Get Into the Groove

It has certainly been a long, strange but beneficial trip for Perpetual Groove since it began touring in the fall of 2002. Singer/guitarist Brock Butler and bassist Adam Perry met in 1998 as freshmen at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Once they added a drummer and keyboardist in 2001, word about their electro-funky, jazz-inspired improvisational rock spread rapidly around the Southeast. Dedicated fans began to follow the band on tour, sparking the interest of music lovers across the country. P-Groove's debut album, Sweet Oblivious Antidote, was the Home Grown Music Network's top seller for 2003, outsold releases by jam kings Phish and Widespread Panic, and was voted the network's top fan pick that year. The band's résumé boasts all the "must go to" festivals in the nation, including Bonnaroo, High Sierra, and South Florida's own Langerado and Jam Cruise. Hokey as it is, seems like the name these guys picked is spot-on.

Perpetual Groove plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday, December 16, at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. "J" St., Lake Worth. The show costs $25. Call 561-585-2583. P-Groove also plays at 9 p.m. Saturday, December 17, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $13 at the door. Call 954-564-1074.

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Stephanie Sanders