East Coast Debut: Luke the Knife
Luke the Knife, the DJ/live electronic project of Lotus’ Luke Miller (guitars/keys), may have just begun releasing his creations to the public this past November, but he’s already off to quite the start on the live circuit. Beginning with the smaller venues in Colorado (Miller’s current home base), Luke the Knife has already performed a DJ set at Bar Standard in Denver, as well as a live set accompanied by Lotus percussionist Chuck Morris on drums at Cervantes’ Other Side, also in Denver. The entire DJ set from Bar Standard, as well as a clip from the live set at Cervantes’, are available below.
The final months of 2012 were merely the beginning for Luke the Knife, who already has three performances lined up for the month of January, including his East Coast debut on January 26 at Lucille’s Bar & Grill in New York City (located inside B.B. King Blues Club). Lucille’s is an intimate restaurant and bar with eclectic features such as signature saxophone beer taps. The show is a special “Lotus After-Party” following Lotus’s performance that night at the Best Buy Theater, one of two performances by Lotus in New York City during their massive Winter Tour. Given the circumstances, this particular performance of LtK surely will result in a memorable evening. Doors open at 1 AM, and Luke the Knife takes the stage at 1:30 AM. Tickets for the show are $15 and can be purchased in advance here.
Before departing Colorado for Lotus’ US Tour and the East Coast debut of his solo project, Miller has scheduled two live performances of Luke the Knife in Colorado with Chuck Morris once again on drums, on January 9 at Highland Tap & Burger in Denver, and on January 12 at Three20South in Breckenridge. The show on the 9th at Highland Tap will cost $5 at the door, and tickets for the show on the 12th at Three20South are only $8 in advance ($10 at the door), and can be purchased here. The show at Three20South will feature Dynohunter as an opening act. Doors open for both shows at 9 PM.
Luke the Knife combines disco, funk and indie dance music with Miller’s own keyboard and guitar accompaniments, creating a unique spin on both 70s disco and modern nu-disco. His groovy tunes and funky beats could keep you on your feet and dancing for hours, and the variety of musical genres reflected in LtK’s mixes and live performances keeps the dance party fresh and fun. Be sure to catch him this January if you are in the Colorado or NYC areas – Luke the Knife is one live electronic act you do not want to miss. Check out his mixes and song edits below, including his most recent edit – a remix of “Keep That Music Playing” by contemporary funk ensemble Pimps of Joytime.