LO-FI: The Mattson 2
THE MATTSON 2 W/ JOHNNY CONQUEROO @ LO-FI LOUNGE INDIANAPOLIS
DOORS: 7:30 PM, SHOW: 8:30 PM
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 21+
GENERAL ADMISSION, LIMITED SEATING
– Due to events happening in HI-FI and LO-FI Lounge during the same time, LO-FI door, show and set times are subject to change. We try to avoid this but want to make sure artists in both rooms experience minimal sound conflicts. If a change occurs, we will message all attendees immediately.
– All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation or time change by venue.
– Support acts are subject to change.
About The Mattson 2:
Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical twins who have been collaborating almost literally from birth. They grew up in San Diego, CA, where in middle school they started playing music; decades later, they had earned Master’s degrees in Music from the University of California Irvine. They formed their psych-jazz group Mattson 2 in 2003, and released their first album, Introducing the Mattson 2, in 2009. Subsequent releases include collabs with pro skaters Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Farmer Dave (of Kurt Vile), and Money Mark (of Beastie Boys). Since then, they’ve released an album with Chaz Bear — 2017’s Star Stuff, recorded under the name Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 and which peaked at #1 on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts — and reinterpreted Coltrane’s legendary A Love Supreme which Jazz Times said “manages to hold Coltrane’s revered album in the highest esteem while absolutely shredding it to pieces.” Paradise, their 8th record, marks the first time that the brothers have added vocals. The album is a masterful piece of psych-jazz, conceptually elegant and thrilling it its execution.
About Johnny Conqueroo:
Johnny Conqueroo is not slick or safe or fully predictable. Their live show is like a ride at the county fair, the kind that wobbles and sways and makes you feel like you’re surviving something. And right when it feels like the wheels are coming off, they fool you. How does such an energetic on-stage performance have that level of controlled musicianship? And, how can such an obviously young band sound like a time machine back to the 1960’s? And … which one is Johnny?
On “Only Child” (2019 video): Grant Curless (guitar, vocals) grunts that he’s an “Only Child”, but with mates Wils Quinn (drums) and Shawn Reynolds (bass), there is a telepathic ability that leaves fans shaking their heads – this brother-like bond only comes with many years of playing together.
These same three guys, still too young to all legally drink, have been touring clubs since 2015 and have fine-tuned a sound all their own. Fans are drawn to the interesting lyrics, fierce energy and quirky visuals, with one reviewer proclaiming, “It’s like a blues band, doing punk songs, for a Tarantino film”. Maybe this explains their appeal to all age groups and the bold video for Calculations (2019 video).
Music festivals have caught-on as well, with the trio touring an ever-wider radius to meet fans far from their Kentucky home (Master Musicians Festival, RailBird, Secret Stages, The Bob Fest, Moonshiner’s Ball ). The band will continue touring in support of a series of singles (discography) leading to the fall release of their coming 2019 EP, “Taking it Easy”.