All Things PGroove: An Interview With Brock Butler & Matt McDonald January 12, 2017 12:45
Matt: Very true, you have to bring the heat on NYE. That’s what was so great about last year doing the destination shows. Every weekend we played got treated like a NYE run. Let’s face it, you should try to bring that energy to every single show no matter what the weekend is or city you may be in.
Watch Perpetual Groove's music video for "Paper Dolls" here:
Perpetual Groove Performs 'LiveLoveDie' Album In Its Entirety December 31, 2016 14:30
Perpetual Groove Kicks Off Terminal West Run In Fine Form December 30, 2016 17:00
Words and Photos by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen
Georgia-born jam rockers Perpetual Groove returned to Atlanta's Terminal West on Thursday night for the first of a big three-night New Year's run. Several weeks ago, the band revealed that they would be accepting setlist submissions from it's rabid fan base for night one, but there was one rule involved. The submissions could not include any songs from the LiveLoveDie album, as they will be playing it in it's entirety on Friday night.
The show kicked off with a "Life," which ultimately segued into "All This Everything Pt.1." As the set continued with "All This Everything Pt. 2," it became apparent that the band was working it's way through the entire All This Everything album. "53 More Things To Do In Zero Gravity" was up next, a mellow instrumental tune that always takes you on a journey. One of my personal favorites, "Andromeda," would follow, and if that song doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will. Some of the most uplifting lyrics I've ever heard, accompanied by some powerful, uplifting jamming.
The set continued with "Long Past Settled In," before Adam Perry (bass) led us straight into "Crocket and Tubbs." Next up was "The Universe," which slowed the pace a bit before Albert Suttle (drums) kicked in super nostalgic into to "Stealy Man." This tune features some of Brock Butler's (guitar/vocals) finest, most melodic playing (in my personal opinion), accompanied by some heavy notes from Matt McDonald (keys). The band then worked its way through "Left To Drifting," "Scooter," and "Gone Round The Twist." The raging "Occam's Blazer" came next and sent the entire room into a frenzy. Butler was taking his solos to another level, and the spacey effects from McDonald's synth had everyone moving. This red hot set would ultimately end with the final tow tracks from All This Everything, "For Now Forget" and "...and Everything.
After a brief exit, the band returned to the stage for a scorching two song encore which featured "Space Paranoids," the opening track from the Honey Cuts album (2010). The boys would then call on guitarist Damien Perry for a raging cover of Led Zeppelin's "When The Levee Breaks" to close out the show. If you're in the Atlanta area, or within driving distance, you might want to go ahead and secure your tickets for tonight's show, as well as the New Year's Eve show which will feature three sets of P-Groove. Something truly special is in the works this weekend at Terminal West, and I can't wait to see how it plays out.
Perpetual Groove - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA - 12.29.16
Setlist: Life > All This Everything Pt. 1, All This Everything Pt. 2, 53 More Things to Do In Zero Gravity, Andromeda, Long Past Settled In, Crockett & Tubbs, The Universe, Stealy Man, Left to Drifting, Scooter, Gone Round The Twist, Occams Blazer, For Now Forget, …and Everything
Encore: Space Paranoids, When the Levee Breaks*
Notes: *with Damien Perry
The Disco Biscuits Kick Off SweetWater 420 Fest With Terminal West Pre-Party April 22, 2016 14:39
Photos and Words by Taylor Pack: Live & Listen
Every year, Atlanta’s favorite brewery Sweetwater Brewing Company celebrates their flagship beer 420 Pale Ale and America’s fastest growing holiday by throwing a blowout festival; full of great bands and an abundance of tasty beer. This year, SweetWater knocked it out of the park yet again when they released a lineup featuring the jam bands scene's biggest party animals, The Disco Biscuits. Shortly after, Atlantans were delighted to hear that the Biscuits planned to throw a festival pre-party on Thursday and an after party on Friday at Terminal West.
As expected, The Biscuits tore the roof off of Terminal West to open up what will be full weekend of premier live music in Atlanta. With the rain pouring down outside and an abundance of purple lasers flying inside, the band and their crew did an excellent job paying respects to the late great Prince. The first set featured a vintage "Munchkin Invasion", but the real jewel of the night was the second set, as the band weaved in and out of “I-Man” and “Voices Insane” in a way that only The Disco Biscuits can.
I: Let's Go Crazy (RIP Prince) > Munchkin Invasion, King of the World > Basis For a Day (ending only), Kitchen Mitts
II: Voices Insane (fakeout) > I-Man > Voices Insane > Tricycle > Voices Insane (fakeout) > I-Man
E: Story of the World
New Interview: Todd Stoops (RAQ and Kung Fu) April 17, 2015 09:13
Just last night, we had the pleasure of speaking with one of our favorite musicians, Todd Stoops (RAQ and Kung Fu). Kung Fu was preparing for the final show of their "Dirty Dozen" tour with fellow Northeast jam rockers, Twiddle. We've been lucky enough to follow Todd's career since the early days of RAQ, and simply cannot get enough Kung Fu. This explosive, lethal funk super group has only scratched the surface, and our conversation with Todd only validated why we love this band so much.