When you leave a band’s show almost breathless and in a no words can describe this type of an experience, that’s when you know you’ve had a great time. If there’s not a piece of you in your art, then you’re not doing well – that’s Dorothy. Don’t let the sweet honey apple pie name fool you…if you mix Led Zeppelin’s force to be reckoned with, AC/DC’s in your face attitude, and Jefferson Airplane’s witchy addictive force, you’ve got Dorothy.
If ‘whiskey rock’ would be coined a genre, Dorothy would be the perfect fit. The type of gritty, classic rock that gets a modern twists and where past midnight adventures make the best memories you can think of and are made permissible.
Dorothy’s sound is the type of music where you can let your hair down and rock however the hell you want. With powerful vocals, pulsating electric guitar riffs and drums where you find yourself lost in. They began the show with a marvelous speech from the lead singer Dorothy about love, peace, and being free to make the best out of life no matter how many obstacles we experienced in daily life. Seeing Dorothy live is almost a religious experience where you find something to believe it and have profound moments of indescribable awe. They put their all in their songs and have fun while doing it, with amazing chemistry onstage. Playing songs such as “Raise Hell” and “Wicked Ones,” the sold out crowd sang as loud as they could to their heart’s content. As Dorothy got close to the stage, she began singing to a fan as he sweetly kissed her hand.
They found the most awesome opening band, Wild Street, who warmed up the crowd in the best possible way. Exceeding beyond expectations, with remnants of Motley Crue in the best of nostalgic ways that rekindled my love of ‘Too Young To Fall In Love’, but in a more intense way that sweeps the rug under your feet way. Each band member brings their unique personality, you’ll never know at what point you’ll get surprised. At one point they even played on their guitars simultaneously onstage while the crowd yelled and applauded in amazement.
In a perfect world, I’d see Dorothy collaborating with Royal Blood, a girl can only dream.
Photos: Merissa Blitz
Article: Karen Silva