Jamtronic/ Psychadelic/ Electronic
Never a group to be pigeonholed, Lotus brings many musical weapons to the stage. From festival stages such as Rothbury, Wakarusa and Red Rocks to theaters across the country the band has left grinning crowds dripping with sweat. Equal parts dance and rock, Lotus has been crafting a unique brand of instrumental rock for the past decade.
Their latest release Oil on Glass/Feather on Wood “proves that no words are needed to elicit any feelings, the instrumentals alone are enough to connote a myriad of emotions.” The dual EPs show the multiple sides of Lotus with Feather on Wood showcasing slow-building guitar driven compositions and Oil on Glass leaning toward harder beats and textures. Like a Lotus show, the two sides work together to form a cohesive whole.
The big light show and pounding beats may be club inspired, but the band’s ability to connect with the audience through emotive composition and dynamic improvisation pushes performances past the elusive barrier dividing concert and experience.
* KEYS N KRATES
Hip hop/ Electronic
If you’re like me than I don’t expect you to believe it when you hear people describe Keys N Krates as the “ultimate live-remixing experience”, but you’ll soon know why they do. Hailing from Toronto, the band combines live-instrumentation, turntablism and live sampling to not only reinterpret but also reinvent existing music of all genres right before your very eyes. With the remix culture these days being dominated by artists behind laptops, Keys N Krates are changing the game by bringing a refreshing live, hands-on approach, to the burgeoning scene of remixing. With the hard-hitting Adam Tune on the drums, World Champion DJ Jr-Flo behind the turntables, and the ever-soulful Matisse on keys, this Canadian trio is single handedly “Re-Inventing the Remix.”
In early 2009 all their hard work began to pay off when the talented group were featured in URB Magazine’s “Next 100″ issue, joining acts such as Passion Pit, Drake, and more. Without skipping a beat the band hit the road last year with a vengeance, playing over 150 shows nationally and internationally while also releasing an URB sponsored remix-tape and video entitled “Live Remixing 101″ in the winter of 2009. Since then, they have received numerous features and write-ups from both print and online publications alike. Recently they’ve also shared the stage with artists like Kid Cudi, Steve Aoki, Questlove, and Timbaland, while continuing to tour all over the world spreading their influential remixes to the masses. In addition to the stage, Keys n Krates has also been diligently working in the studio to craft their next mix-tape along with their first studio album of original tracks. Needless to say, this is just the beginning for Keys N Krates so be sure to keep an eye out and an ear open, you’ll thank us later.
* DJ EMBRY-O
Electro/ Dubstep/ Psychadelic Bass
DJ Embry-0 was conceived at a Groovatron show being held at the wonderful place you might know as the mousetrap. All though he is still in the womb he is still raging after parties and staying up WAY past his bedtime (which is 8:00PM).
Thursday November 3
Doors @ 8, Show @ 9
$15 tickets; on sale July 22
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Winners will be guest listed with a plus 1 and will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1st!