Buffalo Iron Works Presents
Doobie Decibel System, Midnight North
49 Illinois Street
Buffalo, NY, 14203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Doobie Decibel System
Jason Crosby and Roger McNamee formed a duo called "Doobie Decibel System" (DDS). As the Dewey Decimal System organizes library materials by discipline or field of study, DDS throws its diverse musical talents together to create riffs and songs that cross genre and generation. DDS Band performs an electric show which also features band members Pete Sears, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz and Jay Lane.
On any given night, DDS play their original songs, such as "Backlash" and "Wrong Side of The Road" by Crosby and "Live A Little" and "Couple of Puffs" by McNamee, and dip into rock 'n' roll archives playing a variety of classics from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead. Their distinctive style is heard in every song while they continue to surprise the audience by playing improvisations and creating a unique sound that encapsulates their talents and energy.
Over the last decade, Jason Crosby has been a member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band and the Susan Tedeschi Band, among others. In recent years, Crosby has played with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews in various configurations. His discography includes appearing on Anastasia's multi-platinum hit "Freak of Nature" as well as Tedeschi's Grammy-nominated "Wait for Me"; and more recent releases from Phillip Phillips, Pretty Lights, Robert Randolph, and Teddy Thompson.
Roger McNamee is the lead vocalist and plays bass and guitar with Moonalice (performing 90-100 shows a year) and past bands are Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes & Flying Other Brothers. Moonalice has leveraged technology to help build a national audience. The Moonalice Couch Tour™ on Moonalice.com, enables fans to watch any show on a smartphone, PC or tablet without an app. Moonalice works with 24 poster artists to produce a unique poster that is given to guests at every concert.
DDS also supports creative community by offering a commemorative rock poster by a well-known artist to fans at each show. A collection of music videos and archived HD video from the live video streams of nearly every show can be found at www.DDSband.com
They say if you work hard enough, opportunity flies like seed on the wind. Midnight North sustain this as truth. Gigs one after another. Set lists like a jukebox that has overflowed. A musical guest list longer than New Year’s Eve. For this band, it’s all about the song.
2015 came bearing the gift of rapid territorial expansion for Midnight North. They landed a coveted late night slot at their first High Sierra Music Festival and became regulars on the California summer festival circuit. The band made a lot of new fans on a successful East Coast summer tour and gave Chicago and Southern California a taste while they were at it.
When you come to a Midnight North show, you’ll find Elliott Peck, Grahame Lesh and Alex Jordan sliding into three part harmonies that are as comfortable as an old pair of jeans. You’ll hear bassist Connor O’Sullivan and new drummer Alex Koford making themselves at home in any groove from a stomp to a slow-burn or boogie. Settle in and you might find Midnight North writing a new page in the American songbook.
In addition to all the touring, Midnight North is entering their third year of holding down a weekly gig at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA where they began webcasting live and connecting with fans as far away as Japan. Every Sunday night, you are one click away from tuning in for fun nights like one in June of 2014 that had Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh standing in for an out-of-town Connor. This is a band that is as happy logging highway miles as it is keeping the home fires warm.
Midnight North released two recordings in 2015. Scarlet Skies, the band's second full length album was released on June 9th and Stayin' Single, Drinkin' Doubles, a 4 song digital EP, was released on Valentine's Day 2015. About the EP’s title track, The Washington Post has this to say: “the Dead never wrote a song quite like “Stayin’ Single, Drinkin’ Doubles.” Sung by Elliott Peck, the live staple is an exuberant, twangy anthem with a tinge of sadness that could pass for a Kacey Musgraves tune.”
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