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DRESSY BESSY (denver, co)

September 18, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

$7 – $8

SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS

Dressy Bessy (Denver)
https://dressybessy.bandcamp.com/
with

Deadbeat Beat
http://deadbeatbeat.bandcamp.com/

The Kickstand Band
http://thekickstandband.bandcamp.com/

FLUSHED (Grand Rapids)
http://flushed.bandcamp.com/

w DJ RYAN CADY

AT UFO FACTORY
$7 advance $8 at the door
9pm 18+ w ID

“We never broke up,” Dressy Bessy singer/guitarist Tammy Ealom says on the occasion of the release of KINGSIZED, her band’s first new album in seven years. “It was never our intention to drop out, it just sort of happened. We were dealing with life, but we never stopped making music.”

Indeed, the 13-song KINGSIZED makes it clear that, nearly 20 years into their career, Dressy Bessy are making some of their most compelling and accomplished music. Such melodically infectious, lyrically barbed new tunes as “Lady Liberty,” “Make Mine Violet” and the anthemic title track are potent examples of the band’s uncanny ability to wrap Ealom’s personally-charged, pointedly subversive lyrics in sparkling, irresistibly catchy songcraft.

In addition to showcasing the band’s musical chemistry, KINGSIZED also draws upon the talents of a wide assortment of friends, admirers, and contemporaries. R.E.M’s Peter Buck adds distinctive 12-string guitar on “Lady Liberty” and “Cup ‘O Bang Bang,” while legendary Pylon frontwoman Vanessa Briscoe-Hay adds her voice to “Get Along (Diamond Ring).” Minus 5/Young Fresh Fellows mastermind Scott McCaughey plays keyboards on “Make Mine Violet” and “57 Disco” and R.E.M’s Mike Mills sings on the band’s distinctive rendering of the George Harrison classic “What Is Life,” which appears as the b-side of the 7″ single release of “Lady Liberty.”

KINGSIZED, after the departure of original bass player Rob Greene, features an assortment of notable guest bassists as well, including Eric Allen of The Apples In Stereo, Jason Garner of the Polyphonic Spree and The Deathray Davies, Mike Giblin of Split Squad and fabled punk progenitor Andy Shernoff of The Dictators.

 

Details

Date:
September 18, 2016
Time:
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cost:
$7 – $8
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Venue

UFO FACTORY
2110 TRUMBULL
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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