The Mattson 2

If you could soundtrack the jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf, The Mattson 2 would most certainly be the composers. The identical twin guitar and drums duo are truly a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson's untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan Mattson's tribal jazz hard-bop drumming. They channel the gorgeously hypnotic gods of surf, sun, and neon-punk- jazz of our modern universe, evoking evolved realms of experimentalism, rhythm, and story. The identical twin’s deep telepathic kinship navigates colorful forms of beautiful weirdness and exotic landscapes of layered improvisation, transcending the concept of modern musical performance. They have toured relentlessly throughout Japan, China, Brazil, Paris, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, and the United States. The Mattson 2 have Bachelor’s and Masters of Fine Arts degrees in music from University of California San Diego, and University of California Irvine respectively. Mattson 2 have collaborated/shared the stage with Chaz Bundick, Toro Y Moi, Badbadnotgood, Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Cornelius, Chocolat & Akito Katayose, Silver Apples, Money Mark, Thomas Campbell, Nicole Mitchell, Mark Dresser, Farmer Dave Scher, and Tortoise members Jeff Parker, John Herndon, and John McEntire.

Brainstory is a power trio hailing from the Inland Empire which pairs jazz, psychedelia, and soul to create a unique sound that is a vehicle for musical and spiritual expansion. The band consists of Martin brothers Kevin (guitar, vocals) and Tony (bass,vocals) with Eric Hagstrom on drums. All three were musically spawned from their fathers: Tony and Kevin grew up listening to their father sing the gospel every sunday while Eric was raised on his own dad's massively epic album collection. The three met and played locally as a jazz trio for years until 2014, the year they electrified and became Brainstory. It wasn't long before their original works caught on with audiences beyond their beloved I.E. and broke fresh new ground in the Los Angeles area. The group found that audiences loved the fresh sound and intuitive improvisational aspects of their recordings and high energy live shows. With their newest self-titled "mini-album" produced by Chicano Batman's Eduardo Arenas, they forge a new path towards even more progressive and soulful sounds. The record is nuanced with accents of stylings from Shuggie Otis, The Beach Boys, and Herbie Hancock. When they aren't playing under their own name, they all stay busy collaborating and performing with the likes of members of Chicano Batman, Rudy De Anda, Kimbra and other heavy hitters of on the LA music scene. As a band they've shared the stage with Chicano Batman, Helado Negro, the Mild High Club, La Luz, Sheila E. and many others. Brainstory lives on as a force of funky soulful jazz sounds that take the listener to a place of expansion, a place of dancing, liberation, and love.

DJ Alvin Piranhas


$15.00 - $17.00


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