THE DOLLYROTS

Psyko Steve Presents

THE DOLLYROTS

THE TWO TENS, FAIRY BONES, SHOVEL

Tue, March 28, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

THE DOLLYROTS
THE DOLLYROTS
Kelly Ogden has always wanted to be a mermaid.

The bassist/vocalist for the Dollyrots clarifies: “Growing up in Florida, we were always at the beach, or swimming in a pool or a lake or a spring. I’ve just always felt at home in the water.”

Being suited to both land and sea has been a theme in Kelly’s life, and has been woven into the imagery and songwriting on the Dollyrots’ new album, Whiplash Splash. Being half human and half fish seems a fitting metaphor for the way the band now splits their time between downtown Los Angeles and coastal Florida, or how they manage to balance touring life on the road with parenthood at home.

Whiplash Splash is the Dollyrots' sixth studio LP, and their first since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant. And after touring with their rat Sniffy, their dog Quito, and their son River, it also marks the addition of their new daughter Daisy to their entourage.

“We only had three months to write, record, and finish the album between the launch of our PledgeMusic campaign and the birth of our daughter,” says guitarist Luis Cabezas. “Parenthood doesn’t afford us the time to overthink things anymore. We tracked the bulk of the record at our home studio and went with our first instincts when it came to the music and lyrics.”

The result is an album that’s focused, sharp, and completely fan-funded. During their 16-year career, the Dollyrots have released albums on labels like Blackheart and Lookout!, but have successfully crowdfunded their last few releases thanks to their loyal (and generous) fans. Whiplash Splash marks the band's follow-up to unlikely diy debuts in the Top 15 of Billboard’s Heatseeker’s Chart and the band’s fifth collaboration with longtime producer & friend John Fields, known for his work with All Time Low, Jimmy Eat World, Busted, and so many others.

The Dollyrots plan to tour in support of the album while River and Daisy are still portable in kid car seats, but their days of traveling in a crusty van and waking up hungover on random people’s floors are behind them.

“The album art shows a mermaid alone, isolated, and watching her city glow beneath bomb fire. The conflict between musician life & motherhood can be difficult to blend sometimes; there aren’t a lot of women I know who are living this same split lifestyle,” Kelly explains.

“But mermaids are also a symbol of transformation and growth. And that’s always something to be excited and a little scared of. But we don’t have time to be afraid anymore."
THE TWO TENS
The duo known as The Two Tens have racked up a lot of accomplishments since the release of their first EP, Volume 1, including three additional EPs, the full-length LP Volume, and four US tours. Not to mention that the 12-song Volume album yielded seven (yes, seven) fully-realized videos, all made on DIY budgets funded solely by the band themselves, as was the production of the first album.

Made up of Adam Bones on guitar and vocals alongside co-conspirator Rikki Styxx on drums and backing vocals, the duo's DIY pursuits were funded the old-fashioned way: hard work, playing local gigs and selling handmade custom merch. After releasing their four EPs digitally, the band spearheaded a very successful PledgeMusic campaign to release the full-length on CD, so impressing Man Della Records in the process that the label stepped up to release Volume on 12-inch clear vinyl.

Since then, The Two Tens have signed with Man Della Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled second album. They've already tracked three songs in Minneapolis with producer John Fields (Dollyrots, Andrew WK, Pink), including "Keeping Hope Alive," the lead-off single which will be released in advance of the album on February 10, 2017. Meanwhile, they're back home in Los Angeles finishing the album with the Volume team of producer Bruce Duff (also their manager, making him an Andrew Oldham-style control freak), engineer Paul Roessler (punk demigod/L.A. studio maven) and mastering engineer Jim Diamond (who is indeed the master of modern garage/punk from the Dirtbombs to the Sonics to the White Stripes).

The Two Tens new debut album VOLUME is out now on CD and digital formats via Ugly Sugar Records and on vinyl via Man Della Records.
FAIRY BONES
FAIRY BONES
Fairy Bones were a little surprised when the Phoenix New Times named them “Best Local Band” of 2015; but this prodigious group of colorful misfits had been building a buzz in the Phoenix scene since their inception only two years earlier. It would only take one live show to see why they have earned their spot on stages with KONGOS, St Lucia, Alien Ant Farm, Kyle Gass Band, Mother Mother & an official CMJ Music Showcase.

Imagine epic, dramatic alternative-pop songs sent out to the back rows of a stadium by a charismatic force of nature, who could more than hold her own against whatever Florence Welch could throw her way, sharing space on a stunning debut with songs that filter lofty art-rock sensibilities through the reckless abandon of punk. That was “Dramabot,” the debut album with which Fairy Bones confirmed their standing on the front ranks of the Phoenix music scene.

Where most bands take years to find the right lineup and chemistry, Fairy Bones found it immediately when life long friends Chelsey Louise and Robert Ciuca joined forces with brothers Benjamin and Matthew Foos. As Louise recalls that fateful meeting, “It was like two halves coming together to form a whole, instead of four strangers trying to figure each other out.” A point that Fairy Bones considers essential to their success not just as a band, but as family as well.

Though their sound has been characterized in every way from glam punks to arena rock, Fairy Bones has worked tirelessly from the beginning to craft a sound and style that was all their own. As Chelsey puts it, “It was important to us when we started to not discuss genre. Why waste your time trying to be something that already exists? It may be a harder path since there is no mold for you to fit into, but I think it's a more rewarding path.” A decision that became the defining characteristic of their debut album “Dramabot.”

Enter Bob Hoag (The Format, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Ataris), or as the band calls him, the fifth Fairy Bone. “My favorite thing about Fairy Bones," Bob Hoag says, "is that as humans they're the weirdest little family. They have an energy that I feel I have encountered in very few bands. And I feel that seeps into the music. It's a really quirky and exciting record and most of that is just their personalities coming through."

Together with Bob Hoag, tucked away at the infamous Flying Blanket Studio, Fairy Bones managed to craft an album that surpassed all of their wildest expectations. After making multiple “Best Of 2015” lists (Phoenix New Times, Arizona Republic, Echo Magazine, Modern Times Magazine) with ‘Dramabot’ and landing on “Top 30 Local Songs of 2015” (KWSS 93.9FM) with their power single “Waiting,” Paste Magazine premiered their latest video - the surreal Lewis Carroll-inspired “Notes from Wonderland” (Winner of “Best Music Video” at 2016 Phoenix Comicon). Paste declared Fairy Bones a “four-piece art/glam/rock monster” while praising Louise’s “incomparable pipes,” of which they noted, “Few rock voices today can compare, of any gender.

When asked about the response towards the album, Chelsey always says, I couldn't be happier. “It was awesome to ride on that release for as long as we did,” she says, “because we got time to perform it and manipulate the songs into new versions of themselves live. I think that's helped us hone in on what we want to do moving forward.”

Taking what they learned from the process, Fairy Bones are already gearing up to head back into the studio with Bob Hoag. With a new mindset, the maturity that comes with experience, and a brand new set of material, Fairy Bones eyes are fixed straight on the future of their budding career.
SHOVEL
" Dusty Rose sings and plays guitar, the latter of which she has been known to smash into bits at the end of a live set. Her grungy, noisy guitar and vocals shift between growly and sweet, giving nods to some of the Sub Pop sounds of the early ’90s. Ward Reeder, who local rockers refer to as “Phoenix’s Keith Moon,” stays consistently ballistic on the drums, keeping you on edge with his chaotic style."- AMY YOUNG PHOENIX NEW TIMES (2016)
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/