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Listen to Lotus revive rock for the Gilded Age

Lotus | photo courtesy of the artist
Lotus | photo courtesy of the artist

Through their extensive discography, Philly jam band Lotus have hit almost every possible genre (and created some unique sounds along the way). They recently released their newest album, Gilded Age. The album is a followup to last year’s hip-hop based Monks, which had a decidedly futuristic feel to it. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Death Cab for Cutie at Revel Ovation Hall, Shilpa Ray at The Fire and Lotus at Jam on the River

Photo by Danny Clinch
Photo by Danny Clinch

Modern rock faves Death Cab for Cutie play a headlining show tonight at Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City. The band hasn’t released a new album since its 2011 album, Codes and Keys, although in October 2013 it re-released a remastered version of its 2002 classic Transatlanticism. Without a new album, fans of Death Cab can expect a show full of fan favorites. Tickets and info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; listen to the band’s single “I Will Follow You into the Dark” from its fifth album below.

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Jam on the River announces Memorial Day Weekend line-up with Lotus, Grimace Federation and more

 

Lotus | photo courtesy of the artist
Lotus | photo courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia’s riverside music festival Jam on the River returns to Penn’s Landing on May 25th, with a stacked line-up of electronic, rock and jam bands.  Headlined by Lotus, the Memorial Day Weekend event will include sets by GRiZ, Papadosio, Conspirator, Zoogma and locals Grimace Federation.   Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 21st at Noon and will be available here.  Check out videos of the performers below.

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Lotus, Gov’t Mule and more added to Scranton’s Peach Music Festival (happening 8/15-8/18)

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The Allman Brothers have expanded the eclectic line-up for their Peach Music Festival with the addition of local post-rockers Lotus, jam band royalty Gov’t Mule. surfer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter.  Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Floodwood, Greensky Bluegrass, Dopapod, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Tauk, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Cabinet, MIZ and Bill Evan’s Soulgrass round out the list of new acts.  Go here to check out the full line-up and watch Lotus play “Age of Inexperience” live at Red Rocks below.  Tickets and information for the August 15-18 festival at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain can be found here.

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The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Heyward Howkins, Ali Wadsworth, Benjamin Francis Leftwich

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To get you psyched for their headlining gig at FDR Park last night, local electronic jam band Lotus released a live cuts sampler featuring tracks from their Spring 2012 tour.  As you can tell from this sampler, the funky fusion outfit put on an electrifying live show.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at Union Transfer, The Dude Hates Cancer! benefit at Johnny Brenda’s, Lotus at FDR Park, River City Extension at The Blockley, Void Vision at Pageant: Soloveev Gallery


Experimental weird-pop visionary Ariel Pink released his sophomore record Mature Themes in August, following up his 2010 4AD breakout Before Today.  Pink has become infamous for his paradoxical anti-pop approach to music, creating mind-bending sounds that have been described as masterful by his peers.  Pink and his Haunted Graffiti band play Union Transfer tonight, along with the Greek mythology-inspired Phèdre.  The event is all ages and doors open at 8:00. Tickets are $18, available here.  Watch Pink’s video for the single “Only in My Dreams” below.

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Contest: Win a pair of tickets to see Lotus at FDR Park on Saturday

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Electronic jam rockers Lotus are playing one of their biggest shows to date this weekend, bringing their energetic instrumental vibes and stunning visual sensibilities to FDR Park on Saturday September 15. This week, we’ve got your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show right here at The Key. Just leave a comment below, and we’ll select a winner at random tomorrow afternoon. To get you even more pumped for the show, grab a free download of this compilation the band released – it’s some of their favorite live cuts from Spring of 2012.

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