The eclectic progressive/fusion trio Consider The Source has announced a string of new tour dates, which kicked off in New Hampshire on August 27 and includes stops in Denver, Houston, Chicago, New York and Boston. See the complete list of tour dates below.
Their relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks. Consider The Source will be sharing the stage with Papadosio & TAUK for select dates.
Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, Consider The Source blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band's music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. Even when not improvising, their music is always a conversation, a roiling stew of dynamic interplay. Each member of Consider the Source alternately leads and follows, spars and assists; in any single song, alliances are made and broken, bargains struck and divorces finalized.
Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann.
Gabriel Marin channels the mystical fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic soundscapes and boneshaking riffs. With a background in classical music both European and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal, Marin’s hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable.
John Ferrara’s propulsive, percussive attack, equally suited to simple grooves and impossible chords, can ground the music or launch it into space. His madcap gumbo of slap bass, Indian rhythms, earthy minimalism and complex tapping constantly pushes into strange new worlds, whilst still dropping thick booty-clap beats.
Underneath them lies Jeff Mann’s rolling thunder; dense rhythmic architecture built from pure swagger and bounce. Half double-bass prog-metal, half crackle-pop Buddy Rich swing, with African and Balkan swirls, Mann’s muscular, freewheeling polyrhythms are the engine fuel for Consider’s multiversal mischief.
Touring from coast to coast, as well as Europe and the Middle East, has not only earned the band thousands of fans, but has allowed them to perform with a wide variety of well-known artists, including Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, King Crimson Projekt, Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Wyclef Jean, Andy Statman, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and many others.
The band have performed at numerous festivals and events, including Catskill Chill, The Big Up, Burning Man, Sun Seekers Ball (Canada), Mid-Summer Meltdown, Rootwire, the NYC Fretless Guitar Festival, and the NYC Gypsy Festival.
08/27/2016 NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally, Lancaster, NH
09/02/2016 Peace of Mind Fest, Halifax, PA
09/03/2016 Peace of Mind Fest, Halifax, PA
09/09/2016 Local Legends, Vernon, NJ
09/10/2016 Peacestock, Troy, NY
09/16/2016 Wormtown Music Festival, Greenfield, MA
09/23/2016 King's Rook Club, Erie, PA
09/24/2016 Resonance Music & Arts Festival, Thornville, OH
09/30/2016 The Frequency, Madison, WI
10/01/2016 Source Public House, Menasha, WI
10/07/2016 The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
10/08/2016 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
10/09/2016 The Bluebird Theater, Denver , CO
10/12/2016 The AMP Room, San Antonio, TX
10/13/2016 Last Concert Café, Houston, TX
10/14/2016 One-2-One, Austin, TX (supporting Cream Cheese Accident)
10/15/2016 Kiva, San Marcos, TX
10/20/2016 Harvest House, Denton, TX
10/21/2016 Ryleigh's, Fayetteville, AR
10/23/2016 Progtoberfest II, Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL
10/26/2016 The Rabbit Hole, Charlotte, NC
10/27/2016 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC (supporting Papadosio)
10/28/2016 9:30 Club, Washington, DC (supporting Papadosio)
10/29/2016 The Abbey Bar @ Appalachian Brewing Co., Harrisburg, PA
11/03/2016 Pacific Standard Tavern, New Haven, CT
11/04/2016 River Street Jazz Café, Wilkes-Barre, PA
11/10/2016 Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
11/11/2016 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY (supporting Papadosio)
11/16/2016 Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA
11/17/2016 Asheville Music Hall, Asheville, NC
12/01/2016 Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
12/02/2016 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD (supporting TAUK)
12/03/2016 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA (supporting TAUK)
12/07/2016 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY (supporting TAUK)
12/09/2016 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA