Moving Matter

Moving Matter

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"Quantum-Rock" with melodious vocals and intense improvisation. Performed at Camp Bisco V & ATX Fest & Wakarusa Music Festival 2007 Played with: Umphrey's McGee at Stubb's, Little Feat at The Fox Theater, Derek Trucks Band at The Aggie Theater, & Particle at the Fox Theater

Biography

Moving Matter, the enigmatic Austin, TX-based rock and jam outfit, have released their 3rd full length album in 2007. "Live at Grego's" is a 2-disc showcase of the band's raw, live power, unmatched improvisation, and noteworthy songwriting abilities. Since completing their 4-piece lineup early this year with keyboardist Dustin Bozarth, the band has steadily built on 2006's momentum that included raging performances at Camp Bisco V, and Austin's ATX Fest.

Since relocating to the musical mecca of Austin from Ft. Collins, CO in 2003, the band has steadily progressed, continuing to hone its high-energy sound, and frequently garnering praise and comparisons to such acts as Sound Tribe Sector 9, Phish, and Particle. Bassist Chris Holland (deep pocket grooves) and guitarist Josh Pearson (soaring leads) share most of the song-writing duties, while drummer Dan Mcgreevy captains the ship with his rock-steady beats. Bozarth on keys has rounded out the sound with lush synth textures and screaming hammond organ.

Moving Matter's previous LP, "Infrablue" revealed the crafty songwriting and studio prowess that the band had found in recent years, but it is undoubtedly late at night, under the lights and in the smoky bars where Moving Matter creates its magic. Swimming the uncharted waters of live improvisation, the band has a knack for creating powerful music that is undeniably in tune with the present moment and teeming with the energy of those who bear witness from the audience. At their club gigs, its not uncommon to see the band rock into the wee hours, long past last call, as crowds refuse to let the party end and bar managers get sucked into whirling sounds and good vibes of the band.

Moving Matter has shared the stage with such artists as The Disco Biscuits, The Roots, Thievery Corporation, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Tea Leaf Green, Little Feat, Particle, Tony Furtado, Brothers Past, and Big Head Todd & the Monsters. MM has rocked the stages of The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Antone's and the infamous Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, the Granada Theater in Dallas, and 2007 Wakarusa Music Festival in Kansas.

Booking:
Bernie Gold
Gold Entertainment
gold@movingmatter.com

Lyrics

Trodden St.

Written By: Moving Matter

A prison smile, a name in song,
All the while, I just tag along,
From colored lights, I caught your frame,
The motion slows just to hear your name,
I saw you walk into my view,
There wasn't much that I could do,
The words then dribble from my chin,
And paralyze me from within,

Cement that locks around my feet,
And holds me down on Trodden St.
'Cause I hate you the perfect one

A prison smile, a name in song,
All the while, I just tag along,
From colored lights, I caught your frame,
The motion slows just to hear your name,
Now once again I'm trapped in time,
A cruel attraction paradigm,
If thoughts could tell my story true,
I would be home alone with you...

Running Into Walls

Written By: Josh Pearson

I'm trying to find a way that I can rest my mind
It's running wild this period of trying times
I close my eyes only to awake in pain
I'm stuck inside, the walls are closin in

I'm stuck inside, tryin to find, a way out, of my mind
I'm stuck inside, tryin to find, a way out, of my mind

I've hit a wall, blood is drippin from my hand
Much more of this, I don't think that I can stand
I close my eyes only to awake in pain
I'm stuck inside, the trash compactor again

I'm stuck inside, tryin to find, a way out, of my mind
I'm stuck inside, tryin to find, a way out, of my mind

You gain strength, courage, and confidence
With every little thing you experience
What doesn't kill you only makes you bleed
The will to succeed...

I'm stuck inside, tryin to find, a way out, of my mind...

Discography

1999 - Five O'Clock
2001 - Wonderwheel
2003 - The Koz
2005 - Infrablue
2007 - Live at Grego's

Review of Live at Grego's:

Accompanied by melodious vocals and indelible guitar riffs, Live at Grego’s crosses the boundaries of rock-fusion by partnering busy bass lines and accelerated yet precise drum beats with beautifully designed synthesized layers.
Tie all this in with spitfire lyrics and random idiosyncrasies and you’ve got: Quantum Rock.

Disc one opens with the crowd pleaser, Running > Walls, a high-paced, guitar heavy rocker with lyrics of conflict from guitarist Josh Pearson. It’s a caption of the overall truth of Moving Matter: that they live, breathe and sweat energy. This disc is riddled with recent MM masterpieces such as Tom’s & Jerry, a bouncy, synth-pop-rock opus, and Kairos Krusade, an Egyptian based phenomenon with an underlying story of Kairo, the incorrigible, yet determined young man in search of the 4th Dimension.

Disc two displays the improvisational aspects of Moving Matter in a 1-2-3-GO type effort. The band scampers and cavorts with one another while building a living, breathing entity of adlibbed sounds and rhythms.

“Live at Grego’s” was recorded by sound engineer Grego Loboz at his private venue, The Purple Bee, located in Lockhart, TX.

Set List

Originals:
Bond
Change
Corners
Eleven to Four
Every Thought
Heart of Darkness
Kairos Krusade
Livingood
My So Called Life
New Gunji
Pantomimes
Perfect Soul
Running Into Walls
Rush
Se La Vi
Stigma
Systems
The Glue
The Inside
The Only Way
The Web
Toms & Jerry
Trodden Street
Victim of Tides
Wonderwheel

Covers:
Eminence Front (The Who)
Even If You Don't (Ween)
Happy Hour Hero (Moe)
Hottentot (John Scofield & MMW)
Ice Cream (Steve Kimock Band)
Jeep on 35 (John Scofield & MMW)
Kelpers (John Scofield)
New Pollution (Beck)
Porch (Pearl Jam)
Remedy (The Black Crowes)
Stealing Happy Hours (311)
The Tweeker (The Who / Phish)

Sets range between 1-3 hrs, time permitting