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Consider The Source

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Consider The Source
w/ Drumadics & The Magnetic Pull
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:00 PM
The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
  • All Ages
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  • Ticket Price: $12.00 - $15.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
All ages admitted
Consider the Source:

NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS 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. A 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.

Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers”, Marin channels the mystical fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic soundscapes and boneshaking riffs. With a background in classical musics both Eurpoean and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal, Marin’s hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable. 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 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. Even when not improvising, Consider’s 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.

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, Matt Darriau (Paradox Trio), Oteil Burbridge, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dumpstaphunk, Keller Williams, George Porter, Jr., Jeff Sipe, Panzerballet (Germany), Eatliz (Israel), Freak Kitchen (Sweden), Morglbl (France), and many others. They have performed at numerous festivals and events, including Burning Man, Gathering of the Vibes, the NYC Fretless Guitar Festival, Catskill Chill, Sun Seekers Ball (Canada), Aura Music & Arts Festival (Florida), Jazz Fest (New Orleans), Head For The Hills Festival & SXSW (Texas), Rootwire (Ohio), and the NYC Gypsy Festival. The band’s latest release, “World War Trio (Parts 2 & 3)” (2016) is available at considerthesourcemusic.bandcamp.com.

Drumadics: Where else can you travel the world in a single set? Hear original, authentic music, and the most popular covers of Kanye West, Aaliyah, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Jackson, and more? At a Drumadics show! If you haven’t witnessed Drumadics, allow this to be your official introduction…
 
Driven by the raw power of the bucket drum and a strong emphasis on the down beat, Drumadics clever fusion of woodwind, stirring brass and unorthodox drum styles delivers a unique and distinct sound. With Hip-Hop, Funk, Latin and Pop highlights, this World-Beat/Jam Band dances at the musical crossroads of American and Industrial music. The band has traveled internationally performing at top entertainment venues and music festivals in Mexico City, Mexico; Austin, TX; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Boston, New Jersey, and New York. Drumadics performs regularly at top NYC venues, including B.B. Kings, The HighLine Ballroom, Webster Hall, Hammerstein Ballroom, The Knitting Factory, Terminal 5, Lincoln Center, and more. They have performed for the New York Knicks, the U.S. Open, SuperBowl 48 and Cirque du Soleil, and have opened for such artists as Eve, Raphael Saadiq, Wyclef Jean, Lenny Kravitz and Janelle Monáe.
 
Drumadics can still be seen performing in and around New York City clubs, streets and subways. Come witness this musical explosion of culture and rhythm, as they unite in symphony to define the sound that is indeed… New York!

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