In honor of a band that continues to inspire generations of artists and music lovers alike The Dollyrots are releasing their unique take on Nirvana’s “Breed” in celebration of the 30-year-anniversary of their classic 1991 album Nevermind. Get it as a pay-what-you-want single here:

The Dollyrots are Kelly Ogden on vocals and bass, Luis Cabezas on guitar, and Justin McGrath on drums. The band is currently in the studio working on new music to be released in 2022.

Without Nirvana there would be no Dollyrots. The 1st song Luis taught me on guitar was “About A Girl”, and things grew from there. Because Nirvana are like some mythical, magical entity to us it always felt like we shouldn’t do a cover… but we gotta celebrate Nevermind. So, here’s “Breed,” – says singer and bass player Kelly Ogden

“Sometimes, after a show, when we’re chatting up our people I get asked “what’s the best way to learn how to play guitar?” I always have the same answer – just play along to something you love. That was Nirvana for me. I learned to play by being like millions of kids out there just like me; all full of angst and locked in my bedroom jamming along, learning by figuring out every song by my favorite band ever. We hope we did “Breed” justice; it’s ultimately a love song so it felt like it’s the right choice for our lovey-dovey band,” – says guitarist Luis Cabezas

The Dollyrots 2019 album Daydream Explosion was deemed by NPR as a ‘Notable Release,’ and Huffington Post called it a “foot-stomping medley,” while New Noise said it is “pop-punk perfection,” and it debuted on three billboard charts. Their 2017 album Whiplash Splash hit Heatseekers chart at #13 and the Independent Albums chart at #31. The band’s 2016 live album/DVD Family Vacation: Live in Los Angeles hit #15 on Heatseekers, while previous studio album Barefoot And Pregnant peaked at #7 on the same chart. 

“Punks not dead, so long as the Dollyrots are playing“ – Bands In Town

Need a daily dose of a Dollyrot? Catch Kelly’s radio show weekday mornings from 4 am EST to 8 am EST on SiriusXM’s Underground Garage (ch. 21). Go to to learn more.

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Upcoming tour dates: 

Friday, October 29 The Fest 2021 Gainesville, FL
Thursday, March 10             Reggie’s Music Joint in Chicago, IL
Friday, March 11                   Uptown VFW in Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, March 12               X-Ray Arcade in Cudahy, WI
Sunday, March 13                  Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, OH
Monday, March 14                 Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH
Tuesday, March 15                Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, March 16          Old Rock House in St Louis, MO
With Bowling For Soup and Lit
Tuesday, April 12                  Empress Ballroom Blackpool, United Kingdom
Wednesday, April 13             O2 Academy Glasgow, United Kingdom
Thursday, April 14                Grimsby Auditorium Grimsby, United Kingdom
Friday, April 15                      Scarborough Spa Scarborough, United Kingdom
Saturday, April 16                 O2 Academy Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sunday, April 17                    O2 Academy Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Monday, April 18                   Riviera Int’l Centre Torquay, United Kingdom
Tuesday, April 19                  Brangwyn Hall Swansea, United Kingdom
Thursday, April 21                De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill On Sea, United Kingdom
Friday, April 22                      Winter Gardens Margate, United Kingdom
Saturday, April 23                 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom

More dates TBA

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