Particles in motion: The power to move you |

Particles in motion: The power to move you

Andrew Harley
Special to the Daily Particle plays State Bridge River Resort in Bond today at 6 p.m.

BOND – Quantum mechanics govern the dynamics of particle physics, so from a scientific perspective, the word “particle” does not actually describe the condition of any of the basic units of matter and energy that we call particles. Actually, the terminology is a dualistic descriptor for both wave-like and particle-like behavior.Anyway, state vectors in a Hilbert space and quantum theories aside, the rocknofunktronica music produced by the jammers with L.A. roots has consistently proved to catalyze the matter particular to the people who are there to experience the collaboration into a frenzy more akin to electrons and photons than that of protons and neutrons – which have more stationary natures of movement.Yep, these boys inspire all-night dance parties like it’s their Ph.D.

They have been called “The Pioneers of Space Porn Funk.””That phrase came from one of our earliest and greatest fans,” said Steve Molitz, Particle’s keyboard player. “She coined it after having heard us play for the first time. At first she was at a loss for words, and all of a sudden, she was like, ‘It’s this space porn funk!’ And it caught us all off-guard, but it was also really fitting.”The members of Particle are Darren Pujalet on drums, Eric Gould on bass, Charlie Hitchcock holding down lead guitar duties, and the aforementioned Molitz on the keys.

The sonic experiments Particle will be performing on Friday night at State Bridge Lodge in Bond (along the Colorado River between Wolcott and Steamboat Springs) with effects, faders and good, old-fashioned musical instruments will undoubtedly contain aspects of many genres, including hardcore, trance, drum and bass and the all-encompassing “jam” (which is a term that can be used by a group that has the ability to change the paradigm of a song and draw it out for long periods of time if, if you like).Tickets cost $12, which is pennies for this prolific and important band, and the show begins at 8:30 p.m.For more information, visit State Bridge will also host the reggae stylings of Yellowman on Saturday evening. Big Chief and Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians, which event coordinator Crawford Byers says will definitely get people dancing toward bliss, are scheduled to play during the day and into the evening on Sunday at State Bridge.

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