By MARIE GRILLO SIZZLING SOUNDS
30 AUGUST 2 0 1 8
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
As the summer kicks into full gear, so does the western Queens music scene.
These four local bands embody the heat and chemistry that can be seen and felt
when watching live music in our hood.
Dolly is a two-piece, semi-acoustic rock
duo that is as cute and unique as their
name. Margaret Horning, their lead vocalist,
describes Dolly as "punk rock with ukuleles."
Horning is joined by Dave Siegel,
who adds layered vocals and guitar to the
duo, and together they create a progressive,
soothing and strong sound. Their music
crosses an inspired mix of genres and
decades combining the innocence of the
‘60s through the angst of the ‘90s.
“Dolly has a very unique sound and we
strive to remain that way,” Horning said.
“We're a semi-acoustic surf rock duo
who refuses to be pigeon-holed into
The chemistry between the two good
friends translates into a marriage of
beautiful harmonies, unified riffs, and
pretty pop hooks that come together to
create a fresh, complex and satisfying
Siegel is an 11-year Astoria local who
cites Simon and Garfunkel, The Ramones
and Neutral Milk Hotel as just a
few bands that inspire him.
Horning and Siegel are currently finishing
up a self-produced album and are
excited to continue playing local shows
in the fall. For dates and information,
check out their Facebook page.
Photo by Patrick Merino
BY MARIE GRILLO