Instrumental Prog-Rockers Consider the Source found themselves with the opportunity to collaborate on an unlikely merchandise item about 4 years ago. After a show in Michigan, long-time fan DJ approached the band offering to make a custom hot sauce through his company, Lost Capital Foods. What seemed like a pipe dream to the 3 musicians at the time became very real months later with a taste testing and refining of the original recipe. CTS artwork aficionado Nate McClennen tied the whole thing together with his signature psychedelic cartoon artwork and "Consider the Sauce" was born.
The delicious sweet and mildly spicy Green Chile Saison sold over 500 bottles on Tour and online, quickly becoming a favorite for many fans with some even buying a case at a time. To celebrate the 500 milestone the band listened to their fans who craved psycho levels of heat and added a special Xtra Hot Edition with a heat level of 9/10.
Fast forward a few years and Consider the Source has steadily been selling their 2 varieties of hot sauce at their merch tables at shows across the country and online. At the time of this article they have sold approximately 1,250 total bottles of hot sauce and have no sign of turning back. Drummer Jeff Mann says, "To be completely honest, at this point we're selling more hot sauce than any of our music based products. We thought about packing up the music thing to focus on our sauce game but decided we can still do both. We're calling this Tour "The Heat Is On" after our song "The H Is O" to celebrate how successful our sauces with Lost Capital have been. It's really more of a hot sauce tour than a music tour but we'll be up on stage with our instruments each night doing our thing. We hope you can come catch a show but we'll know why you're really there."
THE HEAT IS ON TOUR DATES:
03.09 Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center - Greenfield, MA
03.10 Park City Music Hall - Bridgeport, CT
03.11 HMAC - Stage on Herr - Harrisburg, PA
03.23 Pearl Street Warehouse - Washington, DC $
03.25 The Summit Music Hall - Columbus, OH
03.30 Martyrs' - Chicago, IL
03.31 The Parliament Room at Otus Supply - Ferndale, MI
04.01 The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
$ w/ Desmond Jones