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“Brian Craig, the frontman of local band Don’t Mind Dying, appreciates the band’s sound and stage presence, which include smoke machines. “They always have these props that are awesome and a really thick sound that I love,” Craig says. “They sound like a 50-piece band, and it’s only three guys.””

“Ford stands at the microphone with his bass slung over his shoulder. He’s ready. The bandmates banter about what they should play. They agree on the funky dance beat “Leaving Now” and the heavier “All You People,” among others. The songs feature a consistent drumbeat, orderly arrangements of lyrics and short instrumental interludes. Ford describes their sound as funk metal blues.”