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For the first time ever, we’re taking our Halloween tradition on the road, featuring a brand new “Mixtape 1977” set. 1977 was a big year in American Culture. The first Apple computer was introduced, Jimmy Carter became president, Atari released its 2600 gaming system, and Star Wars thundered onto the big screen changing the course of Hollywood history. Not to mention, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Marvin Gaye all released groundbreaking Top 10 albums….

Catch #Mixtape1977 in Des Moines, IA on October 28th, Minneapolis, MN on October 29th, Milwaukee, WI on October 30th, and Chicago, IL at the Park West on Halloween night. These special performances have become a beloved Halloween tradition in our home state of Colorado and we’re psyched to bring them to the Midwest. Come prepared to get down!


2015-10-13T10:35:48+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|

The Motet hits the Studio!

We kicked off May with a bang  –  two raging shows at The Maison and The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans during the second week of Jazz Fest. We stuck around NOLA the following week to get rolling on our next album.  We recorded at The Parlor, and brought in Eric Krasno to help produce.  We’re excited how it’s coming along and will keep you posted as we near its early 2016 release!

2015-10-13T10:35:54+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|

Win (2) VIP tickets & a Red Rocks tunnel tour

Ever wonder what it’s like in Red Rock’s hidden tunnel? In celebration of The Motet and Lettuce’s upcoming show at Red Rocks on June 5, KCBO is offering you the chance to win two tickets to the show and a tour of the Red Rocks Tunnel for you and friend. On the tour, you’ll also have the chance to sign your name on the tunnel walls, alongside Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and the literally countless other legendary performers who have graced the Red Rocks Stage.  Leave YOUR mark on this piece of musical history… Enter Now!

2015-10-13T10:35:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|

We’re Counting Down to Red Rocks with Funk Cuts

In celebration of our 6/5/15 Red Rocks show with Lettuce, each member of the band is highlighting a song or artist that has significantly influenced him as a musician and “purveyor of FUNK.” Become The Motet’s “Purveyor of FunkCuts” and you’ll win a J2G LIve party bus for you and 20 friends to our 6/5/15 Red Rocks show with Lettuce. To be entered to win, share each week’s “FunkCut” on your socials and tag the friends you want to join you on the bus. We’ll select a winner at random on Tuesday, May 26th.

Check out what Garrett Sayer’s has to say about his Funk Cut “Knock Yourself Out” by Tower of Power here.

2017-06-30T13:11:09+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|

The Motet in NOLA – Jazz Fest After Parties

We’re headed to NOLA for the second weekend of Jazz Fest!  At The Maison on Saturday, May 2 for a full late-night show of original material. Then, at The Howlin’ Wolf on Sunday, May 3 – we’ll bring “Mixtape 1975” for a rare road appearance.

Don’t know about our cover set shows yet?  That’s because we RARELY bring them on the road. Started a decade ago in our home-state of Colorado as a Halloween tradition – we carefully curate an epic list of best covers from  – in this case, 1975.  1975 was a FUNKY year, folks. Check it out for yourself on SoundCloud and spread the love to your friends. See you at The Howlin’ Wolf!

Get your tickets early!

2017-06-30T13:11:09+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|

Thank you 2014!

BIG THANKS to those of you who joined us for an epic New Year’s Eve party! We can’t wait for what’s in store for 2015.

Check out NYE photos here.

12.31.15 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

SET 1 : Just Around The Corner, 1-2-3 > 1+1+1, The Fountain, Burn This Disco, Like We Own It, Canned Heat

SET 2 : Funny > Keep On > COUNTDOWN > Get Down Tonight > Jungle Jazz > Extraordinary > Rich In People, Rynodub, Bad Mama Jama > Fight The Power > Kashmir, Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed

ENCORE : Shake Your Body, Mighty Mighty

2015-10-13T10:37:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|