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Dosh, Lovely Socialite

  • The Shitty Barn 506 East Madison Street Spring Green, WI, 53588 United States (map)
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Twin Cities multi-instrumentalist and producer Martin Dosh has become a poster child for unpredictable, genre-defying music. His last studio album was 2013's Milk Money, but 2011's Silver Face, initially a tour-only release and later posted on Bandcamp, does, capture the sense of boundlessness in Dosh's music just as well as any of any of the proper releases. It's a collection of 14 miniatures, each one characterized by a different collection of colors, beats, or samples (the first and longest track, "Jay Jay," serves as a kind of overture for the record). But at no point does the disjointed quality of the record become frustrating. The variety of sounds, rhythms, and themes—while separated track from track—almost begin to superimpose amongst each other in the context of the whole record. Silver Face requires your brain to process the record in a different way, all the while enjoying and interpreting the isolated miniatures as a representation of the extensive collection of influences from which Dosh pulls. Madison/Milwaukee/Detroit six-piece Lovely Socialite plays behind their July 2017 EP DoubleShark. The adventurous jazz-rock outfit balances catchiness with intricate big-band arrangements for brass, percussion, keyboards, and string instruments. Their music exudes virtuosity and sophistication while unabashedly embracing a sense of quirky humor evident both live and on recordings. —Emili Earhart

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