Toadstool at The Space Again. . .

. . . and it never gets old. Not only is the music of Toadstool completely new and free every time the ensemble performs, but different permutations of the band lead to very different feels and sounds. Unlike bands following more predictable genres or musical structures whose performance comfort is dictated by rehearsed perfection, the beauty of free music is its ability to adapt to any environment or personnel participation at a moments notice. On March 17, reed player Nicklas was unavailable. In what seems like a consistent theme of first-time musical meetings leading to success, Portland bassist and sound experimentalist Boyd Andersson joined Kevin and Chris for his debut performance at Austin Rich’s Mid Valley Mutation Noise Showcase at The Space on March 17. The roughly 13 minute set was captured on video and is an intimate documentary of this band’s creative operations in action . . .

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