A few weeks ago a friend put me onto I The Mighty, a Californian progressive/alternative rock band in the same vein as Circa Survive and Saosin. I initially assumed the band must be based out of LA as many other up and coming alternative rock bands are. It was refreshing to find that the four-piece band are in fact San Francisco locals. A hometown show at Bottom Of The Hill last Thursday 1/12 was a perfect live introduction to the band.
I The Mighty play with the same emotion and flair as many well-known acts like Chiodos and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. Fans of the genre could probably save a few pennies on a headlining act and see I The Mighty play instead.
Frontman Brent Walsh and lead guitarist Ian Pedigo trade-off catchy riffs that compliment pitch-perfect melodies, blending hooks into choruses and choruses into interludes with great ease. As a guitarist myself, I am always keen to see a band take the audience along for the ride with a simple click of a distortion pedal.
Halfway through the set the band launched into their new single. “Cutting Room Floor”, a lyrically intense track produced by Erik Ron (best known for his work with Panic! At The Disco and Versa Emerge) strikes the perfect balance between the bands signature progressive rock sound and a more grasping pop melody.
I The Mighty are currently on tour (see dates below) promoting their new album Karma Never Sleeps. Check out tour updates from Stefan Aronsen on tour with the boys.
|Mar 08||Red House||Walnut Creek, CA|
|Mar 09||Refuge||Cupertino, CA|
|Mar 10||Golden State Hall||Bakersfield, CA|
|Mar 11||Rock City Studios||Camarillo, CA|
|Mar 12||Nile Underground||Mesa, AZ|
|Mar 13||ENMUR-PAC||Roswell, NM|