Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Dot Dot Dot 

8 p.m. Thursday, December 30. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City. $7. 314-862-0009.

Fans of pure electropop owe it to themselves to check out Dot Dot Dot, a coed quintet formed in 2007 by members of two Chicago-area cover bands. Unsurprisingly, this background explains the professional, airtight approach found on this year's II EP. Akin to modern keyboard-heavy acts such as Alphabeat or Shiny Toy Guns and old-school new-wave acts such as ABC and Duran Duran, the EP sounds like the '80s puking all over the happiest party on Earth. "Antidote" is begging to be mashed up with Prince's "I Would Die 4 U," while standout "Stay" is a giddy, disco-rock explosion drenched in keyboards and totally bitching guitars. Aspiring synthpop nerds, take note: This is the way slick pop music should be done.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Related Locations

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 27, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation