Exclusive Interview with dollys’ Jeff Lane


From the very first show N.J. Racket has covered, The North Jersey Indie Rock Festival, to the latest and greatest show we’ve covered, The Front Bottoms Present Champagne Jam, dollys has been one of our favorite bands on the scene.  The trio of Jeff Lane, Natalie Newbold, and Erik Romero have been on a tear throughout 2016 and are looking to carry the momentum into 2017 with a new album release and upcoming east coast tour.

Recently, I had the opportunity to ask guitarist Jeff Lane some questions about the band, their performance rituals, philosophies, and future aspirations.  Jeff goes into detail about the vulnerable and “naked” feeling of performing on stage, his experiences being approached by fans and being a fan approaching other artists, and what he loved about Nirvana.

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Champagne Jams Delivered Everything I Wished It Could


December 18 was circled on the calendar for a long time.  The Front Bottoms present Champagne Jams at Webster Hall, featuring big time local artists such as The Screaming Females, Brick + Mortar, Lvl Up, Hodera, Diet Cig, Dollys, and American Trappist.  Twelve total bands, three stages, over five hours of live music.  I got tickets for the N.J. Racket crew back in early November, and we were all amped to be able to see all of these bands at a single show.  So amped, that I’ve been listening to this playlist for months.

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