May 1, 2013

The DTease ~ April 27, 2013 @ SOhO

I Got Mine and You Can Have Some


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

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.

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.

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.”

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.