TONITE: The Original Dirty Bomb

BEATPORTAL: After years of a seemingly unbridgeable divide between Detroit’s techno community and the city’s rock ‘n’ roll die-hards, the Dirtbombs come blazing through with a surprising rapprochement. The veteran garage rockers have recently released Party Store, a fiery collection of covers of Detroit techno classics. That’s right: the five-piece band tackles some of the greatest tunes in the canon—A Number Of Names’ “Sharevari,” Cybotron’s “Cosmic Cars,” Innerzone Orchestra’s “Bug in the Bassbin,” and even DJ Rolando’s “Jaguar”—in a bluesy, down ‘n’ dirty fashion complete with dual drum sets and fuzzed-out lead guitar reminiscent of Elvis’ Sun Studios sessions. MORE

THE GUARDIAN: Detroit is the city that gave us Motown and the Stooges, Bob Seger and Strings Of Life, black funk bands mainlining psychedelic rock (Funkadelic), white rock bands spouting radical black politics (MC5), black proto-punks (Death) and the world’s biggest white rapper (Eminem). Against this backdrop of dynamic musical miscegenation, it was inevitable that Detroit would eventually throw out someone like Mick Collins: a black ex-mod with an Irish name, fronting a soul-infused garage rock band – the Dirtbombs – whose latest project is an album of Detroit techno covers. MORE

Making Time. 11 Year Anniversary w/ The Dirtbombs, Love Inks & Nothing. 9:00pm – 3:30am VOYEUR NIGHTCLUB 1221 St. James St. Philadelphia, PA

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