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"The Bots are taking over!" screamed a headline from the New York Times back in December 2013. And surely, they are. Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei, the two brothers who make up the band, have been writing and playing rock songs together for years and are simply hotter than ever.
How is it that two guys who are barely legal are not just on the verge of stardom, but have already found it? It has everything to do with the fact that the brothers recorded their first album together when they were just 15 and 12. Fast forward five years, three albums, a few tours and an EP later, and The Bots have been compared to the likes of The Black Keys and The White Stripes. The Times even touted the band's "rare, youthful energy … [and] face-melting jams."
If you've yet to see The Bots in person, grab a ticket. You'll get Mikaiah ripping up the guitar while younger bro Anaiah tears up the drums. They played a free show in their hometown of LA back in February, then premiered their music video for the single "5:17." The band was also picked to join tours from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Social Distortion, Refused and Bad Brains.
The Bots are currently in the studio working on a new EP due out soon. Until then, catch them at Coachella in April, with the Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in May, and at the Best Kept Secret Festival in late June.
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The Bots Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/26/2015 London Lnd Barfly Camden 05/18/2015 Leeds Yorkshire Brudenell Social Club 05/16/2015 Birmingham War Rainbow 04/09/2015 San Diego CA The Casbah 04/08/2015 Los Angeles CA Club Bahia 04/07/2015 San Francisco CA The Independent 04/05/2015 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 04/04/2015 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern 04/02/2015 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court 04/01/2015 Denver CO Lost Lake Lounge 03/30/2015 Kansas City MO The Recordbar 03/29/2015 Minneapolis MN Triple Rock Social Club 03/28/2015 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 03/28/2015 Milwaukee WI The Rave 03/26/2015 Chicago IL Schubas Tavern 03/23/2015 Brooklyn NY Rough Trade NYC
The Bots Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/22/2014 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Bar 11/20/2014 Oakland CA Leo's 11/17/2014 Seattle WA El Corazon 11/15/2014 Boise ID Neurolux Lounge 11/12/2014 Denver CO Moe's Original Bar B Que 11/08/2014 Dallas TX The Foundry 11/07/2014 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 11/06/2014 New Braunfels TX Billy's Ice House 11/05/2014 New Braunfels TX Billy's Ice House 10/25/2014 Neu-Isenburg Hesse Hugenottenhalle 10/08/2014 Toronto ON The Garrison 10/06/2014 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 10/03/2014 Brooklyn NY Rough Trade NYC 09/27/2014 Baltimore MD Carroll Park 09/22/2014 San Diego CA The Casbah 09/13/2014 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/12/2014 Pittsburgh PA The Smiling Moose 09/10/2014 Albany NY The Hollow 09/09/2014 Montreal QC La Vitrola 09/07/2014 Toronto ON Riotfest 09/06/2014 Sterling Heights MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre 09/05/2014 Columbus OH The Basement 08/06/2014 Los Angeles CA The Echo 07/15/2014 Nijmegen Festival De Affaire 07/14/2014 Frankfurt am Main HE Elfer Music Club 07/08/2014 Liverpool Lan O2 Academy Liverpool 07/07/2014 Nottingham Ngm Bodega Social 07/05/2014 Bedford Bdf Esquires 07/04/2014 Knebworth Hertfordshire Knebworth Park 07/04/2014 London London Hyde Park 07/03/2014 Lille La Peniche 07/02/2014 Utrecht ACU 06/26/2014 Copenhagen 147 Vega (with Neutral Milk Hotel) 06/20/2014 Hilvarenbeek North Brabant Beekse Bergen 06/20/2014 Neuhausen ob Eck Baden-wurttemberg Flugplatz Neuhausen ob Eck 05/15/2014 Philadelphia PA North Star Bar 05/14/2014 Boston MA Church 05/13/2014 Brooklyn NY Baby's All Right 05/12/2014 Albany NY Bogies 05/09/2014 Wilmington NC Orton's 05/08/2014 Charleston SC Music Farm 05/07/2014 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 05/05/2014 Saint Petersburg FL Jannus Live 05/03/2014 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 04/26/2014 Tempe AZ Sail Inn 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/11/2014 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater 02/03/2014 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Bar
The Bots Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 07/18/2013 Beccles Sfk Henham Park 07/15/2013 London London O2 Academy Islington 07/11/2013 Bilbao Basque Country Kobetamendi Park 06/06/2013 Luxembourg L Soul Kitchen 05/27/2013 London London The Borderline 01/11/2013 Pomona CA The Glass House
The Bots Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/25/2012 Amsterdam Paradiso Kleine Zaal 11/24/2012 Brussels Brussels-capital Reg Botanique 11/14/2012 Clermont-Ferrand Puy-de-dome la cooperative de mai 11/07/2012 Brest A2 La Carene 11/04/2012 Birmingham Flapper and Firkin 11/02/2012 Manchester Gtm Roadhouse 11/01/2012 Glasgow Rfw King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 10/30/2012 London Lnd Barfly Camden 10/29/2012 Bristol Bst The Croft