Opening to a sold out show and a less obnoxious, though typically sedate-looking crowd, Dum Dum Girls took the stage at Lee’s Palace on March 29, and I’m going to say it upfront, that Dee Dee certainly knows how to wear a shirt (or not wear a shirt in this case). With three backing guitars (including bass) and Dee Dee on lead guitar and vocals with her deep, somewhat raspy voice, there was a lot of emotion packed behind the music (and those nipple pasties).
Although not every song played was a hit, each is played with an equal amount of passion; the band is unafraid to support its music, hit or not, which is a beautiful thing. There flare for somewhat poppy music, with the dark facade and background, reminds one of Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Dum Dum Girls certainly hits all the right notes when it comes to rock music.
The music itself is not the statement for the girls on stage, but their persona as a band seems to gravitate towards a sub-culture that has existed and may return. Their punk styling and attitude, although different than their overall sound, creates the illusion of a clash of genres yet meshes into an entirely new entity.
Emily Fox | @foxyfoxe