The Mindful return to Old Ironsides, sharing the bill with What Rough Beast. A two band pairing that has been waiting to happen. 21+, $10
If experimentalism is defined as «the philosophical belief that the way to truth is through experiments and empiricism», then the Mindful aim to be a musical expression of this belief. Founded by Brett Vaughn, the Mindful plays with sounds, styles and musical approaches at will, making use of primarily rock and jazz influences while also offering funk and Americana vibes. Not merely instrumental-based music, the Mindful's colorful lyrics narrate a vast and varied display of songwriting prowess and discoveries.
What Rough Beast is a group from the greater Sacramento area that showcases an eclectic mix of musical influences. «Best description of their music is fusion (jazz, rock, pop with a touch of world rhythm).» -Pieter Pastoor (KDRT 95.7).