Dos As the story goes, a bass player from the Minutemen (Mike Watt) and a bass player from Black Flag (Kira Roessler) were dating and "jamming econo" together with "four strings times two" and four-track cassette recorders. Life was good and then it wasn’t: beloved Minutemen front man D. Boon was killed in a car crash, and the critically acclaimed band was laid to rest with him. Understandably, Watt became depressed and almost gave up playing. Roessler would have none of that and Dos was born. Since then Dos (which means "two" in Spanish) has recorded three records, with a fourth in the making. Both Roessler and Watt regard the bass as a lead instrument. Roessler calls it punk rock for its sheer originality, but the sound itself is spare, sedate, thoughtful indy/alt/jazz. Dos is one of those side projects that only plays sporadically, making its rare shows quite the event. There is tell that Kira’s brother Paul Roessler (the Screamers) will provide an interlude to Dos’ extra-long set.
Friday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Redballs Rock & Roll Pizza. 6551 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-1524, www.myspace.com/dosasintwo.