Dexter Romweber Duo

Dex and Sara Romweber

Dex & Sara Romweber

BORN THE 7th SON OF A COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER in 1966, Dexter Romweber has grown up to become nothing less than an icon of the American music underground.

Former frontman for the world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo Jets, Dexter released his first of fifteen albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. He starred alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s in the 1987 cult classic film Athens, Ga. Inside Out. His first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps. He was showcased on MTV's The Cutting Edge and 120 Minutes, appeared with the Flat Duo Jets in videos such as "Wild Wild Lover" and "Radioactive Man", made a stunning performance on Late Night with David Letterman, and has shared the stage with dozens of rock's underground kings including Iggy Pop, the White Stripes, AntiSeen, Reverend Horton Heat and many, many others.

Dexter's unique blend of rockabilly, swing, surf instrumental, and punk lounge has influenced and launched an entire generation of bands. Be sure to read Jeff Arndt's excellent interview with Dexter that appears on the "Perfect Sounds Forever" site: "Beyond The Flat Duo Jets". Reviewer Michael Stephens has also written an insightful profile of Dexter for the Pop Matters web site.

The Dex Romweber Duo also features Dex's celebrated sibling Sara Romweber (Mitch Easter, Lets Active, Snatches of Pink) on drums. Together they have been performing electrifying concerts all over the US and Europe, touring with Cat Power, Southern Culture On The Skids, Legendary Shack Shakers and Neko Case.

Dex is the subject of a new documentary movie, Two-Headed Cow, which chronicles his legendary career. The movie includes testimonials by Jack White, Neko Case, Cat Power and Exene Cervenka amongst others, all of whom cite Dex as a major personal influence. An accompanying CD, featuring these guest stars, is currently in the works.

Photo credit: Judy Woodall

 

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