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Resonant Interval #20: Gordon Grdina, Kenton Loewen, Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten, Stefan Gonzalez, Nick Cabrera, Jason Jackson

March 26, 2010
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Resonant Interval #20 features our most geographically diverse shows to date. Bassist Ingebrigt Hakker Flaten, who recently moved to Austin from his native Norway, is one of the definitive bass players of his generation, playing with punk jazz trio The Thing, the blistering Scandinavian quintet Atomic & many others across Europe and North America.

He is pulling double duty on this concert, playing in a trio with Canadian oudist Gordon Grdina and drummer Kenton Loewen & a quartet with three Texas natives–Jason Jackson & Nick Cabrera on reeds and Stefan Gonzalez on drums, each of whom have at least a dozen projects between them which range from grindcore to funk. It will be a thrilling evening to say the least.

The concert begins at 7:45 pm. As we have performers travelling from across the state and across the continent, there will be a cover charge on a sliding scale between 5 to 10 dollars.

Here are some links to the various projects of Sundays’ performers:

Zanzibar Snails (Nick Cabrera)

Grdina Trio:

The Thing:

Yells At Eels (Stefan Gonzalez):

Akkolyte (Stefan Gonzalez):

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Resonant Interval Sound Series #18: I Heart Lung, Rare Grooves & CJ Boyd

March 12, 2010
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This Sunday we are proud to welcome five formidable musicians passing through the Lone Star State on their way to NX35 and SXSW, gracing Houston with two evenings of exciting sound.

I Heart Lung (Chris Schlarb on guitar & Tom Steck on drums) , from Long Beach, California, stir up a potent blend of drone, free jazz, noise rock & the contributions of their many collaborators.  They have released records on Sounds Are Active, Asthmatic Kitty & Thor’s Rubber Hammer and performed across the United States.

Taken from their Sounds Are Active album Between Them A Forest Grew, Trackless and Quiet:

If I Were A Young Man Now

Maleem Ya Maleem

From their performance for the “40 Bands/80 Minutes” documentary:

Rare Grooves, also hailing from the LA area, play a slowed-down but no less eclectic variation on Minutemen-style punk, which is unsurprising given their recording collaborations with Mike Watt. Hear their most recent recording with him here.

Itinerant bass player CJ Boyd will be blowing back into town for this show. His perpetual touring has made him familiar to many people in Houston and across the world.

There will be several combinations of each groups’ personnel throughout the night, making for a very unique opportunity to see some top-notch improvisors playing to each others’ strengths.

Show details may be found on this excellent Michael Curtin poster:


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Upcoming March Resonant Interval Concerts

March 9, 2010
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It’s been pretty mad around here at Resonant Interval headquarters, so we wanted to take a moment to thank Together, We Are Instruments, Six Strings That Divine Water, J.D. Franklin & Josiah Gabriel for playing the last two concerts. It has been a real treat to see so much of the electric electronic music going on in Houston.

We are very fortunate to present several artists passing through town on their way to SXSW in Austin, NX35 in Denton & on some nationwide tours. Here are posters for this Sunday’s show and a special rooftop show occurring the following Tuesday.


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