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Thursday, March 17 • 1:00am - 2:00am
Dexter Freebish

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Dexter Freebish's brand new album, 'Shine On' explores new sonic territory and builds on the hook-laden songs of previous releases. While creating Shine On, the band was inspired by 808 drum machines, beat up synths, and their I-phone apps. Produced by The Singularity, the album ranges from the dance, heavy beat influenced 'Wide Awake', to the rock anthem 'Do You Want To'. They also collaborated with Greg Wells (Katy Perry, One Republic) on the song 'Save The Last Dance'. The Austin American Statesman writes, 'In their first studio effort in six years, the quartet spans the depth of their experience melding traditional pop choruses ('When The Sun Shines') with drum machines ('Wide Awake') and driving bass lines ('Everybody Knows Somebody') to create a vibe often reminiscent of early '80s English new wave acts like Duran Duran.' The Austin-based quartet has developed a reputation as a hard-working, crowd-pleasing band over the years. In 1999 the band's single 'Leaving Town' won Song of the Year at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest when it was chosen from 27,000 entries by heavy hitters such as Elton John and members of the Foo Fighters. The following year, A Life of Saturdays was released on Capitol Records, garnering critical praise along with vigorous radio play and tours both domestic and abroad. The band won the rock category of the 2003 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their single 'Prozak (Be Like Me)' and the track 'The Other Side' was featured on the massive Sims 3 video game.

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Dexter Freebish

Dexter Freebish is a band. Not a person. Since forming almost 20 years ago, Austin-based quartet Dexter Freebish has always been a band with which fate and faith have had a close association. Hearing parts of the story of how the members came together, it’s hard not to acknowledge... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am CDT

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