/ Protean Collective / Yantra
Tuesday, Nov 06, 2012 8:30 PM EST
TT the Bear's, Cambridge, MA
18 years and over
3 is a band apart: Dark yet uplifting, spiritual without any connection to religion - theirs is a sound that transcends the genre conformity of modern pop culture. Rapid-fire acoustic guitar infused with dynamic percussion, animated drumming and thunderous bass culminate in a listening experience that is at once accessible and unique. Polyrhythms pulse within a symphony of driving metal guitars an
The Woodstock, NY-based group began touring nationally in 2003 when they hit the road with Coheed and Cambria. They turned a lot of heads, winning audiences with their passion and unique brand of virtuosity. The buzz had begun, not just amongst music fans but within the industry as well.
Enter 2006, after the successful re-release of "Wake Pig" on Metal Blade Records, and the completion of their first world tour, 3 returned home to begin work on a new record. Drumming guru, Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello), offered up his legendary studio and drum collection, and so the boys set up shop and recorded their masterpiece: "The End Is Begun".
In anticipation of their new record's 7-24-07 release, 3 hit the road with Porcupine Tree Spring '07 touring all over the US and Canada to rave reviews. They caught the attention of Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy who said, "I've been a fan of theband3 from the moment I was turned onto their CD 'Wake Pig' in 2006... And as much as I already loved the CD, I was even more blown away by their live performance!" After a headlining run of Northeast US in support of "The End is Begun" in Summer '07, 3 headlined the ProgDay Festival in Chapel Hill, Virginia. One week later 3 hit the road again, but this time in support of German Hard Rock legends, Scorpions. October '07 Porcupine Tree took 3 out on the second leg of their North American "Fear of a Blank Planet" tour. 3 then kicked off another mini-headliner of the Northeast in Woodstock with their annual hometown Black Friday gig.
In 2008 3 toured with Chevelle, performed on the inaugural Progressive Nation tour (along with Dream Theater, Opeth, Between the Buried and Me) and embarked on their first headlining tour of North America. One can definitely expect to see great things from this band who has already received over 1,000,000 plays at MYSPACE.com.