Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Lotus/Broccoli Samurai

When: Sun., March 8, 8 p.m. 2015

There’s something iconic and American about images of wooden roller coasters. I’m a sucker for enticing album covers, and Lotus’ Gilded Age draws me in sweetly. Nostalgia comes to mind, and bassist Jesse Miller confirmed as much when we spoke with him recently. “With this album, I think it did kind of start out with a couple songs at first -- ‘Let Me In,’ ‘The Oaks,’ and ‘Gilded Age’ had been written a little while before. We wanted to do this kind of vibe of hinting at something that’s not quite a party song, something that’s reaching for something else. Then we ended up writing a few more things that fit into that same vein.” “The Oaks,” probably the best song on the album, dances between ebullient, almost Middle Eastern sounds and a central section that features open space, flourishes of synth and a hypnotic guitar line. Jesse’s heavy bass leads the band back to the roller coaster ride, and the main theme of “The Oaks” returns. (Sandy)

Price: $22 ADV, $25 DOS

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