Lettuce has shared a new live video for “Checker Wrecker”, filmed at Stubb’s Austin in Austin, TX back on January 24th. The video comes just one week after the funk band released the official video for “Checker Wrecker”, which featured Go-Go legends Big Tony Fisher and Tyrone “Jungle Boogie” Williams.
“Checker Wrecker” bridges the gap between funk and hip-hop with a deep bassline groove from Erick “Jesus” Coomes laid upon a driving drum beat from Adam Deitch. The horn section of Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom plays well with melodic interpolation from Nigel Hall‘s keyboard phrases and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff‘s guitar. Around the halfway point, the go-go influences peek through as Hall, Coomes, and Zoidis sing “Somebody told me that there’s a party going on in here”, setting up an envelope-filtered solo from Smirnoff that builds back to the song’s main progression. “That’s my man, Adam Smirnoff, on guitar,” says Hall as they close the song. “What a mench!”
Watch Lettuce perform “Checker Wrecker” live below:
Lettuce – “Checker Wrecker” – 1/24/20
Lettuce is currently touring Europe through March 13th before a month-long break sees them resume U.S. tour dates at Suwanee Rising Music Festival on April 16th in Live Oak, FL. From there, the band will tour across the east coast and midwest U.S. with scheduled appearances at SweetWater 420 Fest, RAGE!FEST, and 4 Peaks Music Festival. \
Head to the band’s website for tickets and scroll down for a complete list of tour dates.
On March 21st at Brooklyn Comes Alive at Brooklyn, NY’s Avant Gardner, members of Lettuce will join forces with a variety of acts for special, one-of-a-kind collaborations.
Eric Bloom and Ryan Zoidis will join Oteil Burbridge & Friends, along with Jeff Chimenti, Eric Krasno, Jason Crosby, Scott Metzger, John Kimock, Alfreda Gerald, Lamar Williams Jr., Weedie Braimah, and Tom Gurana. Furthermore, Deitch, Zoidis, and Bloom will perform with Dr. Klaw, the funk supergroup comprised of Krasno, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Nick Daniels, and Ivan Neville. Deitch will also join Anomalie and Mononeon for a special, first-time-ever collaborative set.
Other exciting artists and collaborations set to take the stage at Brooklyn Comes Alive include Turkuaz with special guests Cory Henry, Robert Sput Searight, and Nate Werth; The Motet with Shira Elias, Nate Werth, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer; Birds of a Feather featuring members of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Goose; SPAGA Plays the Dead; and more. Check out the full lineup below.
GA and VIP tickets are now available via the Brooklyn Comes Alive website.