Apr 17, 2016

The Struts and Dorothy

I went to see Motley Crue on their final tour at the Staples Center a few months ago. The show was fucking incredible and I loved it to incredibly much that I should have written a blog post about it but I didn't. I also should have written a blog post about the band that opened for Motley Crue, which I also didn't do for reason I am now unsure of.

I'd like to introduce you to The Struts.
I think they might be the thing rock and roll has been aching for.
I have been wrong before, but this time I don't think I am.
They are absolutely amazing and incredible.
Picture this... a half full lower level at the Staples Center. No one is really paying attention and the seats are still slowly filling up. The lights dim and suddenly a band is onstage. The lead singer, who looks like he fell out of a 1967 music video shoot is wearing a flowy caftan type outfit and major eyeliner.
I am intrigued.
The band kicks off the music and it's like I was transported to some other time and place. These guys are good. REALLY good.
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I wish I had taken videos and pictures. I assume if you google the Motley final tour you will be able to find it anyway. That's how the world works now- everyone is an amature videographer so I just assume someone else will capture the magic and allow myself to enjoy the moments instead.

According to Wikipedia: The Struts are an English rock band from Derby, Derbyshire. The band consists of vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies.

Luke Spiller blows my mind.
He just does.
The Struts released an album called "Everybody Wants" in Europe and are now rereleasing it in the US. Go find it and listen to it.

Here is where the story gets cool.

Back in 2008 I met a girl named Dorothy at Hyde in LA. She was the most beautiful female I'd ever seen and I internally envied her white skin and red lips. I can't carry off the winged eyeliner goth but stunning look. I'm ok with it now. Dorothy was in music, but I didn't really pay attention to any of that, I had a lot going on at the time.

I moved back to LA a few years later and Dorothy and I had lost touch. We were really only "out" friends anyway- people who hang out happily when they are out at night but have nothing to do with each other during the day. This past December I went to see Royal Machines at The Roxy through my old job. Guess who the opener was...Dorothy.
Yeah.
She has a band now and it's named after her. And she killed it onstage.


Summary of all of this? Dorothy and The Struts are on tour right now together. She is opening for them and they are all about to be huge.
Get on it. Links below :)

The Struts Tour Info

The Struts - website
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