DIRTY WATER CLUB USA! [GARAGE ROCK SHOWCASE]

GARAGE//PUNK//RAWK//RIOT//

DIRTY WATER CLUB USA! [GARAGE ROCK SHOWCASE]

THE DARTS, ESCOBAR, SHOVEL, DJ BORIS

Sat, November 25, 2017

8:00 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

Free

This event is 21 and over

The Dirty Water Club is a long-running (in a town where most tend to be short-lived) London club night featuring bands influenced by 1960s garage punk. It was named after The Standells' 1966 hit single "Dirty Water".

The club night started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston (The Standells' hit glorifies the U.S. city of Boston, Massachusetts). It hosted weekly live performances.

Past performers have included The White Stripes, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish (of Thee Headcoats, The Buff Medways, and The Musicians of the British Empire), The Woggles, The Von Bondies, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 5.6.7.8's, The Horrors, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Radio Birdman to name just a few. The club has also seen some original 1960s performers, such as The Monks, Kim Fowley, GONN and Sky Saxon of The Seeds, grace its stage.

DIRTY WATER CLUB USA! [GARAGE ROCK SHOWCASE]
DIRTY WATER CLUB USA! [GARAGE ROCK SHOWCASE]
The Dirty Water Club is a long-running (in a town where most tend to be short-lived) London club night featuring bands influenced by 1960s garage punk. It was named after The Standells' 1966 hit single "Dirty Water".

The club night started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston (The Standells' hit glorifies the U.S. city of Boston, Massachusetts). It hosted weekly live performances.

Past performers have included The White Stripes, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish (of Thee Headcoats, The Buff Medways, and The Musicians of the British Empire), The Woggles, The Von Bondies, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 5.6.7.8's, The Horrors, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Radio Birdman to name just a few. The club has also seen some original 1960s performers, such as The Monks, Kim Fowley, GONN and Sky Saxon of The Seeds, grace its stage.

The in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, was launched in 2004 with the debut single by The Dirty, followed up by a 7" EP by Thee Exciters in 2005 then, after the re-release of the classic 1979 Lyres single How Do You Know? c/w Don't Give It Up Now in May 2007, a heavy release schedule was initiated that continues to this day.
THE DARTS
THE DARTS
THE DARTS (US) are an all-grrl garage supergroup featuring Nicole Laurenne and Christina Nunez from The Love Me Nots, Rikki Styxx from The Two Tens, and Michelle Balderrama from Brainspoon. The band is releasing a six-song debut EP in September 2016 digitally and on vinyl in October, full of monstrous garage-psych-rock goodness. A full-length CD will be released by European label Bad Reputation in Spring 2017.
ESCOBAR
ESCOBAR
French duo Escobar return for their third LP, The Biggest Sound, hitting the early 90s grunge sound right on the head. Louder Than War writes: "One of the unfortunate fallouts from the success of the 90s Seattle sound that defined a generation for so many was the propulsion of some truly terrible groups to the top of the charts. Attempting to imitate the sound created during that time for a mainstream stadium rock audience just didn’t work."
SHOVEL
SHOVEL
Dusty -- guitar
Ward Reeder -- stix-drums-cymbals

"Dusty Rose sings and plays guitar, the latter of which she has been known to smash into bits at the end of a live set. Her grungy, noisy guitar and vocals shift between growly and sweet, giving nods to some of the Sub Pop sounds of the early ’90s. Ward Reeder, who local rockers refer to as “Phoenix’s Keith Moon,” stays consistently ballistic on the drums, keeping you on edge with his chaotic style."- AMY YOUNG PHOENIX NEW TIMES (2016)

"I walked in as noise punk duo Shovel just started doing their thing, which involved drummer Ward Reeder's relentlessly attacking his kit while vocalist/guitarist Dusty Rose created dynamics with driving, noisy guitar riffs and vocals that seamlessly transitioned from minimal to in-your-face. They barely kept their chaos controlled, building on it throughout the set for a full sonic explosion at the end."- PHOENIX NEW TIMES (2014)

'Shovel is an underground rock band comprising many things -- the transgressive squall of late-'80s pigfuck (Butthole Surfers, the Touch and Go Records brigade), the anthemic stomp of early Mudhoney and Nirvana, and bathed in a drop or two of Kat Bjelland's sweat. However, if the frequent use of terms like "sassy" and "feisty" by Shovel's perfectly named singer and guitarist Dusty Rose are indicative of anything, the music she and also-perfectly named drummer Ward Reeder is as muscular as the aforementioned acts, but a lot more fun."- JOSHUA LEVINE/ PHOENIX NEW TIMES (2014)
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.valleybarphx.com/