THE MANTRAS. Where have you been all my life? The six-piece progressive rock group absolutely threw down. Utilizing the beauty of: drums, percussion, bass, guitar, organ and vocals, The Mantras delivered their tasty message crystal clear. Holding on to a deep funk backbeat, The Mantras drizzled their melting pot of influences into their set. Their sound is a bold blend of funk, jam, metal, and a hint of country twang. I hope I get the fortune to see The Mantras at a festival in the near future. I can see them playing along side fest masters like Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits and Phish. In short, The Mantras were a wonderful surprise to my Tuesday evening and I highly recommend them to any music lover who kills for a good dance beat.
Up next was the prize of my night, Alan Evans Trio. A strong standing organ trio with undoubtedly talented musicians, Alan Evans Trio possesses a beautiful thing. With hard funk as their stepping-stones and raw soul and R&B to guide you along the way, AET cooks up a steaming cauldron of groove. I was overjoyed (to say the least) when AET dropped Sly Stone’s classic tune “If You Want Me To Stay” into their set. Constantly admiring all three musicians the entire night, I was glowing ear to ear their entire performance. One of my all time favorite organ trios, I seriously recommend them to anyone who can live off of dat PHUNK.
(Alan Evans Trio)
Check these nasty cats out:
The Mantras: http://www.themantras.com/themantras2013/
Alan Evans Trio: http://alanevanstrio.com/
Keep it fresh Beantown ✌