December 27, 2018 | doors at 8:30pm
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Triple Ds presents:
Lesibu Grand | Franklin James Fisher (of Algiers)
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After the smoke cleared and the groaning subsided, a vaguely astonished voice was heard in that loud yet under the breath sort of way: “Dude, we’re in East Point.”

Squinting, blinking, followed by mutual realization… “We should start a band!”

“A Go Go Band?” “A Punk Rock Jam Band?” “A hodge podge garage band?”

“Sure, why not?”

Thus, Dysfunctionals were birthed.

True to their natural state of dysfunction, they just started playing without a plan. See what sticks. The roadtrip playlist worthy “Zoot Suit” finds itself nestled against the infectious hook that is the single in waiting “Octopus.” The palate extends to searing punk (Beached Whales) and the incongruous Vegas-esque crooning of “I Don’t Love You Anymore.” Despite coming from all directions at once, Dysfunctionals live shows are propelled by a careening energy and propulsive, insistent beat that push the cranging guitars and multi-part vocals like a downhill wheelbarrow race.

Three veterans of the underground music scene and a Bagua practitioner neophyte drummer obliviously call themselves Dysfunctionals. Baritone guitar player Tom Byars (Netherglades, Out of the Fire, Tom and the Teens, Bruce Joyner and the Reconstruction) provides a monsterous sonic backbone and unannounced riffs that stumble right into a goddamn song. David Minchew (Netherglades, Skylarks, Bad Friend) wields his Tele like a Swiss army knife, deftly ranging from Crazy Horse all the way to elephant in the wood chipper. Whatever the song cries out for. David also takes on the role of ‘thunderbroom’ whenever John Armstrong (DQE, Loud Pissers, Lonesome Shoes, Mythical Creatures) decides to set aside his melodically throbbing bass lines to don his Rat driven guitar and ferociously attack the songs to exorcise demons and all manner of life denyers. Mike Sakowich has literally been playing drums less than a year but immediately impressed with his martial arts-like discipline and “less is more as long as it rocks” approach to drummering. Dysfunctionals would shatter into shards without that beat, that gravitational pull of a beat that shouts “I am what I am and what I am is Drummer!”

3/4ths of Dysfunctionals are fresh off a recent stint as the rhythm section for Velvet Monkeys and The Stroke Band during Henry Owings’ auspicious birthday bash shows in Athens and East Atlanta. Feeding off this momentum, Dysfunctionals are eager to take the stage and are bringing along a freshly recorded EP (at East Atlanta Recording)

Free CD of the new EP “I Don’t Want to Know the Details” with admission.
Lesibu Grand
Lesibu Grand (pronounced Le-SEE-boo Grand) is a rock band from Atlanta that grew out of a
songwriting partnership between singer Tyler-Simone Molton and bassist John Renaud.  The
band takes its influences from the NYC new wave scene, particularly Blondie and Talking
Heads, and adds a touch of soul.  Distinguished by Tyler-Simone’s warmer, ethereal vocal style,
Lesibu Grand fuses these two strains into a refreshingly modern sound in songs that explore the
unexpected joys, sharp anxieties, and beguiling mysteries that abound us all. Lesibu Grand
played its first show at the Earl in December of 2018 and has been busy ever since.