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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Stay on top of what's happening!

  • 5/10/2013 - We have a set tonight in Philadelphia at the M Room! 10pm for us, followed by Turtle Soup then Blendmode. Excited to see our Philly peeps, its been awhile!

    We are very excited to have a Special Guest drummer tonight, Adam Pasquel of Psychedelphia!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/342175195883787/?ref=ts&fref=ts

  • 5/9/2013 - New event: Mantis at HMAC stage on Herr Saturday June 8, 2013

  • 5/7/2013 - Thank you so much to everyone that came to our Liberty Taproom show last Saturday. We really appreciate the loving atmosphere and good times shared. Big ups to The Camelback Minotaurs for playing another rocking set. Join us for our next local show on May 16th at the Avenue Bar and Grill in Shillington PA.

    -->> THIS FRIDAY IN PHILADEDELPHIA. May 11th we will be playing at the M Room with BlendMode and Turtle Soup. Our set is at 10pm and we are very excited to have Adam Pasquel (Formely of Psychedelphia) joining us on drums.

  • 4/26/2013 - Hell Yeah Harrisburg!!!! Thank you Dopapod and Appalachian Brewing Company, we cant wait to be back!! We'll have the full SBD recording online soon! Setlist & Audio posted in the Archives.

  • 4/16/2013 - This Thursday we are back at the Avenue Bar and Grill , and we're bringing out our friends Mixing Numbers With Sounds for the party. Music starts at 9pm

    Next Thursday (4/25) we're coming back to Harrisburg PA at the Appalachian Brewing Company to support Dopapod .

  • 4/12/2013 - Who's Ready to get downnn tonight at the Liberty Taproom ??
    We have Mystery Fyre kickin it off at 10pm

    Next week we are at the Avenue Bar and Grill on April 18th with Mixing Numbers With Sounds

    And then the following Thursday, April 25th, we are coming back to the Appalachian Brewing Company joining Dopapod

  • 4/4/2013 - Upcoming Shows:

    April 12 - Mt Penn PA - Liberty Taproom with Mystery Fyre
    April 18 - Shillington PA - Avenue Bar and Grill with Mixing Numbers with Sounds
    April 20 - Hopewell PA - 420 PARTY, Steeles Tavern with Mixing Numbers With Sounds
    April 25 - Harrisburg PA - Abbey Bar with Dopapod
    May 10 - Philadelphia PA - the M Room with BlendMode
    May 11 - Mt Penn PA - Liberty Taproom with TBA
    May 16 - Shillington PA - Avenue Bar&Grill with Funkbot
    June 8 - Harrisburg PA - HMAC: Stage on Herr

  • 3/27/2013 - Latest live recording from our last show at the Liberty Taproom - Full show to be on Archive.org soon, but for now, here is a free download of the majority of the first set -



  • 3/22/2013 - Hell Yeah last night was funnn ! LADIES NIGHT was a success, we will be doing it again next month ! Thanks kratzpack for keeping the floor moving and Avenue Bar and Grill for hosting us. cant wait for next months Third Thursday with Mixing Numbers With Sounds

    TOMORROW we are back at the Downtown Reading Hofbrau (DRH) with Consider the Source and FiKus. Doors at 7pm, word is that this is going to sell out so get there early if you want in the show!

  • 3/21/2013 - Tonight! we're bringing out our good friend kratzpack for the first Third Thursday **Ladies Night**

  • 3/15/2013 - We are very excited to announce we will be joining Dopapod in Harrisburg PA at the Appalachian Brewing Company on April 25th!

    Also, we are playing March 23rd with Consider the Source at the DRH in downtown Reading PA ! Funkbot will join us for tweener sets this night as well.

  • 3/10/2013 - April 20th in Hopewell PA

    We are very excited to be joining Mixing Numbers With Sounds at Steeles Tavern. They will be coming to Shillington on Thursday April 18th to join us for our Third Thursday Throwdown at the Avenue Bar and Grill.

  • 3/4/2013 - Some exciting new shows for April to be announced soon! Here's what we have going on for March 2013

    Friday March 8th - Liberty Taproom, Mt Penn PA
    w/ The Camelback Minotaurs

    Friday March 15th - Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville PA
    w/ Funkbot

    Sunday March 17th - DRH , Reading PA
    w/ Flux Capacitor & L'Astronaut

    Thursday March 21st - Avenue Bar&Grill , Shillington PA
    w/ kratzpack

    Saturday March 23rd - DRH , Reading PA
    w/ Funkbot

  • 2/23/2013 - New show added for St. Pattys Day! March 17th. our debut at Building 24 opening for our good friends Flux Capacitor

  • 2/22/2013 - Last Night at the Avenue Bar and Grill: Jam > First Tube Tease



  • 2/20/2013 - Mantis @ Winter Ball Photos courtesy of Joshua Howard

  • 2/17/2013 - We will be compiling our favorite jams on our soundcloud account. follow us to get updates. Here is the first addition:



  • 2/17/2013 - Awesome Weekend! Our 1st Winter Ball went really well and our first time in West Chester PA was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who came out! Met so many amazing new friends. Our next show is this Thursday at The Corner House with our good friends Earth Diver.

    Luke Blair of Mantis at the 2013 Winter Ball

  • 2/9/2013 - Thanks Liberty Taproom for having us and thank you to everyone who braved the storm last night. Our new friends Vibratek killed it! We're excited to join them tonight at The Pickering Creek Inn! We start at 10pm

  • 2/3/2013 - FREE DOWNLOAD! 1/17/2013 The Corner House Shillington, PA on Archive.org

  • 2/1/2013 - Thanks The Corner House! We'll be back on Feb 21st with Earth Diver. Next show is Second Fridays at the Liberty Taproom with Vibratek. February 8th. We join them on Feb 9th at The Pickering Creek Inn to close out our 2 day run. Its going to be a lot of fun! Come out to both shows!

  • 1/29/2013 - NEW EVENT - The CamelBaKk Minotaurs and Mantis at Fennario's (West Chester PA)

  • The CamelBaKk Minotaurs and Mantis PRESENT to you a night of wondrous frivolity with just the right amount of FUNKIN FUN to fill your weekend! So come out and support some local homegrown music. We all look forward to seeing those pearly whites people.

    All ages welcome (Fennario's doesn't serve alcohol)
    Cover charge ($5)
    Music Starts at 8

    Mantis - Feb 16, 2013 - West Chester, PA


  • 1/28/2013 - Surprise Show w/ MANTIS (Corner House, Thursday Jan 31)

    Our good friends at the Corner House need a band to fill in this Thursday (Jan 31st) , so were going to party one more time this month! We are still going to be playing every Third Thursdays with special guests but this week will be a FREE SHOW, so come out for a Thursday Night 2 set Dance Off!

    9:30pm | 21+ | No Cover

    **Live mixed media art from LIZZIEBEETLES
    https://www.facebook.com/lizziebeetlesnbug?ref=ts&fref=ts

  • 1/27/2013 - Harrisburg PA blows us away every time, you guys really know how to party! Thanks Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center for hosting a great event and a huge thank you to One.man.And for letting us be a part on his Birthday show!

  • 1/18/2013 - Thanks PlusVibes Productions for coming out last night and taking a video of Whiskey Blitz !



    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4210719582772

  • 1/18/2013 - Early Show Tonight in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania! Come get your night started out with us. We play 8-9pm at Steel City Cafe with The Dirk Quinn Band!

    Thank you to everyone that came out last night to 3rd Thursdays at The Corner House. They are getting wilder every time! And huge thank you L'Astronaut for joining us and playing an amazing set !

  • 1/12/2013 - Thank you Liberty Taproom for having us. And a huge thank you to everyone that came out and raged with us. We will be back at Liberty on the 2nd Friday in February with Vibratek to kick off our joint Two Day Run.

  • 1/10/2013 - Please head over to this link and give some Likes to our very good friend and mentor who now has his own Live DJ Project. A while back Chris gave us a chance to play gigs when no one else would and we will be Forever Grateful!

  • 1/9/2013 - Check us out at the first annual Winter Ball!

    Mantis Feb 15, 2013 Winter Ball

  • 1/1/2013 - Happy New Year! Check out 2nd Fridays with Mantis @ Liberty Taproom!

ABOUT MANTIS:

Fusing many musical genres together, the three members of Mantis create a myriad of swirling grooves & frequencies that produce a mind altering show every time. Performing all original songs, Mantis blends jazz, classical compositions, funk, blues, waltz, jungle, rock'n'roll, drum'n'bass, and other concentrations into a highly energized live show.

Mantis frequently rocks stages in Reading PA, Philadelphia PA, Manayunk PA, Phoenixville PA, Harrisburg PA, York PA, Lancaster PA, Wilkesbarre PA, Pittsburgh PA, and Baltimore MD. Mantis is gearing up to start travelling out of state so get ready and hop on the bus!


BOOKING MANTIS:

To book Mantis, contact Nya.Matthews@gmail.com


CONTACT MANTIS:

To contact the band: mantisliveband@gmail.com


Thank you for your support and interest in Mantis.