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Q&A with Dark Dark Dark


photo courtesy of Dark Dark Dark

Dark Dark Dark hail from Minneapolis, Minnesota, but spend much of their time on the road. Their sound blends moody piano and clarion female vocals with understated percussion and layers of cello, accordion and horns to create a dark, dramatic and beautiful melange. Dark Dark Dark is currently on tour in support of their new album Who Needs Who, and you can see them play tonight, Monday, October 15th at DC9. We Love DC’s Alexia Kauffman got to have a little chat with Nona Marie from Dark Dark Dark recently, and here’s how it went.

Alexia: So how did you first start playing music, and singing?

Nona: Well there was a piano in the house, and we always just played.

Alexia: In your family house?

Nona: Yeah, in my family house, when I was a kid.

Alexia: And how did you start singing?

Nona: My mom sang a lot around the house just listening to the radio and, I don’t know, singing in the car.

Alexia: Are there any singers past or present that really inspire you?

Nona: I mean yeah, every singer inspires me. It’s my favorite thing.

Alexia: Are there any artists or albums that first made you fall in love with music?

Nona: Yeah, I guess I really loved listening to that Joni Mitchell Blue record- that was a good one.

Alexia: How did Dark Dark Dark come together?

Nona: We just, Marshall and I just started playing together in Minneapolis, um and then just started traveling around and meeting people and playing with different people, and sort of over time it became what it is. Continue reading

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Hot Ticket: Dark Dark Dark @ Red Palace

photo by Tod Seelie

Embrace the chill in the air and get in the mood for fall with Dark Dark Dark at Red Palace tonight. Moody piano and clarion female vocals are joined with understated percussion and layers of cello, accordion, horns and backing vocals to create a dark, dramatic and beautiful melange. Check out the video for their single “Daydreaming” from their album Wild Go here. The group, from Minneapolis, Minnesota is on tour supporting Eastern European-inspired folk duo A Hawk and A Hacksaw.

A Hawk And A Hacksaw
Dark Dark Dark
Pillars and Tongues

Red Palace
Tuesday, October 4th
doors 8:00/show 8:30