Kristin Kontrol, the electro-pop/rock solo-project of Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls, played a Popscene show at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on August 4th. Local Bay Area band Wax Idols opened the show. Photos from both sets below… Continue reading
Touring in support of their new record, Too True, Dum Dum Girls played the second of two sold-out New York City shows on the 26th, at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opening band Young Boys seemed to have something going on musically, though no one in the band can sing, and not in a charming kind of way. Second band Blouse were impressive. My immediate reaction was that if either the Breeders or Camera Obscura–two bands with little in common–were shoegaze bands, they’d both sound a lot like Blouse. Speaking of shoegaze, Dum Dum Girls reminded me more than a little of your typical mid-90s dream-pop alt-rock band. I mean that in a good way. Like a slightly less-rocky, more sinister version of Belly.