Updated: Lettuce Get Your Attention at Le Poisson Rouge – July 10th
Update: Set times have just been announced for Thursday July 10th’s show, as well as more details on the special set available only to VIPs! A very small handful of VIP tickets are still available, and Hudson Project pass holders get $10 off the cost. Come backstage to meet the members of the band, get a free show poster, and catch an exclusive set from Lettuce’s Jesus Coomes & Adam Deitch!
What could possibly be funkier and more fun than an intimate club night with Lettuce on July 10th at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City? We know that everyone could use this type of mid-week re-leaf, so romaine calm as Thursday evening is almost here. Oil you need to do is join us, for this party can’t be beet. It makes us want to turnip and jump! Before we bury ourselves too deeply into a never-ending bowl of salad puns, let Sensible Reason separate the wheat from the chaff for you!
Lettuce, a grooving seven-piece funk and soul jam band, is one of the finest musical acts to come out of Boston, Massachusetts in the city’s long, prodigious history. The group still jams together since their formation in 1992, which makes their technical chops as experienced as some of our readers are old. Le Poisson Rouge gives the crowd a chance to get nearly on top of the visiting musicians, but even this is not enough for some people! More music is the answer and an extraordinarily talented opening act fits the bill nicely. The first-half of the evening includes a live performance from Exmag, the Brooklyn-based electronic collective that includes Eric Mendelson, Tyler Dondero, Mike Iannatto, Illumntr, and of the biggest note, the legendary bass head Gramatik.
Yes, you did read that correctly. Gramatik has long been known to bass-music fans as one of the producers most adapt at navigating the waters that link together several similar musical genres. He never stuck to one genre, instead blending hip hop, dubstep, glitch-hop and other genres to create a futuristic blend of funk-fusion. Exmag is no different. Each member of Exmag plays a crucial role in creating a downtempo livetronica set that borrows heavily from rhythm & blues and soul records. If the veteran members of Lettuce are considered masters at work, Exmag are spunky kids putting a new twist on the tried and true sound.
Fans of the New York Knickerbockers might recognize Lettuce as the funky music behind NY Knicks broadcasts on the MSG network. Maybe you know Lettuce from their 2001 tour run where they played cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Tokyo. Perhaps you heard some covers of classics such as Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up,” from their 2008 CD Rage, a sophomore CD 16 years in the making. Or you could have heard that many of Lettuce’s talented artists have other gigs, such as backing up international stars like Britney Spears, Wyclef Jean, and The Game, or starring in groups such as Soulive and The Dave Matthews Band!
No matter how you know Lettuce, you are bound to be in for a treat once they lock in their grooves and start getting nasty. It is music that makes you jump to your feet and celebrate being alive. Thanks to warm-up duties from the super exciting Gramatik-collaboration Exmag, July 10th is a night not to be missed. Sensible Reason hopes to see you there!
For more information on the show and the venue: Please visit the show page @ Le Poisson Rouge
This event is presented by:
Live For Live Music
Lettuce Get Your Attention at Le Poisson Rouge