I’d never caught Consider the Source and their “sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion” before, so I was especially excited about their set at The Wormhole on Friday night here in Savannah.
Even listening to the music doesn’t really give an adequate sense of the theatricality and totality of the band’s live performance.
As a photographer, I like bands that take control of the stage and transform familiar spaces into something rich and strange. On that score, Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann certainly did not disappoint.
A few shots (click for larger versions), plus more of Consider the Source and of opener Kota Mundi after the jump:
I missed Omingnome, the first act of the night, but thoroughly enjoyed Kota Mundi, who built their mostly-instrumental reggae-infused rock layer upon layer in a long set before Consider the Source. The band funked it up for one song near the end, which especially got the crowd swaying and dancing — it would be interesting to see the band head that direction a little more often.