Ross Citrin caught the Lotus show @ FDR Park in Philly a couple weekends ago, continue on for his thoughts and a photo gallery from the show!
What a beautiful day it was at FDR Park in Philadelphia. Perfect weather for an outdoor day of music. Sonic Spank got things kicked off with a nice and welcoming, jam-heavy set.
To follow, Mimosa picked things up a bit, throwing down an intense hour of hip-hop-infused electronic dance music. After Mimosa, Ghostland Observatory took the stage just as night was falling, a perfect setting for their trademark laser-filled visual display. The beams lit up the entire park, an always-appropriate accompaniment to their electro, rock and funk dance tunes that played well to a massive crowd.
Just as 9 pm hit the beloved Lotus took to the stage with their new lighting rig (only utilized one other time at Red Rocks). Getting right down to things with “Jump Off” -- a classy, jam-enthused jazzy dance track. Lotus then debuted their new (now reworked) song “Neon Tubes” and absolutely brought down the house! For only the second time “Cannon in the Heavens” (a lick off their new hip-hop influenced album) appeared. The LP version features MC like Lyrics Born throwing down some killer rhymes. The last half of the show was pure old school Lotus and the crowd lapped it up. Another track, a fan favorite -- “Umbilical Moonrise” echoed the streets of Philadelphia leaving attendees mesmerized and in utter shock.
Overall it was a fantastic day in the park with some excellent musicians. What more could you ask for on a Saturday?
Also, be sure to check out Ross’ interview with Lotus’ Luke Miller!