The great thing about the residencies in Los Angeles? Well, yes, they’re free, but besides that. If you can’t see a band on a certain night, then there are three other chances that month to catch them. Judging by the post-show buzz after Dorothy’s opening night at the Bootleg HiFi, freshly minted hardcore fans will be returning for multiple shows.
During the hard rocking Los Angeles quartet and recent Lyynks Pick‘s set, the feeling of “being there first” was inescapable. After each raw, booze-soaked number, it became increasingly clear that Dorothy’s titular frontwoman is the new goddess of rock. Here are some of her commandments and words of wisdom.
1. “I think I need a shot for this next one.”
Before “Dark Nights,” Dorothy pulled out a coffin-shaped flask with Johnnie Walker Black Label. Welcome to the dark side of rock and roll.
2. “What you want, girl?” “You don’t have it!”
This exchange between Dorothy and an obviously lovestruck fan came after she lamented her remaining choices of water and Red Bull. She wanted the hard stuff, which the Bootleg doesn’t sell. Nevertheless, another fan rushed to the rescue with a fresh bottle of beer.
3. “I don’t think my band is drunk enough.”
Speaking of alcohol, Dorothy’s between-song banter led to beer hookups for the trio crafting the blistering, raucous rock behind her captivating stage antics and formidable pipes. Considering the age of the band’s debut EP was still in the hours, her words carried considerable power.
4. “If the singer is not deaf by the last song, you’re not doing your job.”
To say that Dorothy played it loud, hard and fast would be an understatement.
5. “This is my wolf section.”
How excited was the adoring crowd? They were literally howling, and their love wasn’t lost on Dorothy. At the end of the night, the consensus was a mix of “whoa” and vocal declarations of needing to come back for another night of Dorothy’s residency.
Dorothy just dropped their debut EP, which you can grab for free! Their 11/10 residency is reportedly going to be an acoustic set.
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Photos by Frank Mojica