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Friday, November 5, 2010

New Band To Burn One To - Dirty Streets

As also seen on The Soda Shop

Memphis is known for Elvis and Graceland. Let it be known right now that you can add Dirty Streets to that list. Dirty streets are a power trio. Their style is blues based rock and roll. Not to heavy and not to light, they're just right. They have a 70's classic rock sound to them as well.
Dirty Streets are a young band from the Memphis area who have no fear of bathing in their proto-punk and soul roots. Their album Portrait of a Man is an obvious product of digging on the likes of MC5, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Cactus, Humble Pie & the Faces.
"Portrait of a Man is a straight classic-rock facsimile, but played with such energy, enthusiasm, and skill that the band makes this more-generalized sound their own........the rough, menacing guitar tone is matched by vocals that growl and bark beyond their age." - Chris Herrington (Memphis Flyer)
"The first truly great "new" band to emerge from the Memphis scene in recent memory, this trio of teen and twenty-somethings conjure a mass of thick riffs and a hearty retro rumble..." -Bob Mehr (Go Memphis)
"The band breathes new life into old tropes, and makes you admit how much you deep down love the sound of a guitar being strangled to within an inch of its life." - Chris McCoy (Live from Memphis)
They currently have a Bandcamp page with a few songs to share and a Myspace with some songs. There is one album out called Portrait of A Man which is available only through iTunes. If you like blues based rock then you owe it to yourself to check these guys out, you'll be glad you did.


1 comment:

  1. New dirty streets album is out now. Movements. You should review it. Good record.

    Its on bandcamp.


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