Fast Heart Mart • rock, folk, punk, Americana • Rib Wrenchers • Saltcedar

Sunday Jan 15, 2017






Roblyn Crawford

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FAST HEART MART returns to Low Spirits for a night of Americana at 9 PM  with Jessica Billey and Rib Wrenchers at 10 PM, and Dave Payne and Saltcedar opening the show at 8 PM.  

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Fast Heart Mart: Martin Stamper and Roblyn Crawford
Courtesy of the artist

A gazillion years ago—more precisely during that formative year right before the millennium, dearest millennials—a dude named Martin Stamper made his name here in the Duke City by hypnotizing folks with his quirky conglomeration of rocanrol music, bluegrass, rap and raga. His multi-methodical project, Fast Heart Mart was the talk of the town. Stamper, diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and consequently the recipient of a defibrillator buried deep in his chest, went on to escape the heavy gravitational pull of Burque and the Land of Entrapment, touring New Zealand and most of central Europe, recording music for films and television and brilliantly busking in sunny San Diego, where the dude is practically a household name. Additionally, Stamper gained heaps of rocanrol cred by opening for acts like our dear friends The Handsome Family, Calexico, Bob Log III and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Fast Heart Mart returns to his roots here in Burque with sidekick, multi-instrumentalist Roblyn Crawford on Sunday Jan. 15. The two will be playing a show at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW). In a further addendum to the profundity and hypnotic potential of this $5, 21+ show, Jessica Billey and the Rib Wrenchers follow Stamper and company at 10pm, whilst Dave Payne and Saltcedar play at 9pm. But Fast Heart Mart takes the stage at 8pm, and damn it you all better go to this one because those stories are, indeed, right. But what matters most is the feeling you'll get: hypnotized.

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