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Video Clip of The Week: Lettuce, “Phyllis”



Proving that it is never too late to discover a terrific band, this week’s Video Clip represents my first exposure to the outrageous jam/funk band Lettuce, who have been rocking it for twenty years! Wow! I’m not sure if the musical sub-genre of Psychedelic Funk already existed before this video, but if it didn’t, it sure does now. Aurally, “Phyllis” is a stone groove from an eight-piece band that includes two guys named Adam and three guys named Eric (!), and featuring a horn section that makes the Tower of Power sound like amateurs. I am not exaggerating when I say that “Phyllis” is the most transcendent instrumental named for a woman since the Allman Brothers’ “Jessica.” Just being serious.

Phyllis Video Still

Visually, the clip offers a taste of what the band must be like to experience live, along with sexy and psychedelic visuals worthy of a Tame Impala live show — and if you’ve seen Tame Impala live then you know that is high praise indeed.

“Phyllis” is the first music video from the group’s fourth studio album Crush, which is available now wherever fine music is procured. Lettuce Tour Dates starting New Years Eve are listed below. Enjoy!

Lettuce Band

Tour Dates
12/31 at Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL
1/1 at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY
1/2 at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY
1/6-1/10 at Jam Cruise in Miami, FL
1/12 at The Music Farm in Charleston, SC
1/13 at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA
1/14 at The National in Richmond, VA
1/15 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
1/16 at Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
1/17 at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford, CT
1/20 at Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington, VT
1/21 at State Theatre in Portland, ME
1/22 at House of Blues in Boston, MA
1/23 at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY
2/1 at Belly Up in Aspen, CO
2/2 at Park City Live in Park City, UT
2/3 at Wilma in Missoula, MT
2/4 at Showbox in Seattle, WA
2/5 at Roseland in Portland, OR
2/6 at Wow Hall in Eugene, OR
2/9 at Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
2/10 at Terrapin in San Rafael, CA
2/11 at Crystal Bay in Crystal Bay, NV
2/12 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA
2/13 at Observatory in San Diego, CA
2/14 at Gem and Jam Festival in Tucson, AZ
3/4 at Okeechobee Music Festival in Okeechobee, FL
4/7 at Euphoria Music Festival in Austin, TX

True Blood Paper Dolls!

Artist Andy Swist has just created a complete set of fang-tastic PDF sketches featuring the characters of HBO’s True Blood that you can download and print right now to make yourself a whole mess of True Blood Paper Dolls to play with and have imaginary, bloodlust-ridden adventures! All you need is a color LaserJet printer, some heavy paper stock, lightweight cardboard, scissors, glue and your imagination for hours of dead-sexy fun! The downloads are free, but donations are appreciated! Bon Temps for everyone!

Update: Andy’s site is now off-line, but you can see what the dolls and their accessories looked like, and maybe re-create them your own, at This Link!

Thanks to Phil Bailey for The Tip!