The Bots at Gexa


By Taylor C. Berrier

After a successful 2014 year on tour, including stops at Bonnaroo, Coachella, and FunFunFun Fest, the Bots landed themselves a tour spot along with the Deftones and Incubus. Finally, they were back in Dallas for a performance at the Gexa Energy Pavilion at Fair Park.

What are their shows usually like? What is typically involved in an experience of attending a performance by The Bots? Well, I can think of no better band to be opening for the Deftones and Incubus than The Bots. Brothers Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei are well on their way to turning America, maybe even the world into headbanging zombies. With their garage punk sound they have culminated they intend to transform a culture of youth and individuals into exploring the sounds of their genre. They recorded their first album when they were 12 and 15 and have since released several follow ups that equal in greatness. Rest assured, they are the prodigies of heavy sounding punk and garage.

Their tour now consists of mostly promoting songs off their most recent album, Pink Palms, which released in October of last year. And even though it was early at Gexa, they went on to perform in front of a good size crowd, jamming out and raising their fists only to begin pumping them in the air over the rhythm and beats of The Bots. It was a baller show and they went hard into the cool evening of that Dallas dusk. The cloudy overcast set the mood perfectly as the doom and gloom music was blaring through the loudspeakers with heads thrashing all about throughout the Pavilion.

I hope to see them next time they come to Dallas and look for them touring across the nation right now with Death from Above 1979, the Deftones, and Incubus. Check out more on The Bots and their music on their website here.