Semi-earnest Singer-Songwriter from Portland, OR

Dr. Something
Contact:
Alison Dennis
drsomethingmusic “at” gmail.com

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Photo by Connie Kim, Background by Alison Dennis

“[A]n indie bedroom/garage recording project that has the bombast and sentimentality of musical theater, but also the deliberate lyrical strangeness and unsettling vibe of art rock.” – Matthew Perpetua on Fluxblog

“Atmospheric in every sense of the word, Dr. Something’s minimalist chamber folk pop takes on strange artistic sensibilities with aural novelty mixed with a slight cat-crazy Tumblr aesthetic.” – The Deli Portland

“The inventiveness of the composition and arrangements delights on every track.” – Matt Dinaro of Rock and Roll Portland

“Undeniably creative, turning life and relationship lemons into delicious Lemon Drop sweetness with imagery and careful lyrics. ” – Kelly Jones of Portland Notes

 

Music:
You can find plenty of streamable music on the Dr. Something Bandcamp site:

As well as  the Dr. Something Soundcloud page.

Here is a video of a live performance from October 1st, 2016 at The Lombard Pub:

Bio:

Alison Dennis, a.k.a. Dr. Something, is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been recording and performing music in Portland for over a decade. She creates catchy chamber pop featuring piano, synth, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, and bass. Her music is an attempt  to seamlessly blend earnestness and facetiousness, art and novelty. She also currently plays keyboards and saxophone in the psych-pop band  All I Feel Is Yes and has previously performed with the bands Coney Island Cartel,  Y La Bamba,  Audie Darling,  and Leonard Mynx. Her song “Life Inside” was featured in a video for Play Fair PDX   and she has recently scored music for a locally-produced short film called Freebies.  RIYL: Nellie McKay, John Grant, Joni Mitchell, Ben Folds

 Dr. Something’s new EP Rustic Machinery   features five new chamber-pop songs that explore the topics of  chronic illness, fallen Mars rovers, spiteful hoarding, and eroticism. It features Alison Dennis on vocals, piano/keyboards, clarinet, and bass, and Mike Chastain on drums and was recorded in a bedroom and a garage. The EP will be available digitally on Bandcamp on September 23rd  and physically on cassette on October 1st.

Dr. Something Has Appeared at the Following Fine Venues/Events

The Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

The PSU Popular Music Board’s Live at Lunch Concert Series – Portland, OR

The Banana Stand – Portland, OR

The Portland Mercury’s Pizazz Talent Show – Portland, OR

The Lombard Pub – Portland, OR

The Panic Room – Portland, OR

The Waypost – Portland, OR

Alberta Street Public House – Portland, OR

McMenamins White Eagle Saloon – Portland, OR

Kelly’s Olympian – Portland, OR

The Jade Lounge – Portland, OR

The Blue Room Bar – Portland, OR

Roadside Attraction – Portland, OR

Turn! Turn! Turn! – Portland, OR

Mississippi Pizza – Portland, OR