ARTS Pick: Lotus

Writhe through two jam-fueled nights with Lotus as they venue hop from the Jefferson on Friday to the Pavilion on Saturday. Publicity photo Writhe through two jam-fueled nights with Lotus as they venue hop from the Jefferson on Friday to the Pavilion on Saturday. Publicity photo

Wrapping up the spring leg of its Gilded Age tour with two C’ville shows, jamtronica five-piece group Lotus pairs classic rock sounds in the vein of The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead with modern dance beats. The Indiana-based band has built a vast underground following since its formation in 1999, becoming known for lengthy improvs, fantastic light shows and extended, eclectic, fan-suggested cover songs.

Friday 4/17. $34.50-50, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4980.

Saturday 4/18. $40, 7pm. nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 877-CPAV-TIX.