My Maiden Name released their first EP — My Thoughts, The Same — last week in a show at Ampersand. It was my first time catching the newish band and their eclectic sound. Anna Chandler of Connect wrote last week that the band’s “new wave, Brazilian pop. ‘90s alternative, and hip-hop influences meld into a contagious, summery sound.”
My Maiden Name has a busy schedule lined up for much of the summer, and I suspect you’ll be hearing about the talented four-piece again soon.
Mitch and Nico opened and were backed by a brand new drummer. They played mostly covers — good ones, fun ones — but they’ve apparently been playing a lot of original work in regular appearances at clubs like The Wormhole and The Tree House. It was my first time catching them, however, and I was really impressed by the playing and the singing. Another act we’re going to hear from more often, I’m confident.
The Gumps closed out the night, but I had to head out before they took the stage. (Click here for Petee’s review of The Gumps debut album.)
A couple of friends of My Maiden Name — Kristan Patton and Thomas Rodriguez of Artisan Soul from Miami — also took the stage for one song, and you’ll see on pic of them along with several more of My Maiden Name and Mitch and Nico after the jump:
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