Article by: Jessica LeBlanc
Perpetual Groove is a jam band based out of Athens, Georgia. The band first formed in 1997 and after their first album with all of the current band members in 2003 named Sweet Oblivious Antidote, they became so big on the charts that they sold more albums than Phish that year. Perpetual Groove became quickly known for both their hard work and their immense talent. At the end of touring in 2013 Perpetual Groove took a bit of a hiatus, but the beginning of 2015 brought the band back around for more everlasting jams.
The members incorporate many different genres in their performances; jazz, funk, indie/southern rock, and many synthetic loops. One can truly feel the immense amount of passion put out by these four guys, and it shows in their faces too! The colors of the lights as shown in the pictures really wrapped the show altogether. The bands all-around performance always has something to offer each person there.
This show was the first time they have played in Boulder in over seven years, and they definitely showed how much they missed the Colorado crowd. The mood was dark and full of flow. The crowd frequently swayed with the rhythm put out by the band while being full of smiles. Their music is the type that makes you FEEL.
After the opener Aqueous band brought out their groovy rock, it was time for the crowd to set into a perpetuating groove. Their most famous song, and the one that got me to fall for the band, is “Teakwood Betz.” It was released back in 2003 and still has the same impact. When they played this magical bass line, you could tell it was the moment we had all been waiting for. They also featured many songs from their most recent album Familiar Stare, which dropped on August 15, 2016.
After their show at The Fox, the band will go on to play three more nights in Colorado. The next night they will perform more jams at the Aggie Theater up in Fort Collins before continuing on to their two-night run at Cervantes in Denver.