Kelly Ogden of The Dollyrots - Photo by Anita Maree Lande
Kelly Ogden: Vox, Bass:
Luis Cabezas: Guitar, Vox
Chris Black: Drums
Awesome Dollyrots...Simply Awesome!
Date: August 10, 2007
Venue: Beat Kitchen, Chicago IL
L.A. punk-rockers The Dollyrots smashed down the walls with their energizing performance in support of their latest album Because Iím Awesome. As soon as Kelly began strumming the opening notes on her bass the night just started to move fast-forward. They kicked it off with the pop-punk driven My Best Friendís Hot as Kelly sang and the crowd chanted back; My Best Friendís Hot/No Matter What I do/You Love Me Not. They rolled right into Out Of L.A. with blue-haired guitarist Luis jumping and showing off his guitar riffs. Drummer Chris Black pounded it out during their politically driven, hard-hitting A Desperate S.O.S. One of the best performances was the remake of the Melanie Safka song Brand New Key. You have to love how The Dollyrots broke open this classic song with Kelly singing; I Got A Brand New Pair Of Roller Skates/You Got A Brand New Key/I Think We Should Get Together And Try Them Out You See. They also performed the sexually charged Hysteria and ended the night with their theme song Because Iím Awesome.
This trioís live performance was over-the-top energizing, passionate, and neat-o! If you are lucky you might even get to meet their pet rat Sniffy. So put this band on your speed dial and check them out as they are on tour now! Awesome!
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Review & Photos by: Anita Maree Lande
© August 2007 Anita Maree Lande, The Cover Zone