See Through Dresses – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – June 16th, 2017

See Through Dresses

See Through Dresses

Dreamgirl, Doby Watson, Bedroom Wounds

Fri, June 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

This event is 21 and over

See Through Dresses
See Through Dresses
Sometimes, the second record is harder than the first. With 2013’s self-titled LP established as a local favorite, temptation to just replicate it must be strong, especially after almost two years of touring North America and Europe on such a well-crafted debut; if Omaha-based post punk four-piece See Through Dresses let up now, you could hardly blame them.

Instead, their new EP End of Days, their first release on new label Tiny Engines, pushes the boundaries of their sound in every way. Drummer Nate Van Fleet is as solid as ever, and new bassist Alex Kirts integrated himself without a hitch, but the appeal here lies in the tense songwriting chemistry of guitarists / vocalists Sara Bertuldo and Mathew Carroll. Carroll’s offerings on End of Days are open-hearted bangers that call to mind Yuck; Bertuldo’s songs feel designed to catch the listener off-guard, with abrasive chord progressions, sudden tempo changes, and frequently off-the-wall lyrics. The result is a diverse but musically tight blend of punk, shoegaze, and emo influences across six new songs.

The push and pull of two talented musicians will never get old. Listeners can only hope Carroll’s heartfelt enthusiasm will keep clashing with Bertuldo’s melancholy drive for as long as possible.

End of Days is due out in the fall of 2015. It was self-recorded in Omaha, Nebraska by Carroll and Bertuldo, mixed by Ben Brodin (Pile, The Good Life, Simon Joyner) at ARC Studios in Omaha, and mastered by Mike Nolte.
Dreamgirl
Dreamgirl
A family of friends lost in a dream.
Doby Watson
Doby Watson
The Kansas City songwriter traces his "early life crisis" to the funeral of a cousin last year who was close in age to Watson. At the time, Watson was living in an art gallery. He had a tiny bedroom with a shoulder-level ceiling. When he finally got tired of crouching, he moved back in with his parents and got a job at Olive Garden. He seriously considered giving up music.

"A lot of goals I would have thought I'd have reached by that age, I hadn't," Watson, now 23, says. "For a long time, I convinced myself that if I actually pursued music, a lot of people would be disappointed in me. But they're actually not — they're actually proud of me."

Instead of attending college, Watson spent his young-adult years touring the country with a guitar, a box of Clif Bars ("one for lunch, then a real meal for dinner"), and a bunch of sad and beautiful homespun songs that are as sparse and haunting as those of Leonard Cohen or Jason Molina. Watson still books his own tours and plays in bedrooms, art galleries, lofts and — when he has to — bars.
Bedroom Wounds
Bedroom Wounds
Originally a recording project of Kristian Kyle Ratliff during his time in Springfield, IL. Now a full band based in his new home of Kansas City, MO.
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.theriotroom.com/
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