Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls

Critics have been raving about Dum Dum Girls ever since the release of their delicious, ear candy-laden debut, I Will Be, in 2010.  The noisy hell raised by these California-based ladies on their newest record, this fall’s Only In Dreams, has inspired similarly gushing reviews.  The band has been likened to “Chrissie Hynde backed by Hüsker Dü” (The Phoenix) and the album called “close to pop perfection” (The Associated Press).

Dum Dum Girls will be hitting Madison next Thursday (October 13, 2011) for a show at the High Noon Saloon, and we’ve got your chance to win free tickets right here!  Read on to find out how to enter to win.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

DUM DUM GIRLS with CROCODILES and COLLEEN GREEN

High Noon Saloon -8:30pm – $12 ADV $14 DOS – 18+

http://youtu.be/YBSs3-RfLKk

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BIOGRAPHY:

Write about what you know. That’s what they say. But that’s a lot easier said than done when what you know is very, very difficult to bear. That was the challenge Dum Dum Girls’ leader Dee Dee faced when writing the songs for the band’s moving second album Only in Dreams. “The first record was basically the first songs I’d ever written,” says Dee Dee, “and I was thinking nostalgically about being a teenager. This record, it was pretty much impossible not to write about very recent, very real things.”

Very real things indeed: Dee Dee wrote “Hold Your Hand” immediately after her mother (the pretty lady on the cover of both the Dum Dum Girls’ self-titled 2009 debut EP and their 2010 debut album I Will Be) was diagnosed with what turned out to be a fatal illness, and it’s one of several songs on Only in Dreams that unsparingly trace her mom’s passing. Other songs spell out the emotional toll of separation from one’s lover, something Dee Dee had to deal with while she and her husband (Brandon Welchez of the acclaimed noise-pop band Crocodiles) pursued their own tour schedules.

“Just about all the songs reflect the fact that I’d been on the road for about a year, pretty much separate from everything real in my life except the band,” says Dee Dee. “A lot of it is about distance and detachment.”

On several levels, Only in Dreams is a great leap forward for a gifted songwriter and an equally gifted band—it’s heavy, deeply personal stuff and surely unprecedented for this style of music, and that’s what gives Only in Dreams both its uniqueness and its gut-punch emotional impact.

Read more here.

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WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS:  This one’s simple.  With the title of the band’s latest record in mind, and because sometimes the best things happen after you close your eyes, we want you to tell us about a favorite dream of yours.

Have your responses posted by Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00pm.  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

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Related Content:  Free MP3 Download From Dum Dum Girls: “Coming Down”

7 Responses

  1. Once, when I was in New York staying at my Grandma’s house I had a dream about peanut butter toast. I was walking through my Grandma’s kitchen with my friend Maria and I was eating this delicious peanut butter toast. I took a bite and decided it was extremely good so I went back in time to a few seconds before… and took the bite again.

  2. My favorite dream was sitting in a packed movie theater, so packed that my friend’s dog had to sit in the row ahead of us. We weren’t sure if we should take her along, but she really wanted to go, and she assured us she would be good. We told her she had better not bark, or pee on the seat, or bother the people next to her. I wanted her to “fit in.” She showed us she could, as the audience laughed at a funny joke, she smiled and turned around to show us her happy face, seemingly saying, “See? I get it!”

  3. It might be because I don’t remember much of my childhood, but I have consistent dreams of hanging out with my grandparents if they were 20 years younger. Last night we went on a road trip through the southwestern US. Extremely pleasant dreams.

  4. i have dreams of a romantic and secret nature. sssshhhhhhh.

  5. I was very young when I had this dream, but I still remember it pretty well: I was in the dungeon of a castle with my sister because apparently we had done something that the king did not like. We sat there on our wooden stools quietly contemplating how to escape. A guard then came up and hit me on the back telling me to stand up and go down the hall for my punishment. I then woke up because I had wet the bed.

  6. Love that image, Kate! 🙂 The tix are yours. Congrats!

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