Night 2 of
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Lotus has always been difficult to define musically; an instrumental jamband that has favored groove-based improvisation instead of gaudy solos and noodling. Influences of classic electronic dance music, funk, post-rock and dance-rock have all made their way into the Lotus sound. Over the years, their unique musical blend of electronica with jam music has helped forge a new path in the jamband landscape, influencing many younger bands in the scene. Their latest studio effort, Frames Per Second (December 2018), aims to showcase Lotus in a pure, raw form performing live in the studio. Tracked live at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia with cameras rolling, the all-instrumental result is both an audio and video project. Instrumental jazz-funk, Norwegian space-disco and other sounds make their way into the expansive 19-song album and documentary. For Frames Per Second, Lotus aimed to incorporate pyschedelia into the album’s sound by combining hypnotic beats with unexpected harmonic or timbral turns. Approaching two decades together, Lotus has toured actively throughout the US working their way up from dingy basement clubs to world-class venues such as Red Rocks. They've become festival favorites, playing everything from Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco and Outside Lands to Ultra Music Festival and Electric Forest, building a hyper-loyal following along the way. A Lotus live show is an experience, a uniquely crafted and improvised set taking everyone, the crowd and band, on a journey.
Wax Future has been captivating listeners with a funk drenched hip-hop driven sound. Performing live The duo from Philadelphia takes listeners on an immersive journey. Guitarist Keith Wadsworth is known for his energetic performances, often times interacting with the crowd, creating in the moment connections. In the studio the two are known for their songwriting and the ability to bring forth music that is as emotionally captivating as it is sonically diverse. Connor Hansell’s production and engineering work harkens back to the glory days of recording, using as much analogue gear as he can get his hands on and sampling from vinyl records. Together the two craft music that is of the future, but is reminiscent of the past. Guitar work that ranges from soulful to technical intertwines with analogue synths, hard hitting drums and haunting vocal samples, to create music that is emotive and memorable.
Wax has been steady gaining steam, supporting acts like Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights, Tipper, Opiuo and many more. Recent accomplishments include releases with Atlantic Records, Gravitas Records, a video produced by Pretty Lights lighting director Lazer Shark, and multiple albums sold to Viacom. Their newest release “Source Code” has hit the ground running with 12,000 plays in the first week for the lead single “Style Like This”. In addition, their self released single “Cenote” has reached over 300,000 plays on Spotify.