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DD Dagger / Press

“Dagger’s live performance is where her music really shines. Complete with dancers, horn section, and Dagger’s own sultry vocals, a viewer is treated to a real show. Not in the way most bands stay on a stage and play at crowd; Dagger opts to leave the stage and join in choreographed routines IN the audience. The effect is personal, engrossing, and makes her shows a participatory event that borders on performance art.”

“Lipkin goes by the moniker DD Dagger, and with it comes a sophisticated, inventive persona. A DD Dagger production isn’t simply the gig at the bar down the street. You walk into an atmosphere that’s artfully lo-fi, very distinguishable; a mix of theater, dance, sound and spectacle.”

“Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Allyson Lipkin's dark, sexy, and maybe dangerous sense of play on stage will leave a lasting impression of a truly entertaining musical performer.”


“DD Dagger, writes, plays and sings everything here (save for a cover of "Crimson and Clover"), pulling in indie rock, punk, ambient, electronica and much more on a lo-fi set that remains full-blooded and brims with talent and charm. ”

Rob Patterson - Texas Music Magazine

"psychedelic music from the future"

Luke Trimmer - Hole in the Wall

"Sailor Music!"

Rachel Koper - Arts Review