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Friday, March 14 • 12:45am - 1:15am
The Dollyrots

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The Dollyrots-- Kelly Ogden (bass/vocals), Luis Cabezas (guitar) and Chris Black (drums) — have done it again with their sophomore, full-length CD, Because I’m Awesome, released on Blackheart Records on March 13, 2007. Recorded over the past year with producers Jacques Wait (The Soviettes) and John Fields (who produced the band’s debut), Because I’m Awesome promises to pack a potent punch from start to finish, broadening the Dollyrots’ scope, in both message and music. Since the release of Because I’m Awesome, the track has appeared on Ugly Betty, as well as other major network shows, including performances by The Dollyrots on Fuse's, The Sauce, a Kohl's Department Store nationally aired commercial, and ABC Family's "The Greek." Radio Disney has also recently joined The Dollyrots fan club by adding "Because I'm Awesome" to their daily playlist! Founded by longtime friends Ogden and Cabezas, whose relationship stems back to their eighth-grade Florida middle school days, the Dollyrots assembled as a fun, diversionary tactic while the pair wrapped up their school days. Ogden had just learned to play the guitar and Cabezas, a classically-trained pianist, had just left his band. Ogden and Cabezas, during the 2000 presidential election debacle in Florida convinced these musicians that the stage was mightier than the lab. “We were watching the 2000 presidential election results, and when we found out that [George] W. [Bush] had won, Luis and I were like, ‘The world’s probably gonna end anyway,’ so we thought, ‘Let’s just do the band,’” Ogden and Cabezas decided it was time to relocate, they decided the City of Angels would become their new home. “It was terrifying and awesome,” Ogden says of the band’s earlier days. “But we found a place that had everything we needed — record labels, venues, other bands. It seemed like the right place.” It was also the right time — The Dollyrots had assembled its debut, Eat My Heart Out, and self-released the album to rampant success which led to the band getting picked up by Lookout!/Panic Button Records, which re-released Eat My Heart Out in 2004. Raising the band’s stage profile came with a slot on the 2006 Vans Warped Tour, performing alongside a slew of punk acts for six weeks on the Kevin Says and Shira stages throughout the U.S. The tour was important for The Dollyrots since it allowed them to connect with Warped ‘06’s VIP woman, Joan Jett. Jett took a liking to The Dollyrots and offered to add the band to the roster of her label, Blackheart Records. Excited about their new found home at Blackheart Records, the band is revitalized and road-tightened.

Friday March 14, 2008 12:45am - 1:15am
Club de Ville 900 Red River St

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