On Feb. 28, Los Angeles rock band Dorothy stopped in Washington D.C. on their ROCKISDEAD tour, performing the entirety of their debut album of the same name with support from The Georgia Flood.
The Georgia Flood, hailing from Atlanta, opened the night with songs from their new EP, People Like Ourselves, with songs that truly paid tribute to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll. The band balanced out a Weezer aesthetic mixed with guitar riffs reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix. Every song they played had people in the crowd looking at one another in shock at how amazing these boys sounded, and I can personally say that they definitely earned fans that night.
Concluding the night with Dorothy, the crowd went absolutely wild. The band’s lead singer, Dorothy Martin, took the stage after the rest of the band had already prepared for her, and her stage presence was powerful. Martin’s vocals tore through song and after song, with an intensity that could not be matched as the crowd returned her lyrics right back to her, singing along to every word. Although much of the attention was focused on Martin, Dorothy’s sound is truly a group effort, and the musical talent/skill shown by her band-mates, Dylan Howard, Gregg Cash, and DJ Black was incredible.
The performances from both bands made me feel as though there was not an opener but instead two main bands with their own developed sounds. Dorothy and The Georgia Flood are both bands to look out for in the future.