Kimmy Sophia Brown has reviewed a number of acts from Belfast Maine’s Free Range Music Festival. Including us:
Lyndsy was quite the fireball and quipped, “We insist that you have a good time”. She reminded me of a young Shirley Maclaine – dimples and fire, with a joyful mime-meets-flapper dancing style. Her body responded to each note of music like an enchanted marionette, as she played the washboard and belted out songs with Ethel Merman’s power and Edith Piaf’s charm. As a matter of fact they played a version of “La Vie En Rose”, and other old tunes such as, “Everybody Loves My Baby”. There was also a sampling of their unforgettable originals like the electrifying, caffeine-saturated tune, “Black Coffee”.
I didn’t want to look away for a second for any reason because Lyndsy was a constant source of delight. I loved the sense of inner liberation that she conveyed, which allowed her to involve herself in the music with such wholeheartedness. Two toddler girls were dancing a few feet from the stage and she smiled and encouraged them to dance too. Of course, they became silly with shyness as soon as they saw her peeking at them from behind the microphone. It was very dear.
It was a fun weekend of new music. So do check out the other links. It looks like Brown missed The What Cheer? Brigade who were one of our favorites.
The Music Moms’ Ken had a few nice things to say about us.
While Squirrel Nut Zippers were the cool older brother that listened to The Who and Zeppelin, The End Times Spasm Band are the punky little sister that prefers the Ramones and The Clash. Led by singer Lyndsy Rae, The End Times Spasm Band craft a unique blend of 1920s blues and New Orleans Jazz. Her personality and free spirit gushes out of the songs, making it nearly impossible to stand still while listening. It’s a throwback that fits in perfectly with the new wave of folk and bluegrass coming out today.
Read more of “Band to Watch – The End Times Spasm Band.”
Thank you, Ken!
Heather McKeag very kindly reviewed our show at Iowa City’s The Mill earlier this month. She included a video of us playing “My Dear So-And-So” and “Medea.”
And our cover of Edif Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.”
Fort Wayne, our hometown, has long been the home of a vibrant and varied music scene. Out of nowhere, D. A. Fisher, an outsider from Brooklyn, was handed boxes full of homegrown discs by a coworker. We’re thankful to have a passing mention alongside the many truly great songwriters and performers named. Read his take on our scene’s history on The Reader’s site here.