Latest Perpetual Groove Articles
Listen to audio and watch video highlights of Perpetual Groove’s recent visit to The Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale.
JamBase contributor Bryan Lasky shares his take and photos on Perpetual Groove’s visit to Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs with opener CBDB.
Athens-based quartet Perpetual Groove will return to Ohio and confirmed a series of three June dates in the south.
Listen to Brock Butler lead Umphrey’s McGee on a Paul Simon cover in 2010 to celebrate the upcoming pairing of UM and Perpetual Groove in Charleston.
Listen to Perpetual Groove’s New Year’s Eve concert featuring a standout mix of originals and covers.
Watch highlights and listen to full audio of Perpetual Groove’s recent two-night stand in Fort Lauderdale.
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Latest Perpetual Groove Setlist
Perpetual Groove at The Mad Frog
- Holy Ship
- Song Yet to be sung
- Only Always
- Thinkin Those Thought
- 53 More Things to Do in Zero Gravity
- Stealy Man
- Save For One
- Robot Waltz
- Walking in Place
About Perpetual Groove
Perpetual Groove has grown quickly into a formidable international touring organization. Now based in Athens, GA, the band continues to ride an unending wave of momentum buoyed by an enthusiastic fan base and international critical acclaim. PGroove’s music has evolved into a genre-bending, highly original sound that touches upon jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic arena rock. Their large catalog of original music offers something for everyone, but the band is also known for their eclectic range of covers; including everything from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade”. The addition of an intense, retina burning, intelligent light show creates an atmosphere unlike any other, assuring fans they’ll get a highly polished, yet different show each night.
Perpetual Groove released their first album, Sweet Oblivious Antidote, in 2003 on Harmonized Records after their first year of solid touring. Besides being the top seller for The Home Grown Music Network that year (it out-sold releases by Phish, Widespread Panic, and others), it was also voted HGMN Top Fan Pick for 2003. The buzz only got bigger on the 2004 follow-up record, All This Everything, which was produced by Grammy award-winner Robert Hannon. LiveLoveDie, their third record was released in March of 2007 and represents a significant evolutionary departure in style for Perpetual Groove. Teaming up once again with Hannon and Tree Sound Studios, the band set forth to create a darker sonic landscape without sacrificing too much of that “PGroove quality” thanks in part to Butler’s warm, soaring vocals. HEAL, released in 2010, firmly established Perpetual Groove as more than a jamband with its focus on well-crafted songs. Honey Cuts, an EP released later in 2010, featuring three songs that did not fit the theme of Heal.
On November 17th, 2011 it was announced that original keyboardist Matthew McDonald was rejoining the band. McDonald, keyboardist from 2001-2008, is an integral part of the PGroove sound and his addition has fans excited.
PGroove continues to tour relentlessly throughout the United States and is a staple in the US festival scene with performances at All Good Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Jazz Fest, Riverbend and their own annual gathering, Amberland. The band has also made appearances at International events such as Jam in the Dam and Caribbean Holidaze. Perpetual Groove continues to push the envelope in the music industry, touring behind the first ever 5.1 surround sound system and producing the first album to be completely offset by renewable energy credits.
‘Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit For Voter Participation’ will feature Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends.
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham will release a collection of solo gems and will embark on an extensive North American Tour this fall.
Dead & Company will return to Mexico in January for the second annual installment of Playing In The Sand.
Chad Berndtson interviews Turkuaz vocalist Shira Elias about the band’s upcoming new album, touring, collaborating and more – including meeting Keith Richards.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke will embark on an extensive U.S. Tour this fall.