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December 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Few late 1990s acts captured the feeling of a scene in flux as effectively as The Dismemberment Plan, a Washington, D.C. outfit that filtered underground-rock traditions — post-collegiate ennui, the do-it-yourself ethos — through music-conservatory chops, disco-funk sass and an unironic love of Top 40 radio.
The recently-reunited foursome plays Saturday at The Neptune Theatre in Seattle. (more…)
October 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM
The Dismemberment Plan
The early 2000s were a nebulous time for independent music, and The Dismemberment Plan reflected that, spastically drawing upon a hodgepodge of styles ranging from noise-rock and disco-punk to white-boy funk and late-night jazz.
Parenthetically, the Washington, D.C. combo shared some traits with other groups — Talking Heads’ dancefloor-readiness, Fugazi’s tension-and-release — yet it also had a distinct voice, specifically that of singer-guitarist Travis Morrison. (more…)
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