Last night Dexter Romweber played at a tiny club around the corner from here called the Tap House. Sorry I didn't get any pics but I do have great news : His new album is coming out in February and it features Chan (Catpower) and Exene Cervenka (X). OOOOoooooh!!!! I can't wait, I love all three. Chan will be doing a Ketty Lester 60's song, Love Letters that you may know from the David Lynch film Blue Velvet and Exene will sing Johnny Burnette's Lonesome Train. I know this will be my soundtrack for 2009....the BEST year ever.
I have a deep connection to all 3 musicians and I just may have to write separate posts on each. In the mid 80's, I remember my sister had the Athens, Georgia compilation which featured him and also his sister Sarah's band, Let's Active. It wasn't until 1994 when I frst saw Flat Duo Jets play in NYC and probably have seen Dexter perform 6 times since. Whenever I hear this guy play certain slow songs, I get the chills.
In the past few years he has formed a band with his sister, (fab drummer) Sarah and are called the Dexter Romweber Duo. They live in Chapel Hill, NC , a cool little college town which is not too far from here. All 4 kids in his family are musically gifted and they are shedrockers too!
Here's a clip of Dexter with Flat Duo Jets (guitar and drums only) doing Crazy Hazy Kisses: