The Dollyrots, Go Betty Go
Not Ur Girlfrenz
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
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 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 three full length albums ("Eat My Heart Out", "Because I'm Awesome", and "A Little Messed Up") 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.
For The Dollyrots, 2012 is gearing up to be their best year yet as they are set to release their 4th full length album, once again produced by John Fields. The album is in large part being funded by fans through a Kickstarter crowdsourcing project that quadrupled initial fundraising expectations. As singer/bassist Kelly Ogden puts it, "Luis and I wrote the songs, demo'd everything at home, picked the producer, picked the engineers, worked out all the parts for all instruments, picked the artist, photos, sequencing...everything just the two of us with some help from John to beef things up and rock some synths & percussion. It's a 100% DIY album and one we feel is by far our strongest effort to date. We've had a Spinal Tap number of drummers over our career so for this one things kind of came full circle...the two of us in a room making music just like back in high school". The resulting self-titled LP "The Dollyrots" is set for a September 18th, 2012 street date through Storefront/Sony RED with a US and UK tour to follow.
Go Betty Go
Californian punk/pop rock quartet. Started playing as a band in 2001. Nicolette Vilar left the band in 2006, with Emily Wynne-Hughes replacing her as lead vocalist.
Not Ur Girlfrenz
Inspiring youth across the nation and beyond to pick up an instrument and find their passion - that's what NOT UR GIRLFRENZ is all about. Along the way, this young Dallas-based, all-girl power trio is making waves in the local market with their high-energy shows, award-winning performances and an ever-growing base of loyal fans, a.k.a. "The Frenzone".
NOT UR GIRLFRENZ was recently crowned 2017 "Battle of the Legends" Champions by Dallas' new premiere music venue, Lava Cantina - besting adult bands several times their age, and captivating audiences with their combination of youthful energy and musical prowess.
NOT UR GIRLFRENZ is Liv Haynes (13), a tour de force on guitar and lead vocals; Maren Alford (13), who beats the drums like they owe her big money; and Gigi Haynes (11), keeping it sick and steady on bass. Influenced by greats like Foo Fighters, Paramore, Green Day, Heart and Led Zeppelin, NOT UR GIRLFRENZ already rocks iconic classics, soon-to-be classics, and their own brand of original music.
The band is currently working with producer Jaret Reddick, Grammy-nominee and seller of over a million albums as front man for pop punk icons Bowling for Soup.
NOT UR GIRLFRENZ is also featured in the 2017 Reliant Energy "Girl Power" ad campaign with VO by fellow Texan Matthew McConaughey. Drummer Maren Alford is also a guest blogger for The Gretsch Company (gretsch.com).
Illustrating "Girl Power" at its finest, NOT UR GIRLFRENZ has only scratched the surface of what the future holds for them in today's music industry - if they promise to complete their homework first!