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Huka Entertainment Presents CONSIDER THE SOURCE CLIFF HINES Wed, March 11, 2015 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Freret Street PubliQ House New Orleans, LA This event is 19 and over 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 (Part 1)" (2014) is available at considerthesourcemusic.bandcamp.com. Cliff Hines "A multi-hued tapestry rich in East Asian mystique. Lush and eloquent, never brash nor naive… jazz that is at the same time exuberant and expressive, subtle and supple" –Aaron Lafont, Offbeat Magazine Cliff Hines is a progressive jazz guitarist and composer from New Orleans, LA. He attended the renowned arts high school NOCCA from 2003-2007 and later became a teacher there from 2007-2010. His quintet (all of whom are NOCCA alum) features vocalist Sasha Masakowski, drummer Paul Thibodeaux, bassist Jasen Weaver, and pianist Andrew McGowan. As a bandleader, he has toured as far as New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts (Harvard University), Texas (South by Southwest), Utah (The Orion Music Festival), and Oregon. He has also performed as a sideman at the Marciac Jazz Festival (Marciac, France), the High Sierra Music Festival (Quincy, CA), and multiple years at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has shared the stage with such heavyweights as Mike Dillon, Skerik, Marco Benevento, Stanton Moore, Johnny Vidacovich, Tony Clifton, Brian Haas and Mark Southerland (of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey), John Speice (of Grupo Fantasma), Helen Gillet and has opened for a diverse group of acts such as Talib Kweli, Jeff Coffin (of Dave Matthews Band), Big Sam's Funky Nation, and Eric Lindell. His first record "Like Mystics of Old" was released in 2009, and his second, "Traveler" (feat. New Orleans legends James Singleton, Bill Summers, Kent Jordan, and more) is due in October 2012. He is currently touring with The Mike Dillon Band as their bassist/guitarist/keyboard player, their debut album "Urn" is due in September 2012. Venue Information: Freret Street PubliQ House 4528 Freret St New Orleans, LA, 70115 http://www.publiqhouse.com/

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