Defying Classification with Consider the Source
Saturday, Feb. 2
Me? I like "jam" that transcends any reliable, tried-and-true, beaten-path types of definitions: Music that makes it own way, and defies strict categorization under that term (or any others).
That's probably why I love — so much — gloriously out-there bands like Primus and Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, and stuff like TOOL, and jazz to the tunes of outfits like Medeski Martin & Wood and The Bad Plus.
It doesn't surprise me that all of those names fall some places, respectively, under the many and varied listed influences of NYC-based Consider the Source and Pittsburgh-based The Clock Reads, who will be appearing as returning headliner and special guest, respectively, at the King's Rook Club on Saturday, Feb. 2.
"Consider the Source's music is an eclectic mix of '70s fusion, traditional Middle Eastern and Central Asian styles, prog weirdness, and metal intensity," Premier Guitar writer Tzvi Gluckin wrote, most aptly, in a feature for that publication a few years back. "Guitarist Gabriel Marin boasts insane chops, impeccable time, mastery of diverse traditional scales, rare fretless guitar fluency, and a gift for manipulating effects."
Sound like a lot?
It is. In a good way,
Consider it sound nourishment. — Ryan Smith
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. // 1921 Peach St. // $10 for members, $15 for non-current members // 21+ // facebook.com/kingsrookclub