On Saturday night, Lotus wrapped up their three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl in spectacular fashion, keeping the momentum going with their third-straight sold-out show with help from Portland, ME favorites, JAW GEMS.
The snappy “Wax” is arguably of the band’s best opener, with a bounce that’s easy for the crowd to catch onto. Although it was a standalone, it was far from boring. Next, the band played “Jiggle”, one of the songs off of their 2018 album, Frames Per Second. The lights went down as they dropped into one of their classics, “Livingston Storm”. The band surprised many in the audience from there as they jammed “Livingston” into “Sleep When You’re Dead” before closing the set on a high note with “Jump Off”.
The second set was a level up from the first—a prime example of why Lotus is one of the best jamtronica acts in the scene. Opening with a beastly “Juggernaut”, the band instantly had the crowd floored. The set featured two extremely exploratory segments. The first was “Neon Tubes pt. I” > “Lucid Awakening”, featuring a silky smooth transition and a memorable jam out of the pairing’s second half. The ambient psychedelia of “Blue Giant” served as a well-received landing pad for this improvisational exploration.
While “Neon Tubes pt. 1” > “Lucid Awakening” was surely a highlight, “Did Fatt” > “Neon Tubes pt. II” was arguably the standout segment of the night, as every band member shined at different moments. After closing with “Shimmer and Out”, Lotus encored with one of their most popular songs, “Spiritualize”.
With that, another successful Lotus Brooklyn Bowl run is in the books. Fans from all over the northeast flocked to New York City to see what Lotus would bust out this weekend, and from the looks of it, everybody seemed to be pretty content with the experience. One of the best things about this band is their versatility—that’s one of the things that keeps people coming back.
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Next up, Lotus will be in Harrisburg, PA on April 18th and in the nation’s capital on April 19th and 20th. If you didn’t get to see them this past weekend, you should consider making it out to one of their upcoming shows! Check out a list of their upcoming tour dates here.
Setlist: Lotus | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 4/6/19
Set 1: Wax, Jiggle, Livingston Storm> Sleep When We Are Dead, Milk & Honey, Jump Off
Set 2: Juggernaut, Neon Tubes> Lucid Awakening, Blue Giant, Did Fatt> Neon Tubes Pt. 2, Shimmer And Out