Dorothy Miranda Clark AKA dodie started her first YouTube channel when she was sixteen. Now at twenty-four, she has amassed 1.8 million YouTube subscribers and 1.8 million listeners on Spotify. In most cases of youtube musicians, they seem to peak on the platform themselves and never continue success outside of that field. But dodie has broken that barrier, and she hasn’t even put out a full album. She released the “Human” EP this January, and it peaked at number five on the UK charts. She came to Marathon Music Work in Nashville, TN, and gave a show her fans will never forget.
This show made me look back at this decade and see a physical representation of the power of social media and websites like YouTube. A full crowd and a very diverse one at that, she created a space where the audience could be themselves. dodie and her band let the audience have the show, I’ve never seen a show with such a dedicated audience in a long time. From the front to the back people hung on to every lyric sung from the stage. dodie’s music itself is quite soft, mostly acoustic with string and or electronic arrangements. The kind of sound that inspires hope, even if it s melancholy at points. I took my earplugs at one point and was fine, except at the end of the songs. dodie’s fans scream with such ferocity their shrieks could break the thickest bulletproof glass, and I say that as a very high compliment.
The show was so pure with the young crowd she connects with, all the parents who came along sitting against the wall. Parents who just came along to supervise soon became participants as well, and possibly ended up fans by the end of the night. You can have all the lights, smoke, and dance routines at a show, but in the end, it’s all about how involved the crowd is. The energy of a joyful crowd is just as powerful as a dead crowd. And dodie puts on as a perfect of a show you can get too with her fans.
I remember in early high school seeing dodie perform the ukulele covers on YouTube. It’s inspiring to see how far she has come today and how she continues to grow. Side note of this article, don’t be afraid to put your music out there. It might just lead you to places you never thought you could go! If you’re the least bit of a dodie fan, please go check her out on this tour.
dodie – Human Tour USA 2019 :
TUE 24 SEPTEMBER – Granada Theater -Dallas, TX, US
WED 25 SEPTEMBER – Emo’s Austin – Austin, TX, US
FRI 27 SEPTEMBER – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO, US
SAT 28 SEPTEMBER – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO, US
MON 30 SEPTEMBER – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT, US
WED 2 OCTOBER – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA, US
THU 3 OCTOBER – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC, Canada
FRI 4 OCTOBER – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR, US
SUN 6 OCTOBER – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA, US
TUE 8 OCTOBER – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ, US
WED 9 OCTOBER -House of Blues – San DiegoSan Diego, CA, US
FRI 11 OCTOBER – Hollywood Palladium -Hollywood, CA, US
Written by Tristan Sickles/ @tristan_sickles