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Stefan González, drummer, vibraphonist and vocalist in The Young Mothers, fronts the one-man grind/death-grind/noise-grind project Orgullo Primitivo/Primitive Orgasm.


González comes from a serious music pedigree – his father is jazz trumpeter, poet, and visual artist Dennis González – but Stefan has carved out his own unique and original place on the national scene. Born in Dallas, which is his current home base, González is a member of free-jazz trio Yells at Eels (with his father Dennis as well as his brother Aaron), the punk-rooted jazz-rock group Unconscious Collective, and the lone jackhammer of Orgullo Primitivo, which the Dallas Observer calls as “refreshingly skeletal, free from the overwrought decadence that defines so much of Dallas’ ‘experimental music.’” In 2014, the Dallas Observer named González as the city’s “Best Drummer.”



Photo: Peter Gannushkin

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