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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-pieceLyle Divinsky [vocals], Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keyboards], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Gabriel Mervine [trumpet], 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. That extends to countless sold out shows and festivals everywhere from Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp to All Good Music Festival and High Sierra Music Festival as well as 16 consecutive years of themed Halloween concerts.When youre 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. Its 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, which drew acclaim from Relix, AXS, 303 Magazine, and many others. For the first time, The Motet sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheaterthe holy grail venue of their hometowncataloged on Live at Red Rocks. Sell-outs followed everywhere from The Fillmore (San Francisco) and Tipitinas (New Orleans) to Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn), Park West (Chicago), and Crystal Ballroom (Portland). The group locked into an unbreakable groove.Weve never been a band that just blew up overnight, Dave goes on. Weve been very tenacious about our movement forward. Weve been through many different iterations throughout the years. Right now, it feels like weve got the lineup thats making an impression on our scene. Lyle is the perfect match for us. Hes got musicality and this raw energy we all resonate with. He ignited this spark to put work in and
  • Start:April 05, 2018
  • End:April 05, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:9:30 Club, 815 V St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20001
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Concerts & Music, Family
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