Women-led rock bands are not new, but they are few and far between. Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Debbie Harry (Blondie), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Cherie Curie (Runaways), Pauline Black (The Selecter) all paved the way for Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, and Devora. Now there is a new name to add to that growing list: Dorothy.
With electrifying sweet and sultry lead vocals along with an equally impressive band, this band sports a look that kills. Add a great catalog of music under their belt and L.A.-based Dorothy is poised to become the next big thing in the world of rock!
Having been around since 2014, Dorothy isn’t new to the rock club, but they do have some amazing music coming out this week. Quickly picking up steam is the popularity of their two singles, “Rest In Peace” and “Black Sheep.” “Rest In Peace” is currently in the top 20 on Active Rock Charts and has more than three million views across streaming platforms… and the album isn’t even out yet! Their third album, “Gifts From the Holy Ghost,” is hitting shelves and all streaming platforms today.
“Rest In Peace” is described as “a dark and stormy ode to incredible inner strength,” while “Black Sheep” is described as “a song for the fans. I (Dorothy) expect you to scream the lyrics at every show, because we are blood, we are family.” If that doesn’t get you excited and pique your interest on these songs, you better check your pulse.
For those not yet familiar with Dorothy, they are an indie-rock band who has amassed almost a billion global streams while they kick ass and take names. They have a different take on the female-fronted rock scene. Dorothy is reversing the “good girl gone bad” idea; this album was created under “sobriety, health and spiritualism” and offers a refreshing spin on females in rock.
Dorothy is currently on tour through May where you can catch some of these new songs live.
They will only be in California for three dates: May 18th in NoCal, Sacramento to be exact. Then they come down the coast on May 19th at Crossroads at House of Blues Anaheim, and May 27th in Napa.
We’ve had our eye on Dorothy for a few years, dating back to when she came in and performed live on Jonesy’s Jukebox. They say timing is everything, and this will be the breakout album and year for Dorothy and her band. While she can sing with the best of them, there is just something so authentic and fierce about the lyrics and music … we think it’s undeniable.
KEITH CUNNINGHAM | PROGRAM DIRECTOR
CROSSROADS at House of Blues
May 19, 2022
2022 has brought us a lot of things, Dorothy landed us on the right side of the rainbow. This band shreds and delivers a sound that captures their larger than life sonic vision.
The band features Dorothy Martin on vocals, Devon Pangle on guitar, Eli Wulfmeier on guitar, and Eliot Lorango on bass and Jason Ganberg on drums. Collectively, their music can melt hearts and touch your soul. Check them out and pick up their music.