The Doped Up Dollies are a 3 piece singing group not unlike the Surpremes. Founded by Big D and the Kids Table frontman David McWane in 2008.
The Doped Up Dollies’ first recorded with Big D and the Kids Table on the 2009 release of ‘Fluent in Stroll’ – A first for the band; a style very different from any of their other previous records. Fluent in Stroll is a mixture of hop scotch, double dutch schoolyard rhymes, reggae, and soul. This style is known as Stroll, a genre invented by Big D and the Kids Table.
The Dollies were a staple addition to Big D’s set on the Vans Warped tour in 2009 and a full US headlining tour later that year.
In December of 2009-January 2010, The Doped Up Dollies traveled across seas with Big D to the UK on a 3 week supporting tour for Reel Big Fish.
The Dollies continued to tour with Big D and the Kids Table until the summer of 2010 in support of bands like State Radio and Flogging Molly.
In 2011 The Doped Up Dollies appeared again on the release of Big D and the Kids Table’s record ‘For the Damned, the Dumb, and the Delirious.” Holding down back up vocals to songs like ” Stringers” and ” Roxbury.”
In October 2012 Big D and the Kids Table featured the Doped Up Dollies on a Booze Cruise in NYC playing “Fluent in Stroll” in its entirety.
June 11th 2013 Big D and the Kids Table set out to record a double release to appease the tastes of all of their fans by releasing a Ska- Punk style record called STOMP and a Stroll style record called-of course- STROLL. Stroll features the Dollies on almost all tracks and for the first time solo tracks! The song “What I Got” is for the first time, a Dollies only single. This album also for the first time offers TWO duets – The track “Tell Me Why” sings of a silly young love performed by Doped Up Dollies veteran, Sirae Richardson and David McWane. Mcwane also duets with singer, Brie Finn on the track ‘Drink Me Down”.
Future touring for the Doped Up Dollies and a possible solo record are being discussed as you read this!
Go Betty Go
When sisters Aixa and Nicolette Vilar attended Glendale High School circa 1999, they were just another pair of bored local teens who dreamed of achieving fame as rock stars. The result was their extraordinary all-Latina pop-punk band Go Betty Go, an outfit whose classic, stripped-down ’77-style songs quickly established them as a popular force on the local rock circuit.
With Aixa on drums, Nicolette on the mic, the powerhouse guitar of Glendale’s Betty Cisneros and bassist Michelle Rangel, Go Betty Go began a Tuesday night residency at Highland Park’s Mr.T’s Bowl that regularly packed in a horde of faithful fans. It was just the beginning.
Within a few short years, Go Betty Go had built a national reputation, were the subject of extremely favorable articles in numerous newspapers and magazines, did television and radio spots, earned a prominent spot on coast-to-coast punk rock road show the Warped Tour, had placed a song on the soundtrack of a Fantastic Four video game and, in 2005, released “Nothing is More,” their second album. Those Go Betty Go gals were making it, big time, and just as it seemed the band’s explosive success was going to take them to the very height of the business, Nicolette did the unthinkable, right in the middle of their tour with MxPx: She quit the band.
Seven years later, and almost as abruptly, comes the equally stunning news that Nicolette and the band are reuniting once again. While Go Betty Go continued performing, with vocalist Emily Wynne-Hughes and bassist Phil Buckman, the group has been on informal hiatus for two years.
It’s safe to assume that quite a few local music fans remember Go Betty Go, and this reunion should be pure pleasure. The band’s creative, passionate, bilingual pop punk is loaded with appeal, and their reunion to the music scene gives them the chance to pick up where they left off.
Screaming, staying up all night, and vomiting everywhere are trademarks of a memorable punk rock tour. And also parenthood!
In 2013, pop punk sweethearts The Dollyrots reproduced. But their new baby didn’t slow them down: they just brought him on tour. Thus the title of their upcoming live CD/DVD, Family Vacation: Live in the USA.
Set for release on January 29, 2016, Family Vacation is a concert film with a companion live album that captures The Dollyrots on their 2015 summer tour with long-time roadmates Bowling For Soup. It’s 40 minutes of pure rock frenzy, harnessed by filmmaker Ian MacLeod and delivered as both a video/audio download and deluxe double disc set.
The term “family” not only describes singer/bassist Kelly Ogden, guitarist Luis Cabezas, and their baby River, but also the extended family of Dollyrots fans, who supported the creation of this live CD/DVD by crowdfunding it on PledgeMusic. Those who contributed to the project will receive the film and album weeks before the public street date, and will also be privy to some special extras, including a bonus studio EP and exclusive memorabilia. As Kelly puts it, “There are a lot of fans who might never get out to a Dollyrots show in the flesh, so we did our best to bring the experience to them. The only things missing are the ringing ears and sweaty hugs…but other than that I think we nailed it!”
Since their formation 15 years ago, The Dollyrtos have played over a thousand shows and released five studio albums, but Family Vacation is their first ever official live record. After releasing material on both Lookout! Records and Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, the band decided to go completely independent for their last few releases, and 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant (released through the band’s own label, Arrested Youth Records) enjoyed a #7 debut on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. They hope their fans will similarly embrace Family Vacation, which will be released just before the band embarks on a three-week tour of the United Kingdom with Bowling For Soup next Feburary.
Screaming, staying up all night, and vomiting everywhere: Family Vacation shows that punk rock and parenting aren’t so different after all. And it stands as proof that just because you grow up doesn’t mean you have to stop being awesome.
Petty Morals is a 6-pack of booty-shakinâ€™ party-rockinâ€™ ladies from Salem, MA. They like pizza, boxed wine, eyeliner, and being all dressed up with nowhere to go. They won 2nd place in the 2014 Rock N Roll Rumble, were nominated for best new act and best rock act in the 2014 Boston Music Awards, and WON the award for ‘video of the year’ in the 2015 Boston Music Awards!