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Music / The Brobecks

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Dallon Weekes (blue shirt) and the other members of the band
The Brobecks is an indie band created by Dallon Weekes (who now is the bassist of Panic! at the Disco and I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME) and photographer/producer Matt Glass. They have released several albums and other music (which is available on their bandcamp and one of their albums, 'Violent Things' is available on iTunes. Dallon is the front man of the band and the only member who has be involved with all of the band's releases. Other noteworthy band members include original guitarist and co-frontman Mike Gross, who appeared on all of the band's first three albums, as well as keyboardist Bryan Szymanski, who, along with Dallon, Mike, and Matt, formed the lineup featured on the band's first two albums.

The band has been inactive since 2013 due to Dallon's commitments to both Panic! and IDKHOW, the latter of which continues to perform Brobecks songs in concert.

Dallon's DeviantArt can be found here and his Vine account can be found here.


  • Understanding The Brobecks (2004)
  • Happiest Nuclear Winter (2005)
  • Goodnight, and Have a Pleasant Tomorrow (2006)
  • I Will, Tonight EP
  • Violent Things (2009)
  • Quiet Title EP (2012)

Tropes in the band members:

  • Early-Installment Weirdness: The first appearance of Dallon's Responsible Dad character in his vines involved the character being similar to its current characterization in appearance only. He's simply intended to be an adult who sings an "adult themed rap" about hating his job and his boss treating him badly, lacking the whole "responsible dad" shtick.
  • Happily Married: Dallon Weekes to his wife of eight years.
  • Lead Bassist: Dallon is a blend of Type A and B - he sings, writes his own songs and is pretty technically skilled too.
  • Self-Deprecation: Self deprecating humor can be found in a lot of Dallon's vines, mostly commonly by him lampshading Incredible Lame Puns, jokes that rely on Stylistic Suck or jokes that are So Unfunny, It's Funny. This is also apparent in many of his songs as well.
  • Totally Radical: Dallon's sole recurring character in his Vines, Responsible Dad, this trope is nearly always invoked. Responsible Dad is a parody of a Standard '50s Father who does Piss-Take Rap in order to give Boring, but Practical advice. Here's an example: [1]
  • Vocal Tag Team: Dallon and Mike Gross formed one on the band's first three releases, with the albums being a largely even split between who sang/wrote each of the tracks.

Tropes in the band's music:

  • Album Title Drop: One for the album Violent Things in the song "Love at First Sight", as well as "Heartbreak or Death", the final lyric of which is "Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow".
  • Big Rock Ending: Inverted in "Goodnight Socialite" which starts with such instead of ending with it.
  • Careful with That Axe: Occasionally on songs such as "Better Than Me" or "You Stole My Head".
  • Crossdresser/Creepy Crossdresser: the song "Creep You Out" features the speaker talking about trying on his girlfriend's clothes and being horrified if anyone found out about it. Also, "Better Than Me" has the lines "Look what you've done, now I'm a mess/Today I even thought I'd wear a dress".
  • Epic Rocking: The Violent Things version of "Boring" clocks in at 6:44. Ironically, the original version from Happiest Nuclear Winter falls under Miniscule Rocking, only being 1:42.
  • Gratuitous French: "Le Velo Pour Deux" has the speaker attempting to use french to sound romantic.
    Parlez-vous, or something like that
    Le velo pour deux, or something like that
    And that's what I'll say to get you to ride away with me
  • Hidden Track: Both Understanding the Brobecks and Happiest Nuclear Winter have one after their final tracks.
  • If I Can't Have You…: "Goodnight Socialite" includes this trope in the chorus.
  • Last Note Nightmare: "Goodnight Socialite" ends on a loud, sudden bang of instruments, similar to the the ones that opened the song.
  • Love at First Sight: Used word for word in their song "Love At First Sight".
  • Love Triangle: "Second Boys Will Be First Choice" is about one. Specifically, the song is about two boys in love with the same girl, and is saying that the boy she does not get together with will find love somewhere else.
    Complicated situation made harder every day
    Boy number two, there is someone for you
    Just forget her and walk away
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "Die Alone" is a cheerful-sounding ditty about the speaker being afraid of Dying Alone.
  • Precision F-Strike: "All of the Drugs" features an usage of the word "slut", which is a bit surprising considering the rest of their music uses little to no profanity.
  • Self-Harm: Most of the song "Small Cuts" is about this.
  • Shout-Out: "I'd Be A Punk If My Mom Would Let Me" includes a reference to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
    Before we save the future
    We gotta bring the past
    Like Bill and Ted's adventure, it was excellent at best
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: The first line of "Second Boys Will Be First Choice" uses "ye" instead of "you". The rest of the song, however, is normal.