Particle w/ Krieger & Jordan

Particle Announce Special Guitar Guests for NYE Run

Krieger & Molitz :: 02.24 by Gardner

On December 29, Particle will appear at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco with special guest Robby Krieger of The Doors. Krieger has played with Particle on many occasions, most recently at The Joshua Tree Music Festival offering versions of both "LA Woman" and "Riders on The Storm." The Shadow Sessions will make their Bay area debut and supply opening duties. Tickets are on sale now.

Particle friend Brian Jordan, who has previously played with KDTU and Blu Sirkit, will join the throughout the NYE run beginning on December 27 at Winston's in San Diego and continuing through our NYE show in Denver. Jordan will also be on hand in SF when the band is joined by legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger.

12.27 | Ocean Beach, CA | Winston's (w/ Brian Jordan)
12.28 | Ocean Beach, CA | Winston's (w/ Brian Jordan)
12.29 | San Francisco, CA | Great American Music Hall (w/ Robby Krieger & Brian Jordan)
12.30 | Denver, CO | Cervantes (w/ Brian Jordan - RJD2 opens)
12.31 | Denver, CO | Cervantes (w/ Brian Jordan)

All Particle tour dates available here.

[Published on: 12/12/07]

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canoftunapudding Wed 12/12/2007 04:12PM
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bring that shit back down south

overall Wed 12/12/2007 04:27PM
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Cool to see Krieger's getting out again. But I just don't get Particle. Seriously, please don't "thumbs down" this comment/question as I'd sincerely love to get an answer....

Can someone please tell me just what about Particle makes them stand out from others in the same genre? On sound alone, I honestly can't pick out anything unique or remarkable. Just hoping someone can educate me using something better than, "Hey dude, these guys rock."

rulosa01 Wed 12/12/2007 04:43PM
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I've never been a big fan of particle, but the one thing that certainly stands out about them is the talent that Molitz has at the keys. he is quite incredible. I dont know if any of y'all heard him with phil and friends but he is certainly one of the top keys players of the scene, IMO.

doobliebop starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/12/2007 05:31PM
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Molitz _is_ Particle.

babcock18 Wed 12/12/2007 05:32PM
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What I personally feel separates them, is that they are at a very good point between the jam and trance. Often I find myself getting bored, or lost perhaps, at the trance/dance party shows. Whereas Particle seems to bring it out of the trance and back into a faster jam at just the right time. However, if your taste varies from my own, then this point may lie somewhere else for you. I hope that makes sense.

DBang Wed 12/12/2007 07:30PM
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Krieger still kills it. I saw him recently with the Experience Hendrix Tour and he led a version of Manic Depression that was one of the highlights of the show for me. And of course, Brian Jordan is a superfunky choice...should add some much needed soul to Particle's sound. I must admit, however, that Molitz is very talented, if a little bit self indulgent, and I was impressed that he could hold down the keyboard parts for Phil on their recent tours.

ROCvibes starstarstarstar Wed 12/12/2007 09:03PM
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love me some particle but phil line up is sooo tighttt right now, keepin on truckin' phil!!

carphishhead Wed 12/12/2007 09:43PM
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Daddyphatsacks Thu 12/13/2007 04:48AM
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Wow, Winston's is tiny. 100 people shoulder-to-shoulder? Great place to see up-close music and then go jump in the Pacific!

nfenne Thu 12/13/2007 06:29AM
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When I used to see these guys at festivals 3 years ago they would put on a fun high energy dance party and add the right amount of rocking out to make it interesting. Now I don't know what to say. Last few times I've seen them I've been very disappointed. It might be time for Molitz to move on to a better project.

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 09:46AM
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I saw them last year with Ben Combs on guitar.

I liked it alot. its different than other trance bands because its sooo infused with rock!! I had no complaints. I have only seen them twice first time was bonnaroo ONE. they totally blew all of us away at that one!!!!

it was totally new then..

Shmo-Kaine Thu 12/13/2007 10:56AM
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It's always a great show to see. Tons of energy!! But to many dumbasses pillheads freakin' out.

tonebeach Thu 12/13/2007 11:06AM
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the day destroys the night, the night devides the day. particle i like your style

Ston starstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 03:53PM
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I completely agree with you. I recently saw them in Mpls with Josh Clark (TLG) on guitar and it was a good show...I had a lot of fun...but in getting to your point, what does set them apart??? Their sound peaked out in 2004 and Charlie is what made their sound stand out. Don't get me wrong, the others are all great musicians, I am impressed with their musicianship, but other than that, they've morphed into your ordinary keyboard, bass, and drum group, which is now dominated by the likes of Pnuma Trio, Lotus, and Future Rock. I really hope they decide on a direction they'd like to go because I would definitely give them a shot, but I don't consider them true Particle anymore. Those in S.F., enjoy the show with Krieger...that would be fun!

gmoo Thu 12/13/2007 04:14PM
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Particle just called. Anyone know how to play guitar?

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 05:32PM
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*******I think Pnumas Drummer(fuckin dope)+ Molitz = N-N-N-NASTY

my Fantasy Jam Team

bigchris starstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 06:02PM
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The last Particle show I saw at the Fillmore-SF was pretty forgetable. I left before the end. Maybe Robbie Krieger will spice things up.

What really interest me is the opener, the Shadow Sessions, who will be playing the great DJ Shadow album "entroducing", in it entirety by a live band. I gotta see that!!!

bobertjohnson Thu 12/13/2007 08:56PM
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Particle hasn't been rockin' since Charlie Hitchcock left in 2004, that's when they starting bein all wierd and tried to like add vocals and it kinda blew. However, I strongly suggest the album "Launchpad" (2004), it's really good. Pornofunk, Pnuma's drummers' name is Lane Shaw, and yes, he's fuckin sick.

okalrightic Fri 12/14/2007 06:23AM
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robbie krieger = sweet

particle = garbage

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/14/2007 04:54PM
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THANKS BOBERTJOHNSON.. i like Lanes style alot

Zap Thunda' Thu 12/20/2007 09:28AM
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Zap Thunda'

I like to remember the past.........does anyone remember the surprise Bonnaroo 1 Particle performance on Sunday Morning as the sun was coming up with the Psychadelic computer screen behind them? It was out in front of the "Movie Tent" in Centeroo. There were maybe 50 people there and it was the first tme that I had heard of/seen them. It was amazing. They threw down at their all night set the next year at Bonnaroo 2, too. I was On the right side of the stage outside of the tent by a big tree that will forever be known as the giving tree for various reasons....