Lotus Plaza @ The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO

Words and pictures by Duane Clawson
If life imitates art, then the following pictures capture the blurry, musical art that was created by Lockett Pundt and Lotus Plaza.  A small and quiet crowd gathered at The Luminary Center for the Arts to take in the vast, sonic landscape that is Lotus Plaza.  Lotus Plaza is the side project of Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt.  Pudnt heavily exploits and experiments with electronic gadgets that can produce waves of sonic pleasure.  The mood of the evening was set by a solitary, unchanging blue-colored stage.  Lotus Plaza’s music is defined as shoegaze, a term that is defined by the musicians as they stare at their shoes while onstage.  The audience was here to listen to and showed little emotion outside of applauding in between songs.  Lotus Plaza played a short hour-long set due to some technical difficulties and Pundt recovering from the recent loss of his voice. Lotus Plaza is currently touring in support of their latest release, Spooky Action at a Distance, an album that at times can sound like English pop from the 80’s and then quickly turn around and bite you with a guitar sound that mimics Thurston Moore.  One of the standout songs from this album that melds these two styles perfectly is “Out of Touch.”  While onstage,  Pundt gives one the feeling that he is always thinking of how the music should be painted.  Tonight’s performance was portrayed somewhat dark but if you listen closely, as many did on this night in St. Louis, you’ll find every Lotus Plaza song has a splash of color.  Pictures of the show are below:


Contributed by Duane Clawson
Lotus Plaza @ The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO Lotus Plaza @ The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 12:54:00 PM Rating: 5

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