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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.


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