The Clementines – Concert Review – Uptown Theater Conspiracy Room – October 25, 2012

It’s all about timing.  Currently, it’s time to be a band with a woman up front, holding an acoustic guitar and killing it with her soothing tone and expansive vocal range.  That is what The Clementines are doing and it’s working.  I was fortunate enough to catch the free show put on by Alice 102 at the Conspiracy Room at the Uptown last Thursday.  Nicole Springer, the lead singer of The Clementines, is the real deal.  Her voice is incapable of offense and it leaves people feeling better off.  The problems of the day just melt away.  She accomplishes that which draws so many people to music – escape.  The Clementines are a pleasant escape from your daily life.

“Play the Fool” is probably my favorite song by The Clementines.  It’s not a disposable, hook-driven song that you will get sick of after two weeks.  It’s one of those songs that you play when you get home from work to change your state of mind – for the better.  It’s one of those songs you will listen to often for many years because it’s a quality song.  “Bayou” is similar in the sense that it has the tendency to take you away.  If you find yourself in need of an escape and have a few minutes to spare, I highly recommend looking up the Clementines and seeing what they can do for you.