Happy Fourth! Enjoy the 4th of July with GospelbeacH, Buffalo Killers, Mark ‘Porkchop’ Holder, Hollis Brown, The Black Keys, Left Lane Cruiser, Andy Gabbard, Radio Moscow, and other awesome Alive artists!
Memphis’ throwback, garagey-arena rockers, Dirty Streets, were clearly brought up on copious amounts of rocknroll, Stax soul, Howlin’ Wolf’s howl and harp skills, Hubert Sumlin’s guitar, and heavily percussed psych and prog rock. Perhaps best described as a bit Troggs meets Flaming Groovies, a smattering of MC5, a sprinkle of Captain Beefheart, some Grand Funk […]
After dog bites, dive bars and jailed drummers, the Memphis blues-rockers have hit paydirt. Justin Toland is channelling a higher power. “As a band, we’ve always just been able to tap into something,” considers the Dirty Streets frontman of his songwriting approach. “It’s something you can’t explain, but there’s a magical, mysterious thing out there. […]
Their latest outing, the easy-boogieing White Horse, runs a bit deeper lyrically than did Blades of Grass, dealing with issues of drugs on “Good Pills” and “White Horse,” loneliness on “Good Kind of Woman” and “Dust” and a general longing for things to be better across opening duo “Save Me” and “Looking for My Peace” […]
For the past eight years, Dirty Streets have been carving out a niche as one of the most reliable rock bands in Memphis. Once again working with Alive Naturalsound records and Matt Qualls (the Memphis engineer who worked at Ardent in addition to running Brass Tacks Audio), Dirty Streets have honed their James Gang-meet-Blue Cheer […]
Memphis trio Diry Streets have just released their new album White Horse. Blues Rock Review caught up with frontman Justin Toland to talk about the album and more. READ THE INTERVIEW ON THE BLUES ROCK REVIEW SITE
Everyone wants to talk about what’s happening in Nashville. But what about that other city in Tennessee? What about Memphis? With a long history of blues and soul music, The River City has been a hive for fantastic rock ‘n’ roll that’s still alive and well today. With a Motown vibe, hints of funk and […]