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MUSIC

I Got Mine and You Can Have Some
updated: May 04, 2013, 1:00 PM

By Jenny Schlax

The DTease ~ April 27, 2013 @ SOhO

A public service announcements comes on, sirens wail, smoke fills the air - now you know The DTease have arrived.


(Photo by Paul Dunkley)

The DTease are a local Santa Barbara glam rock band created a year and a half ago, a fully formed vision of lead singer Wilson Gil's frenzied mind. Banned from SOhO after their first show (about a year and a half ago) due to their complete demolition of everything, they made their return with what Wil calls a "now controlled demolition." A benefit of trial and error.


(Photo by Paul Dunkley)

The show itself consists of strobe lights, smoke, barely clad dancers, confetti guns, pillow fights, crowd surfing, glow sticks, shinny suits, shoe drinking, literary quotes - oh, and of course, rock and roll.

The DTease immediately assault your senses with hard hitting rock and intelligent lyrics. Wil strives to gets his point across through his performance drawing on inspirations like Mick Jagger and Iggy Pop, urging the crowd to take his lead as permission to let go of inhibitions. The songs are political, sexual, and humorous. Hopefully the audience grasp that this is performance art at its finest, there is a point to the madness.


(Photo by Paul Dunkley)

The set takes you from a public service announcement ("Insurgent"), through corporate corruption ("Wall Street Prostitute"), to some down and dirty rock ("I Got Mine"), and ends in "an ejaculation of feathers" ("Dirty Mattress"). And just when you thought it was over and you were satisfied, they erupt in one last blast ("Come Again"). Wil claims "it's like really good sex - sloppy but worth the clean up."


(Photo by Paul Dunkley)

According to Wil, "it is hard to go to a DTease show and not have a good time." And he's not wrong. ‘Cause I got mine… and you can have some.

Upcoming DTease Shows - June 6th at Velvet Jones.

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Shows you should be seeing:

May 11 Saturday - Stomprocket with Broken Machine @ Velvet Jones [Metal]
Local metal takes over Velvet Jones. For band information, go to www.stomprocket.net
For tickets, go to Velvet-Jones.com

May 16 Thursday - The Phantom Pomp's @ Whiskey Richards [Rock]
More local rock, more good times. For artist information, go to www.myspace.com/phantompomps
Free

May 17 Friday - Ozomatli @ SOhO [Funk]
Latin hip-hop senseation returns to bring the house done. If you need to dance, you need to get to this show. For artist information, go to www.ozomatli.com
For tickets, go to NewNoiseSB.org

May 18 Friday - Eilen Jewell Band [Blues]
Sings Like Hell returns with Americana blues. For artist information, go to www.eilenjewell.com
For tickets, go to Lobero.com

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Jenny Schlax is a non-musician in love with music and live entertainment. For more Jenny, read her blog JennySchlax.com

 

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