Consider The Source

GMBG Presents

Consider The Source

The Infamists, Across Waters

Thu May 3

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill

$12 - $250

This event is 16 and over

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$12 Advance/ $15 Day of Show/ $20 Premier Balcony/ $100 Premier Tables/ $250 Premier Cabanas

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. The band's newest album, "F**k It! We'll Do It Live" is available from considerthesource-nyc.bandcamp.com.
The Infamists
The Infamists
“With a sound that is very reminiscent of a younger, earlier prototype of The Sword’s style, The Infamists put on a great show in the hot and humid basement of J&J’s at this year’s Oaktopia Festival. With a strong mix of original tracks and covers, The Infamists gave a varied set that was entertaining and, frankly, exactly what rock ‘n’ roll is all about. No frills, no BS – rock at its core with good tunes that hit hard when the band needs to and eases off the gas pedal whenever the hell the group wants. In between songs there was a quick, “Hey we’re The Infamists and we want you to have good time” but that was about it. Song, boom. Song, boom. Song, boom. No Bono-esque, mid-show speeches or any of that unnecessary mainstream crap. Just three dudes up there playing music for a crowd of happily drunk college kids – and I know I wouldn't have had the show any other way.”
-Alex Ancira, Sofa King news.

“Musical expression in Denton is a very popular form of communicating the creativity that the city possesses. Along with the Jazz and Blues festivals, there are always good, free local shows right off the square. As I was scavenging through the Denton musical acts, I came across The Infamists at a show off the square, a three piece with the good ol' riff rock tones that epitomize rock and roll, hard and straight to the point. The Infamists are one of the few bands you can find that exceed your live expectations. They don’t mess around and tell you 30 minute life stories in between songs. They saddle up and ride their set-list with a seemingly renewed energy after each song. A band that people often relate them to is Wolfmother, however the two are vastly different in the way they play. If you’re a Rock fan, you will enjoy The Infamists. Be on the lookout for their EP coming soon!”
-Chuck Stark, The Notorious Note.

Please send all booking and other inquiries to:
spencer.wharton@yahoo.com
rileyrogersmusic@hotmail.com

We do not do pay to play gigs or sell tickets. We believe this is hindering the music industry and we will not help further this practice.
Across Waters
Across Waters
Across waters is history in the making. When four not-so-average guys from a small town known as Denton, TX band together to create an amalgamation of progressively styled music, nothing magical or profound happens instantaneously; this takes practice and the work of a Greater Power, if you know what I mean. Indeed it takes four insane, Jesus-loving men: Sterling Archer (guitar), Tyler Burditt (guitar), Leighton Pustejovsky (drums), and Levi Shultz (bass).

It all started with two guys and a dorm room during the fall of 2008. Leighton Pustejovsky and Tyler Burditt began a rampage of jam sessions only to find that their love for music would not cease. A year later after being approached by the rambunctious duo, Sterling Archer made his way into the ongoing embryonic stages of Across Waters. Finally, Levi Shultz, once a fill-in for shows, became the last addition, thereby completing the awkward quartet of talented musicians.

To say that these men had to overcome several adversities is certainly an understatement. One such case is the first time they ever performed, a day that will be remembered in infamy. "We stumbled through our set as Leighton couldn't hear anything, me and Tyler were out of tune, and our fill-in bassist had forgotten 75% of his parts... When we stopped it had turned out that most people had ventured inside for snacks and silence. We felt like great shepherds. Interesting enough, our name was My Great Shepherd", says Archer. Several venue and house shows later, the instrumental post-rock outfit has blossomed into maturing spiritual leaders of a broken generation. They are story tellers and music is their medium.

"Originally our intent was to just play together for fun and for the camaraderie that comes through playing in a band, but over time through observation of the culture we found ourselves in, our own convictions/intent shifted from personal enjoyment to a sense of calling. Our purpose now is to declare the story of God's redeeming work in places and to people who would otherwise never hear or be engaged with this narrative; to tell and reflect the beauty of our Creator and the wonder of His creation", declares Archer.

After three years of engaging the community in the artistically confused city of Denton, Across Waters has finally decided to release their first full-length album entitled More Light is Never Ending, all-encompassing of melodic guitar riffs, intricate drum beats, steady bass lines, and impacting spoken word. The upcoming album focuses on "the story of God's great narrative... in the creation story," says Archer. In a sense, the album is a multi-translatable version of what occurs on stage, which any show-goer will find to be a unique, challenging and spiritual encounter. "Our album is just a capturing of what we do on stage. Declare and reflect," claims Archer. Along with sharing a metaphoric story through music, Across Waters uses spoken word to convey a more specific message, reinforcing what is already happening in the music. Archer describes, "Much like a song does in inspiring the mind to wander and get caught up in something much more abstract, we use spoken word to direct where those thoughts are going in setting the stage for what is about to take place in the song itself."

With a melodramatic flare and an impeccable ability to perform the narrative of the Gospel, Across Waters continually cultivates a spirit of love towards all they come across. With the release of their debut album, the wacky men of Across Waters seek to relish in the gospel, sharing it with larger audiences and opening doors to minister to the lost. After all, they have always wanted to be great shepherds.
-Joanna Lugo (Hopecore.com)
Venue Information:
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
10261 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX, 75220
http://gasmonkeybarngrill.com