MMS Concert Preview - D. D Dumbo at DC9 This Sunday, November 16

Australian singer-songwriter Oliver Hugh Perry, better known by his stage name D.D Dumbo, has been signed by British label 4AD on the basis of his inventive style and relentless touring. After performing with the likes of St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, and tUnE-yArDs, D.D is taking off on a headlining tour of the States.

D.D possesses a style that defies easy (or any) categorization. His guitar virtuosity is evocative of the sub-Saharan blues of Vieux Farka Touré, his incorporation of loops making him a spiritual and musical sibling of tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus and Andrew Bird, his tremulous tenor a dusky doppelganger of post-Police Sting.

D.D will rolling through DC this Sunday, performing at DC9 with South Carolina experimental rockers Mechanical River. Doors open at 8:30, and tickets are $10. I'm no mindreader, but I have a feeling that those who attend this show (and perhaps a few who don't) will have the inevitable "I saw him when..." bragging rights at some future D.D concert in front of thousands (if not tens of thousands) of fans.