Dubious Ranger – “Here Comes Alice”
Additional commentary by Jake Butler after the jump.
I’ve had the honor and glory of seeingÂ Dubious Ranger full tilt atÂ Hotel Utah last fall. I was super stoked on them. I don’t normally let loose with my Californian vocabulary when writing, save for “gnarly” which is a far underutilized palabra, but they were undoubtedly bringing the super stokage aggressively. I had an opportunity to see them again at Pissed Off Pete’s, but sadly illness kept me at bay. Had I known then what I know now, I would’ve let nothing stop me from seeing them.
Dubious Ranger – “Heart of Glass” (Blondie cover)
This is what I know now: Dubious Ranger is going on an indefinite hiatus. I was told this by bassist Aaron Sankin via email earlier this week. There is a silver lining, as difficult as it may be to see a silver lining in this situation. The metallic colored trim is that their final show* will be at theÂ Red Devil Lounge tonight, and from what I’m told, it’s supposed to be a rager of a good time. That is something I can get behind any day of the week. Hell, it’s Friday. You ain’t got job (maybe you do but forget about that for now), you ain’t got shit to do . . . go wish the guys well and have a couple drinks while listening to some kickin’ tunes. Their funk-punk-pop blend surely has something for everyone.
*It’s like when your parents tell you they’re just getting separated and not divorced you hold out hope that they’ll get back together. Dubious Ranger isn’t breaking up, they’re going on indefinite hiatus, so I will continue to hold out hope that they will get back together.