"Original progressive rock from Memphis"
Saturday Night at Local 506
Local 506 at 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC
Doors open at 8:30pm / Show starts at 9pm
$8 advanced / $10 day of show / $3 membership fee for non-members
For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Local 506 website at: www.local506.com/event/149531/
or call 919-942-5506.
MIND began playing in 2008 when keyboardist/singer MICHAEL GREENE answered a Craigslist Ad from drummerKEVIN JENKINS looking for someone who wanted to play progressive rock. After an only mildly rewarding circuit of local bar gigs, playing mostly cover tunes, they thought they were the only two people left in the world who really loved prog. After a road-trip from Memphis to Bethlehem to experience NEARfest in 2009, they learned they were not alone and they both realized that their cover band days were now over and that their new mission would be to write the kind of music they wanted to play without regard to the dictates of general audiences and club owners. This newly realized energy allowed them to pick up seasoned musicians CAL JACKSON (guitar) and MATT KARNER (bass), and in 2011, travel to Connecticut to work with Michael’s long-time friend and collaborator GREKIM JENNINGS to record their first album, “Structure.”
MIND’s music is a blend of many influences best fitting the ‘eclectic prog’ label, as Structure showcases songs that range from symphonic prog, to space-rock, to heavy prog, to jazz-fusion- indeed the structure of the band itself with Kevin, Grekim, and Michael being rock musicians who grew-up on prog wedded to the styles of Matt and Cal, who are classically trained jazz musicians, lead to an early description of their music as ‘progedelic fusion.’ You can hear elements of all these varied influences, yet even when they traipse into more avant/experimental territories, they maintain a sensibility and listenability that has found them broad appeal.
MIND can be experienced via their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/mindmemphis and their Myspace page www.myspace.com/themindprog.
MIND will also be available at ProgDay with a band vendor table selling CDs and other merchandise.