Hey, blogspot readers, the treats got off to a rockin' start without any tricks! This Halloween weekend, Dr. SouthSide's making her rounds at various shows around town checking out the hottest local acts burning the stage. Tonight her patient was the super rockin' group known as Dot Dot Dot headlining at Bottom Lounge.
Dressed in their finest glam costumes, Dot Dot Dot was ready to rock out this Lower Westside venue for their excited fans. SouthSide immediately liked the energy and vibe felt from this band's pop/electronica rock sound. Music like Dot's instantly had this 17+ audience dancing to the lively rhythmic groove found in songs like Walking in a Straight Line and Around the World And Back. Even while in a downtempo pace, there was still bursts of energy found in the guitar riffs and percussions. These were the moments that the keyboard/piano rhythms didn't overpower the heartfelt mood heard during Take That Away From Me. This reviewer highly suggests listening to new song, Smile, off Dot's upcoming album (currently being recorded). She liked how the band allowed the rock side to itself shine thus dropping the electronica a little. The tone of lyrics and tempo will definitely put a smile on your face.
Besides performing their originals, Dot did rock the stage with a few cover versions of popular hits from bands like Aha! and Ting Tings. SouthSide enjoyed the playfullness between Rose (guitar/vocals) and Lisa (bass/vocals) during the cover of Not My Name. Michael (keyboards/piano with the coolest scrolling marquee as his belt) showed off his lyrical rap chops for Cake's Going The Distance in which the band jammed under a hardcore sound. SouthSide also liked Dot's homage to Adam Ant (Goody Two Shoes - her favorite Adam song) and Naked Eyes (Always Something There To Remind Me). And to really close out this fun party , Dot did a rockin' encore cover of House of Pain's Jump Around.
On Saturday, Dot Dot Dot had the honour of opening for Common at President Obama's rally for the upcoming elections.
SouthSide highly recommends checking out this super hot rock-pop band at their next scheduled performance. For more information, visit Dot Dot Dot at http://www.dotdotdotonline.com or http://www.myspace.com/dotdotdotonline.
Until next time, support your local scene,