• Crazy Dreams Band

Back when Alexandra “Lexie” Macchi (aka Lexie Mountain) still lived here, it was much easier to see her in the audience than onstage. In a recent interview with Chicago-based webzine Blastitude she says she played out just a couple times while she was a Chicagoan, with “a fun instrument-swapping stoned-joke band called Creamweaver.” It wasn’t until after she moved to Baltimore in 2002 that Macchi became something of an underground icon, leading the Lexie Mountain Boys, a mostly a cappella, all-female combo that clobbered all kids of rootsy American music with a gleefully uninhibited experimental streak.