Live Bands

Lotus, Marvel Years [CANCELED]

When: Wed., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. 2018

Lotus is probably best known within jam-band circles, but perhaps that categorization oversimplifies what they’re up to in their music. The Indiana-based five-piece is the kind of act designed for a live setting: Their elaborate light displays are a thing to behold, they rarely play the same setlist twice, and they’re adept at onstage improvisation. But their musical influences are all over the place, incorporating elements of classic funk, disco and Top 40 pop into their electronica soundscapes. Lotus’ most recent release was last year’s Drink the Light, a four-song EP that barrels through danceable grooves and shimmering synth lines, and even if you’re not the kind of person who would follow a band around the country (as some of Lotus’ fans do), you’ll still find something to like in it.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $22