Dose of Adolescence
By Ashley Bennett
Timmy Brown (guitar, vocals); Jimmy Brown (vocals); Roger Esparza (bass, vocals); Tyler Armenta (drums); Colin Andersen (lead guitar).
CITIES OF ORIGIN:
Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario.
“Stand by Me” (Dec. 13 release).
“We are all influenced by a ton of amazing bands. But I would have to say more than anything everyday life in general fuels the heart and drive of the DoseBoys.”
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By Ashley Bennett
While some people try to stay young at heart by attending various kiddie-based attractions and theme parks, Dose of Adolescence (Dofa) similarly aims to give you a taste of those young and glorious years of pre-adulthood. Forget the memories of how awkward it might have been (and don’t try to deny it either), it was a time when you only began to define yourself as an individual.
“We just wanted to come up with something that described us best. To us, Dose of Adolescence refers to that inner child that hasn’t been tainted by the world yet,” says vocalist Jimmy Brown. “That is what we will always be and no one can ever change that.”
Dofa is not your average starter band right out of high school though. They’re quickly rising in popularity and gaining renowned as they go. “In 2009 we played at the USC Galen Center with The Fray and 10,000 people in attendance. It was unreal!” Brown says. “So we are very excited to be playing at the Citizens Business Bank Arena which is about the same size, and I feel like the bands we are playing with are more our genre of music so the chance to meet new people/fans at this scale is very exciting.”
To be specific, Dofa is excited to be playing at the Sailor Jerry Bar in the Citizens Business Bank Arena, but the band is still holding onto memories of old shows, too. In fact, you could say that those nostalgic memories of the past are what fuel the group’s passion today. “I can’t even remember the name of the place, but it was a bar that had this little back door and you walk in and it’s this small dingy venue with a V-shaped stage and pillar right in the middle of the floor with carpet taped around it so you don’t knock your teeth out in the pit. I loved that place. It was just a rad old-school environment.”
Dofa plans to release one punk rock jam a month on iTunes.
“We plan to carry this out for the next year,” Brown adds. “A new song the 13th of each month.” So don’t forget to check in often; you’ll be glad you did.
Dose of Adolescence (part of KCXX’s Very Merry X-Mas feat. Avenged Sevenfold; Hollywood Undead; Asking Alexandria; Black Veil Brides) at Sailor Jerry Bar at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com. Sat, Dec. 17. 6:30PM. $25.50-$45.50.