Presented by: High Road Touring
Friday, March 20
8:55PM - 9:30PM
214C E 6th St
Listen to I Want To See You Dance
Jacob Dillan Summers has been many things. A sheltered fundamentalist Christian kid. A world champion drumline drummer. A marine. A lovesick transplant to icy Alaska. This is the story behind Avid Dancer - the nom de musique under which Summers is releasing Avid Dancer's debut EP I Want to See You Dance, out October 21st on Grand Jury. These songs are some of the most kaleidoscopic, distinctly individual - and above all, honest- pop music you'll hear all year.
During the songwriting process, Summers would start with rhythms he'd create on percussion. This process ultimate gave his material a righteous rhythmic heft across the board - from the highly danceable "All the Other Girls," which appears as a psyched-up drum circle on Dance, and the smoky torch-soul ballad "Stop Playing With My Heart."
Even when Avid Dancer's music does evoke artists, say - from the vintage electro-disco pulsating through the Hot Chip-esque "I...Show the rest