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Black History Month - NYC

Dr. Martens Presents is back with free live shows. We're bringing some of our favorite bands, DJs, and performers to venues and Docs stores across LA, Chicago, NYC, and Austin. So, grab a friend, RSVP, and celebrate live music with us.


Live Events Series

Black History Month - NYC

We celebrated Black History Month and closed out our last DMP show of the season in NYC. They Hate Change, and PawPaw Rod brought their diverse sounds to our Herald Square store, followed with an incredible night at the Bowery Ballroom with NNAMDÏ and Binki.

The Mohawk - Austin

Hello Austin Texas! The home of SXSW has been good to us over the years and 2023 is no exception. Locals The Ghost Wolves, punk rock darlings The Linda Lindas along with Momma and Blushing gave crowds two shows to remember.

The Troubadour - LA

For the final shows of 2022, we went west. DJ Dani, Hana Vu and Shamir played a packed house at the DM store in Venice Beach. Our next show filled the historic Troubadour venue to capacity. Margaritas Podridas, Automatic and Mannequin Pussy shut the house down — truly a night of unforgettable performances.

Gift of Community - NYC

The Dr. Martens Presents Tour: New York edition. We started the show with our most anticipated event to date in the heart of Bushwick. Freakquencee, Big Freedia, and hoards of dedicated fans turned up for a super high-energy dance party at Brooklyn Made. We brought that straight to our next show at Smith Street. Sorry Mom, Control Top and Foyer Red played to a very special crowd, including mom to Sorry Mom vocalist. While we only touched down in New York briefly, we're leaving on a cloud.

CHICAGO MUSIC - Pilsen, Chicago

For our next stop on The Dr. Martens Presents Tour, we touched down in Chicago. Folx brought the raddest, most electric energy for our artists — we’re talking lines four blocks long, encores, out of state fans and family members in attendance. Child Seat and The Regrettes killed it at the historic Thalia Hall, and bands Lifeguard and Deeper sold out the Dr. Martens Southport store. These were shows we won’t soon forget.

Latin Heritage - silverlake, LA

For our first Dr. Martens Presents Tour stop in L.A., folx filled every corner of Dr. Martens Silverlake. Doris Anahí’s voice filled the room and carried out into the streets. She spoke about her family’s love of music and her uncle joined her in a song that had everyone singing along with tears in their eyes.


Season 1

Season 2

1. Ali Roberto

Director Alison Roberto takes a dive into the grit and passion of the LA music scene with her films, the product of a lifelong vision.

2. Gabriel Gomez

NY Filmmaker Gabriel Gomez uses these unprecedented times to hone in on what matters to him and the musicians in his community.

3. Lauren Ruth Ward

Lauren Ruth Ward is a musician, stylist, photographer, and more than the sum of her parts, seeking ways to connect without in-person shows.

4. Rosehardt

Caleb Eberhardt has always used his music to connect with others. Now, he's working to use his platform and leave a legacy of social change.

5. Tolliver

Los Angeles artist Tolliver uses his music to reconcile who he is today with his Baptist upbringing and childhood.

6. Cautious Clay

Music is the most natural form of expression for musician/producer Cautious Clay, who is using his art to navigate the turbulence of 2020.

7. Blimes & Gab

Blimes & Gab blended their unique styles to create Talk About It. Now, they're braving the highs and lows of releasing an album mid-pandemic.

8. Sunflower Bean

Lifelong musicians and members of Sunflower Bean are leaning on each other, their music, and the politics of their art to continue creating.

9. NEZ

NEZ, Los Angeles-based music artist and producer, focuses on cultivating a creative space where he can express himself in the truest form possible.

10. Orion Sun

Despite the dark early days of lockdown, singer, producer, and songwriter Orion Sun is finding the light by learning to live on her own terms.

11. The Regrettes

The Regrettes are looking within for inspiration and learning to let go as their non-stop touring lifestyle slows in the midst of lockdown.

12. Stuyedeyed

NYC band Stuyedeyed is focusing on what they can control: creating music they believe in, and through that, inciting change.

13. duendita

Brooklyn-based artist duendita uses her time in lockdown to find well-deserved rest and focuses on expressing her deepest self through her music.

14. Frankie and the Witch Fingers

Powered by the explosive energy they usually channel onstage, Los Angeles band Frankie and the Witch Fingers uses art to engage their community.

Season 2 Trailer

This year, Dr. Martens Presents explores the evolution of local music communities with six different filmmakers in New York and Los Angeles. Artists, musicians, and die-hard fans show us the scenes they've created; where decades of young talent continue to experiment, inspire, and sharpen their sound.

Afro House - NYC

Filmmaker Chelsea Odufu explores NYC's Afro House scene, where artists promote progressive African sounds and reclaim space for people of color in electronic music.

Queer Indie - LA

Multi-talented filmmaker Wes O'Connor asks queer musicians in Los Angeles where they feel most at home to let their creativity and queerness run free.

Women In Punk - LA

Director Ali Roberto takes punk's pulse. Hear from punk legends and fresh faces of the genre. As the women discuss their experiences, one thing remains certain: punk is forever.


NYC's DIY Punk Scene is entering a new era. Creator Jeanette D. Moses explores the genre's roots and looks to its progressively diverse future.

Latinx Indie - LA

Film director Ambar Navarro illuminates the intentional path Latinx Indie artists across Los Angeles carved for themselves.

Alternative Underground - NYC


Explore the genre that can't be defined. Director Fredgy Noël asks New York City's Alternative Underground scene about finding yourself within a community that values individuality.