Ticket giveaway: Lettuce at New Mountain, July 25

Expansive Brooklyn-based funk band Lettuce hits the 20-year this year back and isn’t slowing down. The group (Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff and Eric Krasno on guitars, Adam Deitch on drums, Erick “Jesus” Coomes on bass, Ryan Zoidis on saxophones, Neal Evans on keys and Eric Bloom on trumpet) got its start at the Berklee College of Music. The group’s name comes not from a love of green salads but, as Smirnoff told Pop*Break, because “We would go to other people’s gig and we’d be like, ‘Damn, we really wanna play.’ And then maybe we’d ask them, ‘Hey, would you let us play your instruments?’”

Lettuce went on release a number of albums, and, as individual players and producers, work with the likes of 50 Cent, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Justin Timberlake, The Fugees, The John Scofield Band, Pretty Lights and more.

Lettuce performs at New Mountain on Friday, July 25, at 9 p.m. $18 advance/$22 doors. Asheville Horns opens.

Xpress is giving a way a pair of tickets to the show. To win, name your favorite Lettuce song in the comments field. A winner will be selected at random at 5 p.m. TODAY and contacted by email.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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11 thoughts on “Ticket giveaway: Lettuce at New Mountain, July 25

  1. Alex

    Ah, I’d love these tickets! My favorite song is Blast Off for sure!

  2. starsailor

    Last Suppit! Holy Moses that song is tight! Lettuce owns Jam Cruise….and anywhere else they play too. Can’t wait to have them here in AVL!

  3. VI Guy

    I’d love two tickets to these guys, especially if they play Ziggowatt Friday night. Sign me up!

    • Alli Marshall

      Codie Gesumaria, you are the winner! We don’t have your email address, so please send an email to ae (at) mountainx.com for details. Congrats!

  4. I’m obsessed with Lettuce. If I win, I will hook whoever up with a free navitat pass. I’ll be MAKIN MY WAY HOME after the show (like how i slipped that one in there!?)

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