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I’m going to just come out and say it and I’ll stand firm behind it: The Lettuce fanbase is one of the best fanbases out there. The Electric Factory? One of the finest venues in the city provides ones of the best atmospheres out there. The combination of the two is certainly something to get giddy over.
Soulive is nothing to scoff at either. The crowd certainly came for the combination of the two and though Halloween was the night before, costumes were thrown on for one last time, and man did we party.
Soulive, Krasno’s side project, if you want to call it that, got the entire place grooving with some deep back breaking funk beats that set the mood perfectly for the rest of the evening.
Much to the chagrin of some of those in attendance, there was a bit of an extended break between the acts, causing Lettuce not to go on until almost midnight, but that just meant we didn’t have to go home so early.
Lettuce’s most recent studio album gets a significant amount of play on stage, but their improvisational skills keep the evening fresh.
The evening capped the end of an extensive two-month tour that took them every which way with Exmag and Late Night Radio. They get a little bit of a break before heading down south for the Bear Creek Music Festival.
If you missed Lettuce in Philly, have no fear. They’re playing two nights at the Brooklyn Bowl in December before they’re off jetsetting around the other side of the country in 2015. If you haven’t been funked up lately, do not miss them at the Brooklyn Bowl.