Documentary of Austin musician Kimberly Freeman on YouTube

davidjr says: "I just filmed and released for free on YouTube my entire feature length documentary [One-Eyed Doll]. Didn't think the festival circuit would garner that many views, didn't want it to be in limbo, didn't think people would buy a DVD about a band they never heard of. I wanted to show my talents & the bands."

Punk rock meets poetics in an intimate view of Austin, Texas underground rock star, Kimberly Freeman, a beauty with an irresistible voice, magnetism and moves, who delivers a range of soulful original songs that reflect on her personal story and have a transforming influence on her fans.

Filmmaker, aka David Bruce Bates, Jr., creates a portrait of Kimberly Freeman and her One-Eyed Doll band with one camera in this on-the-scene 'gonzo' style tour through back roads, basement rock houses and clubs from Austin to Harlem. One-Eyed Doll is the 2010 & 2009 Austin Music Awards winner for Best Punk Band.

The trailer is above. Here's the full (1.5 hour) documentary


  1. “a beauty with an irresistible voice, magnetism and moves, who delivers a range of soulful original songs”

    Le *Sigh*

    Punk rock ain’t what it used to be.

    I don’t want to hate on this band. I’m sure that they are excellent at what they do, but this is post-metal aka chug-rock, not really punk. Even the head banging stage presence, posturing and low-slung bass screams metal. Plus they have talent and ambition – not punk.

  2. Hey, this is Jason from One-Eyed Doll. To be honest we have lots of influences from punk to metal to country to sappy 70’s pop. I would say we’re just a rock n roll band. For some reason a lot of people like to put us in the punk category… for example we won Best Punk Band at the SXSW music awards this year. But we just make whatever music we want to make without trying to fit into a title like “punk” or “metal.”

    Thanks for the kind words by the way!!!


  3. SeattlePete,

    Hope you can check out the full film…not just the trailer.

    One-Eyed Doll create all different kinds of music… Kimberly performs a bunch of acoustic stuff throughout the film too.

    Would love to know what you think.


    -davidjrdotcom (filmmaker, One-Eyed Doll: A Rockumentary)

  4. I met Kimberly when she worked at a tattoo studio in downtown Austin and she is quite the person. I went to some shows later on and they were a ton of fun. It is definitely not punk, but I think is identified as punk because of the visual style the band has. Great stuff, great music.

    1. Yea, Me too. She did some beautiful henna work on a friend. Went to see them play and had a great time!

  5. Awesome! Been a fan/friend of Kimberly since the Ghetto Princess days, glad to see her get exposure here on Boing Boing!

  6. Wow, a member of the band and the director of the film both weighed in on the first commentor. Anxious much?

    I dug the trailer and will def check out the main feature.

  7. Haha, yes… very anxious hbl. This is a big deal!!!

    Hey if any of you guys want to see us for real, in person, we’re starting our tour today… We’d love to meet you out on the road…

    3/26 Fri: Houston @ Dan Electros
    3/27 Sat: New Orleans, LA @ Checkpoint Charlie’s
    3/28 Sun: Memphis, TN @ Newby’s
    3/29 Mon: Nashville, TN @ Loudhouse Coffee
    3/30 Tue: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
    3/31 Wed: Atlanta, GA @ Lenny’s Bar
    4/1 Thr: Savannah @ The Wormhole
    4/2 Fri: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
    4/3 Sat: Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
    4/4 Sun: Jacksonville, FL @ Landshark Cafe
    4/5 Mon: Orlando FL @ Will’s Pub
    4/6 Tue: Tampa, FL @ The Czar
    4/8 Thr: Gainesville, FL @ Backstage Lounge
    4/10 Sat: Raleigh, NC @ Berkeley Cafe
    4/12 Mon: Knoxville, TN @ The Long Branch Saloon
    4/14 Wed: Washington DC @ The Asylum
    4/15 Thr: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
    4/16 Fri: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
    4/17 Sat: New York City, NY @ Lit Lounge
    4/18 Sun: Buffalo, NY @ Club Diablo
    4/20 Tue: Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere’s
    4/21 Wed: Canton, OH @ Sadie Rene’s
    4/22 Thr: Toledo, OH @ The Revolution
    4/23 Fri: Detroit, MI @ The Berkley Front
    4/24 Sat: Chicago, IL @ The Abbey
    4/26 Mon: Cincinnati, OH @ Blue Rock Tavern
    4/27 Tue: Louisville, KY @ Derby City Espresso
    4/28 Wed: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
    4/30 Fri: Tulsa, OK @ Shenanigans
    5/1 Sat: Dallas, TX @ Renos


  8. By the way, all of our albums are available for any donation (even totally free) from

    Don’t feel the need to donate if you can’t afford it. We just want everyone to check out our new album “Break.”. Let us know what think! Thanks!!!

    One-Eyed Doll

  9. After watching the documentary, have to say I’m a fan. Love the spirit, talent and music.

  10. Only recently learned of OED, and I must admit the initial image perception is deceiving from what I came to find. Very much love the music and the stage presence from the videos, really hope to see them play live one day!

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