Tour: The Dollyrots / Suffrajett

Kelly of The Dollyrots hinted at this tour pairing in December when her band played a radio-station sponsored gig in Columbus. I’ve been a fan of Suffrajett since they were named Simi (after their lead singer) and even caught a CMJ gig when they were going by the name Cherry (thanks to Wes Kidd for introducing me to their music). They’ve been using the name Suffrajett for a few years now, ever since their move from New York to Chicago and have been wowing audiences coast to coast both as headliners and as support for acts ranging from Local H to MC5 to Juliette & the Licks.

If ever there has been a 100% Atomic Ned approved double bill, this is it (The Dollyrots ‘Because I’m Awesome’ landed at #2 on my “Favorites of 2007” list). Because both bands have toured pretty heavily in Columbus, I kind of thought the tour wouldn’t land in Ohio’s capital city, but thanks to Chris Wood and the Ravari Room, this bill is not only playing in Columbus, but on a Friday night! Check back for more coverage – definitely a concert review and maybe an interview or two.

MySpace: Suffrajett
MySpace: The Dollyrots

Jan 22 Launchpad – Alburquerque, New Mexico
Jan 24 The Unity Center – Roswell, New Mexico
Jan 25 Bennigan’s – El Paso, Texas
Jan 26 Rock Bottom – San Antonio, Texas
Jan 27 Venue TBA – Houston, Texas
Jan 28 Grant Street Dance Hall – Lafayette, Louisiana
Jan 29 Keystones Lounge – Metairie, Louisiana
Feb 1 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, Florida
Feb 2 The Social – Orlando, Florida
Feb 3 1982 – Gainsville, Florida
Feb 4 Beta Bar – Tallahassee, Florida
Feb 8 The Nick – Birmingham, Alabama
Feb 12 IOTA Cafe – Arlington, Virginia
Feb 14 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, New Jersey
Feb 18 ITAM Lodge – Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Feb 19 TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Feb 20 Diesel NightClub – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Feb 22 Ravari Room – Columbus, Ohio
Feb 23 Peabody’s – Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 25 Frankie’s Innercity – Toledo, Ohio
Feb 28 The Note – Chicago, Illinois
Mar 3 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 4 The Reverb – Cedar Falls, Iowa

Videos by both bands after the jump.

Suffrajett – “Closer”
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The Dollyrots – “Since U Been Gone” (Kelly Clarkson cover)
(I filmed this at the radio-station sponsored gig. Members of the radio station played the instruments.)
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One Reply to “Tour: The Dollyrots / Suffrajett”

  1. I just put this on my calendar. IOTA is the day after my birthday. I had to miss Suffrajett on the Juliette tour b/c I didn’t have money for the ticket or the gas, but this time, I’ll be there@

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