Locust Street Taxi has been running steadily for about nine years. That's almost a decade of fun, crazy, horn-reinforced rock 'n' roll. Franco Bertucci (vocals/guitar) and EWU alumnus Nate Geyer (vocals/trombone/trumpet/etc.) are the two remaining founding members while many other musicians have come and gone over the years, including various members from Spokane. James Porter adds bass and backing vocals while Sam Stockard drums. The spirit of the band has always remained the same: to provide a high-energy, fun time for the audience. They employ three-part harmonies and tightly-orchestrated instrumental lines as the foundation for clever, witty, and at many times very funny lyrics. Stylistically, they dabble in swing, ska, reggae, latin, jazz, pop, and rock. They first came by the Local Lounge two and a half years ago, chatting in the studio and playing cuts from their previous release. This past Sunday they returned and put our stage area to good use with their full band set-up. They also spun tracks from their new CD "Mr. Brown," whose title is a tribute to their Nashville-veteran recording engineer Tom Brown.