For Your Consideration: Consider the Source Plays The 8×10
Instrumental middle eastern sci-fi fusion juggernauts Consider the Source returned to The 8×10 in Baltimore, Saturday December 5 for the final show of their run with funk band Kung Fu. The trio from New York mostly played songs from their latest double album, World War Trio (Parts II&III), which includes hit tracks “Ninjanuity,” “Tsim Sha Tsui,” and the “So Say We All” trilogy.
Superb. Absolutely superb. Along with melting in a few older tunes, they played one of my favorites “Put Another Rock In That Bag” from their stand-alone album, World War Trio (Part 1). The crowd got rocked. Their songs were heavy, intricate and so DAMN crunchy, all the while uplifting into what I can only describe as a spiritual encounter. Both frontmen played their instruments with a frenetic pace yet were perfectly on time through every unexpected and meaningful change. John Ferrara slayed the low end, plucking, slapping and strumming a definitive heartbeat for each song alongside drummer Jeff Mann. Whirling Dervish Gabriel Marin is the mad scientist of pedals and absolutely masters his double-neck, delivering a truly monumental performance.
Their precision as a band is hypnotic and admirable. As a live-show enthusiast, it is very humbling to watch a group of musicians perform who know and love their music and instruments to that level. The chemistry between these guys on stage is special to the point of becoming electrifying. Original and masterful, World War Trio commands your attention and leads you through a existential wormhole of space-time musical ecstasy.
12.10 Portland, ME @ H.O.M.E.
12.11 Somerville, MA @ Thunder Road
12.12 Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s
12.18 Norwich, CT @ Strange Brews
12.19 Syracuse, NY @ Funk ‘N Waffles
New Year’s Eve w/ the Disco Biscuits in New York City @ PlayStation Theater
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World War Trio (Parts II&III) now available on iTunes.