The Dollyrots, The Pink Spiders

The Dollyrots

The Pink Spiders

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Mon · August 5, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12 advance/ $15 day of show

This event is all ages

The Dollyrots
The Dollyrots
The Dollyrots are a punk rock band but their CDs are very pop. Rah rah rah. Kelly is sugar sweet but mischievous and might sucker punch you if you're dumb enough to try her patience. Which she has a lot of, if she hasn't been visiting her friends Jack, Jim or Jameson. She likes to do girl things like grow plants and sew up her t-shirts and crochet and make strawberry cakes. But she also likes to play her basses til they are sprinkled with blood and drives soo fast she's not allowed behind the wheel. She likes to get carsick reading and writing postcards from the road. Her favorite guy is Quito, her dog, who you'll meet after the show if you come see the band on tour. She loves Irish punk rock, girl groups, and anything off the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack. And she smells great.

Then there is Luis... Luis is mysterious. And very smart. He is one of those guys who you meet and think maybe you'd join his cult. I hear he has his own religion, based on the Sun God so it's not really a stretch. Ask him about it sometime; he'll tell you about freaking that room full of people out while rambling about western religion while on some weird head trip. He is also known to get feisty when he's hungry or afraid he's getting sick. It's really easy to get Luis to flinch, he's not crazy about people touching him. Maybe it's because he was abducted by ETs when he lived in Ecuador as a child. He likes good Brit punk, music of the early 90's because it's honest and don't forget Chuck Berry and Patsy Cline. On the road he likes to read parts of books he never finishes and stare out the window. He's good to talk to.

The Dollyrots have released four full length albums and several singles and EPs through the Lookout, Blackheart, and Brando record labels. Their music has earned them song placements, commercials, and acting stints in film & TV including Disney/Pixar's Brave, Hewlett-Packard, Kohls, CSI:NY, among others. The band has logged hundreds of thousands of miles in the U.S. touring consistently since 2003, cultivating a rabidly loyal fan base while headlining and playing one-off shows in the US & UK alongside Bowling For Soup, Buzzcocks, and Joan Jett, Forever the Sickest Kids, Paramore, The Breeders, and The Go-Gos. The band is currently writing and recording their 5th LP, a fan-funded effort supported through PledgeMusic.
The Pink Spiders
The Pink Spiders
Few bands have been able to cash in on their bad habits, dirty minds and naturally god-given talents quite like power-pop band THE PINK SPIDERS. The band has gained almost as much notoriety for their exploits, attitude and iconic look, as they have for the catchy and explosive sound they generate. After a six year hiatus, the band has returned in 2017 delivering two brand new singles "Easier Than Ever” and “Black Dagger, a winter tour and a brand new album Mutations to be released in 2018. Nashville Scene described the first single “Easier Than Ever” as “[a} time-tested blend of snarly, supremely hooky Weezerian power pop.” and the video for “Black Dagger” is set to premier in fall of 2017.Infamy and chaos has followed THE PINK SPIDERS since they first stormed onto the Nashville music scene in 2004 with their self-released debut The Pink Spiders Are Taking Over. It was that notoriety that translated into immediate results, as the band signed to their first indie deal less than 6 months after forming. The guys quickly generated a big buzz with their 2005 indie label release Hot Pink, an infectious dose of dark pop detailing fast getaways and faster women. Less than three weeks after the Hot Pink release, and in the midst of a nationwide tour, the band found themselves at the center of a major-label bidding war. THE PINK SPIDERS landed a deal with Geffen/Suretone Records, and in short order released their highly praised major label debut, Teenage Graffiti. Produced by hit-maker and legendary frontman of THE CARS, Ric Ocasek, Teenage Graffiti stood out from the pack with the hit "Little Razorblade," which exploded on radio stations from coast to coast as well as on Total Request Live, with MTV describing Teenage Graffiti as "a collection of sweaty, fist-pumping anthems" and declaring that THE PINK SPIDERS' "rock and roll assault was underway." That album, coupled with the band's no-holds-barred live show, earned them a summer-long appearance on the Van's Warped Tour, a bizarre show in the outfield of Dodger Stadium, and heaps of praise from such respected media outlets as Spin, Billboard, Blender, USA Today and more. Alternative Press named THE PINK SPIDERS one of its "Bands You Need to Know in 2006", while Rolling Stone said they have "enough catchy charm and ass-kicking propulsion to suggest a ballsier WEEZER or a punk-schooled CHEAP TRICK...the SPIDERS are ready to spin a power-pop revolution." Entertainment Weekly appreciated their "ideal blend of sweetness and crunch," and Spin declared the album "angst-ridden, smart-assed and slickly catchy." Having departed from Geffen/Suretone, as the topsy-turvy world of major labels continues to sway unsteadily on shaky ground, Matt Friction and his bandmates were poised to prove that the success of Teenage Graffiti was no fluke. They released their third LP Sweat It Out by Friction's own label Mean Buzz, via Adrenaline Music. With producer Brendan O'Brien (PEARL JAM, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) at the helm, the band released the album's first single "Gimme Chemicals" to critical acclaim. That tune was followed thereafter by "Seventeen Candles," which the band performed to over 11 million viewers on the hit reality show Hell's Kitchen. The band supported the album on summer's renowned Van's Warped Tour, followed by dates on their own headlining tour.
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/