Is it possible that a band might crack through the online promotional clutter merely through the profound silliness of their moniker?
Yes. The national and international news is that bad.
Doobie Decibel System will be blowing through Havana on Thursday, July 21, along with Midnight North.
There’s a couple of reasons these guys are interesting. For one, band co-founder Roger McNamee, who formed the core of the group with Jason Crosby in 2014, also plays with the band Moonalice under the stage persona “Chubby Wombat Moonalice.” Were that not enough to attain immortality, McNamee is former head of the T. Rowe Price Science & Technology Fund (yes, you read that correctly) which was smoking the mutual fund competition beginning in the late 1980s by weeding out future high-tech winners from the pack.
In fact, as an early investor in and pioneer of music distribution on Facebook, McNamee helped shape the company, advising Mark Zuckerberg to keep Facebook independent at a time when the company was undervalued and buyout offers were numerous, according to the buzz.
And the music? Genre-wise, Doobie Decibel System is all over the place, ranging from folk and psychedelic to classic rock and jam, but judging from their videos, it’s a tightly rolled act musically. The band also features Pete Sears, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz and Jay Lane, who reek of high musical pedigree. McNamee is the co-writer of the Moonalice song “It’s 4:20 Somewhere.”
Here’s the best part: Every show has an original art poster, created by a well-known artist, with its own unique “legend.” The poster is given free to all attendees. Totally.
Doobie Decibel system will begin sparking things up at Havana at 8 p.m. on July 21 (doors at 6 p.m.), along with the raucous Midnight North, for a total of more than three hours of music to help attendees trip the light fantastic. Tickets are general admission standing, cost $15, and you must be at least 21 years of age.