Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10 p.m.
The Evening Muse
3227 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Dollar Signs was an accident – a project that came from the unlikely collaboration of five anxious weirdos. This mecha-robot of sadness is ready to turn your living room into a dirty nightclub. To the untrained eye, Dollar Signs looks less like a band and more like five people who can help you fix your computer – but fret not – as they pack big guitars and even bigger hooks in their toolbox. Erik Button sings desperately for a break in this weary world, like a younger and drunker Tom Waits from the suburbs, whose intensity can only be matched and at times doubled by his faithful bass player and partner in crime, Dylan Wachman. The melodies are made possible by drummer Arion Chamberlain, boldly bashing his way through these desperate times. The band is rounded out with their master craftsman, Luke Gunn, known for playing every instrument known to humanity, even those that haven’t been discovered yet – and finally we can’t forget our hype monster on guitar, Tommy McPhail.
On Late Bloomer’s third full length, Waiting, the band have truly come into their own with an achingly human record that explores the crushing uncertainty of adulthood through a mix of hook-driven guitar rock and punk urgency. The album centers on ever-changing perspectives, with all three members contributing to the writing process to utilize their personal narratives, as well as points-of-view completely outside their own.
Ol’ Sport is a four piece, art school kid, diy band from Charlotte, NC. Led by the creative will to share a perception, the band has been cutting their teeth in clubs, bars, and basements along the east coast since their 2017 release, Grass Stains. With melodic shifts amidst their own brand of youthful energy, the rookie quartet demands the attention of the aimless twenty-something. Through trial and error, exhausted fade outs bring humble new beginnings.