DTCV (featuring James Greer, formerly of Guided By Voices) returns to MOTR Pub on Saturday, April 5


Saturday, April 5, 2014
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm

French-American post-punk outfit DTCV was formed in Los Angeles in 2012 by Guylaine Vivarat, novelist/screenwriter James Greer, and Chris Dunn, a recent transplant from Chicago. Known for its incendiary live shows, the group has been compared variously to Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma, and “post-Nico Velvet Underground with Debbie Harry on vocals.”

DTCV has thus far released two EPs, Very Fallen World and Basket of Masks. A full length album, However Strange, was released in late August 2012 on cassette by Burger Records to coincide with a national tour opening for Guided By Voices in September. The groop has just finished Hilarious Heaven, an ambitious (read: contains free jazz saxophone skronk and flute solo(s), plus two songs that surpass the eleven minute mark) double album with Steve Kille of Dead Meadow, which Xemu Records will release virtually in September 2013 and physically in January 2014 (with a cassette release by Burger Records as well). The brilliant artwork was supplied by Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices. DTCV will be touring extensively throughout 2013 and 2014 in support of Hilarious Heaven. (The title for which was taken from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. FYI.)


Guylaine Vivarat – Bass/Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals
James Greer – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Dunn – Drums