Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Two Headed Cow and Dex

Posted by T. Ballard Lesemann on Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:35 AM

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There's a bit of buzz on Dexter Romweber's gig at the Tin Roof on Thurs. May 22. Audiences will get to watch a documentary film on a him and his previous rock band, The Flat Duo Jets, before being treated to a live set from The Defilers (who were recently added to the bill) and his latest duo with sister Sarah Romweber on drums (formerly of Let’s Active and Snatches of Pink). They embrace the same vintage rock spirit as the Jets — a sound inspired by the deep cuts of the 1950s and '60s.

“When I first heard Elvis Presley, that’s when I started falling in love with ’50s music,” says Romweber. “When I hear today’s music, I don’t hear that purity any more. It’s all glossy and computerized, like, suddenly the raw edge of rock ’n’ roll doesn’t exist any more. I think the type of music I’ve done is like an overall primitive vibe."

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Shot and edited by Athens, Georgia: Inside/Out director Tony Gayton, Two Headed Cow includes old footage of the Flat Duo Jets from the mid ’80s and covers Dexter’s career as a bandleader, songwriter, and dedicated rock ’n’ roller. City Paper ran a City Pick/Soundcheck on the event this week. This screening will be followed by a Q&A and a live set.

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