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The first time I saw fIREHOSE was at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC(back when it was on F Street). I just saw them play a reunion show at Slim’s on 11th street in San Francisco after an 18 year break! They were working out the kinks that night but it just didn’t matter. There…

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 5

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/39592462/ w=600&h=338] In this episode Jonathan and and Jared play an acoustic version of ‘Black Rain’ , track no. 2 from their latest album, Feeling Hands. In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their…

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 4

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/39589502/ w=600&h=338] In this episode Jared talks about how they came to playing  Ask  a song released by The Smiths as a single in 1986. In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests…

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 3

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/39584163/ w=600&h=338] In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan…

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 2

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/39568865/ w=600&h=338] In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan…

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 1

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/39567487/ w=600&h=338] In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan…

All Together Now

I’m so glad I went to see Moe!kestra last night at The Uptown in Oakland. Moe! Staiano is a percussionist/composer. Last night he conducted a performance of his Piece No 9, When Terrie Had Six (a composition dedicated to the Ex). There were about 30 musicians on (and off) the stage playing his graphical score…

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