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Consider The Source

Consider The Source

Saturday, December 3

Sci-fi, Middle Eastern fusion. No, we’re not talking about Naked Lunch, we’re talking about Consider The Source. Fresh off of a tour of Europe and Israel, the three-piece band from New York City return to Buffalo on Saturday (Dec 3) for a show at Nietzsche’s. Last year the band, guitarist Gabriel Marin, bassist John Ferrara, and percussionist Justin Ahiyon, released their third full-length album, That’s What’s Up, a progressive jam record full of foreign rhythms and complex time signatures. So where do three dudes from New York state gain the skills and knowledge to play such improvised, eastern influenced music? A unique source of their musical understanding can be attributed to a trip the band took to India, where they studied the tala, or rhythm, of North India, and the micro-tonal scale structure and melodic design of South India. In the past two years the trio has criss-crossed the United States half a dozen times, while performing alongside acts like Victor Wooten and Wyclef Jean, as well as touring the Middle East and Europe. Taking these experiences and filtering them through their heavy rock background, Consider the Source have crafted a one-of-a-kind sound. A new live DVD is in the works for a March release, but you won’t have to wait until then to experience this band’s infections improvisation. Aqueous and the Left Hand of Darkness open the show. —cory perla

10pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 / nietzsches.com). $10. 21+.