with Neighbor Lady, Tangiers

Presented by The Bowery

Dec 7

Dec 7

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $15 General Admission / $15 General Admission

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Whether they're tearing it up in a basement, rocking a festival crowd or hard at work in a studio, The Districts are a band that exists in the moment. The Pennsylvania four-piece channels its long-forged bonds into visceral, explosive rock and roll. You'll hear hints of Americana, moments of the blues and folk, but written into songs so expressive that those labels are transcended. Their second LP, "A Flourish and a Spoil," is out on Fat Possum Records in February of 2015. Founding members Rob Grote (guitar, vocals) Connor Jacobus (bass) and Braden Lawrence (drums) have been friends since childhood and formed The Districts in high school. You can hear that closeness in their effortless chemistry onstage and off, the way their songs build and grow, the way instrumental bits intertwine and the compelling command they have of whatever square footage they occupy behind microphones and a PA. The band self-recorded and self-released its "Kitchen Songs" EP in 2012, followed that summer by their full-length debut "Telephone" (also a self-release, and all the more impressive for it). By their senior year, the band had already begun to make inroads beyond their small Lancaster County hometown of Lititz, and were performing on the regular in Philadelphia, Delaware and New York ("4th and Roebling" from "Flourish" is named after the intersection in Brooklyn where they parked their car for their first New York gig at the now-defunct Big Snow Buffalo Lounge). In 2013, they were being played in regular rotation at WXPN in Philadelphia and were a featured performer at the station's XPoNential Music Festival. That fall they signed to Fat Possum, which released their self-titled EP in January of 2014; the five-song 10" contained two new songs -- "Rocking Chair" and "Lyla" -- along with three tracks from their self-releases. With the momentum behind the EP and their buzzed-about live show, The Districts had a tremendous showing in Austin for SXSW 2014, named "the band who owned SXSW" by the NME. They've since taken the show to Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Reading / Leeds, Outside Lands, Haldern Pop Festival and many more fests in the U.S. and Europe. That's not to say the band hasn't experienced its share of setbacks. In early summer of 2014, its van was broken into during a tour stop in St. Louis and all of its gear was stolen. Shortly after, founding guitarist Mark Larson left the band to pursue college, performing as a District for the last time at the 2014 XPoNential Music Festival (where they shared the stage with Band of Horses and Beck). But the band persevered, recruiting new guitarist Pat Cassidy and recording their second full length with producer John Congleton in the fall. "A Flourish and a Spoil" is built about those ideas of transition. As Rob puts it, it's a record about "change and loss, the fact that everything sours in time, but also the beauty that can be found in that." It's reflected in the cover art the band made in collaboration with photographer Joanna Ference: a halved grapefruit, dried and decaying, but still attached to a bright green stem. Sonically, "Flourish" is a vibrant, eclectic rock record, collecting sounds from toe-tapping fuzz-pop ("Peaches") to contemplative folk ("Suburban Smell") and driving, impressionistic soundscapes ("Young Blood" is well worth 9 minutes of your time) into a whirlwind 45 minute set. The Districts credit John Congleton with shaping their sound on this outing. While the band is used to writing and producing on its own, Congleton "gave us an objective ear that helped us find and refine what we were trying to accomplish with this album." Rob recalls that, toward the end of the recording process, he had a song stuck in his head: the old Doris Day tune "A Bushel and a Peck," which his mother used to sing to him as a childhood lullaby. "The title was born from that," he says. "'A Flourish and a Spoil' is our attempt to reconcile lullabies with reality." It also announces the arrival of The Districts as a captivating voice in contemporary rock: a young band crafting heartfelt music that's honest, raw, energetic and unforgettable.

Dec 8

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $10 General Admission / $12 General Admission

Dec 9

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $15 General Admission / $15 General Admission

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Together At Last Presents:
PAINT (Tsuruda X Huxley Anne)
w/ Brightside

December 9th 2016
Aisle 5
All ages
Doors 9:00 pm
$15 advanced
On sale - Friday ​11/11 1:00 pm

Dec 10

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $10 General Admission / $10 General Admission

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Saturday, December 10th, 2016

The Lyricist Lounge Sketch Show


Hosted by Words

 

Featuring
4-IZE 
BOOG BROWN 
HEADKRACK 
U-GEORGE


With performances by
Ekundayo

 

$10 admission

 

at Aisle 5

1123 Euclid Ave NE,

Atlanta, GA 30307

with togetherPANGEA, Golden Daze

Dec 13

Dec 13

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $15 General Admission / $15 General Admission

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The Bowery Presents:
Twin Peaks
togetherPANGEA
Golden Daze

Doors: 9:00pm
Show: 9:30pm
On Sale: Friday, September 9 10am
$15
All Ages

with Andy Bruh and Robbie Dude

Dec 16

Dec 16

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $15 General Admission / $15 General Admission

Dec 17

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $10 Early Bird / $12 General Admission / $12 General Admission

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DAILY BREAD


Sound architect Rhett Whatley, also known as Daily Bread, utilizes an expansive record collection to compose unique, genre-bending experimental hiphop, electro-soul, and EDM titles.


His latest album is titled ‘Out There’–a rich hip-hop soul album. It’s full of soul, trancy fades, mystic dips, and solid breaks. The entire album is filled with amazing remixes of some of the greatest songs in histroy, and Rhett successfully incorporates his own style and flow.


“If you haven’t had a helping of your Daily Bread yet, it’s time for you to get acquainted with beat maker Rhett Whatley coming out of Atlanta with flowing electro-soul for your ear buds. With a style reminiscent of his hip-hop influences J Dilla and DJ Premier, Whatley has crafted a sound at the rendezvous of electro-soul and hip-hop with smooth beats accompanying classic vocals sampled straight from vinyl.”- White Raver Rafting


 


ARTIFAKTS


Artifakts is the ever-evolving, electronic hip-hop project of Garret Meyer.

with The Hedonistas

Dec 20

Dec 20

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $5 General Admission / $8 General Admission

Dec 21

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $0 General Admission / $0 General Admission

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WINTER MELT DOWN

a benefit for Hosea Feed The Hungry

Presented by Smiling Medicine Entertainment

 

A night of musical exploration to welcome the Solstice and Winter Holidays.  

Featuring musicians from the bands:

Escape Vehicle

Howling Star

Gr8Ful Dude and Frenz

Sound Detour

Bloodplums

Dead Affect

African Space Program

Liquid Culture

Escape Route 23 and other surprises

 

Midnight Cypher with:

John Average

Kaedus Hines

P.U.R.E.

The Queedom

Shalom Little 

Sharia Amour

 

And D.J. Forecast!

 

Doors at 9:00 PM

Show at 9:30 PM

 

Price: Minimum of 2 cans of food to be donated to Hosea Feed The Hungry

 

Welcome to the 1st ever Winter Melt Down, and benefit for Hosea Feed The Hungry and a chance for musicians from a variety of Atlanta bands to come together for a good cause just before the Holidays.  It takes place on December 21st, the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.  What we plan to feature are musicians who come from a wide range of musical styles playing together for the first time, and creating something completely new and original. There will be artists from the local Punk, Metal, Alternative, Jam Band and Hip Hop world cooking up a hot musical stew that should warm up any audience on the first night of Winter.  And all this is available for the price of two cans of food to be donated to Hosea Feed The Hungry, the same people who just served over 1000 people at their annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Turner Field.  So let's show our friends at Hosea Feed The Hungry how generous the Atlanta music scene can be!

 

The Winter Melt Down will consist of two one hour sets featuring our "House Band" backing a variety of musicians.  That will be followed by our Midnight Cypher featuring John Average, Kaedus Hines, P.U.R.E., Shalom Little, The Queendome and Sharia Amour.  Additional music will be supplied by DJ Forecast.

 

And if that isn't enough, we will end the night with The Everybody Jam that will feature all the artists together, any one who has been left out, and even the audience joining in on a song or two.  Please join us for a memorable night of great music for a good cause!

 

with The Floaties Ft. Will Clark

Dec 27

Dec 27

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $8 General Admission / $10 General Admission

with Bells and Robes

Presented by Together At Last and Speakeasy

Dec 30

Dec 30

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $12 General Admission / $15 General Admission

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Spankalicious
SMith
Bells and Robes
Friday 12/30 at Aisle 5
$12 - $15
9pm
All Ages

Presented by Together At Last and Speakeasy

Dec 31

Doors open at 10:00 pm Starts at 11:00 pm All ages

Price: $20 General Admission / $25 General Admission

with Dynamo

Jan 6

Jan 6

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $15 General Admission / $15 General Admission

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THE NTH POWER


Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power—tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.


The quintet hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce’s world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Neville’s New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Brown’s Body perfectly compliments Singer and Guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane. Next add West African Master-Percussionist, Weedie Braimah to the mix with his insurmountable world beat rhythms. Finally rounding off the ensemble is the newest and youngest member, Courtney J’Mell Smith who brings his soulful vocals and keyboard abilities to the table.


“Just know that when you hear this music, you’re going to feel something—you’re going to connect with something higher than yourself,” explains Braimah.


The Nth Power’s 2013 independent EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test, showcases a first glimpse of the spark shared among the group, delivering gospel-style vocals with soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs in nearly mathematical fashion.


“It’s my dream team,” said Glaspie. “Each one of us is a songwriter, so when we get together, everything becomes that much stronger.” Beyond raw skill, however, Glaspie cites a deep spiritual connection as the glue that binds them together. “Music is what brought us together, but it’s the spiritual bond that makes us play so in touch with each other,” she explained.


And at the core of their vibe is a deviously simple concept—the healing power of love.


Following The Nth Power’s 2013 debut, their inspirational sets floored audiences at music festivals like Electric Forest, Bear Creek, Catskill Chill and North Coast Music Festival. In just the last six months, the group has performed more than 50 shows in 21 states across the US, and made their second international appearance at Australia’s Caloundra Music Festival on their 2014 “Fall In Love Tour.”


Although the band members are based across the East Coast, they maintain New Orleans as their “spiritual home,” and the celebratory essence of that city’s music culture is audible in each performance.


Simply put, there is something pretty magical happening in this band, and they’re only just getting started. “We’re going as far as you can go on the planet Earth and playing music,” explains Glaspie. “I don’t know how many times we’ve said it — we are so blessed.”


Together, The Nth Power wants to change lives through a message of musical love and understanding. “Just know that when you hear this music, you’re going to feel something—you’re going to connect with something higher than yourself,” Braimah explained.

Jan 7

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $12 General Admission / $12 General Admission

with Shallou

Presented by The Bowery

Jan 18

Jan 18

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $12 General Admission / $14 General Admission

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A trio with musical influences that extend far beyond their hometown of Nashville, BASECAMP came to fruition when the three producers joined forces to write. Quickly realizing there was a strong chemistry between them, the idea of BASECAMP immediately took hold. Deconstructing typical genre boundaries by utilizing haunting melodies, intensified by thumping bass lines and heavily percussive drums, BASECAMP effortlessly layer unpredictable tempo changes with elements of subtle glitch and organic strings.

Releasing their standout self-titled debut EP in late 2013, tracks like ‘Emmanuel’ and ‘Smoke Filled Lungs' instantly stole the attention of audiences and fellow artists alike, through the EP’s sophisticated combination of seductive vocals and irresistible R&B timbre. After touring across America with Chvrches, and Phantogram, the band signed to Skrillex’s boutique record label, OWSLA to release their anticipated follow-up, ‘Greater Than’, in the summer of 2015. Featuring the introspective single ‘Watch My Back’, the result saw an impactful record full of dark, brooding tones, heartfelt melodies, and body shuddering bass.

Now, after releasing stand-alone singles ‘Comfort Zone’ and ‘In My Veins’ (collaborations with Jamie Lidell, Del The Funky Homosapien) the stage has yet again been set for the return of BASECAMP - this time in the form of their forthcoming six song ‘In Stone’ EP.

Their most complete body of work to date, ‘In Stone’, takes listeners on an audible journey through drastic genre, and tempo changes as the music progresses. All the while so, there is an underlying sense of cohesion that is unlike anything the trio has delivered.

Universally relatable with burning lyrics and a fully realized musicianship that can't be faltered, this promises to be yet another exciting new chapter in the ever growing BASECAMP narrative.
More introspective than the last EP, the result is a record full of dark, brooding tones, heartfelt melodies and body shudderingbass echoed with sweeping cellos and inflections of ghostly guitars that expertly mirror the real-life experiences of their creators. Universally relatable with burning lyrics and a fully realized musicianship that can't be faltered, this promises to be an exciting new chapter of the eclectic BASECAMP narrative.



 

Presented by Together at Last and Full Circle

Jan 20

Jan 20

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $12 Early Bird Admission / $15 General Admission

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Psymbionic 

 

Cresting the modern wave of electronic producers, Psymbionic creates aural experiences that explore the range of multi-tempo Bass Music within an influential and dynamic culture. With an ear for situational relevance, Psymbionic enjoys turning non-traditional sound design and infectious rhythms into dancefloor heat, while also maintaining his history in the downtempo, emotive side of the electronic sound.

John Burcham has been moving bodies and turning heads as Psymbionic for several years in all corners of the USA, playing with acts such as Bassnectar, STS9, Big Gigantic, ill.Gates, Excision, EOTO, and Tipper. His passion and innovation in the music world are showcased through album releases on Muti Music and MalLabel, as well as in his role as label manager for the popular Electronic imprint Gravitas Recordings.

 

Clozee

Hailing from Toulouse, CloZee is Chloé, a young music producer who seamlessly combines technical precision with a wild imagination. An accomplished instrumentalist, she began playing the classical guitar at 11. Influenced by edIT, Bonobo, The Widdler and Amon To-bin, she started producing electronic music at the age of 16.

In 2014, she won the 'Best International Newcomer of 2013' at the UK Glitch-Hop Award.Her tracks defy genres, oscillating between Glitch-Hop, Trip-Hop, Future Bass and World Bass. She created her own place in the glitch community, thanks to a unique, highly sur-prising style mixing powerful basslines, funky off beat percussion, world instruments and emotional cinematic sounds. Her recent track ‘Koto’ (Otodayo Records) is about to reach 900k plays on Soundcloud in 6 months, and already more than a million views on YouTube in only 2 months.

A musical identity which led her to play in the USA (more than 45 dates in 2014/2015, in-cluding the festivals Coachella, Camp Bisco, Sonic Bloom, Enchanted Forest, Farm Fest…) but also in Canada, India, Germany, Ukraine, and more than 30 different cities in France, alongside artists like Bonobo, Gramatik, Chet Faker, Pretty Lights, TOKiMONSTA, Tipper, GRiZ, Phutureprimitive, Big Gigantic, Papadosio, Stwo…
Runner-up of several remix contests (launched by artists Mr. Bill, Asian Trash Boy, Crazy Daylight, Daenine...), CloZee was spotted by respected labels such as Gravitas Recordings, Glitch Hop Community, Otodayo Records, Adapted Records, Digital Whomp…

Jan 21

Doors open at 7:30 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $14 General Admission / $16 General Admission

Jan 24

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $13 General Admission / $15 General Admission

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Speakeasy Presents...
"Definition of a Rap Flow Tour"
RA The Rugged Man
AFRO (All FLows Reach Out)
w/ special guests: Dope KNife, Dillon

Presented by Speakeasy

Jan 27

Jan 27

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $15 General Admission

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Burrowing into liminal space, that forgotten zone between the organic and the inorganic, reality and surreality, that’s  the  place  Bluetech calls home. Boundless cosmic beats stretch out across sprawling ambient soundscapes. Melodic strings pluck and shimmer; echoing voices expand and contract over the  electronic  landscape.  You  can’t  pin  down  Evan  Bartholomew,  and  there’s  no  sense  trying. 


 

Over  a  decade  of  releases  has  brought  Bluetech’s  music  to  fans  of downtempo, future bass, and progressive electronic music, rife with emotional intent, and polyrhythmic percussion. From his homebase in the far-flung  islands  of  Hawai’i,  Bartholomew  transcends the constructs normally associated  with  a  calculated  “electronic  artist,”  pursuing  music  with meaning  and purpose. Choosing to spend his off-stage time meticulously tweaking precision productions, building the solar-powered studio of his dreams, running his music and arts webzine Nomadculture.net, or putting in time on his Critical Beats imprint —dedicated  to  preserving  and  protecting  Earth’s  remaining rainforests —Evan shirks preconceptions of fellow superstar producers.
 

There’s  no  bravado,  no  boasting;; just the gentle tendrils of careful composition stretching and seeking; awakening, inspiring, and delighting fans  across  the  country  and  around  the  world.  Bluetech’s  forthcoming collection, Spacehop Chronicles Vol 1, sets out to explore a new realm of his unique music, pulling equally on his training as a classical musician with nomadic harmonic progressions and a deep awareness of music as a kinetic force  with  body  moving  beat mechanics,  and  as  always,  it’s  all  inside  that space in-between.

Presented by Together at Last and Speakeasy

Feb 3

Feb 3

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $12 General Admission

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Taking influences from game-changing producers in the ever exploding Electro-Hiphop-Glitch-Funk movement, and combining it with elements of bluegrass, folk, blues and jam, Vibe Street (Ben Davis) brings a flavor that is unrivaled in the world of music today. Davis has coined the genre "Grass-Hop/Future-Folk" to describe his unique sound - ranging from feel good, blue-grassy tunes, to spacey, soulful electronic beats that can rock a late-night dance tent. Combining forward thinking and versatility, Vibe Street is providing music fans across all spectrums with the refreshing dose of originality that they so desperately crave.

Presented by Speakeasy

Feb 11

Feb 11

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $15 General Admission Admission / $18 General Admission

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Minneapolis-bred rapper, producer, hardcore musician, punk philosopher and co-founder of the hip hop collective Doomtree, P.O.S is gearing up to release his upcoming full length We Don’t Even Live Here on Rhymesayers October 23rd. The LP, which comes three years after his well received LP, Never Better, finds the rapper with one foot still firmly planted in his punk heritage (he grew up listening to Minor Threat and Refused and has been in punk and hardcore bands since the late ‘90s) and another boldly striding into unconventional songmanship. It’s a tight, bombastic record that builds on P.O.S’s penchant for grinding beats and radical-leaning lyrics while incorporating futuristic synth that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Berlin nightclub. We Don’t Even Live Here is influenced by P.O.S’s work with Gayngs and Marijuana Death Squad as well as musings into enlightened anarchist ideology. The album is literally and metaphorically centered on doing things differently. Fueled by anti-establishment fury, which has always been part of P.O.S’s outlook, the release acknowledges that the boat for social change has already set sail and this is the music for those already having fun aboard. P.O.S has tapped collaborators including German DJ’s Boyz Noise & Housemeister, Gayngs’ Ryan Olson, Innerpartysystem’s Patric Russe, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon (who lends his shapeshifting vocals to the heartfelt bear-hug of an anthem “Where We Land”) and P.O.S’ trusted Doomtree co-conspirators Lazerbeak, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan and Sims. Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay Z and Lil Wayne) provides stellar production work throughout. The raw vigor and resistance to categorization of this album positions itself to make a great impact on artists and listeners across genre lines and stand as a landmark recording for the future. POS raises the roof while razing the temple.

A. Rippin Production

Feb 15

Feb 15

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $18 General Admission / $20 General Admission

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MetalSucks.net presents:
Alcest
the body
Creepers

Wednesday February 15th at Aisle 5
$18 adv
$20 dos
all ages

A. Rippin' Production

Feb 18

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $12 General Admission / $14 General Admission

Feb 25

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 7:30 pm All ages

Price: $20 General Admission / $25 General Admission

Mar 3

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 9:30 pm All ages

Price: $12.50 General Admission / $15 General Admission

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This guy was telling me all this stuff that no one else could possibly know,” says Dorothy Martin, the singer and namesake of Los Angeles rock quartet Dorothy. “The theme from The Twilight Zone was playing in my head. It was a ritual cleaning, where this medicine man from Guadalajara spit all over me and blew smoke in my face. It was crazy. Then, we went and climbed a pyramid. When we got to the top there were all these butterflies everywhere. It felt like a dream. But, the weirdest part is that I had written the song before this happened.”


 


As Dorothy Martin talks about her favorite song (“Medicine Man”) from her band’s forthcoming debut on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, you begin to realize the precise reason why her music is so bewitching.


No, it’s not because she might be more of a shaman than that mystic she met in Mexico City. It’s because despite drawing from a familiar musical tradition—they are a rock band after all—Dorothy’s music is rendered anew by this front-woman’s singular vision. All of it is channeled through her. There is no one quite like her. So it follows, there has been nothing quite like this band before now.


We're not trying to fit into a box. We're not trying to write songs we think should be on the radio,” Martin says. “We just want to write good music. For me, the challenge is to be as honest as possible. I cannot live my life as a lie, at all. Every day, I wake up and think, 'What can I learn today and how can I give something back?' This is not selfishly motivated. The picture is bigger than me. It has nothing to do with me. It has to do with everybody. How is this going to make me better, other people better, the world better? If you don't have that, then why even do it?”


Even her contradictions make sense. She is filled with humility, yet wants to change the world. She has managed to tame any trace of an ego, yet knows instinctively she has something. In conversation, she pauses thoughtfully and expresses gratitude. On stage, she’s intimidating and maybe a little scary, but the possibility of danger that lurks inside of her music is what makes you move a little closer. It’s curiosity. You can’t take your eyes off her. But, she is the first to remind you that Dorothy might be her name, but Dorothy is a band. It is both her and not her.


“It’s like having three older brothers,” she says. “I had to magically bump into these people and it's almost like it was predetermined, or predestined. It really feels that way.”


Rounding out the quartet is drummer Dylan Howard, guitarist DJ Black and bassist Gregg. Rehearsing and touring and recording for well over a year, they’ve become a close-knit gang.


Martin is adamant about Dorothy being a group effort, but she no longer has to make that plea once you’ve heard the songs. The music they make is undeniably the sound of four, a muscular rhythm section elevated by the melodic counterpoint of guitar and vocals, all woven together into something not exactly rock, or blues, or punk, or even a combination of all three. Dorothy is its own invention, built upon familiar foundations, but sounding only like itself.


Take “Raise Hell,” a song that shuffles along with nothing less than the blues-rock audacity of a lost Led Zeppelin track. The first verse arrives and Martin upends the whole affair, floating high above the floor-stomp kick drum and slide guitar, conducting this sinister orchestra without a baton, but the singular force of her incomparable voice. Go ahead and make your comparisons, you are not wrong. This is music that belongs on the historical timeline that runs from Black Sabbath up to Rid of Me-era PJ Harvey and right through recent bands like the Dead Weather. But this is Dorothy—next on that list, written in bold, not hiding inside an overcrowded timeline.


The momentum of Dorothy’s rise speaks for itself. Just as Martin describes the formation of the band as something akin to fate, Dorothy’s recent tour in support of Miguel, Rolling Stone putting them high on their list of new bands to know, Levi’s grabbing the track “Wicked Ones” for an international campaign, and the band’s self-made clip for “After Midnight” captivating none other than the decision-makers at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to sign the four-piece to a label not usually interested in rock bands—Dorothy’s ascent is as transcendent as that pyramid in Mexico City adorned with the flapping wings of magic butterflies. In other words, you can’t really explain it, so step aside or join in. Either way, this thing, this Dorothy, it’s coming right at you.


I'm just glad that they welcomed us and saw something special,” Martin says of signing to Roc Nation, while pondering the band’s future on the eve of their debut. “I try not to have any expectations. I'm always pushing us to be better. I'm my own toughest critic and I think this record is great. We'll just have to wait and see what the world thinks.”

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After a crazy sold out night with @6lack at Aisle 5 last weekend, we are bring him back to @terminalwest . Advance tickets are on sale now at Terminalwestatl.com