At this point, if you haven’t yet heard of The Motet, you’ve been living under a rock, or at least living far away from civilization. Based in Denver, several of the band members have roots in Portland, so they really seem to enjoy giving our city some major love. The Motet will play some of the best funk you can get anywhere outside of New Orleans, and are to the West Coast funk community what Lettuce is for the Northeast: totally awesome and we’ll tell everyone about ’em.
You might remember The Motet from the past couple of years when they toured around with their “Funk is Dead” act, taking classic Grateful Dead tunes and “puttin’ a little booty” in them (this is word-for-word how they described it). What you might not be as familiar with is their own original songs, which will — let’s be honest here — get everyone in the crowd laid. (The Portland Metronome doesn’t make empty promises.)
This Saturday, July 13 , The Motet returns to Portland’s Wonder Ballroom, with opening support from Excellent Gentlemen. This show has a good chance of selling out, so we recommend getting your tickets ahead of time! See you all there!