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Monday, November 26, 2012

Robert Downey Jr... Jr.

Posted by on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 3:35 PM

In regards to this post by Emily Nokes:

Not only is there a Robert Downey Sr. AND a Jr., there's a next level threat coming at us on the music front. I got an email a few months ago asking me to book a show for Robert Downey Jr.'s son's band. In fact, this was their only selling point—it was in the subject line and everything. Which raised two questions in my mind:

1) Who would go to see a band just because the frontman's dad is a movie star? I mean, I know he was The Singing Detective, but nobody saw that movie. Not a ringing endorsement for Generation II's genetically God-given right to hit the road and bulk up on indie cred.

2) If this is the booking tactic they are going to use, why doesn't this kid just change his name to Robert Downey Jr. Jr.? It worked for Dale Ernhardt Jr. Jr. I think.

Anyhow, the band is called the Seems and they call their fans “seemsters.” Here is the video for the single "Buysexual."

On the YouTube page for this video, it requests that you like two Facebook pages: One for the band, then... well, this one. Seriously.

No, I didn’t book the show. So, to apologize to America, here's Robert Downey Jr. himself singing the national anthem.

 

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girl with no name 1
At Austin City Limits a couple of years ago, I sat and watched The Dough Rollers simply because it was Harrison Ford's son and Gabriel Byrne's son. And because I they were described as Americana, roots style music and they had a female fiddler in the picture. It was just the 2 dudes tho, and while they weren't bad....it seemed like they were definitely trying too hard to sound rootsy and hoarse and Tom Waits-esque.

Posted by girl with no name on November 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM · Report this
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Indio Downey comes legitimately by his musical talent. His mother is the bluesy singer Deborah Falconer (two albums) and his father (who lip-synched Singing Detective) has his own album out, The Futurist. He sings on the credits in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Too Much Sun (directed by his father Robert Downey Sr). The Seems drummer is related to Victor Indrizzo, so actually they do have some chops. But they are young and still finding their voice.
Posted by RmcN on November 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM · Report this
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Indio Downey comes by his musical chops legitimately. His mother is the bluesy singer Deborah Falconer (2 albums) and his father (who lip-synched Singing Detective) has his own CD, The Futurist. He also sings under the film credits for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Too Much Sun (directed by his father Robert Downey Sr). The Seems' drummer is related to Victor Indizzo. So the band has some creds but are still finding their voice. Maybe another time.
Posted by RmcN on November 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM · Report this

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