FFFF Live Review: Dum Dum Girls

Auditorium Shores, Nov. 2

FFFF Live Review: Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls

Auditorium Shores, Nov. 2

Dum Dum Girls graduated from girl group cliches with last fall's acclaimed Only In Dreams, but that doesn't mean that the bicoastal quartet has tacked down its stage presence just yet. All garbed in black, they could have backed up Jack White while zooming through varied points in the Girls' discography. Coquettish "Bedroom Eyes" sparkled brightly in the afternoon heat, with Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred's smokey alto countered against falsetto harmonies. Pulls from latest EP End of Daze, particularly the title track, dedicated to "the kid in the Black Flag shirt that knows every word," fared best. While the garage pop skipped along, there was a stoic quality to the performance that was hard to discern as intentional, or residual effects of Gundred's documented stage fright. Better get over it quick, since Dum Dum Girls just became the latest addition to Terrence Malick's film project.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Music Reviews
Faster Than Sound: Patti Smith and Bikini Kill in One Weekend
Patti Smith and Bikini Kill in One Weekend
Lighting strikes twice in Austin, and Pleasure Venom opens

Rachel Rascoe, May 13, 2022

Dispatches From a New Decade of SXSW
Dispatches From a New Decade of SXSW
Our favorite musical moments from the fest

Kevin Curtin, March 25, 2022

More by Abby Johnston
Dolly Parton Brought Her Full Self to SXSW (and the Dollyverse) with Unforgettable Set of Storytelling and Songs
Dolly Parton Brought Her Full Self to SXSW (and the Dollyverse) with Unforgettable Set of Storytelling and Songs
Substantial concert followed awkward Q&A

March 19, 2022

Beck Recalls His First SXSW Appearance: “A Total Disaster”
Beck Recalls His First SXSW Appearance: “A Total Disaster”
Lo-fi legend assesses long career in Friday keynote

March 18, 2022

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Behind the scenes at The Austin Chronicle

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle