Din Productions Presents
The Dirty Heads
The Movement, Pacific Dub, Th3rd Coast Roots
2915 N Main St
Houston, TX, 77009
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The Dirty Heads
After nine years spent chiseling their unique, multi-genre infused sound, Dirty Heads have finally come into their own. Since the release of their 2008 debut Any Port in a Storm, the five-piece bandâJared Watson (vocals), Dustin âDuddy Bâ Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums) and David Foral (bass)âhas consistently experimented with their sunny style, leaning heavily on reggae fused with hip-hop cornerstones and scaling back for more acoustic fare, darting between extremes. But itâs with their fifth and self-titled album that the group has felt fully confident in a body of work, ready to bring their unique style to the masses.
âIt's the most core Dirty Heads album we've done,â explains Watson, who formed the collective with Bushnell in 1996. âOne of the most important things about this album is the reason we self-titled it. This album has all of the elements that we've tried to play around with. We had to go through those other albums to really find out exactly who we are, where it was natural. Now, I just think our sound is better and more confident.â
Recorded in Los Angeles over a period of four months, Dirty Heads marks a stylistic heel-turn for the Huntington Beach, Calif. natives, who enlisted a diverse team of hit-makers including: Da Internz (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Drew Pearson (Katy Perry, Zac Brown Band), David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes), Jimmy Harry (Madonna, Diplo), Jonas Jeberg (Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony), and a handful of others. The record spans lively tracks like reggae-bounced âOxygenâ to the instantly catchy sing-along âToo Cruelâ and horn-blasted lead single âThatâs All I Need,â the latter of which captures the nostalgia of carefree adolescence.
Produced by Justin Gray (Mariah Carey, Joss Stone), âThatâs All I Needâ âjust has a good feel to it, kind of hanging out with your friends in the neighborhood on a Sunday in the summer back when you were growing up,â says Duddy. âEveryone's got that good memory, so that's where we started aiming for. Let's make this feel-good summer song that people can put on in the backyard with their friends and family.â
Dirty Heads comes in the wake of their most successful release to date, 2014âs Sound of Change, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboardâs Top Alternative Albums chart. This album is marked differently than its predecessorsâ2008âs Any Port in a Storm, 2012âs Cabin by the Sea and 2013âs acoustic offering Home â Phantoms of Summer, the former of which spawned the smash single âLay Me Downâ featuring Rome of Sublime with Rome that topped the Alternative Songs chart for 11 weeks.
The bandâs prior releases set the groundwork for their latest, proving a clear indication of their artistic growth, and an ambitious one at that. For the LP, they decided to toy with sequencing, splitting the album into two partsâDay and Nightâguiding listeners through their day from start to finish. Duddy explains that it was done in response to the listening publicâs reliance on playlists, and artistically executed by color-coding each 'Day' song (red, orange, yellow) and 'Night' song (purple, green, black) to reflect the vibes of feeling positive, exuberant versus chilled out and low key.
âNowadays, it's so easy to just listen to one song,â he says. âHave a song on your iTunes playlist, you probably don't even know who the artist is because it doesn't matter, you just like that track. So we were trying to provide the order we think you should listen to these in and get people in front of what we think.â Watson adds, âWhen you do that and you're doing it in our original way, I feel like it makes it timeless.â
With a solid fan-base already in place, Dirty Heads are focusing their sights on something theyâve been edging towards for years: breaking the mainstream. âWe want our fans to love it, because we love what we do and we want to keep doing it,â says Watson. âBut this album for me, I cannot poke a hole in any of it. From front to back, it's really so phenomenal. I'm so confident in it that I want it to take Dirty Heads from the band that we are in America, worldwide.â
Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles, launched The Movement with their "alternative reggae" debut album, ON YOUR FEET. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded acts such as Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBenedittoâs Philadelphonic Studios. The Movement expanded with the addition of Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2014 The Movement released BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN (Rootfire Cooperative), which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio. Keyboardist Ross Bogan joined the group in Spring of 2016.
Coming from Surf City USA, Pacific Dub resides in Huntington Beach which is nestled nicely in southern Californiaâs Orange County. Other bands such as Korn, The Offspring, Avenged Sevenfold, and The Dirty Heads all have members that call this surferâs paradise home.
Combining catchy chorusâs, heavy rock nâ roll guitar melodies, and smooth hip-hop and reggae rhythms are all significant characteristics that add to Pacific Dubâs coastal vibe, and genuine objective of creating innovative alternative-rock-reggae while sharing a message of love and peace.
From the entire Pacific Dub family, we thank you for your continued support, and look forward to releasing new music and seeing you at a show soon.
- Pacific Dub
Th3rd Coast Roots
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