Monday, March 14, 2016

Dee Pop's 60th Birthday Bash at the Bowery Electric

Dee Pop
It was like old home night at CBGB's. Dimitri Papadopoulos, better known as Dee Pop, is best known for being Bush Tetras’ drummer since 1979, but he has provided percussion for countless local bands. Pop celebrated his 60th birthday at the Bowery Electric with rare performances by Bush Tetras, Gary Lucas, Faith, Floor Kiss w/ Deerfrance, Immaculate Hearts w/ Freddie Pompeii, Aaron Blue and the Bootleggers, Dee Pop's Private World, Dennis Driscoll and Jam Messengers w/ Rob Kennedy. Pop enjoyed his party; he played with eight of the 11 bands.

In the early 1980s, Bush Tetras was the most exciting post-punk band in the Manhattan club scene, although the band never achieved mainstream success. The band seldom reunites anymore, but when it does, its funk rhythms and dissonant guitar riffs are still awesome.
Singer/songwriter/actor Felice Rosser leads a trio called Faith with her powerful and emotional voice, her moving, grooving songs, and her bass playing.
Gary Lucas has recorded more than 25 albums, but is best known for playing behind other people, including Captain Beefheart, Lou Reed and Jeff Buckley.
Deerfrance used to sing with John Cale, but most people in the New York club circuit knew her as the door person at CBGB's. She formed Floorkiss in the 1980s.