when they come together as one force, “Electron”, they are on point. With many years under their belt in the “jam world”, they feed off of their energy and their little non-verbal to create a sound of their own. Whether it be Magner tickling the ivories, or Hamilton shredding it on guitar, the foursome is always firing on all cylinders.
Colorado-based, six-piece rock fusion group Eminence Ensemble will make their debut at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on April 25th, 2020 with Lotus.
Marcus Rezak Recruits Members of Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, and SunSquabi for a Prog-Fusion Color Red Single “Neutron Orbiter”
Marcus Rezak is a seasoned veteran at opening the gateway to galactic collaborations. He has shared the stage with the heaviest hitters on the jam scene including members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Lotus, STS9, and more. Couple that with the worldly talents of Frank Zappa and David Bowie band members and add the icing from the likes of Stanley Jordan and Fareed Haraquee on top of Berklee-educated cake and you have an artist with limitless possibilities. In November 2018, Rezak took his first steps as a solo artist releasing a stellar shoegaze jam-rock debut album Gateway to the Galaxy. Wanting to release a single to preface a sophomore album he called upon ‘GTTG’ collaborator Joel Cummins to do a track at Color Red Studios during this summer’s Umphrey’s McGee run at Red Rocks. From there, he filled out the session with Allen Aucoin (The Disco Biscuits) on drums and Josh Fairman (SunSquabi, Analog Son) on bass.
Instrumental jamband Lotus surprised fans today with the release of their new album, Frames Per Second. Tracked live at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia with cameras rolling, the all-instrumental 19-song studio album and accompanying documentary aims to showcase Lotus in a pure, raw form performing live in the studio. Instrumental jazz-funk, Norwegian space-disco and psychedelic rock are just some of the sounds that influenced the expansive audio and video project.
The fourth annual Halloween Horror Camp presented by Disc Jam will be held on Saturday, October 27th in Western Massachusetts at an undisclosed summer camp nestled in the woods of Western Massachusetts. The 2018 Horror Camp lineup includes Octave Cat, (featuring members of Lotus and Dopapod), West End Blend, Space Bacon, William Thompson Funk Experiment, The New Motif, Escaper, Electro Politics, Dewpoint, Resin Ed, Lee Ross, Uncle Bob and Friends BASSBQ, and an unannounced headliner.
On August 1st numerous fantastic Colorado Front Range musicians will join forces in Boulder to celebrate what would be Jerry Garcia’s 76th birthday. This show billed: "Garcia Through The Years" will feature much of Jerry’s musical offerings, including acoustic Garcia material, Jerry Garcia Band, and the Grateful Dead.