Doll Skin Live Concert Review

Doll Skin Live Concert Review

May 14, 2016
State Theatre
St. Petersburg, Florida

Recently, I reviewed Doll Skin‘s debut, In Your Face (which you can read HERE.) . I was completely blown away by this talented four piece rock band. In the review, I described them as the second coming of the legendary Runaways. You know, the band that later spawned great solo careers for members, Joan Jett and Lita Ford. When I heard that Doll Skin were doing a show within driving distance of me, I knew that I would going, come hell or high water. The band is opening for the mighty Otep on the Generation Doom tour. So anyway, I couldn’t be more excited to see these girls do what they do best….rock. When the girls hit the stage, some guys behind me comment on how they look like they are 12 years old and I bet this is going to suck. I felt that I had no choice, but to turn around and interject with…”just wait until they start playing. You”ll find out quickly how good they really are”. This turned into a conversation about the band and I proceeded to explain that the oldest member was 19 years old and that they are incredibly talented for such a young band. I barely got those words out of my mouth before the band started up with a kick-ass version of the song “Weatherman”.  After just that one song, the entire audience seemed mesmerized. It was an awesome experience for me, as I felt like the entire audience was feeling the same way that I felt, the very first time I heard them. By the time they started into the second song, they literally had the audience under their spell. When you see this band play, you forget their age and they play with so much enthusiasm and natural confidence that they seem like veteran performers. Alex Snowden (guitar) and Nicole Rich (bass) switched sides of the stage and seemed at ease moving around and interacting with the audience while performing. Drummer Meghan Herring, pounded the skins live and smiled throughout the whole show. Lead vocalist, Sydney Dolezal was  extremely  charismatic and funny at times, as she explained to the guys in the audience, that they were high school age, so don’t get creepy if you come by our merch booth and meet us after the show. The entire band performed with extreme energy and passion. It’s so easy to see that these girls were born to do this. Rock is in their blood. They had the audience singing along with the song “Furious Fixation” and the fan participation only added to this already great show. The band ripped through most of the songs on their debut and closed the set with the rousing “Family Of Strangers”. The crowd was energized and you could tell that any naysayers were now silenced by this incredible live performance. You could literally hear audience members commenting on how good Doll Skin was. I have to say that after seeing Doll Skin perform live, I am now more convinced than ever that they are on the edge of greatness, there’s a very good chance that people will be talking about them years from now as a pivotal moment in rock ‘n roll history.

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