Last Night: The Damnwells at Fitzgerald's

The Damnwells Fitzgerald's April 5, 2011

Before playing a single note, Alex Dezen, singer for Brooklyn-based rock band The Damnwells, let the audience know what it was in store. He said the band's new release Nobody Listens to the Band Anymore was full of mid-tempo rock songs and "We're going to play all of them." 

Technically, that was a lie as the band only covered five of the 12 songs on the record, but his point was made. This was not going to be a big, sprawling show filled with varied artistic interpretations of the band's material. Instead, the band buzzed through its catalog of mostly three-minute rock songs with precision.

It was clean. It was focused. But, it was also a little dull.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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