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The Motet and Turkuaz with special guests Jerry Harrison and Adian Belew performing Talking Heads’ ‘Remain In Light’ will appear together at Red Rocks in May.
The Motet has a nationwide winter tour set to start 2020.
ALO and The Motet will team up for a pair of shows next year at The Crystal Bay Club Casino in Crystal Bay, Nevada.
The String Cheese Incident shared pro-shot video featuring their take on The Meters classic “Hey Pocky A-Way” that also included members of The Motet and other guests to close out the first night of their run at Hulaween this past weekend.
The String Cheese Incident kicked off their 2019 Hulaween festival run by welcoming members of The Motet and more.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon sat-in with the all-star late-night Phunk Sessions show at Cervantes in Denver last night.
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The Motet at The Fillmore
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- Get It Right
About The Motet
Music and escapism go hand-in-hand.
A concert or an album can unlock another world, if you let it. The Motet respect and revere this time-honored phenomenon. Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the Denver, CO seven-piece—Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keyboards], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Gabriel Mervine, and Drew Sayers [saxophone]—have continually provided an escape for listeners over the course of seven full-length albums since 1998, including their latest release Totem and with an upcoming 2018 release.
“When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” states Dave. “It’s all about that.”
After quietly building a diehard and devoted following, 2016 represented a watershed year for the musicians. They welcomed Lyle and Drew into the fold and released Totem. For the first time, The Motet sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater—the holy grail venue of their hometown—cataloged on Live at Red Rocks. The group locked into an unbreakable groove.
“We’ve never been a band that just blew up overnight,” Dave goes on. “We’ve been very tenacious about our movement forward. We’ve been through many different iterations throughout the years. Right now, it feels like we’ve got the lineup that’s making an impression on our scene. Lyle is the perfect match for us. He’s got musicality and this raw energy we all resonate with. He ignited this spark to put work in and write inspiring music.”
“We want to take people on a journey,” Lyle leaves off. “In order to go on a journey, you have to participate. You can’t just simply let it happen around you. You have to give yourself into that journey. Everything is open. You’re free to be yourself. You’re free to go on that adventure and journey. We want to be the catalyst for listeners to understand themselves and the world around them.”
“This is a family,” concludes Dave. “We’ve got each other’s backs. We’re doing this, because we love to be around each other and create together. We’re committed to working together because we appreciate and respect what we have to say and provide the music world and our community.”
David Crosby discusses his relationships with Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills as part of his conversation with Steve Silberman featured on the latest episode of Osiris’ ‘Freak Flag Flying’ podcast.
Bassist Oteil Burbridge revealed the lineups and dates for an upcoming Oteil & Friends tour.
Rage Against The Machine headlines the Firefly Music Festival 2020 lineup.
Rage Against The Machine and others have joined the Boston Calling 2020 lineup.
Widespread Panic closed out Panic En La Playa Nueve on Monday night with help from Ivan Neville, Nicki Bluhm and other guests.