13th Floor Entertainment Presents One Eyed Doll
One Eyed Doll
Doll Skin, CO-OP, Ciphered Existence, After the Calm
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201
This event is all ages
One Eyed Doll
Genre: Goth, Punk Rock
Similar to: Creature Feature, The Dirty Youth, Straight Line Stitch
Described as Strawberry Shortcake meets Gwar and Valentine's Day meets Halloween with the visual impact of Japanese Anime, One-Eyed Doll is an award-winning Austin, Texas power rock duo with a loyal global fan base and extensive international press exposure. In 2009, 2010, 2011, the group swept the SXSW Music Awards in categories such as Best Punk Band, Best Metal Band, Best Goth Band, Best New Band and much more. The group has independently released three full-length albums, they appear in Revolver, Guitar World and Guitar Player magazines and has left several national tours in its wake including major anime conventions. Blazing the band's wildfire, amongst their growing legions or religiously crazed fans, is One-Eyed Doll's cult leader: the impossible-not-to-love Kimberly Freeman, whose punishment is so sweet you'll beg for more.
If life was a comic book, Doll Skin would be right at home in the larger than life color pages. Four Glitter-fueled, teenage, punk rock superheroes, wielding mighty guitars, as they battle tyranny and oppression with adrenaline fueled rock anthems. But don't get the wrong idea, Doll skin is just as much The Runaways, as they are Josie and the Pussycats. And in that polarized dichotomy lies the heart of Doll Skin, young, pretty, and dangerous. (Imagine if teenage Harley Quinn started a band.) All that aside, Doll Skin is far from just a gimmick with a pretty face (ok, technically 4), these girls really know how to rock, pounding out heartfelt "glitter punk" crafted with a skill well beyond their young years
Formed in Arizona in 2013, Doll Skin, Vocalist Sydney Dolezal (15), Guitarist Alex Snowden (16), Bassist Nicole Rich (17), and Drummer Meghan Herring (19) came to the attention of Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson, who took the band under his wing, and together they began a sonic assault on the West Coast, playing shows with Green Jello, DRI, SLUNT, and many more, through Arizona, California, etc.
Doll Skin will be releasing their debut album "In Your Face" October 30, 2015 through Ellefson's own imprint via legendary Metal label Megaforce, (also known as the launching pad for legendary big 4 thrash bands Metallica and Anthrax and many more.) which sees Ellefson handling producing duties as well.
Says Ellefson,"When I was first introduced to Doll Skin, I knew there was something really special there. Through working with them as a Producer, it became even more apparent what these girls were capable of. I'm really excited to be working with them, and able to unleash them on the World, through Megaforce, no less."
Vocalist Dolezal echoes David's sentiment." Working with David has been one of the most amazing experiences you could imagine. He's such a cool guy, and a great producer, and has created such amazing opportunities for us. Every day it's kinda like, pinch me, ya know? We're so excited to finish this record and finally release it."
The band has also wrapped production on a video for the first single "Family of Strangers", which will be released in October.
Lead Vocals: Sydney Dolezal
Guitar: Alex Snowden
Bass: Nicole Rich
Drums: Meghan Herring
Dash Cooper, and Mark Savale, met early in their childhood and soon became close friends. As they grew up, they each began developing their own individual passion for music. Lead singer Dash Cooper (son of Rock legend Alice Cooper) certainly inherited his father's talent for Rock vocals and songwriting, and while he was finding his own voice, Mark pursued his passions for drums.
They played locally around Phoenix, but it wasn’t until they added lead guitarist Court Stumpf in 2012 that the band started building what would eventually become CO-OP. A graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Stumpf pioneered CO-OP's new direction and sound. The band most recently added Justin Swartzentruber on bass, and the young Kolby Peoples on rhythm guitar to finalize the quintet, culminating their "desert hard rock" vibe.
Taking influence from a wide spectrum of bands and musicians--from AC/DC and Led Zeppelin to Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, and Corrosion of Conformity--CO-OP started brewing their own individual brand of rock. They record at Full Well Studios with the help of producer Mike Bolenbach at the helm of the console.
Jeremy Baca, and Trade Sound Productions maintain management for the band. In 2016 the band signed with EMP Label group.www.emplabelgroup.com
EP mastered by audio titan Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Paul McCartney) and recorded by Mike Bolenbach at Full Well Studios was released in December of 2016. The full length is due out summer 2017, with a tour to follow.
After the Calm
From Glendale Arizona, this 5-piece band fuses punk-rock and melodic-hardcore harmonies. Their set ranges from upbeat vibes to down-tuned brawls, always leaving a breathless crowd thirsty for more.
On vocals we have Logan Miracle; rhythm we have Jonathan Habermacher; lead we have David Nunez; bass we have Henry Cota; and on drums we have Kody Rattler.
The band was formed in the summer of 2014, recording their first single Valor in August of 2015. Later that year, AtC recorded a cover song/music video of Cups (When I'm Gone) originally performed by Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect.
Several shows later, the boys of After the Calm now opens for some of their biggest influences!