On October 27th, I The Mighty, Good Tiger, and Hail The Sun blew through Merriam, KS. Every band on the bill knew just how to get the crowd riled up. The night started with Good Tiger and a fleet of excited fans. The audience was hooked despite their short set. Some of the songs that evening included “Aspirations”, “Where Are The Birds”, and their latest single “Blueshift”.
Crowd participation for Good Tiger alone proved I The Mighty’s aptitude for picking great openers several times over. There were very few people in the house that didn’t look like they were familiar with the music, but even then, it seemed that everyone definitely enjoyed the set.
Hail The Sun, spent most of their six-song set playing some old favorites. Like Good Tiger, it seemed that everyone in the crowd was belting out lyrics. “Black Serotonin”, “Missed Injections”, and “Relax / Divide” seemed to have the loudest voices echoing along. Hopefully, it won’t be much longer before Kansas City sees Hail The Sun back in town as a headliner.
Fresh off the release of Where The Mind Wants To Go / Where You Let It Go, I The Mighty spent the evening getting the room sparked up. Even when only singles had been released, it was obvious that the album would be something a little different. Hearing some of the new songs live really amplified the key I The Mighty sound. These new songs really added something extra to the mix. Their music always has been full of emotion and the new album struck a chord with fans by highlighting the concept of a relationship.
Just like the new album I The Mighty started with “Degenerates”. The new track quickly had everyone singing along. The new anthem was quickly followed by the album’s first single “Silver Tongues”. The song originally features Tilian Pearson of Dance Gavin Dance, and while on the road I The Mighty’s bassist Chris Hinkley really knocked these parts out of the park.
The set featured a pretty even mix of new and old songs and proved to be a great way to celebrate the album’s first week. It’s time to keep an eye on I The Mighty because there’s no denying that big things are coming for the San Francisco rockers. Until then, this tour should be on everyone’s radar.