The Thing @ Timucua Arts White House

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The Civic Minded Five and Timucua Arts Foundation proudly present:
The Thing
Thursday October 8, 7:30pm. Admission is FREE.

Mats Gustafsson (Sweden) – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Norway) - bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) - drums

After forming in 1999 as a Don Cherry recording project, Scandinavian garage jazz trio The Thing soon established themselves as one of the most important European jazz groups, playing a variety of compositions, including material by PJ Harvey, Albert Ayler, The White Stripes, Steve Lacy, The Stooges, The Sonics, The Cramps, Lightning Bolt and The Ex. They transformed the music of these artists into a contemporary context, making it their own. As individuals or as a group, they have collaborated with those including, Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, David Grubbs, Eye, The Ex, Pat Metheny, Arto Lindsay, Steve Reid, Kieran Hebden, Merzbow, Christian Marclay, The Nomads, Guy Picciotto, Neneh Cherry and more, all activities fueling the music of The Thing to become what the group is all about.

“Tapping into rock’s most primal forces with the fire and fury that’s something to behold” – Mojo

“The Thing convert nouveau punk and vintage garage-rock into a roaring scream-up, but the sheer energy and love of the music keep gimmickery at bay” – Uncut

“The sheer power they generate from wood, metal, breath and muscle is stunning” – BBC

“Absurdly cool” – DJ Magazine
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By: Civic Minded 5

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