1. 01.09.2013: @actrights at Desperados (at Desperados)

     
  2. 01.09.13: @actrights at Desperados (at Desperados)

     
  3. Dave is selling these shirts for $15 throughout the month of Jan. They are normally $20.  Holla!

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  4. @ Desperados | U Street | WED, JAN 9 | $7 ADV/$10 DOOR | ALL AGES

    THE ACT RIGHTS (AUSTIN, TX) + LISA DOLL + TBD

    BUY TIX ONLINE FOR $7   http://bpt.me/314958

    The Act Rights

    The Act Rights sound like The Seedsthe Black Lips and The King Khan & BBQ Show all tangled up in a big mysterious knot.

    http://tonequake.com/actrights-epk
    facebook.com/actrights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1W7_VinXBA

    Lisa Doll

    Lisa approached me with a handful of extremely lo-fi laptop demos, while we were playing together in a previous band. Upon first listen, I could tell she had a gift for creating powerful yet upbeat songs with a pop sensibility. There was a nice tension between fine pop and rock n roll naivety. The project caught my eye taking me back to the days before things locked into a steady groove and predictable chord changes. Together we fleshed out the songs, and put together a 6-song EP. Along the way we have taken on several mercenaries, who have composed the rest of the Rock n Roll Romance. The band has hit the ground running, and has no plans on stopping anytime soon. ~Andrew Stevens 
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  5. @ Desperados | U Street | WED, FEB 27 | $7 ADV/$10 DOOR | ALL AGES

    SLEEPING BAG (JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS) + ROZWELL KID + TBD

    BUY TIX ONLINE FOR $7  http://bpt.me/314973


    Sleeping Bag  www.sleepsleepingbag.com

    Stripped-down, unblighted, bedroom pop songs… about girls. “Women Of Your Life” is the intimately facile sophomore album from indie-slackers Sleeping Bag.

    The Bloomington, Indiana based trio is spearheaded by Dave Segedy, who is the group’s drummer, songwriter and primary vocalist (that’s right: a drummer who writes and sings all the songs!). Specializing in simple and honest songwriting, Malkmus-deadpan vocal delivery, and unusually addictive melodies, Sleeping Bag craft songs that are at once familiar and fresh.

    The band’s debut s/t album was released on Joyful Noise in August 2011, receiving praise from Under The Radar, Impose Magazine, Village Voice, RCRD LBL, and My Old Kentucky Blog. With their second album, the trio have matured in the ways one might expect: songs are a bit longer, lyrics a bit more personal, and arrangements more developed. But all of Sleeping Bag’s signature elements are well represented throughout: the heartfelt (“In The Pocket”, “Still Life”), the playful (“Allison Cole”, “Saturday Night”) and the unbelievably catchy (“Soccer Ball”, “Walk Home”).

    Segedy’s effortless melodies, accompanied by the distinctively jangling guitar work of Lewis Rogers and the tastily minimal bass of David Woodruff, combine to form a sound that summons the energy and earnestness of 90s rock, while sidestepping throwback territory. Familiar influences are organically reconstructed into relevant, captivating pop. These are instantly accessible songs which gain surprising depth with each obsessively repeated listen.

    "Bloomington, Indiana’s Sleeping Bag are into that whole brevity thing. They’re a streamlined trio, led by singer/drummer/songwriter Dave Segedy, with a knack for bite-sized bedroom rock bliss-outs that almost stumble their way into incredible catchiness. "Walk Home" is a perfect example of what they do best, riding high simple harmonies and happy whistling — anthemic even though its barely got any words." — SPIN

    Rozwell Kid  www.rozwellkid.bandcamp.com  +  www.rozwellkid.tumblr.com

    Within the first few seconds of the driving, jet-propulsed opener “Rocket,” listeners are taken far off their reservations by Rozwell Kid’s maiden, self-titled LP. The name is more than just a moniker taken by West Virginia-native Jordan Hudkins, known otherwise as the drummer for celebrated rock outfit The Demon Beat. It’s a stance — a refusal to not take oneself too seriously yet never letting you mistake playfulness for a lack of sincerity. According to Hudkins, the idea behind the act is “to create the kind of music I love listening to, release it into the wild, and hope it finds an audience who can relate to my passion for thick, noisy power-pop.” 


    And his efforts have not gone unnoticed. Rozwell Kid’s fuzz-filled hooks and unique brand of introspection have garnered attention from publications like The Boston Phoenix, which named Hudkins as one of the “50 Best New Bands in America” in 2010. It is in this collection of tracks — an effort years in the making — that Hudkins reflects on experiences that range from a two-year touring stint with his other rock act, childhood memories and the film “Coneheads.” Recorded by Brian Spragg, mixed and mastered by David Klug, and featuring guest-spots from a host of West Virginia acts including The Demon Beat bandmate Adam Meisterhans, the 10-track record engages with what the Phoenix labels as “heartbroken odes to inner schlubbiness.” 

    Though more than enough to stand on its own, the album recalls the earlier, glory days of acts like Weezer and the more amplified side of Ben Kweller and Spoon. After recovering from the galvanizing effects of “Rocket,” listeners are taken through the harmony-driven warning “Dylan, Don’t Do It” and a manic, catching trip into “New Mexico.” Subsequent tracks round out a cast of sharp yet hardly-controlled rock tunes that provide surprises like the introduction of a scratching turntablist but still reinforce the undeniable power of hooks and handclaps. Rozwell Kid has arrived, and in his own words, hopes you won’t leave because of it. 

    "Few artists today can emulate the [’90s power-pop and punk] sound as well, where the hooks tout a freshness and determinable flow absent from pop music today. The brilliant ‘Dylan, Don’t Do It’ is a precise example of this.”— Mike Mineo (Obscure Sound)


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    (Source: sleepingbag.bandcamp.com)

     
  6. @ Desperados | U Street | TUES, JAN 15 | $7 ADV/$10 DOOR | ALL AGES

    POCKET VINYL (NEW LONDON, CT) + TIGER GILLIAM + SARAH FRIDRICH

    BUY TIX ONLINE NOW $7  http://bpt.me/314968

    Pocket Vinyl  www.pocketvinyl.com or http://pocketvinyl.bandcamp.com


    Pocket Vinyl is a melodic mesh between a piano and a painting.

    Let’s keep this simple: Pocket Vinyl is primarily a story of love. Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz met in 2009 and starting dating in early 2010. They went on their first tour in the summer of 2010 showcasing their unique show which includes a man who hits, beats, and slams a piano with his blistered fingers while a woman (a very beautiful woman) creates a brand new painting each night. Every show was different, and each show memorable to those who came. Now hailing from New London, CT, they’ve played over 150 shows is nearly every state east of the Mississippi River, and even quite a few beyond that. Their t-shirts and CD packaging are all hand-made. They’ve created 9 stop animation music videos (so far), 4 on-the-road documentaries (so far), 2 full length albums, 2 EPs, plus a few singles. They book, manage, and create everything themselves, and are incredibly proud of that fact.  Whether they’re playing for 2 or 2000 people, they always bring their intensity and art 100%.

    Tiger Gilliam
     

  7. We book events so you don’t have to.

    “Connecting music and art for your enjoyment, one dot at a time”  


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  8. Yeah, this is happening in Austin, TX in March.  

    http://www.facebook.com/events/246054248857319/?fref=ts

     

  9. We book events so you don’t have to.

    Connecting music and art for your enjoyment, one dot at a time”


    Contact us at 

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    connectingdotsnow.com