The Dirty Lungs, Wild Powwers, The Harlequins
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
The Dirty Lungs
Heavyish Garageish Psych Rock from Birmingham AL
If you've spent any time in Birmingham, Alabama, you’ve seen a Dirty Lungs sticker slapped on something. Though the city’s musical landscape has changed dramatically since the band formed in 2006, the Dirty Lungs are still standing--and they’re just as gritty and focused as ever.
Several tours and member changes have contributed to the constant evolution of their sound. The Birmingham-staple garage-surf outfit has continuously reinvented itself and now moves forward as a four piece. They’ve shared the stage with bands such as British Sea Power, Jacuzzi Boys, The Clientele, and many others. This summer they prepare to release their Communicating Vessels debut.
Their new record is not, by any means, the archetypical Nirvana-esque rehashing of an old Kinks record that seems to egress from every garage in America these days. The influences beneath Dirty Lungs are indeed abounding, and Mitchell’s vocals are the force that unites them all.
To compare Dirty Lungs to any particular album would be unfair--their latest release is an extension of their own sound reinforced by a focused exploration into new musical realms. Produced and Engineered by Michael Shackelford (studiophonic) with mixing by Lynn Bridges, they assured the band’s music would leave listeners anxiously anticipating the future of this long-standing Birmingham band.
Carson Mitchell = Junk, Vox
Ra-jaan Parmely = Drum Set
Justin Ward = Bass, Vox, dudes
Rock / Psych/ Weird from Seattle WA
Wild Powwers, formerly just Powwers, specialize in the sort of carefree grunge riff-rock that gets better the dirtier it gets. Each layer of meticulously gnarly distortion, each off-kilter lyric, drenched in garage-echo reverb, is pure Pacific Northwest filth. - KEXP
Psychedelic Garage Pop/Noise Rock/Solid Gold Oldies from Cincinnati OH
The Harlequins are an experimental, psychedelic rock trio hailing from Cincinnati, OH.
Evolving out of the home recordings of songwriter Michael Oliva, the group formed with the meeting of bassist Alex Stenard in 2006. They were later joined by drummer Rob Stamler in 2008 cementing the current lineup.
The Harlequins are known for their energetic live performances and experimental light shows incorporating elements of 50's and 60's rock n roll with garage, surf, punk, and kraut-rock.
The Harlequins have released five albums independently and have been a regular fixture at South by Southwest, Bunbury, and Midpoint Music Festivals. In 2011 they were handpicked by The Black Lips for a feature on Noisey.com.
After touring slowed down following 2013’s ‘Sex Change’, The Harlequins signed to dizzybird records and spent 2015 writing and recording their debut LP for the label. 'One With You' was released on June 25, 2016 via dizzybird records. The first single "Not Yet Dead" received heavy airplay from WNKU and other national college radio while the group toured across the country in the summer and fall. The second single, Step Inside, was accompanied by a music video (featured on Punk News.org) by long-time collaborater Andrew Spohn (LA)
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