Philly was busy Friday night — Bruce Springsteen, Adele, Culture Club, Wesley Stace, Titus Andronicus, The Lumineers — so it’s understandable if North Carolina roots/rockabilly artist Dex Romweber’s show at MilkBoy flew under your radar. But you missed out. The Flat Duo Jets alum put on a solo guitar camp for an intimate assortment of adoring fans.
Playing in support of his latest release, "Carrboro," Romweber declared his shyness to the crowd at the beginning of the set, foreshadowing his back facing the crowd while he shredded away during much of the set. When he sang, his voice came in black and white television tones, a sound rich and unique for today. Fierce and singular in all aspects of musicianship, he’s a performer you should make a point of seeing next time around.
J.D. Wilkes opened. The lead singer of the Legendary Shack Shakers brought the banjo and harmonica to life in a tight rockabilly set.