Praise for Dolorata

…Their sound
on this debut disc is hard-rocking with a blues and
soul core, riff-based and uniquely accented by Emily
Palen’s skillfully aggressive violin. Lead singer-guitarist
Katie Colpitts has one of those throaty, born-to-rock voices that just whomps a microphone,
particularly on the lead-off “You’ve Gotta Want
It,” while bassist Veronica Savage, drummer Dawn
Richardson and guitarist Dori Sappo lay down the
throbbing rhythm…
Read more »Curve Magazine, November 2008


“Dolorata has a rare, valuable quality of a unique, yet immediately accessible sound with fantastic riffs, great songs, and great musicianship."

Gretchen Menn (Sticks and Stones, Zepparella)

“…they rocked from start to finish.  Their songs are gritty, well performed and the musicianship is great.  The violin player – who is fantastic and very interesting to watch – uplifts them from a good garage rock band to something sublime…”

DJ Stevil, KUSF

“Dolorata is more interested in capturing passion and power than in
pop-music politics.”

Delfin Virgil, SF Chronicle

“These women are giving it their all–that much is clear. And the
audience is responding in kind.”

Holly Burns, Camel Smokes

“Opening for the Stooges is a tough gig – everybody there has been
waiting 34 years for this tour. That’s a recipe for getting booed off
the stage. Dolorata won the crowd over.”

Mr. Bitter