DOT DOT DOT
Playing Saturday at 6:45pm
“What makes you smile?” asks Dot Dot Dot, a Chicago quintet that takes the idea of making music fun quite seriously. The band operates as both a recording act and an entertainment ensemble, with four EPs of original material released to date. But Dot Dot Dot is perhaps best known for delivering an intense, energetic live show that features melodic and memorable original songs alongside rock, pop, and dance favorites from the 1980s through today. The band members all take lead vocals, swap instruments, and collectively curate a nonstop set of music that's as fun as it is professional. The co-ed group tours nationwide, in venues ranging from college hotspots to resort casinos to House of Blues locations.
Since coming together in 2007, Dot Dot Dot has performed over 700 shows and sold thousands of CDs – all without record label support. After finishing in the top five on FOX TV’s 2007 “American Idol” spin-off show, “The Next Great American Band,” the group has gone on to perform high-profile shows, including events for the Sundance Film Festival, VH1 Save the Music, WGN, T-Mobile, and Victoria’s Secret. Other notable performances include an annual slot at Summerfest in Milwaukee and an invite to play at President Obama’s 2010 “Moving America Forward” rally in Chicago.
In addition to being featured on Pandora Radio and charting on the Mediabase Top 100 and the CMJ Top 200, Dot Dot Dot has penned songs for national ad campaigns such as Party City (currently running nationwide), the Florida Gators, the Kentucky Derby, and Jeep. The band has also placed songs in the latest season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Bad Girls Club.” Releases are available on iTunes, Amazon, and www.dotdotdotonline.com.