Lettuce & Steel Pulse :: Concert at The Refinery

Lettuce & Steel Pulse :: Concert at The Refinery

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Charleston, SC

Monday, July 3, 2023

The Lettuce & Steel Pulse Summer Tour with Makua Rothman is making a stop here in Charleston. Enjoy a beer from our killer line-up while you watch the show! 🍻

Get your tickets here.

Steel Pulse

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Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The band’s twelfth studio production, titled Mass Manipulation, reflects four decades committed to bettering mankind through music. Steel Pulse continues to be revolutionary in engaging controversial topics of racial injustice and human rights on a global scale.

Their musical stance and conceptualizations are as potent and relevant today as they were at the beginning of their career. The album’s uniquely thematic approach provokes thought as it presses forward, toward humanity’s unification. A manipulation of our minds has been influenced by a New World Order currently dominating humankind. Steel Pulse reappears at a fated moment, armed with compassion, encouraging all people to reject false ideals, set higher goals, and demand more from themselves to further this unification.  



Here it is, right on time.  Unify.  The eighth studio album from Lettuce, it’s also a third consecutive record made at Denver’s Colorado Sound Studios, completing a loose trilogy starting with 2019’s Grammy-nominated Elevate, and continuing with 2020’s Resonate.  “Dealing with the pandemic, being in separate places, trying to survive without our best friends, without touring, not to mention the political divide in this country,” says Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch.  “We really needed to unify.”   

Reunited with Colorado Sound’s esteemed engineer, Jesse O’Brien, Unify is a totally collaborative effort full of the highest of highlights, including its centerpiece track “Keep That Funk Alive,” inspired by the venerable Parliament-Funkadelic bassist, Bootsy Collins, and featuring Collins on bass and vocals.  It’s, as well, a benchmark moment for the sextet- Adam Deitch (drums), Ryan Zoidis (saxophone), Adam Smirnoff (guitar), Erick Coomes (bass), Nigel Hall (keyboards/vocals), Eric ‘Benny’ Bloom (trumpet)- approaching thirty years since its humble Boston beginnings.

“We’re just getting tighter and tighter,” says Coomes.  “Really, these are the first records made with the six of us as a team, and it’s the best the band has ever been: live and in the studio; the funkiest and the most fun.”

16 songs.  Pure Lettuce.  Unify will teleport you to a funky galaxy far, far away, where all life coexists as one in peace, love, harmony, and music!

Makua Rothman

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Music was a source of constant inspiration for professional surfer Makua Rothman, but he never considered it as a career until 2012, when friends and family encouraged him to pursue his dreams.  On the verge of leaving for a trip to Indonesia, Rothman decided to cancel the trip to work on his music. A few months later, he released his first EP, “Makanale Road.” Since then, he’s released his full-length album and toured all over the US, headlining small shows and opening for artists such as Matisyahu, Sublime w/Rome, Common Kings, The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, and Donavon Frankenreiter.

Leading into 2016, Makua’s aspirations have turned to helping the troubled youth of Hawaii.  Heavy planning is underway to partner with some of Hawaii’s renowned athletes, celebrities, and community organizers to help educate and nurture the future people of Hawaii.  Makua states, “Surfing is my life and music is what I love. I’ve been blessed to travel the world, encountering different traditions and cultures, which has been a beautiful experience and privilege.  But no matter where I am, whether it’s on a big wave in Costa Rica or on a big stage in New York, Hawaii will forever have my heart.”

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