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Lawrence Rothman at the Bootleg

The local singer-songwriter brings his unique blend of glamour, house music and moody romance to a residency at the Bootleg.

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Jarell Perry at the Bootleg Theater
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The Bootleg Theater
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The Bootleg Theater
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Lawrence Rothman at the Bootleg Theater

Local singer-songwriter and dramatic glamour-puss Lawrence Rothman (originally from the Midwest) turns his love for house music, film scores and Charles Bukowski into moody sounds combining the broken romance of British '80s gloom outfits like Echo and the Bunnymen with smooth R&B stylings. The video to Rothman's debut single, "Montauk Fling," (in which Rothman is dressed as Elizabeth Taylor at the Chateau Marmont) watches like a tribute to David Lynch's Wild at Heart. One of Time Out's musicians to watch in 2014, Rothman showcases his eclectic taste and incredible sound to the Bootleg in his April residency, playing free shows every Monday alongside acts such as Gallant, Beginners, Cotillon, Haunted Summer and Misun.  

Check out our photos from last night's show—featuring an opening set by Jarell Perry, whose own monthlong residency at the Bootleg begins in May.

Follow Lawrence, Kate and Jakob on Instagram @lawrencerothman, @kate_em_up and @meetjakob.

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