Advertisement

Subscribe
to the
Weekender

Advertisement

Show Review: The End Times Spasm Band @ The Mill 4/8/12

Posted by Heather McKeag | Apr 10, 2012 | Arts & Entertainment

The End Times Spasm Band brought their apocalyptic message in spirit of the prohibition era to the Mill on Sunday night, turning the stage into a 1920s speakeasy. With an arsenal of high-brow lyrics, intense energy and classic vocals The End Times Spasm Band coaxed even the most timid of audience members into joining the commotion and taking to the dance floor.

In the true spirit of Spasm bands, they revived the spirit of Dixieland, Blues and New Orleans jazz, playing guitar, bass, drum, banjo and kazoo. Lead singer Lyndsy Rae Patterson’s high-octane performance demanded attention as she kickstepped, danced and sang across the stage as if she were performing on a coin-operated Kinetoscope. Patterson’s period performance was only out-staged by her jazz-age falsetto that could easily bring you to your knees. Combined with spastic wit and imagery reminiscent of Cab Calloway, The End Times Spasm Band provided a heel kicking, knee slapping good time.


Comments

[…] Read “Show Review: The End Times Spasm Band”. Posted April 15th, 2012 by Bart Tags: reviews, shows […]

Add a comment

*Please complete all fields correctly

BUY HALF-PRICE GIFT CARDS

WHAT TO READ NEXT

Posted by little-village
Elizabeth Moen and her bandmates -- Justin LeDuc, Blake Shaw and Dan Padley -- were out at Flat Black Studios earlier this month, recording tracks for their second LP, which...
Posted by kembrew
DJ Spooky's new Explorer I Remix emerged from a collaboration between this visiting artist and a group of University of Iowa scientists, musicians, librarians and archivists. It will celebrate the...
Posted by colleen-e-kennedy
The Brooklyn-based shoegaze band, performing in Iowa City next week, have traded urban escapism for political commentary in their lyrics. Witching Hour audiences can expect the Beach Fossils to "go...