Perpetual Groove, or P-Groove as they are affectionately known, will join fans at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Saturday to close out 2012 and celebrate the beginning of the new year.
Keyboardist Matthew McDonald recently discussed with enthusiasm the upcoming show.
I love New Years shows. Its got a special energy that elevates any kind of show. A good show becomes a great show. A great show blows off the charts. And Macon is always a great show, he said. The fans in Macon really know their music. You cant fool them with a flashy show that has crappy music. We have to bring our A game and we plan to do just that.
McDonalds words are backed up by a fan base known to follow the band from show to show and state to state.
We have some really incredible fans, McDonald said. Its kind of cheesy, but its why we do what we do. They give us so much energy when we are on stage and we want to give them back as good as we get. That energy exchange is such a rush. Its what makes us want to keep performing, keep making music, keep touring. Its the absolute best part about this job and about being on stage.
Based in Athens, P-Groove originated in Savannah and has made a name for themselves as an American jam band. In addition to performing an eclectic range of covers -- ranging from Michael Jacksons Thriller to Rage Against The Machines Bulls On Parade -- the band also has a wealth of original songs to showcase their talents.
We are getting ready to release a new album, McDonald said. We will have a few new songs that well be performing.
The groups sound covers a variety of genres that touch upon jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, trance, electronica, progressive rock and arena rock and provides fans a light show unparalleled by most travelling bands.
Its going to be pretty awesome. We have a designer who has designed a show just for the venue and event. The theater is incredible and its an honor to be able to stand where so much musical history has happened, McDonald added. Were going to go all out.
P-Grooves loyalty to their fans has prompted the group to unveil a new website, www.pgroove.com.
Its interactive. The more the fans are on the website, the more the content will be affected. Its an experiment, but its really kind of cool. We really hope people like it, he said. Its in beta now, but it is up and running, so check it out. Its kind of cool to see what people are interested in like that.
The show also will include a set by the band Lingo. According to their website, Lingos style mixes melodic song writing, guitar solos, old school funk and fusion jazz, soulful vocals and thoughtful lyrics to create something unique. As the bands website states, Lingo really has something new to say.
When: Saturday, doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.
Where: Cox Capital Theatre, 382 Second St.
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 day of
Information: www.coxcapitoltheatre.com, 257-6391