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Adam Deitch, Joey Porter, and Garrett Sayers Put On Weeknight Space Funk Clinic In Denver [Video]

first_imgWhile the city of Denver has always had a lively music scene, one can easily say that Denver is in the midst of a sort of musical renaissance. With its breathtaking natural surroundings, vibrant community of artists, and the relatively recent introduction of the ultimate “x-factor,” legal weed, artists and fans alike have migrated to the Colorado capital at unprecedented rates. And with so much talent–and so many enthusiastic patrons of live music–all in one place, the possibilities for incredible collaborations are endless.Take this past Wednesday night, for instance. Adam Deitch had just returned home to Colorado after finishing up Lettuce tour in New York City last weekend. Joey Porter and Garrett Sayers of The Motet made their triumphant return to Denver after their nationwide Fall Tour with a 2-night blowout at The Ogden Theatre last weekend (featuring a set of their Halloween theme, Mixtape 1979) before heading west for a 3-night run in Oregon this weekend. But while they had a few days off from the road, these three stellar talents weren’t content to take time off from performing–not with so much talent on their home turf–so they convened their Deitch, Porter & Sayers trio side project for a mid-week performance at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox.The performance saw the band run through a list of funk, dub, and jazz-fusion grooves, including takes on covers like Stevie Wonder‘s “All Day Sucker”, Lafayette Afro Rock Band‘s “Hihache”, and Bill Withers‘ “Kissing My Love” (with special guest Lyle Divinsky of The Motet on vocals). The evening also featured Garrett’s brother and Motet tenor sax player Drew Sayers playing DJ, spinning dub and roots jams.Most cities don’t offer so much space-funk magic on their best night. But in Denver, it was just another Wednesday.You can watch crowd-shot video of “Hihache” and “All Day Sucker” below courtesy of YouTube user Adam Smith.“Hihache” by Lafayette Afro Rock Band“All Day Sucker” by Stevie Wonder“Kissing My Love” by Bill Withers ft. Lyle Divinsky of The MotetAfter their performance in Eugene, OR last night, The Motet continue their Oregon run with a show at Portland’s Revolution Hall tonight and Ashland’s Armory tomorrow. For tickets, visit the band’s website.Adam Deitch will be back in action next month with Break Science. Get the low-down on Break Science’s upcoming Live Band run at Brooklyn Bowl December 16th-17th here.last_img

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