Party Nails, Rodes Rollins

Real Rock Club Presents:

Party Nails

Rodes Rollins

Baby Bats, Doctors

Sat, July 13, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 ADV // $15 DOS


This event is 18 and over

Party Nails
Party Nails
Party Nails is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer originally from Chatham, New York. Following numerous single releases, features withMitiS and Getter, a fan-adored EP and four successful national tours (Lights, PVRIS, PRXZM, Eve 6, Bad Bad Hats, MitiS) Party Nails released her debut album Past Lives and Paychecks on October 19, 2018 to praise from media publications such as Billboard, Ones To Watch, Popdust and Earmilk, as well as indie radio play and ecstatic fans.

Party Nails is touring the US as a headliner this spring and summer and is releasing singles ahead of a new album, slated for a fall 2019 release.

“An absolute dream.” - Neon Gold
“A fierce bit of pop.” - Noisey
“Part Charli XCX and part Cyndi Lauper.”
- Bullett Media
Rodes Rollins
Rodes Rollins
If a spaghetti western and Nancy Sinatra had a love child, it would be Rodes Rollins. The 23-year-old singer could fool you into thinking she’s from another time, care of her haunting vocals and sprawling psychedelic-tinged Americana rhythms. But it’s 2019 and Rollins proves that her music transcends space and time.

Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, the singer-songwriter - born Talia Taxman - has been making music since she was eight years old. After her sister decided guitar lessons weren’t for her, Rollins picked up the instrument and started songwriting, eventually recording songs in her guitar teacher’s studio at nine years old. From childhood until she was 19, music was a hobby for Rollins. It wasn’t until her time studying at NYU’s Gallatin School that she would consider becoming an artist her full-time gig. With time spent living abroad in Buenos Aires and Mexico City, she was compelled to take more risks and began performing during her travels - something she had never done before. Initially Rollins began making music under her given-name but soon realized she transformed into a different person when she was on stage. It seemed natural for her to become a character; so, Rollins chose a moniker with a meaning. “Rodes” was derived from a “rode” - a thick rope that attaches to an anchor of a ship, while “Rawlins” was the name of a town in Wyoming she once saw on a bumper sticker. It was the perfect fit: the town paid homage to the western ethos of her songs, and it reminded her to stay grounded.

In 2017, the Rodes Rollins project really began. The rising musician released her debut EP Young Adult with the help of producer Alex Goose (Weezer, Kevin Gates): a coming-of-age tale full of vintage rock, ethereal pop and wavy melodies. Tracks like “Young & Thriving” and “Wes Come Back” stood out on the EP, inspired by her first love who had a momentary lapse in judgment and was put in jail and later deported. With a story so heavy and personal, she spent the five-track EP analyzing the lack of humanity there was surrounding his situation. Now Rollins is ready to introduce the world to more of her self-described “cowgirl poetry.”

Throughout 2018, Rollins released a series of singles - “Nasty Woman” and "Boom Pow". With these two songs, Rollins was truly focused on opening up the narrative. For both singles, Rollins collaborated with Goose once again, but recruited Portugal. The Man’s Kane Richotte to play drums. This isn’t the first time she’s worked with big players in the game: Rollins’ recordings have featured accomplished artists like Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Matthew Compton of Electric Guest, and Greg Rogove of Devendra Banhart. Major Lazer’s Jillionaire has even championed Rollins over the years, helping facilitate a collaboration between she and producer Branko for his album Atlas.

In Fall 2018, Rollins began a new chapter in her discography with the launch of "Velvet" an A/B Side produced by Noah Georgeson. Velvet shares a new, evermore opiated country side to Rollins' writing.
They hate school. They hate work. They’ve got social anxiety and depression.

But they really fuck with music.

Joe Culpepper, drums, Jonathan Joubert, vocals, songwriting, keys and bass, Jacob Lewis, bass and guitar, and Mike Taylor, guitar, are the musicians behind DOCTORS, a band that’s here to challenge your preconceived notions of what pop music can be.

Staying true to themselves in their lyrics while still remaining accessible through their sound, DOCTORS takes the template of pop music and makes music that’s relatable and truly authentic. In their top track, Slip, Taylor’s dreamy lyrics and Joubert’s syrupy voice take the edge off of Culpepper’s wild drum playing and Lewis’ extensive guitar riffs. Inspired by the brazenness of proto-punk to the sweet, synthesized sounds of EDM, the band is here to shatter the stereotype that pop has to be happy, feel good music. DOCTORS, see ‘pop’ as just a format, a starting point that they can build off of and improve by channeling their inner struggles into that template, reimagining the genre with complete sincerity.

DOCTORS doesn’t have a crazy origin story, but the band seem to have the universe on its side. Having all met one way or another in high school, Culpepper, Joubert, Lewis and Taylor fell out of touch. For Joubert and Culpepper, the trauma following their teenage screamo band proved to be too much, and they fell out making music together for a while. Rumor has it a video of that trying time still exists, but it’s hard for the guys to stomach. “I can only bare to watch thirty seconds of it at a time,” said Joe, who’s still shaking off the PTSD. As for Culpepper and Lewis, they knew each other from middle school drumline, at the same school as Mike. Come graduation time, they all went their separate ways.

It wasn’t until the summer of 2017 that they would be reunited through pure coincidence. Joubert and Lewis ended up tossing pizzas at the same Italian restaurant chain. Missing their teenage jam sessions, the two hit up Culpepper. The guys still hadn’t seen Taylor since high school, but a freak occurrence would change that. Driving around, Taylor would just happen to roll past two drivers exchanging information over a busted headlight, only to see Lewis standing beside the damaged Chrysler. Rolling past, he acknowledged his old friend with a head nod and peace sign. Two weeks later Mike showed up at one of the aforementioned jam sessions, and through pure chance DOCTORS was born.

Back together, it didn’t take long for DOCTORS to find their sound, releasing their first EP, And I Slip Away, less than a year later in September of 2018. The group likes to joke that they’re now inseparable, and that a blood pact or branding might have been involved. Though neither of those is true, probably, DOCTORS is here to bless the indie rock world with their addictive tracks.

Culpepper has aspirations of one day becoming a fulltime cowboy and Taylor can’t wait until the day when he’s at that age where he’s just too old to let anything bother him. In the meantime, as Culpepper works on buying some land and a few dozen cattle and Taylor waits for his future retirement, DOCTORS will be making music.

In Joubert’s words, it’ll be “forever and always ‘til one of us dies.”

-Catie Sanders
Venue Information:
Gasa Gasa
4920 Freret St
New Orleans, LA, 70115