Lotus at Red Rocks, 10/4/13

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Eric Gruneisen

LOTUS @ RED ROCKS | 10/4/13
Despite predictions of snow all week, the weather stayed calm but frigid at Red Rocks as Lotus performed its show, which had been rescheduled due to the flooding a couple weeks ago. Even though it was cold, all quickly warmed up dancing to the high energy genre-bending music on stage, and were even treated to a special guest.

See also: Jesse Miller of Lotus: "At the cost of evolution, we are always going to try new thing."

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Eric Gruneisen

Based in both Denver and Philadelphia, the jamtronic band happily graced the stage for its second headlining show at Red Rocks. Jesse Miller, bassist and sampler, started off the night with a sampled percussive rhythm that opens "Wax." The rest of the band quickly jumped right in, and the sound was absolutely perfect. Thanks to the cold, you could really see the smoke machines cranking out a lot more haze, which naturaly makes any good light show great.

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Eric Gruneisen

Chuck Morris's percussion, which came through loud and clear, added another level of beats to bounce to in the songs, as Luke Miller played some heavy funky synthesizer riffs and guitarist Mike Rempel repeated melodies on guitar, changing them around slightly once in a while for added interest. Jesse, meanwhile, threw in bass solos, as the band sped up faster and faster, creating a big peak that showed they were here to throw down.

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Eric Gruneisen

The band has really evolved through the years, and isn't afraid to change its sound to try out what they members are into. Past performances have seen the group much glitchier and electronic sounding, but this time out, the sampler seemed to be used more sparingly, and thus more effectively. As crowd favorite "Neon Tubes" started up, the energy level of the audience rose significantly, the dance tempo elevated faster and faster before bringing it all down to a smooth funk jam. Luke was really laying on the synth, making a sound almost like an airplane that rose higher and higher until the band hit take off.


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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO

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26 comments
Gina Sferrazza
Gina Sferrazza

whoa there, I agree with the two comments above, there was tons of old Lotus rockin, and Lotus is about positive vibes and celebration of life, so your negativity will not be missed at their future shows.

Tyler Last
Tyler Last

Stellar night thanks for the meet n greet and signed posters, yall seemed to be having a blast too loved it. great way to close the season so awesome

Jade Valdez
Jade Valdez

I never thought it was possible, but I experienced the melting of faces all around me, during your entire set! Thank you so much for an amazing experience Lotus

Rachel Hagens
Rachel Hagens

John according to this article, I only slipped on some ice :) stupid stairs. SICK show Lotus!

Audrey Dohm
Audrey Dohm

Infinite gratitude to you guys. That night was absolutely unreal!

Ross Jay
Ross Jay

Thanks for posting my Summerdance video guys!

Keaton Ross
Keaton Ross

couldnt think of a better way to close out the season THANK YOU GUYS x1000000000000!

Ross Jay
Ross Jay

Lol she said Old Lotus... You got a Moonrise, Shimmer Encore, Wooly Mammoth, Moonset, Plant Your Root.... pshhhh go home Dave.

rvela1012
rvela1012

I had a spectacular Friday thank you both Boombox and Lotus!! I have not one complaint!! The cold air felt so fresh and vibes were warm...awesome way to end another season on the rocks :D

Miranda Garcia
Miranda Garcia

You guys killed it at red rocks, that was my favorite set of the summer, between lotus and boom box that whole night was do unreal, come back to Colorado soon:} and plus put up that set for download!

Dusty Lee Snyder
Dusty Lee Snyder

Tiffanie, I am very disappointed that you say this. As a friend of yours, and a huge fan of Lotus, There is no room for the negative words that I hear too often from you. My ears don't need them, and Lotus' ears won't listen to it. I think since you were sick you just couldn't hear the music maybe. Either way, get outta here!

Girma Green
Girma Green

awsome show i still cant get over how awsome it was thanks to everyone who played

Evan Berry
Evan Berry

Totally disagree with this chick. The creative nature of the Lotusvibes are what makes it so special. Keep pushing your boundaries guys and the true fans will always appreciate your hard work! More room for us to dance!

Jeff Foley
Jeff Foley

RR show was incredible, can't wait for next year!

Nonnac Navillus
Nonnac Navillus

you guys absolutely melted my face friday night. probably my favorite show of the season, I've got no idea what she is talking about^ seriously insane performance. come back soon!!!

AKash Maus
AKash Maus

I completely disagree. Lotus is one of the only bands that can take crazy steps with futuristic, new age, sounds and actually make them sound beautiful. If you keep living in the past no band that is remotely experimental will sound good to you...

Justin Herman
Justin Herman

I loved the show!! Can't wait to see you all again. I'd come out to see you guys in the cold any day of the week!!

Casey Killian
Casey Killian

^^Haters gonna hate... You guys fuckin killed it. Way better than last years show at the Rocks, personal opinion

Aust Tizz
Aust Tizz

geez no need to be negative, every band progresses, changes, and they put on ONE HELL OF A SHOW for it being freezing and postponed from September. They grooved super hard so I dont know what you were listening to

Tiffanie Ann Ellis
Tiffanie Ann Ellis

I have to say, I'm pretty disappointed in the show from Friday. I probably won't make the effort to come see you all again. :( so sad. I miss the old lotus. You guys are trying to cater to way too many diverse music tastes now. It makes the whole show less enjoyable for everyone.

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