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Lola Montez & Special Guests

Doors @7 pm, show @ 8 pm

Venue: Dingbatz (620 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013)

Event Description:  Nice Guy Booking and Dingbatz Present: 

Lola Montez
6 Fulton
& more TBA

Doors at 7:00 PM 
All Ages/21+ to Drink

A Tinder date gone wrong. A wife who dreads her murder. Confessions of a jilted lover, wasted youth and surreal erotica.

No subject matter is out of bounds for NASHVILLE rock band LOLA MONTEZ. Fresh off the recording of their follow up release, Dissonant Dreams, the band is intent on hitting a raw nerve with music fans far and wide.

Singer and frontwoman, Inga Rudin, says “We like to hear each other out, not judge, and let the music flow.” This is echoed in the diverse sound of the group, also consisting of guitarist Blake Scopino, bassist Carl Ray Hopper and drummer Kurt Pietro.

Pissed-off punk riffs, brazen vocal belts and raucous drums deliver, as do jangly guitars and syncopated beats woven through wide-open choruses. Lola asserts plenty of muscle but with its pop sensibilities firmly in tow. You get hooks alongside a brooding, drop-tuned guitar coated with an icy edge. For this band, the attitude is in the authenticity.

In their latest offering, Dissonant Dreams, the band stays true to form while taking their signature sound to a deeper level. Equal parts heavy, melodic, textured, dynamic and rhythmic, Lola Montez exhibits their taste for making original and compelling recordings. Chock full of audio ear candy, Dissonant Dreams leaves no stone unturned, even in their cover of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," the final track.

The origins of Lola can be traced to casual encounters and coincidences over several years within Nashville’s burgeoning music scene. What used to be friendly acquaintances pursuing separate projects eventually became fiercely committed bandmates sharing in the thrill of musical co-creation.

“We aren't just three people who have come together by accident,” says Rudin. “It's kismet. We listen. We react and become one. We are one.”


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"If I were to describe [Inga] as a frontwoman, I would describe her as a female Iggy Pop."
Todd Ögren-Brooks
Keyboards/Vocals, Rival Sons

“The stuff sounds great...Star, Wife & App in particular I thought had a cool vibe.”
Tom Keifer
Vocals/Guitar, Tom Keifer, Cinderella

“Totally dig it, my favorite thing is that it doesn't sound like everything or anything else. Big kudos on that. [On “App”] I would marry this song in my driveway right now...and change MY last name.”
Wayne Swinny
Guitar, Saliva

“Absolutely killer…amazing and fresh-sounding.”
Kelly Keagy
Drums/Vocals, Night Ranger

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Keywords: Live music, rock music, music events, nj music,

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