Noise Complaint Muffles Mango's July 4 Blast

"I Want You To Party" Mango's July 4, 2011

Mango's could have been drastically more packed for its 24-band Fourth of July "I Want You To Party" extravaganza if not for the meddling neighbors and the red and blue. We arrived at 2:30 p.m. and watched the crowd straggle in from the blistering heat. Originally, two stages were set up, one inside and one outside. After Gnome Chomsky played at 2 p.m., Mantis gathered up an intrigued, weight-shifting crowd outside.

Unfortunately for us, the set lasted about as long as it took for them to set up - the soulful, piano-based quartet led by Nicholas Greer had to cut their set short only three songs in because of the cops. Seriously, who makes a noise complaint on Independence Day?

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Allison Wagoner