The most common question we get here at Rock Club is, "If Rock Club were a band, what band would you be?". Well, one possible answer is Dirty On Purpose. SackLunch would be the bassist and Potsy would be the studly lead singer, as this picture clearly demonstrates. However, there are a few characteristics that separate Dirty On Purpose from Rock Club, namely reliable automobiles. The DOP van broke down on the way to DC last night so we were only left with Cedars to quench our thrist for Rock.
After arriving at the Black Cat, I ponied up $5 to see Cedars play their entire catalogue of songs. That's right, they played all 7 of them. Cedars is a decent band that could have real potential except for one thing: there are a thousand other bands out there that sound like they do. You know what I'm talking about. Take a little U2, sprinkle in some Interpol, and add a little Gang of Four with just a touch of synthesizer. Or as the indie rock snobs would say, "highly derivative". It's the "I'm going to write this song and totally get laid" sound. Why do so many bands play the same wuss rock? I'll tell you why: the ladies love it. Here's a perfect example of what I'm talking about. After playing to a crowd of about 17 people, the keyboardist/guitar player walked out of the Backstage with four or five young hotties flocked around him. These guys aren't idiots.
Since we didn't actually get to see Dirty On Purpose, I decided to include a clip of their latest video. Any video that has both Jazzercise and a drummer on a trampoline is a-okay with me.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the multiple rule violations from last night. It may be time to expell Potsy, thereby leaving Jimbromski as the last remaining member.