Review + Photos: The Motet revisits classic funk at The Fillmore

The Motet (photo: Joshua Huver) Last Saturday, February 4, Colorado’s premier funk-heavy soul machine The Motet sold out The Fillmore and treated the crowd to a two-hour groove clinic featuring special guest musicians and several reinterpretations of classic funk standards. The Motet has undergone a slight readjustment over the last year; under the direction of longtime band leader Dave Watts on the drum kit, it is obvious that they have not lost a beat. Totem by The Motet Their set began shortly after 10:30PM, with most members strolling out. Watts took his place top and center behind the kit while [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 3 ― Feb 5

Fully enjoy Miserable's moodiness this Sunday Night at The Make-Out Room. Friday, February 3 Tom Chaplin @ Great American Music Hall Former frontman of Keane returns after an uphill battle and recovery from drug addiction. Come out for a night of "extreme emotion and complete honesty," according to TBB writer Carla Bova. Hibbity Dibbity @ The Chapel Catch the swamp funk masters themselves immediately after the release of Hibbity Dibbity singles "Touchy Feely," "Wildflower Honey," and "Born To Ride." The Gaslamp Killer @ The New Parish Intricate globally influenced psychedelia, The Gaslamp Killer is on Flying Lotus' label, Brainfeeder. Saturday, February [...]

The Motet returning to The Fillmore with special guests

Colorado's music scene has taken on a life of its own, reminding many critics of the vibrant melting pot of early 60's here in the Bay - especially in its forward-thinking approach, advancing contemporary funk with undeniable groovability. Case in point: The Motet. This Saturday, February 4, The Motet will headline The Fillmore in San Francisco. As a special treat, Jason Hann, one of half the back beat of The String Cheese Incident and EOTO will be joining the evening, as will Natalie Cressman, trombone player for Trey Anastasio's solo project. The Motet are a seven-piece band since adding Lyle [...]

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