Consider The Source

Consider The Source

Kota Mundi, DAMS

Fri, March 6, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Limited Early Bird on Sale Now

This event is 21 and over

The gods of Middle Eastern Funk are BACK on March 6th! This permanently touring trio of world-class musicians blow away every audience. Their wide appeal brings out an audience of progsters, world music lovers, metal heads, dead heads, and everyone in between. Savannah's favorite band Kota Mundi are also performing along with supporting act DAMS. 

Consider The Source
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 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, 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 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.
Kota Mundi
Kota Mundi
Kota Mundi is a progressive rock band, formed in 2010 in Savannah, GA, with heavy influences of reggae/dub and grunge rock, all blending together to form a unique genre defying sound. Consisting of four musicians from various eclectic backgrounds, KM features an upbeat rhythm section that is complimented by in your face guitar leads. Kota Mundi is guitarist/vocalist Robbie Coggins, drummer/vocalist Paxton Willis, bassist Jason Cox, and guitarist/vocalist Bobby Calevich. KM is known by their fans for putting on high energy shows that will take multiple twists and turns while giving the audience a listening experience that won’t be forgotten.

Kota Mundi is set to release their Self-Titled EP via online/digital markets on (Tuesday) October 28th, 2014. Online markets that will carry the EP include 80+ of the most popular digital stores around the world, featuring but not limited to iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, and Spotify. The band will host a CD release party on (Friday) October 31st, 2014 at Barrelhouse South in Savannah, GA. The new EP features 5 tracks engineered/produced by Shane Baldwin at Elevated Basement Studios (Savannah, GA), ranging in style to showcase the versatility of the band’s ability and taste. The band is currently playing shows around the Southeast in support of their new EP and are continuing to experiment with new sonic boundaries.
Venue Information:
The Wormhole
2307 Bull Street
Savannah, GA, 31401