Barb Wire Dolls
The Cenobites, The Fizzy Pops, Dead Town Revival
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 17 and over
Barb Wire Dolls
A NEW PUNK REVOLUTION IS EXPLODING OUT OF L.A. AND GREECE'S GIRL-FRONTED 'BARB WIRE DOLLS' ARE ON THE FRONTLINES
There's a new punk rock revolution inspired by the original seeds of '77 Punk and this 'back to the roots' attack is fueled by a demand for change. Hailing from the Birthplace of Democracy, Greece's first ever full-time import to the USA, a band that in just a few months ignited and spearheaded an entirely new punk movement on the once wild streets of Los Angeles, is the fire-like phenomenon known as Barb Wire Dolls. "Their (Barb Wire Dolls) music carries a message, much like the anarchy of the Sex Pistols, but without the "no future for you" aspect of it" writes the UK's Mudkiss Magazine. "Greece is on the verge of bankruptcy but before they went belly up they sent us Barb Wire Dolls, a punk rock band deeply influenced by New York and London in the 1970's and L.A. in the 1980's" writes Rock NYC. The girl-fronted Punk band compared live on stage to a cross between Blondie and The Sex Pistols and described as "kinda like a girl-fronted Green Day" by punk legends Bouncing Souls, made history by being the first rock band from Greece to play in America in December 2010 at their sold out show at the Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip. "This is just what the world needs now, a good girl-fronted punk band" says Charlotte Cooper of the UK's Subways.
"Barb Wire Dolls are going to take over the world. The world needs their music and attitude. Everything is so lame and boring and these punks are a breath of fresh air. Take it from me, I've been around and experienced and lived all the scenes from the past 30 years from London to Seattle. I feel the change and it's called Barb Wire Dolls! They are the next fucking Nirvana!" After being discovered and played non-stop on L.A.'s world famous KROQ radio station by Rodney Bingenheimer who has been instrumental in launching careers of such bands as The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Clash, Blondie, Nirvana and numerous other popular 'take it to the street' rock bands" writes Dainty Seventyseven and Hollywood Weekly Magazine about Barb Wire Dolls and while still living in an artist commune on the Greek island of Crete, the band sold all and relocated to the bright city lights of Los Angeles to live their dream. "Every few years or so a band comes along that changes the music landscape. They are different from the other bands that are out there. They bring something new and exciting to an otherwise generic music scene that the public has grown tired of. The Beatles did this, The Sex Pistols did this, Gun's and Roses did this, Nirvana did this. But for the past 20 years no band has been able to stand out from their predecessors. No band has been able to re-ignite the music scene, to bring back the energy it once had....that is until now. With their sound, their look and their attitude, Barb Wire Dolls are going to do what no band has been able to do within the last two decades...take the music industry by storm" writes Sugarbuzz Magazine after experiencing the band live in concert.
Fed up with the current state of popular music and with an uncompromising military-like agenda, the wild blond bombshell and sexy rock star Isis Queen on vocals (compared to everyone from Blondie's Debbie Harry to Wendy O Williams of The Plasmatics), along with Pyn Doll on guitar, Voodoo Doll on bass and Krash Doll on drums, the band stormed Los Angeles with a full frontal attack. With a passion and fervor not seen in decades, they annihilated their radio-friendly raw Pop songs live with over sixty shows in the first six months upon arrival. "There's a whole new scene coming out of L.A., and it's called New Punk Revolution. You know why?! Because we're not against anyone, we're in it for ourselves! To change our destiny! And fuck everybody else 'cause this is our life and we're gonna live it the way we want to!" declares Isis live from the stage. With relentless fury the band built a solid foundation of new fans from punks to metal heads creating a hype and hysteria not witnessed in years. "There are plenty of bands playing the Sunset Strip every night but no band has had such an impact as quickly as the Barb Wire Dolls have had on the scene in recent times" states The Viper Room on their website's blog. Revamping and bringing back the classic L.A. punk scene to the media and masses, their authentic attitude of DIY, inner revolution, and a bombastic must-see live show built them an exponential word of mouth buzz being heralded as "The Next Big Thing" by the U.S. and international press and caught them the attention of the record industry receiving their first record deal offer after only three months. Barb Wire Dolls signed with the legendary A&R executive Tom Zutaut for management immediately after he saw them live for the first time. Zutaut has spent over twenty years in the business discovering new talent and is best known for signing Guns & Roses, Metallica, Motley Crue, PIL, Nashville Pussy, Veruca Salt, and Muse and his artists have sold over 600 million records. "There is a buzz on the streets of L.A., it's loud, it's nasty and it's hitting the region like a tornado. The music they (Barb Wire Dolls) played was so refreshing and full of an energy the Punk scene needs desperately" declares Big Wheel Magazine.
On stage the girl fronted band is a lethal injection of pure raw sexy chaotic R-rated Rock and Roll, but on their self-released studio recordings Barb Wire Dolls come off as pure Pop masters. Fusing guitar driven angst with memorable sing-a-long hooks, their songwriting sets them apart from the pack. Their debut EP "Punk The Fussies!" (2010) was released in Greece before arriving to the States and was recorded for $500 in one night 'live and in one take/band including vocal' and spawned a Top Ten hit on commercial radio in South America. After a packed residency on the legendary Sunset Strip, Barb Wire Dolls released the full length "Live At The Viper Room" (2011) to document their invasion of Hollywood on record. The album's show was dedicated to L.A.'s first punk Darby Crash of The Germs. From blistering Punk anthems to Reggae influenced Pop, new songs from their 14 track studio follow-up album "Fuck The Pussies" (2011) were recorded in Los Angeles in one night in the same DIY-punk ethic manner as before but this time with the legendary Bryan Carlstrom who has worked with Dave Jerden making loud guitar driven records that have sold over 50 million copies for the likes of The Offspring, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, and Social Distortion. "Barb Wire Dolls are the real fucking deal! The most excited I've been about music in 15 years!" says Carlstrom.
"They are hitting Los Angeles with a powerful force and they have only just begun to unleash their immense talent. Look Out America, here come the Barb Wire Dolls" writes Punk Globe Magazine. "In recent times it has seemed that popular rock music has lost a bit of its attitude, bands seem a bit soft, carefully treading along a musical path whereas new punk sensation Barb Wire Dolls have seem to tear the path apart, going against the grain, going against what is "Now", creating a new blueprint for the future of rock in the mainstream" - The Viper Room. Barb Wire Dolls came to the US with a dream and they are realizing it with a "search and destroy" attitude, much like the early punks that inspired them decades ago. With the raw potential to be one of the biggest bands in the world and with their thousands of constantly growing legion of fans across the globe known as the "Street Generation Army", they are giving all they got taking their punk rock gospel on the road proclaiming: "the revolution has begun, so what the hell are you gonna do?!" Get ready to rock, riot, and rip it up 'cause Barb Wire Dolls and the New Wave of Punk may be hitting up your town next.
Barb Wire Dolls are: Isis Queen (singer), Pyn Doll (guitarist), Voodoo Doll (bassist), Krash Doll (drummer)
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