Why Perpetual Groove’s Return is Special

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Perpetual Groove hits a special spot in my soul. Their spacey, melodic sounds envelope the listener into a portal of music that exists in a realm  of its own. Their grooves drive the listener further and further; their guitar work ebbs and flows and suddenly peaks at the perfect moment. Their lyrics tugs at the strongest of human emotions.

You live, You love, You die
Each time you slide away
Still you try, and try but you know
Some things in life will never go your way – Perpetual Groove

Perpetual Groove is a complete band. Their absence from the live music scene was felt strongly, which is why it was great to see Brock, Matt, Adam, and Albert back in action at the Georgia Theatre for a two night run on May 29-30 (Friday and Saturday). Jordan Kirkland founder of Live&Listen, said of the shows: “After a significant amount of doubt that PGroove would ever return to the stage together, we were now left with the confidence that the band so many of us grew to love at a young age could be back with us for many more years to come.”One thing’s for certain: Perpetual Groove is still capable of being a major player in the national live music circuit.”

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The sounds of Perpetual Groove touch on all emotions of life. Loss, celebration, friends, family, and the search for ourselves and where we fit into this grand scheme of things we call life. Their instrumental jams tell similar stories. Live, it all comes together. Each song takes the listener on a journey, sometimes lyrically, sometimes musically, and usually both. With McDonald’s brilliant work on the keys and Brock’s climatic, echoey lead guitar, the band creates a cosmic space as they lock into perpetual grooves that transport listeners from the venue into the stars.

Long time Perpetual Groove fan James Young elaborates on what makes Perpetual Groove special to him…

Perpetual Groove is special to me because they represent my family of choice. Growing up with PGroove and the “Perps” has allowed me to feel like I am part of a community of like-minded individuals who accept and love me, and their music reflects the intimate partnership they have with fans.

Something about this band reaches that special spot, that intangible thing that we love so much about music. Their music speaks volumes to every feeling a human possess through BOTH instrumentation and words. I’m so glad they are back on the circuit. Onward and upward.

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES

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July 31st – State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
August 1st – State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
August 29th – Pisgah Brewery Black Mountain, NC
September 25th – Resonance Music Festival Pataskala, OH
September 26th – Resonance Music Festival Pataskala, OH
October 9th – Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
October 10th – Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
October 30th – The Pour House Charleston, SC
October 31st – The Pour House Charleston, SC
December 4th – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO
December 5th – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO
December 31st – Terminal West Atlanta, GA
January 1st – Terminal West Atlanta, GA
January 2nd – Terminal West Atlanta, GA


• Related Reading •
PERPETUAL GROOVE REUNITES @ GEORGIA THEATRE
– CONCERT REVIEW (NIGHT 2)
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Photo & Review by our friends at Live&Listen

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