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Riffs: Best show flyer of the year?

lolitas flyerHandmade flyer > Facebook invite.

By David Malitz

Wednesday night's Ty Segall show at DC9 was one of the best I've seen in a while. Garage rock on overdrive, overflowing with hooks for 45 minutes. (Could have done without the "Gloria" encore, though.) I didn't buy any merch but I did walk out with a nice little trinket -- the flyer above.

Show promotion these days has gotten to the point where a Facebook invite often serves as the only way to get the word out about an upcoming gig. Maybe a few photocopied flyers left at some local clubs, some posters around town, those multi-color postcards left on your windshield whenever you park around U Street. But local garage duo Thee Lolitas took the time to individually draw and write each of the flyers they handed out. Now that's commitment. I was already planning on attending Sunday's matinee at Quarry House in Silver Spring with fellow high-octane rockers Pujol and The Moonhearts, but this really cemented my attendance. If Thee Lolitas put half as much care into their songs as they do their flyers, they'll be well worth catching.

By David Malitz  |  August 13, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags: Thee Lolitas  
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