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The Motet brings the future of funk to Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 9

The Motet brings the future of funk to Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 9
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From a press release:

The future of funk is clear as The Motet hits you with sounds that are fresh and unique. They will perform Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show and available on the Opera House website, by calling 570-325-0249, and by visiting SoundCheck Records (23 Broadway, Jim Thorpe) or calling them at 570-325-4009. The facility (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) is open from noon-5 p.m. on show days, and tickets are available for most shows at the door at showtime. Parking is available and free after 5 p.m. at the Carbon County lot behind the train station.

Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power come to mind, along with other furious down-and-dirty funky horn bands of the ’70s like Parliament-Funkadelic, KC and The Sunshine Band, even Sly & The Family Stone. It’s all mixed into an original but old school funky disco and highly danceable atmosphere.

If audiences like the energy and funk of Here Come the Mummies, they’ll be ecstatic with the Boulder, Colorado-based Motet. Complimented by the vocals of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined an already hot band in early 2016, The Motet fans the flames even more. Add to that an outstanding light show and this is clearly a special date.

The brilliance of The Motet is that though they are reminiscent of bands of the past, they create new, authentic sounds in a language from that past. And no matter how you choose to express funk, you can’t fake it.

And The Motet is for real. Their shows, which have become a beloved live music tradition, have offered a unique opportunity for the band’s fans to join them in their ongoing exploration of creative, live dance music.

Today, their shows sell out from coast to coast at such venues as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Brooklyn Bowl, Chicago’s Park West, The Independent in San Francisco, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, and Variety Playhouse in Atlanta.

In addition to their exciting music and stage presence, they bring a top-shelf light show.