The Dots performed a live concert in the Arthur Lakes Library on Friday. Students and faculty joined them at noon for a fun performance mixing indie and folk.
The band consists of three juniors from School of Mines – Jeff Munn on guitar and vocals, Chris Crouse on guitar, and Dylan McElfresh on keyboards and percussion. They gave an upbeat performance of covers along with their own originals. Munn wrote a few of the songs, like “A Year + A Day” and “Melt My Mind,” with previous bands. They also played “Why Georgia” by John Mayer. The Dots ended the show with “Everything in Between,” a song with some quantum mechanics meaning underlying its lyrics.
Munn explained their beginnings, “Wendy from the library asked if I wanted to play and I thought, ‘I should have someone to play with me.’” Munn got together with McElfresh, whom he knew was a good pianist, and they joined up with Crouse.
When asked why they are called ‘The Dots’ Munn explained, “I really wanted to be The Something… the music is kind of hokey and fun. And The Dots is kind of fun and stupid at the same time. Also, it is for quantum dots. So it’s a little bit of a scientific reference as well… It is nerdy, too.”
The Dots played the night before the library performance at Summit in LoDo. “We’re playing there again April 28,” said Munn.