Racer Sessions

Sundays, 8-10pm at Cafe Racer in Seattle, WA

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Volcano Pinnacles


Volcanic Pinnacles is a Portland duo that creates dense clouds of ambient, melodic, and grooving sound. Drawing inspiration from the likes of spiritual jazz (Pharoah Sanders, John Coltrane) as well as avant garde and post rock pioneers (Can, Colin Stetson, Do Make Say Think), the duo bridges the gap between free jazz, post rock, psychedelic rock, and world rhythms. Saxophone player Tony Mowe utilizes electronics to push his instrument into innovative territory, creating a deep droning wave of melody, while drummer Mark Musselman sculpts the sound into shifting polyrhythmic layers.

Since forming in the Fall of 2012 the group has successfully recorded its first EP and played many high profile shows around Portland, including the CD Baby Presents: We Are Indie Showcase at Rotture, the Creative Music Guild’s Outset Series, and St Johns NoFest.