One-Eyed Doll @ Webster Hall

One-Eyed Doll

Webster Hall

New York, NY—Webster Hall’s doors swung open and a pack of excited fans descended the cold, cement steps. At first, the room was a mass of darkness, our eyes struggling to adjust to the cave-like studio. The floor swelled with young adults sporting funky hairstyles topped with vibrant colors, which contrasted their all-black garb. However dark the venue was, there was a welcoming warmth in the air—it drew us closer to the stage.

The background music faded as One-Eyed Doll’s singer/guitarist, Kimberly Freeman, stalked onto the stage, her Tregan guitar strapped to her slim frame. Behind her, the band’s drummer, Jason Rufuss Sewell (aka Junior), played away on his drumset. At the mic, Kimberly screamed. The lights rose. And One-Eyed Doll’s set officially began.

The crowd pulsed as the duo’s first song, “Ember,” played on, dancing and bobbing; all the while, Kimberly pranced and jumped around the stage, never missing a chord. Once their opening piece was finished, Kimberly stood by the mic and greeted the audience in her angelic voice, then introduced herself and Junior—which led right into their next song: “Committed.” While playing, Kimberly whipped her lengthy, black pigtails around—I half expected her to take off like a …

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