Tag: Dex Romweber Duo
by sarahnade on Jul.22, 2011, under Promotions
If you thought last week had a lot of giveaways, just wait until you see this week!
Captain America Prize Pack (Frisbee and movie pins)
7/27: Advance Screening of The Smurfs 3D @ Regal Movies at North Hills 14
Dim Mak T-shirts
Enjoy – and remember to keep your radio locked on WKNC to win these awesome prizes!
While The Grayces aren’t well known here on the east coast, in the Music City, they’re music news. Since the release of their 7″ EP last year, they’ve been playing all over Nashville and touring the Midwest including venues in Chicago. And all those shows have earned them some real street cred. This year they’ve been asked to play the “Nobody’s Vault But Mine” Festival at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge, May 28-30. The festival is a Third Man Records fan appreciation event and will also include music from big names like Dan Sartain, PUJOL, Dex Romweber Du0, and The Ettes.
This morning, April 14, The Grayces gave a teaser of what’s to come for them besides their appearance at “Nobody’s Vault But Mine.” They debuted their first official music video for their new single, “Just Another Thing.” With their association with Third Man Records acts you might expect the raw garage rock sound which assaults your ears as soon as the video begins, but what you might not expect is the perfect convergence of influences that make The Grayces so unique. Like a journey back in time, 80s pop-punk, 70s art rock, and the sarcasm of 60s British punk blend together in a simple mixture of head-banging rock that’s not nearly as simple as it seems. Lead singer Iz Stone’s ability to go from Pat Benatar to Grace Slick to Joe Strummer and back again in under 3 minutes is astounding and might be exhausting if it weren’t for the band’s keen understanding of when to let loose and when to pull back.
Sound amazing? I think it is. Granted, this isn’t for fans of moody alt rock, synthy dance music, or the folk-mania that’s been sweeping indie music, but if you like rock’n'roll, give your ears a treat and check out the brand new music video for “Just Another Thing” below.
Saturday will mark the 2011 installment of Record Store Day, celebrating the art of music and independently-owned record stores. Main attractions include special vinyl and CD releases, in-store performances, and giveaways, like Record Store Day’s website giving away a Buddy Miller guitar.
Schoolkids Records in Raleigh will open at 10:0 a.m. Saturday and have in-store performances by Radical Classical, Dex Romweber, The Raveonettes, and Adventure. CD Alley in Chapel Hill and Offbeat Music in Durham will open at 10:00a.m. as well. Durham’s Bull City Records will open at 11:00 a.m., with refreshments and surprise performances.
“I think it’s a great celebratory day that brings awareness to the physical stores,” said Chaz Martenstein, owner of Bull City Records. ”It’s a joint day shared between the stores and the people who keep them open. I love the spirit of it.”
As an added bonus, any purchase made at Schoolkids, Bull City, and Wilmington’s Gravity Records will enter you into a drawing for two All-Show writstbands for Hopscotch music festival. The lineup for the September festival will be announced April 20.
For more information about Record Store Day and participating stores, visit RecordStoreDay.com.
by Tommyboy on Mar.12, 2010, under Local
Our very own Laurie Lu (host of the Rockabilly Hour, Sundays 2-4pm) got on the horn for an interview this past week with the legendary Dex Romweber of the Dex Romweber Duo (formerly of the Flat Duo Jets). The Duo will be embarking on a European tour in April, and are playing The Pour House in Raleigh this Saturday, March 13th. Enjoy!