Fueled By Lagunitas
Lettuce: Fueled By Lagunitas
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
8:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
$16.00 - $31.00
This event is 18 and over
$26.00 General Admission, $31.00 General Admission (day of show)
All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.
TICKETS PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE ARE SUBJECT TO A $2 TICKETING FEE.
All general admission tickets are standing room only.
ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE NEVADA'S 9% LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TAX
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is excited to offer special room discounts via Caesars Hotels & Resorts for traveling fans. For hotel rooms use promo code: BRB15 at www.caesars.com applicable for rooms at The LINQ Hotel and the Flamingo.
*Advertised times are for doors -- show time not available*
*Venue closes between 12am - 1am unless otherwise noted*
have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired
urgency. Their latest offering, Witches Stew [Lettuce Records] is a contemporary jazz fusion album that pays tribute
to the late Miles Davis, one of Lettuce's biggest and most beloved influences. An interpretive take on the historically
experimental and lauded Bitches Brew era, Witches Stew is a collection of seven songs, handpicked by the band and
was recorded at the 2016 Catskill Chill in Lakewood, PA. Released on Halloween Day 2017, the EP brings forth an
eerie, ethereal, and psychedelic reimagining to what was one of the most impactful periods in Miles’ legacy, further
distinguishing the band for their technical mastery and improvisational, rhythmic genius.
To further pay tribute to their hero, Lettuce released the first single from the EP "Shhh / Peaceful" on the
26th anniversary of Miles' passing. Keeping tempo with steady percussion, the track features an otherworldly
sound which is echoed by distant horns and tranquil guitar riffs. As a whole the album seamlessly floats from track
to track, almost as if telling a story in a language unique to each listener. Taking cue from Miles himself, the brassy
crooning of the trumpet threads together each song into a cohesive body of work and brings the listener on a
journey that only Lettuce could navigate.
Comprised of a stellar group musicians - Drummer Adam Deitch, guitarist Adam Smirnoff, bassist Erick "Jesus"
Coomes, keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet player Eric “Benny” Bloom - the
members of Lettuce are highly sought after musicians who, together, continue to earn their name as masters of
their craft. Blending together these talents in a sound distinctly their own, they have garnered praised by the likes
of New York Times, NPR, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Relix, Red Bull Music and more.
According to the band, it is a sense of unity and togetherness that has much to do with the camaraderie that’s only
intensified over the lifespan of the band. Formed in 1992, when several band members attended a summer
program at Boston’s Berklee College of Music as teenagers, Lettuce was founded on a shared love of legendary funk
artists like Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power. After returning to Berklee as undergrads in 1994, Lettuce
started playing in local clubs and steadily built up a following that soon extended to cities across the country and
then throughout the world. Releasing their studio debut Outta Here in 2002, its follow-up Rage! in 2009, Fly in
2012, Crush in 2015 and Mt. Crushmore EP in 2016, the band has dedicated their time to balancing their prolific
touring with involvement in a host of other musical endeavors.
In recent years, Lettuce have watched their fanbase expand as they’ve hit bigger and bigger stages. Selling out
shows across the country, they have truly earned their name as a can’t-miss live act. As bass player Erick “Jesus”
Coomes puts it, “some of these shows we’ve played over the past couple years have been so amazing, it’s like you
go home a different person.”
The band is currently spreading their sonic hijinks and soulful vibrations across the country on their Beyond the
Clouds 2018 headline tour. Comprised of 23-dates, the tour will lead the band to their third annual Rage Rocks
show, which will take place at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, June 8, 2018. A beloved tradition by
the band and their fans alike, this will mark Lettuce's fifth time playing at the venue.
As Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top. Anthony brings that LA thing and I bring the East Texas thing.”
Ardent Music, the independent record label based out of legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, expects to build on the fanbase the band has developed both on the road and as a staple of the Austin music scene. Label director Reed Turchi says, “We committed to three albums not only because we believe in these guys, not only because they’re great musicians and songwriters, but because they’ve been incredibly prolific.” “We’re always writing,” Trube says. “We’ve got songs for eight albums.”
The first ‘hounds out of the gate will be Accumulator, scheduled for a March 2014 release. “This is the re-introduction that never happened,” Trube says. The album will combine the cream-of-the-crop of tunes the band’s devoted followers pass along to the uninitiated with new, previously-unreleased tracks. An accumulation of the band’s past and present, with a nod to ZZ Top’s Eliminator, one of the most famous and commercially successful albums ever recorded at Ardent, Accumulator is also the first part of a sort of three-part wager well-known at the track.
“The music business is a gamble,” Anthony Farrell says. “You got to keep playing to win. There have been lots of times we could have said ‘This is too hard,’ or ‘There’s no retirement plan. But basically you have to play your hand. And now Ardent has bet on us, and we’ve bet on them.”
The first album will give new listeners “a little taste of the evolution of the band,” according to Farrell, and will be accompanied by a re-vamped stage show featuring more than just a new set list.
The band’s respect for the past, and their roots in country, blues, rock and soul, will meet the present in the second Greyhounds album released by Ardent, which is set to feature all new songs, with more of an electronic aspect. Farrell explains, “You ingest all your experiences, and you try to make sense of them through your art. This second album will be a reflection of where we were at when we wrote those songs.”
For the third record, the band anticipates more of a live sound. The duo say they’re excited to be recording in Memphis, with its rich musical heritage, and particularly at Ardent Studios, which combines that heritage with state-of-the-art equipment.
When they aren’t touring and recording as Greyhounds, Trube and Farrell keep busy as members of JJ Grey and Mofro, playing 200 dates a year, and writing songs for a variety of other musicians, including Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
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