fbpx

LIVE REVIEW: I The Mighty

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

 

About the author

Upcoming Meetups

Recent Posts

NAMM’s Believe in Music Week • Online and Free • January 18-22, 2021
January 18, 2021By
Ponyskull, 80s New Wave is the Answer MISSION:MUSIC Podcast
January 12, 2021By
Top 20 Northern California Synth Rock & Electronic Releases of 2020
January 8, 2021By

Top Articles

Top 20 Northern California Synth Rock & Electronic Releases of 2020
Oakland Band Planet Booty Releases a New Banger, Dancing in My Bedroom
Song Review of Bay Area Band Tell Me Tell Me's Song "Before" by Guest Writer Kalib DuArte
New Single by Flynt Flossy ft. Whatchya and; Planet Booty,  "Rough Month"

Mailchimp Signup

Mailchimp Signup Form
X