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Perpetual Groove’s Halloween concert will find the band donning the musical costume of “PGrunge.”
Watch Perpetual Groove’s video for “Part Three” off their just-released self-titled studio album.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by The National, Steel Pulse, Perpetual Groove, The Head and the Heart and Sam Cohen.
Perpetual Groove frontman Brock Butler talks to JamBase about the group’s self-titled studio album, his health, the status of the band and more.
Watch Perpetual Groove’s “Spirit Bear” video, which pays homage to David Lynch films and ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’
Perpetual Groove will release a self-titled LP, their first studio album since 2009, in May and shared its first single as well as a number of fall tour dates.
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Latest Perpetual Groove Setlist
Perpetual Groove at The Citadel
- I Go Home
- Holy Ship
- Hand Cover Bruise
- Straight Down
- 3 Weeks
- Walking in Place
- Out Here
- Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
- The Golden Path
- This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
- It Starts Where It Ends
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.
Watch Gov’t Mule welcome drummer Jerry Marotta on “What Is Hip?” during their show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.
Drummer/percussionist/songwriter Yonrico Scott has died at age 63.
Episode 46 of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band and “The Rundown” of recent news items.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.