Dropping in on the city of angels, Mandala, a 4-piece rock band originally from Connecticut, rocked a packed show Nov. 18 at the mint, their debut show in L.A. after permanently relocating to the city just a few months ago. With another show planned this month and new music along the way, Mandala are hitting the ground running, injecting themselves into the L.A. music scene with jovial fervor.
Playing a mix of unreleased tracks and already available singles, the band’s high energy, tight playing and lyrical prowess made for an electric set, and though it was their first gig in their new town, Mandala attracted a large and lively audience and seemed right at home on stage among new friends and acquaintances. From their natural spunk and attitude to their sheer delight to be on stage and show what they’ve got, Mandala executed their set with a cool ease.
Mandala at The Mint by Patti Sanchez
Also featured during the night were several other new or local artists including Deep Waters, Abby Carey, Mishaldndled Molove and Desert Pingüinos.
Mandala will be releasing their new single, “Better Now” at the end of this month as well as two additional singles set to be released at the beginning of 2022. They will also be featured as part of a line up playing at Madam Siam on Dec. 14, hosted by Breaking Sound L.A.
Mandala lead vocalist Morgan Fasanelli at The Mint by Patricia Sanchez
Words: Patti Sanchez
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