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March 2023

Liquid Sound Company and Herd of Instinct collaborate on a new release "Cosmic Worlds" released on Vistari Records.

Available on Bandcamp.

September 2022

November 2020

Herd of Instinct  will play a virtual show for the ProgStock Festival

virtual series. Proceeds from the show will go to help support

The Bob Moog Foundation's educational and archival efforts.

The show is Saturday, November 21 @ 5:00 pm Central Time.

Tickets are available at:


October 2020

The most radical Herd of Instinct release so far, “Unravel”, is a journey through the life span of the band.  The album consists of unreleased tracks from previous albums, improvisations, and newly recorded material.

Now available on HOI's BandCamp site.

October 2019

Incantation will be released October 31, 2019

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Our new album Incantation will be released October 31, 2019 on Firepool Records!


July 27, 2019

Live at Division Brewing

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

7:30 PM

Herd of Instinct  7:30-8:30

Michael Harris  9:00-10:00

The Aaron Clift Experiment  10:30-11:30

May 2019

May 4, 2019

Live at the East Main Arts Festival

601 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010-1231

12 PM

March 2019

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March 16, 2019

Live at The Prophet Bar

2548 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

Herd of Instinct performs at 10:00

October 2018

December 7, 2018

Live at O'Rileys

8989 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75243

Herd of Instinct 8:30

Cassandra's Curse 9:45

The Glen Young Experiment 11:00

Scarlet Theatre 12:00

January 26, 2019

Division Brewing

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

Herd of Instinct

Stone Machine Electric

Liquid Sound Company

September 2018

September 8, 2018

Division Brewing

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

The lineup will be Herd of Instinct, Blood Jet Poetry, and Stem Afternoon.


Artwork for the new release Hallow.  An ambient remix album of Herd of Instinct music that will be available on only on Bandcamp.

April 28, 2018

Division Brewing

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

The lineup will be HOI and CIK (Mark Kitchens and William Irvin from  Stone Machine Electric)

Show begins at 8:00 p.m.

May 5, 2018

HOI will play the East Main Arts Festival in Arlington, TX on the Division Brewing stage at 12:30 p.m.

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

February  2018

March 31, 2018

Division Brewery/Growl

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

The 31st show will take place in the Growl behind Division Brewing.

509 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010

We'll be playing with Dubba Hotep vs. Ugly Spirit (members of Mora Collective)!

HOI - 8:00 pm

DBvsUS - 9:30 pm

April 28, 2018

Division Brewery

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

June 2017

Mini Tour of Austin Texas 

One Night Two Shows

June 17, 2017

Kick Butt Coffee & Booze 8:00 p.m.

5775 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

also performing The Aaron Clift Experiment 

and Crocodile.

and the 2nd show.

Nomad Bar 12:00 a.m.

1213 Corona Dr, Austin, TX 78723

May 6, 2017 

East Main Street Arts Festival Arlington 

Division Brewery Stage.  3:30 p.m.

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

The new Herd of Instinct album Drone Priest is close to being finished.  The new material features four special guests.

Gayle Ellett (Djam Karet)

Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson)

Marco Machera (EchoTest)

Bill Bachman (Spoke of Shadows

Mike McGary, Rick Read, Bob Fisher, and Ross Young also participated in the recording.




Drone Priest, the new album, is available on CDBaby and the Firepool Records store!

The cover for Drone Priest created by Angel Stephens!

Previous Shows:

October 13, 2017

Division Brewery

506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010

November 17, 2017

Café Crème

1834 E Oltorf St,

Austin, TX 78741

8:00 pm

November 17, 2017


711 1/2 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

11:00 pm

December 16, 2017

Grackle Art Gallery

4621 El Campo

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

7:00 pm

January 23, 2018

Prophet Bar 

2548 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

Opening for Marbin

Video for "Fragments of a Portrait" from the upcoming album Drone Priest 

November 2016

Herd of Instinct and Blood Jet Poetry will be returning to Division Brewing on Saturday, November 12.  

506 E. Main Street  Arlington, TX 76010

Show begins at 7:30. 

Saturday, October 8th Show

HOI will be playing Cosmic Crow Collective/Division Brewery.

506 E. Main Street  Arlington, TX 76010 

Show begins at 7:30.

Opening the performance will be the debut of Mark's new improv/electronic band Blood Jet Poetry.

Terry Horn and Mark will be providing visuals.

September 2016

Show at Diamond Jim's Saloon.  Saturday, September 24 at 12 midnight.

An interview with Exposé Online about Herd of Instinct to promote VoyagerFest. Thanks to Jon Davis!

HOI will perform at the VoyagerFest in Austin September 17 - 18.  

We will be performing September 17 at 6:30 in the ballroom at Spider House.

Show in Austin announced with The Aaron Clift Experiment

June 2016

May 2016

We've been busy rehearsing for upcoming shows.

HOI was recently featured on the Gagliarchives Progressive Radio Show! 

We're currently in the Top 20.

March 2016

February 2016

December 2015

Drone Priest Fuzz o)))

October 2015

Manifestation Pt.2 Video

A track from the upcoming CD featuring Gayle Ellett on mellotron and Bill Bachman on drums!  

August 2015 update

Mark plays on the new Hands cd "Caviar Bobsled".   The band formed in the 1970's and is currently an octect!

The new HOI CD is almost complete.

The band has tracked 11 pieces that feature Gayle Ellett (Djam Karet and Fernwood) on keyboards and guitar, Bob Fisher on sax and flute, and Stephen Page on violin.





Mark practicing a new HOI piece.  Warning - It's kind of sloppy!


Mark composed the music for the new IOS game Unpossible by Acceleroto.

HOI Interviews 
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