Without introduction, a drop in the lights or even stray clack on the drums, Steve Marion took a power stance and drew the mingling crowd to the dance floor with a single chord from his guitar.
The Demo feels like a church's basement. Visitors to the club enter another dimension where worship is optional since a basement avoids the light of day.
On a dreary February night, Stephen Baier moves through Shock City Studios. Dots Not Feathers' central songwriter has to be reminded to slow down: His brisk shuffle hurtles him back towards the studio where Ryan Myers, Jessica Haley, Katie Brookings, Nick Blackburn and Chris Dickey await his return.