Lotus Jumps Off with Two-Set Rager at the Electric Factory

Photography by Mike Mauger

Philadelphia-area residents have been digging ourselves out of over two feet of snow for the last week. You could say we have a bit of pent-up energy we’ve been needing to release.  Friday night with Lotus at The Electric Factory was prime evidence of this need, and it truly ended up being a great release.

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The Philadelphia band that helped define the “jam-tronica” genre has seen a steady rise in fame within the jam (and electronic) scene for a while now, and has only become more versatile with age. The sound of their legendary live shows can range in anything from techno, hip hop, to hard rock, and Friday night was no different. I wasn’t alone in thinking that Lotus sounded as tight and as fresh as they ever have. (Not to mention their lighting and production set up was next level).

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Friday night at the Electric Factory, Lotus kicked off their Winter Tour appropriately with the funky tune, “Jump Off” and had the entire audience entranced from the start. I’m not sure that it officially sold out, but if it didn’t, it was the most packed I’ve ever seen the venue without a sellout. Their last stop in Philly was the annual Jam on The River, which almost saw their set totally rained due to a flash severe thunderstorm. The loyal remained and were treated royally, but nothing can compare to a full indoor Lotus show at one of my favorite venues that caters to Lotus fans so nicely.

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The band just released a new single (below) to kick off their tour, and announce a new album that’s in the works. You can check more of that over at Billboard.

Set #1:

“Jump Off”

“Sid”

“Hammerstrike”

“Destroyer”

“Blue Giant”

“Eats the Light”

“Spaghetti”

“Jump Off”

 

Set #2:

“Juggernaut”

“Kesey Seed”

“Cold Facts”

“It’s All Clear”

“Bubonic”

“The Surf”

“Wax”

 

Encore:

“Break Build Burn”

“Awake”

“Greet the Mind”

Check out our full photo gallery from Friday night’s show below! Were you there? Tell us in your favorite moment in the comments after the jump!

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