maandag, december 19

The Dirty Streets is a band from Memphis, TN. Their sound is hard 70,s southern rock. The Dirty Streets formed in 2006, around the core of Toland and bassist Thomas Storz, who had bonded musically while playing together as a local band called Foodstamps.

After struggling for over a year to find a permanent drummer, Storz and Toland finally made the acquaintance of drummer (and, as luck would have it, Storz’s new neighbor) Andrew Denham, thus solidifying the group’s line-up. The newly formed trio forged a unique sound, equally reverent to punk predecessors like the MC5, hard rockers like Led Zeppelin and Grand Funk Railroad, and classic soul/R&B artists like James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone.

After gigging around town for a while, the Dirty Streets began to pick up.
…steam in 2009 with the release of the group’s impressive debut full-length album, Portrait of a Man. Later that same year, the band also got tapped to support local roots-punk heroes Lucero on a sizable portion of U.S. tour dates. Almost immediately after finishing Portrait of a Man, the group began working on new material and experimenting even further with musical styles.