The Dollyrots

The DollyrotsThe Dollyrots show last night in Columbus, Ohio was just what I needed. Despite finding out it was a 5-band bill (advertised as a 2-band bill) and getting to the venue WAY too early, watching the fun set by L.A. pop-punk kids The Dollyrots was worth the late night. I was supposed to hook up with the band to interview them but it just didn’t work out … keep your eyes peeled, however, as I’ll be chatting with singer Kelly Ogden sometime next week.

The Dollyrots are touring in support of their second album, Because I’m Awesome, (Chip note: Yes, you are) which was released in March on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records label. The trio has taken cues from their collective influences (and bands they’ve played shows with) and I think it’s fair to say that they sound a bit like The Muffs, The Randies, The Donnas and even Damone (though they don’t have the ’80s hair metal influence). The more you check out AtomicNed.com, the more you’ll discover that one of my weaknesses is female-fronted power-pop bands and The Dollyrots completely fill that bill to the point where I’m going to say that Because I’m Awesome is a serious contender for my favorite album of 2007.

The band doesn’t have any MP3s posted on their site so I invite you to sample their music on their PureVolume and MySpace pages.  And the band has a SHITLOAD of tour dates coming up. I’d strongly suggest you check The Dollyrots out if they are playing anywhere near you. (Tour dates after the jump)

THURS 5/10 The Bug Jar ROCHESTER, NY
FRI 5/11 Knitting Factory NEW YORK, NY
SUN 5/13 Dalton American League DALTON, MA
WED 5/16 The 449 Room TRENTON, NJ
SAT 5/19 The Hideaway JOHNSON CITY, TN
SUN 5/20 The Milestone CHARLOTTE, NC
TUES 5/22 Cumberlands CHARLESTON, SC
WEDS 5/23 Jack Rabbits JACKSONVILLE, FL
THURS 5/24 1982 GAINSVILLE, FL
FRI 5/25 Atomic Garage FORT PIERCE, FL
SAT 5/26 The Orpheum TAMPA, FL
MON 5/28 Beta Bar TALLAHASSEE, FL
TUES 5/29 Swayzes MARIETTA, GA (ATLANTA)
WEDS 5/30 The End NASHVILLE, TN
THURS 5/31 Third Street Dive LOUISVILLE, KY
FRI 6/01 Downtown Records LAFAYETTE, IN
SAT 6/02 Creepy Crawl ST. LOUIS, MS
SUN 6/03 Record Bar KANSAS CITY, MO
MON 6/04 Replay Lounge LAWRENCE, KS
TUES 6/05 The Conservatory OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
WEDS 6/06 The Door DALLAS, TX
THURS 6/07 Emos AUSTIN, TX
FRI 6/08 Art Depot Annex LUBBOCK, TX
SAT 6/09 Atomic Cantina
SUN 6/10 PRIDE FEST LOS ANGELES, CA
FRI 6/22 Del Mar Fairgrounds w/ Joan Jett, DEL MAR / SAN DIEGO, CA

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