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The Dirty Pearls Play Hometown Show Tomorrow Night

January 3rd, 2013

The Dirty Pearls play a high-energy brand of swaggering rock and roll that’s steadily drawn a crowd since forming more than four years ago and has seen them open for the likes of KISS, New York Dolls and Andrew W.K. The five-piece—Tommy London (vocals), Sunny Climbs (guitar), Tommy Mokas (guitar), Dougie Wright (bass) and Marty E. (drums)—put out their first LP, Whether You Like It or Not (stream it below), over the summer. And with songs like “New York City Is a Drug,” it’s not hard to figure out why they’ve long had a loyal local following. The Dirty Pearls (above, playing “Love Sick Love”) are “straight from Rivington Street in the Lower East Side”—they’ve even gotten a shout-out from onetime LES denizen Lady Gaga—and frontman London says, “New York City is the inspiration for everything from our attitude to our clothes, to where we hang out, to the music we make.” Even further, he loves the band’s hometown fans: “It’s such an amazing high when you give the energy and receive it right back from them. It’s the reason why we do it.” And when asked of his favorite NYC venue to play, London says, “There is nothing more special to me than playing The Bowery Ballroom.” So there ought to be plenty of love in the room when the Dirty Pearls open their tour there tomorrow night.

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Petty Fest – Webster Hall – October 24, 2012

October 25th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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Cut Loose with the Music of Tom Petty Tonight at Webster Hall

October 24th, 2012

You know who has a million great songs you probably already know by heart? Tom Petty. The guy’s a legendary hitmaker who’s been making music to raucously sing along to since 1976. Blues, roots, rock, country. You name it, he’s done it. And tonight at Webster Hall, the Cabin Down Below Band—the same guys behind Dylan Fest and Stones Fest—are having a party to celebrate his music. And they won’t go it alone. Far from it! Expect guests galore, like Father John Misty, Andrew W.K., Justin Townes Earle, Delta Spirit, Karen Elson, Ryan Miller of Guster, Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne, Caveman, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross and lots, lots more. As an added bonus, 100 percent of ticket proceeds will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and the Musicians Cancer Fund. And a word of advice: You might want to take a sick day tomorrow.

Exclusive Video: Hollerado Rocks in a Moving Van

August 27th, 2012

They may have grown up in a tiny rural Canadian town, but playing what Spinner calls “beer-drenched power-pop indie ditties you’ll love singing along to,” has taken the four guys in Hollerado across the world, touring with the likes of Jack White’s the Dead Weather, Girl Talk and Andrew W.K. They make the kind of music that marries the upbeat energy of Weezer with the wit of Stephen Malkmus, a combo that comes across in this cool rendition of “On My Own,” performed on the move, in a van, exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube.

While driving around Brooklyn the guys talk about being lucky to make another album, getting to see movies their girlfriends won’t let them and cheese being a reason to live. Watch the interview.

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Andrew W.K. – Webster Hall – April 2, 2012

April 3rd, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com