High energy Dollyrots
With their high-energy vocals, melodic riffs and speedy power tempos the Dollyrots are gearing up to deliver A Little Messed Up, 13 tracks of gritty, pop-punk delivered in perfect Dollyrots fashion. CD and Vinyl to street on August 17, expect the band to criss-cross the country throughout 2010, with an August 13 CD release party at LA’s Bootleg Theater, followed by a August/September US club tour and an overseas invasion in October.
“It’s infectious; before you know it it’s traveling through your body.” – The Hit List
The band, comprised of Kelly Ogden (bass/vocals), Luis Cabezas (guitar) and Chris Black (drums), decided this time around to share the songwriting process with outside writers on a handful of tracks, including Chris Testa (Jimmy Eat World, Dixie Chicks), Matt Wallace (Replacements, Faith No More), Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool), Evan Frankfort (The Distillers, The Bangles) and Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold).
The Dollyrots formed by longtime friends Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas have shown no sign of slowing down since 2004 when the band self-released their debuted “Eat My Heart Out” to widespread success which garnered them much attention and went on to be released by Panic Button/Lookout Records. The rise in their profile led to a slot on the Vans Warped Tour, where they hooked up with drummer Chris Black and solidified the final band line-up. The tour proved not only to be a huge stepping stone for the band, but also the chance to connect with one of its VIP artists, Joan Jett who immediately signed them to her label Blackheart Records. In 2007 band released the “Because I’m Awesome” album to rave reviews, and the release’s title track was voted “Coolest Song in the World” by the listeners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
See them live:
8/13 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA – CD Release Party
8/24 Brass Lounge Las Vegas, NV
8/25 Benders Cavern Denver, CO
8/26 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
8/27 Firebird St. Louis, MO
8/28 Phoenix Hill Tavern Louisville, KY
8/29 Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN
8/30 Skulley’s Columbus, OH
8/31 Frankie’s Toledo, OH
9/3 The Studio/Webster Hall New York, NY
9/6 The Abbey Chicago, IL
9/7 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
9/11 The Avalon Salt Lake City, UT
9/13 The Red Room Boise, ID
9/14 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
9/19 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
photo by Greg Noblin