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“Ramones Tribute 9 With Between Bluffs, Doll Parts, the Scurvy, El Groundscoro, Boney Fiend, Saginaki Bomb Squad, more. Details: Saturday 7 p.m., Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Free. (727) 736-0606. The effect that the Ramones had on the greater scope of rock music is probably immeasurable, but something that anyone can relate to is the way that frontman Joey Ramone brought a counterculture attitude into living rooms across the country. On Saturday, Florida's oldest microbrewery celebrates the legacy of the band by welcoming an eclectic mix of 10 local acts, including riot grrrl outfit Doll Parts, to celebrate punk rock classics like Rockaway Beach, Blitzkrieg Bop and Sheena Is A Punk Rocker with a wallop of a free show. SoundCheck is by Ray Roa, who can be reached at SuburbanApologist.com. ”

“Ramones Tribute Featuring Boney Fiend, Car Bomb Driver, Doll Parts, Gigi and the Cretins, Hell-Bent, House Broken, Jayson Engelke, Lazaras, Rat Cafeteria, Rebel 5, Scatty G, Sonic Death Monkey 5000 Details: Saturday 7 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $5. (727) 736-0606. The Ramones Tribute show has become something of a tradition for the Dunedin Brewery, and for the dozen or so local punk acts that firmly say no to overproduction. To honor thy masters of bare and brash, local bands including St. Pete favorite Car Bomb Driver and girl-powered Doll Parts go loud, low budget and comedic. After all, wasn't it Joey Ramone who offered up this great bit: "I once told this writer a story about how I met the guys in an elevator and found out we all had the same last name, so we decided to form a band." ”

Tampa Bay Times

“Big news for one local Pinellas County-based rock band: All-girl punk rockers Doll Parts will have music featured at midnight Friday, May 17 on Goldie’s Garage, a popular Sirius XM radio program on the Underground Garage Channel. Legendary producer Genya Ravan (Dead Boys, Ronnie Spector), hosts the program, which features the best unsigned “garage rock” bands in America. Doll Parts got their start seven years ago and play a punky Ramones-esque brand of rock. The band’s current line-up is lead singer/guitarist (and founding member) Stacey Strickland, guitarist Mandy Quinn, bassist Emily Nipps, drummer Molly Lopez and newest member Susan Riggs on backing vocals and tambourine. The band and its fans are understandably excited. “Underground Gararge is about the only radio I listen to. Genya’s shows are great!” says Riggs. “We are super excited that she picked us. Obviously she has great taste in music.” ”

“Ramones Tribute Featuring Boney Fiend, Car Bomb Driver, Doll Parts, Gigi and the Cretins, Hell-Bent, House Broken, Jayson Engelke, Lazaras, Rat Cafeteria, Rebel 5, Scatty G, Sonic Death Monkey 5000 Details: Saturday 7 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $5. (727) 736-0606. The Ramones Tribute show has become something of a tradition for the Dunedin Brewery, and for the dozen or so local punk acts that firmly say no to overproduction. To honor thy masters of bare and brash, local bands including St. Pete favorite Car Bomb Driver and girl-powered Doll Parts go loud, low budget and comedic. After all, wasn't it Joey Ramone who offered up this great bit: "I once told this writer a story about how I met the guys in an elevator and found out we all had the same last name, so we decided to form a band." ”

“Ramones Tribute Show Featuring Rancid Polecats, Boney Fiend, Car Bomb Driver, Doll Parts, more Details: Saturday, 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave. $5. (727) 736-0606. The best way to honor the Ramones, above: 1) Play loud, 2) play fast, 3) play loud. After all, the Ramones' music gave listeners a getaway from some of the winding, overproduced rock of the '70s and '80s and returned them to the security of the short, the simple and the power chord. Lucky for us, locals Car Bomb Driver, Doll Parts, Boney Fiend and Rancid Polecats are probably the best on the scene at doing just that. At least for an evening, maybe you'll forget you've ever heard the words Auto-Tune. ”

“Ramones Tribute Featuring Boney Fiend, Doll Parts, Lazaras, Pig Pen, Rebel 5, & Transmogrifier Details: Saturday 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $5. (727) 736-0606. My dad always says that his Ramones concert experience at the Tampa Theatre was hands-down the loudest show he's ever been to (and to put that in perspective, he saw both the Who and Hendrix in their prime). So what should we expect from the sixth annual Ramones tribute event featuring local garage-punk acts like Boney Fiend and Doll Parts? Decibel decimation, we hope. This show sold out last year, so if you like amplifiers best when they're cranked up to a Spinal Tap-like 11, get a jump on this one. ”

“St. Petersburg Band "Doll Parts" Rocks Hard Six years ago, Doll Parts was a nascent rock group consisting of four young women who did not know how to play an instrument. They just wanted to start a band. Today, they have become a mainstay in the St. Petersburg music scene, playing at local venues to enthusiastic crowds. Doll Parts. We started in January six years ago and we played our first gig the following April,” said Stacey Doll, lead singer of Doll Parts. “Everybody was so motivated. We practiced all the time and hung out all the time and became like family.” Doll Parts has, in the intervening years, undergone a series of personnel changes. Stacey is the only original member left. Despite the constant upheaval, Doll says that the experience of creating and performing music is habit she does not want to break. “I love all the people I meet. It’s really exciting to create something and then share it and receive a positive response,” Doll said. And the response is”

“The all-girl punk band Doll Parts writes songs about stuff they know, like guys and dating and finding love. On Saturday, they'll try to play Cupid during a Punk Rock Speed Dating event and concert at the Emerald bar in St. Petersburg. "You always go to a show and it's the same thing. You see the show and there's nothing else,'' Speed daters will have three minutes to get to know each person before moving on to the next "date.'' At the end of the hour, those who want to get to know each other more will exchange phone numbers or e-mail addresses. The Emerald was an obvious choice for the Doll Parts. The 4-year-old group, which plans to release its first album in April, performs there often. "If we're not playing there, we go to watch our friends play there," "We know so many girls who have met guys there.'' Singer and guitarist Stacey Strickland is married, and lead guitarist Mandy Quinn is in a relationship. Andy Stern is filling in for bass”

“ULTIMATE PUNK BAR 17. The Emerald 550 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; (727) 898-6054, myspace.com/emeraldbar. It's probably the coolest place to go on a Wednesday night in St. Pete, thanks to Filth, a party with a good range of older and newer music that turns the place into basically a hipsters' lounge. The rest of the week, it's a top-notch destination for affordable rum-n-Cokes, vodka tonics and a whole mess (and we do mean mess) of punk bands. This is where you're likely to find unapologetic punks like Car Bomb Driver, the Pink Lincolns, Doll Parts or the Semis spitting fire on the tiny bandbox of a stage. When the music isn't live, the Emerald is still crusty but friendly, low-class but high-minded (see the cool art on the walls) and a must-stop for any local wannabe rocker.”

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“THE SOUND: A heavy, legit nod to classic punk rock, like a cross between the Ramones and the Runaways. Emi: "We like to keep it more old school." Quinn: "It's easier for me to play." PARENTAL GUIDANCE: "We were raised on punk rock," Emi says. Quinn: "Not my parents. They were hippies. I was raised on Jimi Hendrix." Emi: "We all listen to different music. You can feel it in the lyrics and hear it in the changes in the music." STAGE LOOK: "We wear whatever we have on that day," Quinn says. "Sometimes I'll be wearing it for a couple of days." Berry: "We don't hug her after a show." NOT HELD BACK BY GENDER, PART I: "We're hard-core chicks," Emi says. "We have conversations guys will walk out of." SURPRISING THE GUYS: "Some bands will say, 'Put 'em on first. They're a chick band. They can't play,' " Emi says. "Then we get up there and we melt their faces off." Berry: "Their jaws drop, and they're like, 'Wow! They can play.' "”