Strangecreek 2018 Battle of the Bands
Monday, March 19, 2018
Bar & Restaurant: 7:00pm
18+ $5 // 21+ FREE
Mainly inspired by bands such as The Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, Mease puts its own spin on the Jam. Originally formed in 2015 in the city limits of Providence, RI, Mease is a fusion of roots music and pure psychedelia taking you on a “cosmic American journey”. Having shared the stage with the likes of Redman, members of Twiddle, Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, Elise Testone and many more, Mease is quickly spreading to every corner of New England. The concoction of different styles from each band member is sure to create the recipe to tap into one’s ‘Technicolor Brain Stem’.
Formed two years ago, The Mangroves have become the place to go to let loose from the stresses of the work-week and love lives. Taking over the New England festival circuit, The Mangroves developed a devoted following that has spread throughout the entire East coast. With the upcoming release of their EP, ‘The Grand Scheme’, recorded by Grammy award-winning audio engineer Brian Warwick, The Mangroves have a bright future ahead.
The band will spend the summer touring in clubs and festivals across the US. The funky groove-oriented quartet is comprised of organ, bass, guitar, and drums. Fans love their explosive jams and seductive scales; If a room isn’t dancing simply put The Mangroves on stage and every night will be a Saturday night explosion.
When asked what it is like to hear The Mangroves for the first time, drummer Ian MacGregor states – “When listening to The Grand Scheme, there is only one place to go – funk town.” Bassist Austin Beveridge describes The Mangroves’ sound as “Rocket-fueled funk that can lift you into the stratosphere.” More often than not, you can find The Mangroves creating a cocktail of musical expression in a club or festival, in their kitchen cooking up funky-fresh grooves, or in their front yard turning the neighborhood into a surprise block party for everyone.
With the pending release of their first music video, the anticipation among their fans has become palpable. All you need to fall in love with The Mangroves is to listen to their music– and you’re hooked.