Lotus in First of Two Concerts at Mr. Smalls (Fri., 3/4/22)

Friday, March 4 & Saturday, March 5

Lotus has a history of playing shows on or around New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh. For example, the jam band performed at Stage AE on December 27, 2019. We all know how 2020 went, so no Lotus show that year. They were supposed to play concerts on December 30, 2021 and December 31, 2021 at Mr. Smalls Theatre, but with Covid still very present in the nation they rescheduled the date for March. The band, originally from Indiana, is known for incorporating electronic elements into its music. On 2016’s Eat the Light, the group tried something new: vocals, with a different guest musician on every track. Concerts include elaborate lighting and occasionally themed shows. One 2009 concert saw David Bowie costumes. The band members play covers as well as originals during themed shows. 2021’s Citrus is Lotus’s latest album. 9 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (C.M., R.H.)