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San Jose, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

San Jose, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Metal Hardcore




"Photos hardcore San Jose style with Dolores at the Back Bar SoFA Street Fair"

SoFA Street Fair Spring Edition
04-24-2016 @ the Back Bar
San Jose, California
Photos Jeff Longo

San Jose hardcore band Dolores performing at the Back Bar in San Jose on the first Spring Edition of the SoFA Street Fair on Sunday April 24 in downtown San Jose. The music festival took place on South First Street in downtown featuring Fifteen stages, over eighty bands, live wrestling, food trucks, craft beer, and one hell of a good time. Whatever your music taste there was something for everyone with music running from 2pm – 9pm and completely free.

The San Jose four piece left nothing on the table, ripping through a fun 30 minute set of pure hardcore/metal fury – San Jose style. Their unique blend of all things heavy could be attributed to local scene veterans Joey Ruiz (Insolence) on guitar, & Aaron Liebeit (Sinister Sam, Chug, Disorderly Conduct, Floppy Rods, 880 South) on drums, along with Alonso Hernandez on bass (Insolence, the Pounders). Front man Angel Lopez, a dead ringer (in a good way) for Sho’nuff -the Shogun of Harlem, from Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon, was a maniac, stalking the stage while spitting out guttural death growls & the occasional pig squeal. Dolores has 2 songs available for free download on bandcamp. - Stubble Music Zine

"Photos hardcore punk with Dolores and Sad Boy Sinister at the Ritz"

Dolores & Sad Boy Sinister
9-22-2017 @ the Ritz
San Jose, California
Photos by Jeff Longo

Photos of Dolores and Sad Boy Sinister performing at the Ritz San Jose supporting Misfits tribute Plan 9. Dolores has been steadily rising out of the barren San Jose hardcore scene since the the first time I saw them at the Sofa Street Fair back in May of 2016, and was impressed with their groove laden take on hardcore. For upcoming shows and info follow Dolores here & Sad Boy Sinister and here.

Check out photos from Misfits tribute Plan 9 –here

Dolores is lead by guitarist Joey Ruiz of Insolence fame, wild frontman Leo Lopez handling vocals, Jordan Albano on drums, and Alonso Hernandez on bass. Stalking the stage was singer Lopez belting out guttural screams and bassist Hernandez, sporting a Lucha libre mask, keep things entertaining. Dolores has released a five song EP you can stream below or on bandcamp “Bloodline​/​Memories” - Stubble Music Zine


Bloodlines/Memories ep (2016)

Disruptor ep (2018)

HOODSHIT ep (2020)



We are a 4 piece socio-political Latinx punk hardcore band from San Jose, Ca. Our music explores the depths of corruption perpetrated by global leaders and corporations to maintain that statue quo of "us and them", the everyday struggles of coping with existence in a post globalized age, and the joys and pain alleviation that this music "Hardcore" brings us in dealing with these obstacles. 

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