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Preview Thu Jul 08 2010

Dex Romweber Duo @ Abbey Pub, 7/9/10 (and a contest)

Dex Romweber is a force of nature. A legend in his own right, Dex's sound lies somewhere between rockabilly, surf guitar, and pure rock — a testament to his earlier years with psycho-surf guitar-punk band Flat Duo Jets. You might have seen them perform in the '80s and '90s or alongside R.E.M. and other Georgians in the indie film Athens, GA Inside Out in the mid-'80s. Joined on stage by his sister, Sara Romweber, beating the hell out on drums, these two make a super duo emitting sparks of rock from their fingertips.

The Duo's recent albums sum up their sound so well, the first, 2009's Ruins of Berlin has a polished though still rough sound, something like a well-made cocktail that burns so good on the way down. The second, 2010's limited edition vinyl Live at Third Man was recorded in February at none other than Jack White's Third Man Studios in Nashville for a extremely lucky crowd of a couple hundred. This one is raucous, fast, and sweaty. It hits you like a slug of whiskey straight out of the bottle, and leaves you begging for more.

[mp3] Dex Romweber "Picture of You" from Ruins of Berlin


The Dex Romweber Duo plays the Abbey Pub tomorrow, July 9th, with music starting at 8pm from a host of bands including Chicago's The Saps and Coltrane Motion, Black Diamond Heavies, and Chicago's The Bama Lamas. Tickets $10/$13 day of show. 21+. The Abbey Pub is located at 3420 W. Grace.

Super contest time! Bloodshot Records has graciously provided us with a pair of tickets to the show and a signed copy of Ruins of Berlin on CD. Be the first to email us at contests@gapersblock.com with the subject "Dex!" and you and a friend will be in attendance for zero dollars (and you'll get something fun in the mail, too). Must be 21+ to attend. [Update: We have a winner! Congrats to Holly!]

 
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Our Final Transmission Days

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