Mind at Large

Mind at Large

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With virtuosos filling each section of the band, M @ L has an arsenal of sound. Complementing the band's musicianship is raw, collective energy that drives each M @ L show. Their ability to connect with their fans, "singing and jamming along with them," keeps their crowd grooving all night.

Biography

Formed in October of 2006, Mind at Large has emerged as one of the most energetic funk-rock groups in Chicago. With Santana-esque guitar licks coupled with the melodic complexity of The Black Crowes and Umphrey’s McGee, this five-piece band has brought a unique quality to the Midwest music scene. With virtuosos filling each section of the band, M @ L has an arsenal of sound. Their new self titled EP debuts their versatility, from classic rock riffs to techno jams, simple ballads to choruses written in intricate time signatures. In each of their songs off the album, vocalist/guitarist Pete Bartleson has broadened his range in combining his smooth acoustic background with new funk rock elements.
Complementing the band’s musicianship is raw, collective energy that drives each M @ L show. Their ability to connect with their fans, “singing and jamming along with them,” keeps their crowd grooving all night. The band has played at an array of venues in Evanston, IL, placed 50th out of over 2500 bands in the Lollapalooza Battle of the Bands, and won Northwestern University’s Battle of the Bands at Nevin’s Pub in February 2006.
With the release of their EP, M @ L is ready to rock the Midwest – Hear M @ L in Chicago at The Elbo Room, Double Door, Silvie’s Lounge, and the Red Line Tap or come road trip to Wisconsin to see the band open for Blue October at the Rave or headline at The Animal House! Catch Mind at Large in the next few months before the band returns to the studio to record their first full album!

Discography

2006- "Recompose" (EP)
All tracks have received radio and streaming airplay and the staff at Live365.com has placed M@L on their top 15 Featured Artist list because of the EP. M@L is ranked among artists like Tom Petty, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Guster, and many more! check it out here: http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/library.cgi

Set List

Our typical show consists of two sets, each about 40 minutes long. We usually play about 12 originals along with one or two covers. We guarantee long, wild and rocking sets of contagious songs as well as a couple of surprises.