Holiday Havoc 2019: I Don't Know How But They Found Me

See them live on Tues., Dec. 3

September 30, 2019
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See iDKHOW at Holiday Havoc, Tues., Dec. 3 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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It wasn’t meant to be back then. But it’s all happening again… for the first time.

It began in the days of excess, when video killed the radio star, and a new cultural frontier beckoned. A time punctuated by the whirring of videotapes capturing endless hours of Night Flight and Top of the Pops; of mixtapes passed back and forth between sweethearts, lovingly collected and assembled by passionate pop diehards.  The world wasn’t ready for I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME back then. They’d better get ready right now.

Part archeological excavation and part forward-thinking vision, I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, aka iDKHOW, is as Day-Glo nostalgic and optimistically futurist as Back to the Future, the cinematic classic in which the name was born. Doc Brown utters the famous line just before telling Marty McFly to “run for it.” And just as Marty traveled 30 years into the past and righted the wrongs of the present, so has iDKHOW’s heart and soul Dallon Weekes, resurrecting the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.

iDKHOW’s music is from a time when fashions were loud, melodies were infectious and iconoclastic pop trailblazers broke through commercially without compromising artistically; those who didn’t succeed despite creative courage but because of it. iDKHOW channels the legendary spirits of sixties garage, seventies glam, eighties new wave, and the early days of Britpop, merging the greatest strengths of bygone eras into a transcendent sound of the future. Imagine a nightclub powered by T. Rex, Bowie, Oingo Boingo, and Tears For Fears, distilled into pop rock anthems that are as instantly memorable as they are timeless.

Weekes has plenty of experience with the potential for a great song to move crowds, propel late night drives, soundtrack makeups and breakups, and to top the Billboard charts. As bassist/backing vocalist for Panic! At The Disco from 2009 to 2017, he co-wrote Panic’s massive hits “This is Gospel” and “Girls/Girls/Boys,” and is credited on nearly all of the songs that comprise the Platinum-certified Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.

When Weekes discovered these “lost” recordings, this forgotten band, he knew Ryan Seaman was the perfect drummer to help him reignite the iDKHOW aesthetic. Seaman played drums on much of iDKHOW’s debut EP, 1981 Extended Play, and for the live shows.

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