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The Motet @ BB King Blues Club & Grill (Post-Phish)
July 21 @ 11:30 pm$20
With Phish playing 13 shows over the span of three weeks in New York City at Madison Square Garden, there will be plenty of late-night shenanigans taking place all over Manhattan. During the first weekend, on Friday, July 21st, Colorado funksters The Motet will open the late-night festivities with a show of their own at BB King Blues Club & Grill just a few blocks up on 42nd Street (purchase tickets here).
The Denver-based act has been coming strong with the funk force since 1998, led by founder and drummer Dave Watts. With Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabe Mervine (trumpet), Drew Sayers (sax), and the fairly recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky in early 2016, The Motet comes at you with a complete and unified sound, digging extra deep into the world of funk with flourishes of afrobeat and jazz throughout. If you want to shake your tailfeather to some straight up grooves, The Motet at BB King’s is the first stop on the F-Train from MSG (the “F” is for Funk).