Dorothy the Bandwith Miami’s ownDeaf Poets

When you hear about new artists, you know, the up and comers, you always seem intrigued, at least I do. I’ve heard from several people and fellow photographers that I needed to catch this amazing vocalist Dorothy. She came through Fort Lauderdale, with a stop at The Culture Room, and I made sure to go, and what a show it was.

Now, I grew up when music had some of the most badass women to ever touch a microphone. Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Patti Smith, Grace Slick, etc….. Well meet Dorothy, she is all of those in one kick-ass package. Her vocals are tight, she has a blast performing and she is stunning as hell. Her stage presence is hypnotic, which matches well with her vocal prowess. Having an album produced by another badass female Linda Perry (4 Non-Blondes) doesn’t hurt either, I for one am looking forward to hearing the new album. Dorothy’s song ‘Wicked Ones’ was used by Levi’s and Gatorade, as well as for a pay-per-view event for the WWE. Dorothy’s star is getting brighter and I can see her name everywhere in the coming years. Let’s be realistic, the music industry is so overproduced, that when an artist like Dorothy comes around, you get to breathe a sigh and say, Fuck yes! Go see her perform, and with the band, she has beside her, they all have a long trip ahead of them, and a fun one at that. Her new album ’28 Days in the Valley’ will be available in early-March under Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

Opening up for Dorothy was Miami’s own Deaf Poets. This power duo of Sean (vocals, guitars) and Nico (drums, vocals) is a mix of 90’s angst driven grunge and 70’s distorted guitar rock with a touch of punk in the mix. I have to say, for a duo, their sound is HUUUGE! Managed by South Florida’s Wax Romantix Records, they have been banging and knocking down doors to get heard, and have hit every bar/club in SoFlo. They even had a single “Degenerate Mind” on a Tony Hawk video game soundtrack and on Classic Rock Magazine’s rock compilation CD in 2014. Deaf Poets are just getting started.

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