Dollyrots

Dollyrots (10:15 PM)

The Neighborhood Bullys (9:30 PM)

Cold Forty Three (8:45 PM)

Blockage (8:00 PM)

Wed, February 2, 2011

7:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

adv tix $8.00/ dos tix $10.00

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Dollyrots - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Dollyrots
A lot can happen over the course of a decade, and the past ten years have been no exception. Los Angeles-based pop-punk trio The Dollyrots know this all too well, having formed in Sarasota, FL as a teenage punk rock band in 2000. Although the nation has seen immense changes in that time span—from technological revolutions to shifts in political leadership—there have also been a share of constants.

This year The Dollyrots will release their third full-length album, entitled A Little Messed Up (Blackheart Records), to its ever-expanding fanbase. With a host of tours, recording sessions, t.v. and movie appearances, plus a sizable repertoire of songs, The Dollyrots aren’t fresh out of the garage. If there’s one thing that experience can offer, it’s learning from past missteps and building on the successes.

And that’s where the album title A Little Messed Up comes into play. It points to the idea that imperfections are all around and a natural part of human existence. “No one’s perfect and we’re proud of that part of us,” says vocalist/bassist Kelly Ogden.

Actually, there’s much to be proud of. Getting their start as a scrappy trio of college friends, The Dollyrots quickly gained notice—thanks in large part to Ogden’s high-energy vocals and the melodic riffs of guitarist/vocalist Luis Cabezas—landing their first recorded appearance with 2004’s Eat My Heart Out (Lookout! Records).
There was no fear in getting album number three underway, as the band started writing the new record at the end of two years of touring for Because I’m Awesome, demoing out new songs during long van rides while criss-crossing the U.S. However, all the ramped-up enthusiasm and sparkling optimism couldn’t deliver an album with expediency, as A Little Messed Up actually took a considerable amount of time to complete after some re-evaluation about what the band sought in its newest creation.

The total completion time clocked in at approximately twelve months. The end result is a collection of tracks that contains the expected melodic sensibilities of The Dollyrots (“California Beach Boy” and “Rollercoaster”), coupled with a decidedly unexpected edge that’s not heard on the band’s previous material.
And after a decade, The Dollyrots have earned a license for change, something that they’ve judiciously exercised, while taking caution in not sacrificing their trademark power-pop laced anthems that fans have loved and come to expect.
The Neighborhood Bullys - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Neighborhood Bullys
Listen Up!

You just dumped your boyfriend (are we really calling him that?) for the 67th time and you roll up to your favorite watering hole to grab a piece of oblivion. You don,t want to just kill the pain; you want to Forget why you just spent two years with the better half of Beavis and Butthead. So, you quickly polish one off.

You end up talking to one of the regular's for a while, that is until he tries making a move on the small of your back. You are sick of life and REALLY sick of men. But, wait a second, here comes a band. They are setting up and you recognize them from somewhere but where.

The singer steps up to the microphone and starts the first song with just he and the bass guitar. His voice is like heaven and your memories of your ex are starting to fade. His voice is working on you more quickly than the alcohol, but how?

The rest of the band starts in: This one's for the LADIES!

"Your lips Your lips your lips Lead with your lips your lips your lips"

That's when it hits you, this is the band that Chris Morris wrote about as the BEST FUCKING ROCK AND ROLL BAND IN LOS ANGELES, and that means the singer is none other than Davey Meshell.

Davey is a rock God, no shit. He sings like he means it and he looks good, almost too good, the kind of good that can get a girl in trouble, but wait. There is so much soul coming out of him, he might as well be Wilson Pickett, but its Rock, WTF

So, you stare up at the stage and fix your makeup in your little compact and continue to listen although your mind has taken a more naughty turn.

The drummer, Mike Sessa, is mean looking and sounds like he's driving a motorcycle. And he's leading the band and the girls chasing.

One of the guitar players, Tex Mosely is an American, drives and American car and plays his instrument like he�s been stabbed in the head.

Tom Gladders the other guitar player looks like Danny Partridge and sounds like Angus Young. if you ask me. He gives the band their stylish sound, but what sound is that? Kind of like a spaceship soaring or a dangerous train that may or may not fly off the tracks.

Your mind is far, far away, lost in the PUNK ROCK SOUL ness that is the Neighborhood Bullys, Complete with candy-chords and lyrics that you instantly sing out even though this is your first time. You are swept away, just like your first time. You can't even remember what's-his-name, all you can ask is... How did that guy learn to sing?
Cold Forty Three - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Cold Forty Three
COLD FORTY THREE arrived on the scene in 2010 in a way that was seldom seen by even the most seasoned touring professionals. Joshua Cruz, Moses Cruz, and Ricky James Acosta believed that hard-work, determination and all out guerrilla marketing was the only way to achieve success. In 2008 Cold Forty Three began their touring career by booking their own shows across the country. They continued to tour in 2009 while selling their Debut album," From The Garage to Your Speakers" on their own with no distribution. In march '09 CFT did something that would establish them as a band that simply refuses to give up on any ambition they have. Without any prior bookings, they made their way to Austin TX, and the SXSW music festival. CFT was able to secure bookings that gained them good exposure, and a further desire to continue forward. In the summer of '09 Cold Forty Three decided to follow the entire Warped Tour and sell albums to the kids waiting in line, as well as play shows on their off days . CFT even sold CD's at local malls to fund their touring. CFT campaigned on the tour and on August 23, 2009 they finished in Los Angeles. CFT immediately drove back east to catch up and follow Blink 182, on their reunion tour, in Camden, New Jersey. CFT sold CD's and promoted themselves before and after every Blink 182 show until Pelham Alabama. Upon arriving in Alabama the band decided to tour back home to Los Angeles, where they arrived in December. The year 2010 brought forth the same determination and the band embarked once again on tour in January all the way through May, building a fan base that has grown with each passing month. In June 2010 CFT decided to once again follow the Warped Tour and the band set a goal to do whatever it took to play a least once on the tour, even though they weren't invited or entered any contest. Cold Forty Three achieved this goal on July 28th 2010, by playing the Ernie Ball stage in Cincinnati OH. CFT went on to play an additional three shows in Shakopee, Minnesota, Bonner Springs, Kansas and Hillsboro, Oregon. The biggest highlight came when CFT was asked to be the Bar-B-Q band for the 2011 Warped Tour. The band also has been invited to play SXSW in March 2011. With that being said Cold Forty Three is looking forward to 2011 being their biggest year ever, with a new album scheduled to be released in early 2011and a year full of non-stop touring.
Blockage - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
BLOCKAGE is a 4-piece punk band from Southern California. Since forming in 1998, the band's original gritty pop-punk style has evolved to include elements of garage rock, classic rock, and a little outlaw country.

The band features songwriter Sean Rowley (The Queers, Punk Rock Social) on lead vox / rhythm guitar, Dave Guzman (co-music writer) on bass / backing vox, brother Frank Guzman on lead guitar, and Nick Manning (46 Short, The Voids) on drums.

With a powerful live set loaded with hooks and a vareity of songwriting styles, Blockage will rock the fuck out of anyone whose record collection includes The Ramones & Social Distortion as well as Cheap Trick & AC/DC
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change