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RUMSPRINGA @ THE ECHO

July 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments

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TUESDAY, JULY 10:

As drummer Itaru de la Vega and guitarist/vocalist Joe Stevens take the stage where a million hopefuls have previously set foot, it’s as if I was in some sort of mystical ceremony. Fans were dancing in this sort of sacrificial trance-like state and it wasn’t a surprise. Something about this band’s music is hypnotizing. As the show progressed, Rumspringa inclued their fans in their music by handing out tambourines and maracas—this sort of union speaks to the down-to-earth quality of the band and proves that (more or less) they are one with their crowd, as well as humble people. The crowd definitely took full advantage and it was absolutely a beautiful sight to see. Looking around, it was inevitable that between the first song and the third or fourth, everyone in the room had succumbed and were dancing or—to say the least—bobbing their heads. (JB)

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  • 1 Nadabhikku // Jul 19, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    This duo is going to leave their mark – they already have a passionate crowd following, as noted. Seldom have I seen or heard a band that has that old time 60′s connect with their fans and music that somehow links that magic time with a sound that is both timeless and today. Check em out!!

  • 2 the echo and echoplex » Thursday 12.20.07: RUMSPRINGA // Nov 28, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    [...] As drummer Itaru de la Vega and guitarist/vocalist Joe Stevens take the stage where a million hopefuls have previously set foot, it’s as if I was in some sort of mystical ceremony. Fans were dancing in this sort of sacrificial trance-like state and it wasn’t a surprise. Something about this band’s music is hypnotizing. As the show progressed, Rumspringa include their fans in their music by handing out tambourines and maracas—this sort of union speaks to the down-to-earth quality of the band and proves that (more or less) they are one with their crowd, as well as humble people. The crowd definitely took full advantage and it was absolutely a beautiful sight to see. Looking around, it was inevitable that between the first song and the third or fourth, everyone in the room had succumbed and were dancing or—to say the least—bobbing their heads. – LA Record [...]

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