The group has had a mixed bag of luck with Atlanta, but that doesn’t change their love for the city.
The last time they played here, they were scheduled at Aisle 5. A storm took out the power on the entire block in Little 5 Points. Eventually LUTHI was able to perform, and it even ended up being a fun show… but not after a lengthy wait.
On the flipside, its first ATL show was a 2017 New Years Eve bash with Widespread Panic, Bassnectar, and Moon Taxi at the Tabernacle. Its second was a daytime spot at 420 Fest.
“We’ve had good experiences with the people that we’ve found here. We’re building our relationships, if you will,” the group said. “But we love the city, we love Atlanta. Our first time here (NYE 2017) was like the coolest thing we’d ever done at the time.”
Whether they track music back in Nashville, or tour on the festival circuit, LUTHI has a great time. Collectively, it seems LUTHI feel better on the road because they genuinely enjoy the time on stage together.
“When we’re tracking it feels great too. But the writing is such a scattered process. It can be… It’s all really fun,” Luthi said. “Last time we were in Chattanooga, we just spent a day writing and working through a few things, and that was a lot of fun too.”
Ivey claims that LUTHI thrives at festivals.
“Our band, our style—out in the sunshine, ya know. It’s just a nice dance party. Anytime we get a chance to, we love playing festivals,” Ivey said.
They enjoy seeing other bands and hanging out with other musicians, and festivals are some of the only opportunities available for this camaraderie.
As for LUTHI’s future, they plan to do what they do best: stay on the road and bring jazzy dance parties to every stage possible.
LUTHI has concerts scheduled through the end of October and a single coming out in September.
However, as I pried to find out their full plans, Christian Luthi said, “There are definitely some more shows to announce and some more material, but we’re trying to keep some of it kinda… sneaky.”