The Motet Presents Mixtape 1977 In Chicago
You can always count on Colorado funk revivalists The Motet to come up with inventive themes for their Halloween runs and this year was no different. The band picked songs from the year 1977 for a series of Mixtape 1977 shows that included a sold-out Halloween performance at Park West in Chicago on Saturday night.
The ensemble mixed material from many genres along with originals in The Windy City. Bob Marley’s “Natural Mystic,” “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston, Pink Floyd’s “Pigs” and “Got To Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye were among the songs from 1977 performed in the first set. The second set included The Motet’s takes on Heatwave’s “Boogie Nights,” “Best Of My Love” by The Emotions, The Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle,” Steely Dan’s “Peg” and other classics from the year 1977. The band wrapped up the night with an encore featuring “fFUN” and Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song).”
The Motet make a rare visit to the Northeast this weekend for performances at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on Thursday followed by a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC on Friday and Saturday.
Set One: Brother Man > Flashlight, Real Mother For Ya > Serpentine, Natural Mystic > Exodus, Jupiter, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Pigs, Night Fever > Got To Give It Up
Set Two: Boogie Nights, Funkify, Best Of My Love > Disco Inferno, Fly Like An Eagle, Funk Factory, Strawberry Letter 23, Peg > Bop Gun > Still Feels Good
Encore: Movin’ Out, fFUN