The Dirty Pearls Play Hometown Show Tomorrow NightJanuary 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.