An Evening With Perpetual Groove - All Ages
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Rising out of the low country of Savannah, GA in 2001, Perpetual Groove has grown quickly into a formidable international touring organization. Now based in Athens, GA, the band continues to ride an unending wave of momentum buoyed by an enthusiastic fan base and international critical acclaim. Fans of Perpetual Groove (or PGroove, as the fans like to call them) are known to follow the band from state to state, night to night, to experience their euphoric live show that features an ever changing set-list. Perpetual Groove's music has evolved into a genre-bending, highly original sound that touches upon jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic arena rock. Their large catalog of original music offers something for everyone, but the band is also known for their eclectic range of covers; including everything from Michael Jackson's Thriller to Rage Against The Machine's Bulls On Parade. The addition of an intense, retina burning, intelligent light show creates an atmosphere unlike any other, assuring fans they'll get a highly polished, yet different show each night.
Perpetual Groove released their first album, Sweet Oblivious Antidote, in 2003 on Harmonized Records after their first year of solid touring. Besides being the top seller for The Home Grown Music Network that year (it out-sold releases by Phish, Widespread Panic, and others), it was also voted HGMN Top Fan Pick for 2003. The buzz only got bigger on the 2004 follow-up record, All This Everything, which was produced by Grammy award-winner Robert Hannon. LiveLoveDie, their third record was released in March of 2007 and represents a significant evolutionary departure in style for Perpetual Groove. Teaming up once again with Hannon and Tree Sound Studios, the band set forth to create a darker sonic landscape without sacrificing too much of that PGroove quality thanks in part to Butler's warm, soaring vocals. HEAL, released in 2010, firmly established Perpetual Groove as more than a jamband with its focus on well-crafted songs. Honey Cuts, an EP, was released in late 2010 featuring three songs that did not fit in with the theme of Heal.
Matthew McDonald, keyboardist from 2001-2008, rejoined the band on 12/31/11 and will now complete the original PGroove sound.
Perpetual Groove continues to tour relentlessly throughout the United States and is a staple in the US festival scene with performances at All Good Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Jazz Fest, Riverbend and their own annual gathering, Amberland. The band has also made appearances at International events such as Jam in the Dam and Caribbean Holidaze. Perpetual Groove continues to push the envelope in the music industry, touring behind the first ever 5.1 surround sound system and producing the first album to be completely offset by renewable energy credits.
Perpetual Groove has spent the last ten years expanding their loyal audience and musical theatrics to international, critical acclaim. The quartet has continued to evolve their genre-bending, highly organized sound with their musical collection touching on elements of jazz, indie-rock, R&B, progressive rock, trance, and anthemic arena rock. They also have an eclectic and surprising list of covers ranging from Paul Simon to Rage Against the Machine. Their live performances are only enhanced by their polished, intelligent light show. With their vast catalog of both original songs, as well as covers, each live show is truly a unique experience, having never played the same set twice.
Strong lyrical content is backed by enticing guitar riffs, harmonizing melodies, pounding synthesizers, and unstoppable drum beats. With four albums under their belt (Sweet Oblivious Antidote; All this Everything; Live, Love, Die; and Heal) PGroove continues to experiment and push the envelope in regards to their unique sound. PGroove’s live shows are not one to be missed. Whether they are playing to 20,000 fans such as they did during their Bonnaroo set or in more intimate settings such as their own festival, Amberland, Perpetual Groove continues to bridge the gap between fans and musicians. Camaraderie and a real sense of community amongst the fans is truly what makes PGroove stand out above the rest. Come to a show, enjoy the tunes, and meet some new friends along the way.
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