Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

Roses: One-Eyed Doll @ Club 606, 7/14/12

July 16, 2012

The steamy Club 606 reflects the hot, post-rain summer night. The occasion; One-Eyed Doll‘s record release for Dirty. A glance around the room shows the fans are dressed for it; a mix of guys and gals in gypsy punk attire, painted skeleton faces, and anticipatory grins. The misfits have come together to unite for one of their queens.

As the show unfolds on stage, the crowd both hangs on to every word looking for something new, and participates because they know what’s coming next. It’s a very personal show, with frontwoman and focus Kimberley Freeman talking to her hometown crowd as if this is a family reunion of sorts. Left gasping for breath between songs, she spins her intricate stories, dons her varying costumes per song, and sings and screams her way into the crowd’s open hearts.

With silent partner Junior on drums, hidden at the back of the low stage, from my perspective I could only see Kimberley’s head pop up from time to time, revealing her hat or her glistening, smearing stage makeup. Focused on the crowd pressing towards her, as Kimberly stated herself, her fans really are fanatics.

Example: our jaws dropped when she, while doing a minor costume change, asked the crowd to turn around…and they did!

Crowd favorites were interspersed with new songs, and the fans ate them up equally.

In the intro to “Roses”, Kimberley talked about how early on in her career, an incident occurred in Dallas at Trees which resulted in her “first legal fund”. She tied this fan incident into a statement to Free Randy Blythe, which caught me off guard, but I thought was awesome as the power that Kimberley has over her fans could lead to a hundred more signatures on that petition.

Dirty was produced by Sylvia Massy of Tool, System of a Down, and Johnny Cash fame. You can see a recent interview I did with Kimberley which talks about the record here. You can catch them on tour with Otep and Butcher Babies this month.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

She Sells Sanctuary: The Cult, Des Roc @ House of Blues Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay

“The sparkle in your eyes Keeps me alive And the sparkle in your eyes Keeps me alive, keeps me alive…

May 27, 2022

Rock You Like A Hurricane: Scorpions, Skid Row @ Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

“It’s early morning, the sun comes out Last night was shaking and pretty loud My cat is purring, it scratches…

April 15, 2022

Turbo Lover: 50 Years of Heavy Metal with Judas Priest and Queensrÿche @ Zappos Theater, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas, 3/13/22

“We hold each other closer, as we shift to overdrive And everything goes rushing by, with every nerve alive We…

March 22, 2022

Intruder: Gary Numan @ Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown 2/24/22

“I could talk about my world How you brought about ruin I could talk about your greed If you want…

March 5, 2022

One Night: Danzig Sings Elvis at the Grand Ballroom in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 10/31/21

“Always lived, very quiet lifeI ain’t never did no wrongNow I know that life without youHas been too lonely too…

November 6, 2021

Highway to Hell: GayC/DC @ Landers Brewery, May 22, 2021

“Livin’ easyLovin’ freeSeason ticket on a one way rideAskin’ nothin’Leave me beTakin’ everythin’ in my strideDon’t need reasonDon’t need rhymeAin’t…

July 11, 2021

Yesterday Don’t Mean Shit: Vulgar Display of Pantera w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals @ The Fillmore New Orleans

One minute you’re writing a work email and the next you’re downing a Black Tooth Grin; this is the beauty…

April 18, 2021

Scorched Earth: Mountain Tamer @ Couchlock & Rock / Stoned & Dusted @ Joshua Tree, 3/6/21

Hi there again… here we are at livestream 4/5 of Couchlock and Rock! This was a chaotic week for me…

March 13, 2021

Premonitions: Spirit Mother @ Couchlock and Rock / Stone and Dusted @ Joshua Tree, 2/20/21

Well hello there! Another two weeks have passed since the last Couchlock and Rock, and here we are, deeper into…

February 25, 2021

Tomorrow Never Comes: Couchlock and Rock//Stoned and Dusted Livestream #2 w/ Nebula @ Joshua Tree, 2/6/21

Here we are again, 2 weeks later! I didn’t get a reminder email about this livestream after buying the bundle…

February 10, 2021