Advance Price: $17.50/ Day Of: $20 / VIP: $67.50
VIP Ticket Includes:
Meet & Greet and Photo Opp w/ Dorothy
2 Song Soundcheck Performance
Commemorative VIP Laminate
“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 band
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 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?”