It’s been said before. This band is dance-y, excitable and sweaty. No-Fi Soul Rebellion returns for Total Fest XI. You’ve had two years to recover from Total Fest IX when they filled the Badlander with more dancing bodies than the Dead Hipsters ever could. Mark and Andrea are hard-core veterans of the all-ages/DIY stage and, a little disclaimer: they will probably leave you with some form of Post That-was-the-best-dance-party-ever Stress Disorder (PTSD).
If you threw a rock in the direction of the Clark Fork River it is almost guaranteed to hit someone who has listened to or seen a No-Fi show. In fact, you could throw a rock anywhere in the Northwest and hit someone who has seen Mark perform in his green jersey, black tie and converse. Again, it is quite the performance. His wife Andrea is an artist in her own right and performs with Mark “playing” a guitar outfitted with an iPod.
But, if you have not seen them before, or in a while, I suggest you watch some videos and get pumped. And if you Youtube like I do you will be asking yourself “How did I end up watching Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag”?”
*photo by Andrew Kemmis, Total Fest 2010. Check out his other TF photos @ andrewkemmis.com DO IT!