Presenting The Motet’s Official Fall Tour Playlist

first_imgColorado funk force The Motet‘s fall tour is comin’ in hot to a city near you, and there is certainly a lot to look forward to. Live For Live Music will be bringing you exclusive content from the band throughout the tour including feature interviews with the band members, behind-the-scenes video content, live interviews, and much more!As the band makes its way around the country this fall, drummer and founder Dave Watts and the rest of the band will be curating a special playlist for L4LM’s readers. For each entry, Dave and the band will add a few songs to the list, explaining why they picked them–whether it’s something they’ve been listening to, something connected to where they are on the road, or just something really dope! Make sure to keep up with new entries as they come. Listen to The Motet’s Fall Tour Playlist below!Entry 3: 11/4/16 (by vocalist Lyle Divinsky)As the band makes its way to Brooklyn this weekend for a two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl, here are a few new tunes for we wanted to add to the list!“Promise To Stay Here” by Kendra Foster – This song is so funky and Kendra has so much swag. You can’t listen to this song and not be happy.“Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison – I mean…I feel like I don’t even need to say anything about this one. This has fueled so many backstage rages. Straight up party anthem.“Home” by Jaime Woods – This is more of a personal listen.  I think it’s just a perfect song and Jaime is such a beast.  She’s so restrained with her choices, then really shows off her ability at the end without going overtop.  I was listening to her in my time in Brooklyn, and I’m so happy to see she’s dropping such fire on record.Don’t miss The Motet at Brooklyn Bowl tonight and tomorrow, November 4th and 5th! We’re about to get down!Entry 2: 10/23/16 (by guitarist Ryan Jalbert)What up everybody? Here’s a few selections of some random stuff I’ve been listening to on the first leg of tour. Hope you dig:“Nocturne” by Julian Lage – The young virtuoso’s latest release Arclight is a bit of a departure from his previous releases some of the most tasteful and inspired “jazz guitar” that I’ve heard. This album has been on super heavy rotation and this track “Nocturne” is just gorgeous.“Blue Jay Way” by The Beatles – Last week we had a Beatles day and listened to the Fab Four all the way from Burlington to Boston. This here is classic 60’s psychedelic Beatles just doing whatever they want and pushing the envelop with the genius Sir George Martin at the helm to bring it to life.“They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by Frank Sinatra – Some classic young Sinatra just being a total boss, because why the f*** not?“Who Paid Them Off” by John Brown’s Body – John Brown’s Body has long been, by far, my favorite American reggae band and they just keep putting out amazing records. Before [tenor saxophonist] Drew [Sayers] left JBB to join The Motet, he was heavily involved in making this great record.“You And I” by Stevie Wonder – Stevie at his very finest… I think I’ve got something in my eye.“Six Degrees” by Ghostface Killah & BadBadNotGood (ft. Danny Brown) – The legendary Ghostface teamed up with Toronto band BadBadNotGood on the recent album release Sour Soul. The whole album is super dope analog hip hop retro-funk and this track is a highlight. Ghost goes in and Danny Brown kills the middle verse too.After a few days off last week, the Motet will be back on the road on Wednesday, 10/26 for a 6-night, 6-city run of “Mixtape 1979” shows, keeping with their long-standing tradition of themed Halloween performances. Keep an eye out for Live For Live Music’s preview of the “Mixtape 1979” run this coming week, and look out for more playlist updates as the tour rolls on!Entry 1: 10/13/16 (by drummer Dave Watts)“Lingus” by Snarky Puppy could well be the best live cut put out by a band in our scene…maybe ever??“Inspiration Information” by Shuggie Otis was recorded over 40 years ago and it’s still just as fresh!“I Got Love” by Nate Dogg is just straight gospel-inspired, funky R&B goodness!“Technicolor Nightmare” by Christian McBride showcases the virtuosity of Ron Blake and Terreon Gully and their musical mastery keeps this album a constant inspiration.last_img

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