But it's energy, not stylistic pastiche, that's most characteristic of this hugely enjoyable band. This music is a great deal of brash fun, and Fishtank has been gaining popularity. High-energy Gypsy-flavored modern styles have been common for a few years in New York, and more recently on the West Coast. Now they're here, and the Fishtank Ensemble's show ought to bring some interesting fans out of their corners.
[Originally published in September, 2011.]