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The Mattson 2 wsg Steve Leaf – LIVE at Founders

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 9:30 pm - Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 12:30 am

Mattson 2
Thursday, March 5
9:30 Pm | $5 cover
21+ only

The Identical twin’s deep telepathic kinship navigates colourful forms of beautiful weirdness and exotic landscapes of layered improvisation, transcending the concept of modern musical performance. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson’s untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan’s tribal jazz hard-bop drumming – a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. In April 2017, Chaz Bundick Meets Mattson 2 album “Star Stuff” found itself at #1 on contemporary jazz Billboard Charts. The brothers Mattson paid tribute to Japanese legends like Shintaro & Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Haruomi Hosono on their Spring 2018 release “Vaults of Eternity” (via Carpark).“Mattson 2 Plays A Love Supreme,” (Spiritual Pajamas, 2018) is a future jazz mini symphony that shines a light into a hallway of mirrors to cast eternal reflections directly back onto the ideas and purpose of Coltrane himself, whilst challenging the very boundaries of jazz and modern pop.

Steve Leaf Music

There is a quiet confidence to the music of Steve Leaf. He has been writing songs for fifteen years now. Some songs about love, some songs about love lost, and others about everything else to cover all the bases. Steve hails from Michigan and cut his teeth in the singer/songwriter scene of Chicago which is to say he usually tries to sneak a Wilco cover into his set. Sometimes it pans out, other times, not a chance. He released his first record ‘We Are Ghosts’ in 2010 and has subsequently released several other albums since then including ‘Lightspeed’ in 2015 and ‘Go to the Pines’ in 2017. Steve finds inspiration in the songwriting of Josh Ritter, Damien Rice, and the less lyrically driven music of Ratatat and Nils Frahm. Always busy, Steve is consistently recording new music. In 2015, his fascination with instrumental music led to his creation of the guitar driven band ‘Public Access’, a ten piece leviathan rock band, a stark contrast to the reserved solo music Leaf creates. During a Leaf set, you can expect focused lyrics and tight guitar melodies over swirling ambient guitar loops.


Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 12:30 am
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Founders Taproom – Grand Rapids
235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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