Dex Romweber put on a great show last night at Dollhouse Studios — a new venture in West Savannah. Romweber, formerly of Flat Duo Jets, now plays much of the time with his sister Sara, the drummer in the Dex Romweber Duo.
Sara is a trip to watch as her long hair flies as she attacks the drums, but it’s Dex’s show — that deep voice is so compelling and crystal clear. He was sure on point last night. Great set — I just wish he had played longer.
The Dex Romweber Duo was part of a bigger show at Dollhouse. But I missed the opening act Jackals and only stayed for a little bit of Tav Falco and the Panther Burns.
For those who don’t know Romweber, here’s the sound, although most of last night’s set was considerably more intense than this. So good:
The sound was superb for the Dex Romweber Duo, but there were some technical issues at the opening of the Tav Falco set, and Falco didn’t seem to be able to generate enough vocal volume to keep up with the levels on everything else. Plus the little bit of white lighting was replaced with more red, which has proven for me to be the worst possible color to get decent club photos.
In these pics you can get a little sense of the big Dollhouse space, which will soon be home to a full-fledged recording studio — more on that in a future post or column. Check out the Dollhouse Productions tumblr. The next-to-last shot is of the burlesque dancer who then sat down as the drummer for Tav Falco’s band, and there’s one shot there of Falco, which I desaturated quite a bit.
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