Moving Through the Southeast at The Speed of Surround
Last weekend, Perpetual Groove unveiled their adventurously sonic Speed of Surround Tour with shows in Atlanta and Nashville. The first show in Atlanta featured only a truncated version of the system but evens so many listeners were enveloped by the sound. The loudest raves came from those who were able to experience the full setup for the first time the next night at Nashville’s Exit/Inn. Falling Asleep at the Breeze and the Chemical Brothers, Orange Wedge, were the songs that many fans identified as benefiting the most from the enhanced sound.
The 5.1 surround sound wasnt the only notable part of these shows, as PGroove debuted an original tune, It Starts Where It Endes, and offered their first version of David Bowies Im Afraid Of Americans at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on Friday. Also on Friday, their vocal jam, Jah, Jamaica returned to the middle of their instrumental Sundog, after being out of the rotation for some time. Nashville featured the first live version of For Now Forget from All This Everything (the disc the band is supporting with this tour) and also their initial take on Van Morrisons, Tupelo Honey.
The tour resumes at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh tonight. Report by Rob Turner