On Location - The Doll Hut
“We’re all about live entertainment and original music, we have just a few rules: Come in, have fun and express yourself, but don’t kick anyone’s teeth in.”
That’s a direct quote from Tim Clifton, the current owner of the Doll Hut, taken from a recent article in the LA Times. And it’s a philosophy that has held true since the club’s inception in 1989 under it’s original ownership. The Doll Hut is a tiny little dive, holding no more than 50 or so people at a time, but it reputation is placed up there with clubs like CBGB and Whiskey-a-go-go. Staying true to its rockabilly, punk and countrified roots, they’re a staple in the underground music scene… as for sound I figured I’d ask around.
“Always great music, a lot of history behind it, and the people are awesome. It’s not much to look at, pretty much just a shack, and the bathrooms are kinda gross from almost 98 years of people pissing on the floor. Some of the best times in my life were in that little bar.It is the one thing I’ve missed about California, if you go out there you have to check it out, and if Chris is working tell him Kentucky says he’s a bitch, lol. ”
“That place is bad-ass. It’s really small. The stage is a 4×8 sheet of plywood. It was really, REALLY cool in the late 90’s when every dude there had a pomp and hot rod all the way back to that cul-de-sac. Back then it was “Linda’s Doll Hut”. Now it’s just the “Doll Hut”.”
-Kev “Hotwheels”, The Earps
“Best place in Anahiem. Also - Bob Becker, Michelle, and just about everyone who works at Fearless Records hangs out at that bar….so it’s also a good apportunity for the bands to be seen by a semi-successful label.”
-Chase, Badstain Records
Guess that’s all I need to know! I’m in!