The Bottom Dollars
“The Bottom Dollars channel The Clash’s energy with an Americana twist”
- Popdose [April 2014]
You better believe it.
After bursting onto the scene in 2011 with their breakthrough EP, “The Halcyon Days,” The Bottom Dollars made it their mission to become one of the most captivating bands in American rock and roll, winning over audiences and gaining accolades in NPR: All Things Considered, KEXP, Daytrotter, ScoutMob, Village Voice, Relix Magazine, CMJ, NME, The Wild Honey Pie (Best of SXSW 2013) as well as features in countless other publications all unanimously in consent of their absolutely explosive (and notoriously unpredictable) live performances.
And with good reason, as this proudly-loud rock and soul outfit from Brooklyn, NY produce an absolute wall of sound…thunderous drums echoing behind a classic rock rhythm section capped by soaring, lush vocal harmony.
The Bottom Dollars return this year with their debut LP, “Meet Me In Cognito” recorded with multi-platinum engineer John Siket (Sonic Youth, Phish, Yo La Tengo, The Replacements) and duplicated live-to-tape recorded exclusively for Daytrotter.
“A ‘can’t miss act.’ It doesn’t get much better” – Lindsay Gilbert, No Pulp Music
“Professional Sonic Assasins.” – CMJ.com
“The Bottom Dollars’ music goes something like this…it’s having a flask tucked, at all times, in the inside pocket of any coat that would ever be worn. It’s keeping that flask healthily full with something that coats.” – Sean Moeller, Daytrotter
“Pick any Bottom Dollars’ tune and see if the first guitar riff doesn’t make you want a bottle of whiskey and a barstool (the “let’s make some trouble” kind, not the “let’s drown our sorrows” kind).” – ScoutMob
“The Bottom Dollars play the kind of blues-and-soul-infused rock that’s best experienced live.” – R. Zizmor, The Bowery Presents’ House List
“Known for the party-marathon atmosphere of their performances, The Bottom Dollars have amassed a following” – Chaz Kangas, Village Voice
The Hollows are a roots-rock group of multi-instrumentalists; a freewheeling hootenany of a band. A veritable junkyard of mandolins, banjos, guitars, accordions, horns, harmonicas, and various other musical doodads are in constant rotation. With no frontman (or six frontmen), everyone writes and arranges material, creating a diverse and uniquely blended sound. The show is a high-octane, unpredictable barn-burner.
Their debut LP, BELONG TO THE LAND, was released in August 2011. Soon after, the band was featured as The Deli Magazine's "Artist of the Month" (NYC; August 2011) and showcased in the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon. "Poor Eyes," the first music video for BELONG TO THE LAND, was released in February 2012, its release party garnering a "Critic's Pick" in TimeOut NY. A follow-up self-titled EP was released this past June, landing features on Spinner, The Huffington Post, MSN, WCBS FM, Pure Volume, and MP3.com, among others. A second music video, "August," was released in July on BaebleMusic. The band showcased again in the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon this October and is setting its sights on South by Southwest in March. A live album is scheduled for release in early 2013.
"One of the most lively and energetic shows in NYC... you'll become best friends with everyone in the room" - WNOW 92.3 FM
"Contemporary Music's Roots Rock Solution" - WCBS 101.1 FM
"A smorgasbord of musical talent" - The Huffington Post
"A prize peach" - My Old Kentucky Blog
"If you don't want to move around at least a little bit... you might want to check yourself for a pulse" - LocalBozo.com
Rocket and the Ghost
Rocket & The Ghost is a rock n' roll force of nature. With influences ranging from The Everly Brothers and Wanda Jackson to David Byrne and the Arcade Fire, they have the down-home flair of a backroom bluegrass band paired with a soaring, driving sound that could fill any arena. They'll whisper in your ear one minute and holler at you from the top of a mountain the next.
(Rocket & the Ghost includes members of Lily and the Parlor Tricks and Raccoon Fighter)