The Dollyrots, The Two Tens

Venue: Fubar Presents:

The Dollyrots

The Two Tens

Bruiser Queen, The Radio Buzzkills

Wed, March 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

FUBAR

St. Louis, MO

$12.00

This event is all ages

The Dollyrots
The Dollyrots
The Dollyrots are a punk rock band but their CDs are very pop. Rah rah rah. Kelly is sugar sweet but mischievous and might sucker punch you if you're dumb enough to try her patience. Which she has a lot of, if she hasn't been visiting her friends Jack, Jim or Jameson. She likes to do girl things like grow plants and sew up her t-shirts and crochet and make strawberry cakes. But she also likes to play her basses til they are sprinkled with blood and drives soo fast she's not allowed behind the wheel. She likes to get carsick reading and writing postcards from the road. Her favorite guy is Quito, her dog, who you'll meet after the show if you come see the band on tour. She loves Irish punk rock, girl groups, and anything off the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack. And she smells great.

Then there is Luis... Luis is mysterious. And very smart. He is one of those guys who you meet and think maybe you'd join his cult. I hear he has his own religion, based on the Sun God so it's not really a stretch. Ask him about it sometime; he'll tell you about freaking that room full of people out while rambling about western religion while on some weird head trip. He is also known to get feisty when he's hungry or afraid he's getting sick. It's really easy to get Luis to flinch, he's not crazy about people touching him. Maybe it's because he was abducted by ETs when he lived in Ecuador as a child. He likes good Brit punk, music of the early 90's because it's honest and don't forget Chuck Berry and Patsy Cline. On the road he likes to read parts of books he never finishes and stare out the window. He's good to talk to.

The Dollyrots have released four full length albums and several singles and EPs through the Lookout, Blackheart, and Brando record labels. Their music has earned them song placements, commercials, and acting stints in film & TV including Disney/Pixar's Brave, Hewlett-Packard, Kohls, CSI:NY, among others. The band has logged hundreds of thousands of miles in the U.S. touring consistently since 2003, cultivating a rabidly loyal fan base while headlining and playing one-off shows in the US & UK alongside Bowling For Soup, Buzzcocks, and Joan Jett, Forever the Sickest Kids, Paramore, The Breeders, and The Go-Gos. The band is currently writing and recording their 5th LP, a fan-funded effort supported through PledgeMusic.
The Two Tens
"They may be all but just two people, but The Two Tens are a hot new L.A. duo to be reckoned with. Made up of Adam Bones on the punk rock vocal vibrato (and shredding guitar), and Rikki Styxx playfully pounding away on the skins, The Two Tens exude a ferocious sound live. The band just released three back-to-back EPs, with a fourth on the way, and we don't see any signs of them letting up." - Los Angeles Magazine

"Garage punk at its best, "Scene" is a high energy explosion of sound that hits its mark from the first outburst, making one wonder how it can possibly come from a band made up of only two people." - Huffington Post

"The duo of Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx are set to unleash their fantastic barrel of fury in the form of Volume, a record you should get familiar with right now." - Purevolume

"The Two Tens serve up lightning-quick garage rock that turns the clock back to first-wave punk. The single "Scene" persistently asks "Where's your scene?" and delivers an answer in just over two minutes: Wherever you're keeping your old Ramones vinyl." - Buzzbands LA

"After catching The Two Tens live this past Tuesday night at the Satellite, I wouldn't be surprised if their plans of "Taking over the world!" would actually see its fruition. The new Los Angeles-based duo composed of all but two people, Adam Bones (guitar/vocals) and Rikki Styxx (drums) playfully ripped through a 40-minute set of pure garage grit. Blasting out hard licks from their collection of three EPs, The Two Tens put on nothing short of a robust performance." - Grimy Goods

"The duo, comprised of Adam Bones (vocals/guitars) and Styxx (drums) put on an intensely raw performance, which included their catchy song 'Dreams.'" - L.A. Record

"This brand spankin' L.A. duo takes a White Stripes vibe up to the Hollywood sign via some bright sonic swing." - CMJ

"Styxx 'n' Bones will never hurt you, but they sure will leave your ears ringing for a few days… As The Two Tens, though, they've apparently found their calling and have been compared to everyone from Ramones to White Stripes to sundry Nuggets combos. Have they got it going on, or what?" - Blurt Magazine

"The Two Tens summon the frantic, fuck-all energy of the Ramones, if the Ramones had smiled a lot more and sneered a lot less. If these two are as fun to watch live as they are to listen to, tonight will be the most dumb fun you've had since pogoing at your first all-ages show." - The Portland Mercury

"The colorfully monikered Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx are more overt in their intentions: They want to rock. And rock they do. "Volume," The Two Tens debut full length, on the other hand, is a verifiable killer. The opening pair of bashers, "Scene" and "Ella Don't Like My Hat" parade their hooks and attitude like impudent schoolchildren. Guitars gnash, snares rattle, Bones sneers, and somewhere Rodney Bingenheimer's ageless heart beams." - The Big TakeoverMade up of Adam Bones on guitar and vocals alongside co-conspirator Rikki Styxx on drums and backing vocals, the duo's DIY pursuits were funded the old-fashioned way: hard work, playing local gigs and selling handmade custom merch. After releasing their four EPs digitally, the band spearheaded a very successful PledgeMusic campaign to release the full-length on CD, so impressing Man Della Records in the process that the label stepped up to release Volume on 12-inch clear vinyl.
Since then, The Two Tens have signed with Man Della Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled second album. They've already tracked three songs in Minneapolis with producer John Fields (Dollyrots, Andrew WK, Pink), including "Keeping Hope Alive," the lead-off single which will be released in advance of the album on February 10, 2017. Meanwhile, they're back home in Los Angeles finishing the album with the Volume team of producer Bruce Duff (also their manager, making him an Andrew Oldham-style control freak), engineer Paul Roessler (punk demigod/L.A. studio maven) and mastering engineer Jim Diamond (who is indeed the master of modern garage/punk from the Dirtbombs to the Sonics to the White Stripes).
The Two Tens new debut album VOLUME is out now on CD and digital formats via Ugly Sugar Records and on vinyl via Man Della Records.

"Garage punk at its best, "Scene" is a high energy explosion of sound that hits its mark from the first outburst, making one wonder how it can possibly come from a band made up of only two people." - Huffington Post

"The Two Tens serve up lightning-quick garage rock that turns the clock back to first-wave punk. The single "Scene" persistently asks "Where's your scene?" and delivers an answer in just over two minutes: Wherever you're keeping your old Ramones vinyl." - Buzzbands LA
Bruiser Queen
Bruiser Queen
"Instead of a bit of lyric, most often what came to me first when writing this material was the melody," confesses singer/guitarist Morgan Nusbaum of her St. Louis-based reverb-drenched garage pop duo, Bruiser Queen's new album, Sweet Static. What's clear here, in the band's sophomore presentation - and their first since recently signing to Boxing Clever Records - is her masterful dedication to melody and structure.

Dreamy album opener, "Tiny Heart Attack," charms listeners with the band's signature trademark: Nusbaum's potent Corin Tucker meets 60's girl group top-of-the-lung howl; but the band's true ace is her dynamic guitar style. "One of the challenges unique to being a guitar/drums duo is filling out the spectrum of sound normally covered by several instruments on stage," she says. No such limits existed in the studio, where she crafted twinkling guitars and harmonies to depths of overdriven layers of bass, organ, and piano. "Working with Harry in his Memphis recording studio was such an incredible experience, where every instrument was within arm's reach."

While 2012's debut Swears set forth Bruiser Queen's bold mission statement with bouncy 3-minute sing-along anthems for the Nation of Oohs and Whoa-Ohs, Sweet Static asserts that rules were meant to be broken - or at least bent. That's not to say Nusbaum, along with drummer Jason Potter, have thrown out the reverbial baby with the murky Mississippi River bathwater - they haven't. It's clear with tracks like "On The Radio," "Invisible Girl," and "Save Me" that the band's still just as sweet, but it's lush mid-tempo haunting entries like "Girls Like Me" and "Some Girl's Ghost" that demonstrate their willingness to expand upon themes and static structures.

Bruiser Queen is the collaborative effort of singer/guitarist, Morgan Nusbaum, and drummer Jason Potter. Formed in 2010, the garage rock and roll duo began winning over the Midwest in 2012 with the release of their first full-length album titled Swears, which preceded the highly praised In Your Room 7"/EP in 2013 via Certified PR Records. The title track, "In Your Room," was named "Best Local Single of the Past 12 Months" by the Riverfront Times and was a winner on the 2013 Village Voice Pazz and Jop Singles Chart. Sweet Static's "On The Radio" and "Some Girl's Ghost" were winners in 2014.

In the span of six years, Bruiser Queen has been voted "Best Rock Band" (2016 and 2015) and "Best Garage Band" (2014) according to the RFT Music Awards Readers Poll, ranked at #36 on the KDHX Top Album Spins of 2012 Chart, and has filled supporting slots for artists including Best Coast, Wanda Jackson, Polyphonic Spree, Ex Hex, Corin Tucker Band, and Those Darlins. They have also featured in music festivals including Loufest, Middle of the Map, Savannah Stopover, Valley of the Vapors, Mile of Music, and True/False.
Venue Information:
FUBAR
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
http://www.fubarstl.com/