If you go see Dollar Signs in Charlotte, whether it’s at the Milestone, the Evening Muse, the Station, or Snug Harbor, you might hear “Dollar Signs Forever,” which closes Life Is Ruff. After the acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, and horns of “I Came I Saw,” “Dollar Signs Forever” jumps back into fast electric chords with a vengeance. It’s a song about growing older and realizing, despite everything, you haven’t changed.
It’s a lucky paradox of life when we confess our loneliness and alienation to each other, we build community, whether it’s in the Queen City or Boston. Dollar Signs gets that. That’s why the wide-eyed punk and the one who’s seen it all join their voices with Button: “When I got older I didn’t get wiser/I just got a little harder to talk to.” – Carson Risser for CLTure