Jack White Cites Dex Romweber As A Major Influence In New Davis Guggenheim Film
Dex Romweber Duo September Tour Dates Will Get Loud
Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. From Academy Award winning director, Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2) and Jack White (The White Stripes) who cites Dex Romweber (ex Flat Duo Jets) as a major influence. Avoiding the traditional ‘talking heads’ documentary style, the film captures the guitarists as each explains and demonstrates how he changed the sound of the electric guitar to suit his own distinctive musical style. Concentrating on the artist's musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a singular day when Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play. Shot in London, Dublin, Nashville and Los Angeles, the film has begun generating worldwide industry buzz. To date, the bands of Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White have sold more than 500 million albums worldwide. The movie is scheduled to make it’s world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September. The Dex Romweber Duo will also kick off a fall tour in September.
One of the most exciting scenes in the movie shows Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White are all sitting together talking about their influences. Jimmy Page pulls out a Link Wray record, The Edge pulls out a Sex Pistols record and Jack White pulls out Dex Romwebers’ band Flat Duo Jets Go-Go Harlem Baby record and acknowledges Dex’s influence on his music. It Might Get Loud also contains live footage of Dex playing “Crazy Hazy Kisses” and the Flat Duo Jets song “Frog Went A Courtin” from Go-Go Harlem Baby is also in the films soundtrack. Jack White recently said of Dex Romweber, “Dex Romweber was and is a huge influence on my music. I owned all of his records as a teenager, and was thrilled at the fact that we were able to play together recently on tour. His attitude towards music is remarkable. His songwriting, along with his love of classic American music from the south, be it rockabilly, country or R&B, is one of the best kept secrets of the rock n roll underground."
Dex Romweber is nothing less than an icon of the American music underground. The former frontman for the world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo Jets, released his first of nine albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. He starred alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s in the 1987 cult classic film Athens, GA Inside Out. His first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps. He was showcased on MTV's The Cutting Edge and 120 Minutes, starred in the Flat Duo Jets videos "Wild Wild Lover" and "Radioactive Man", made a stunning performance on Late Night with David Letterman, and has shared the stage with dozens of other rock icons including Iggy Pop and the White Stripes. The Dex Romweber Duo also features Dex’s celebrated sibling Sara Romweber (Mitch Easter, Lets Active, Snatches of Pink) on drums. The band just recently signed a multi-album deal with Bloodshot Records and the first album will feature duets between Dex and Cat Power, Neko Case and Exene Cervenka and will be released in 2009.
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The Dex Romweber Duo September Tour:
September 14 Trustees Garden - Savannah, GA
September 19 High Noon Saloon - Forward Fest (Bloodshot Records Showcase) Madison, WI
September 20 The Picador - Iowa City, IA
September 21 Private party - Hudson, WI
September 22 Rascal's - Moorhead, MN
September 23 Lee's Liquor Lounge - Minneapolis, MN
September 24 The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
September 25 The Jigsaw - Cleveland, OH
September 27 Bynum Front Porch - Bynum, NC