Black Pussy, The Dirty Lungs, The Lookdowns
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Psychedelic Rock & Heavy Stoner Pop from The Road
Black Pussy does not condone or endorse any sexism, racism, ageism, violence, or any other douchebaggery that has been spoiling the party since the party started. If you are offended by the band's name please refer to the following quote...
"Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them."
When The Rolling Stones wrote their classic track "Brown Sugar" it was originally titled "Black Pussy," but record-label politics got in the way: It was deemed too offensive and the powers at work refused to put it out. So the band had to change the name to something that was easier for the general public to swallow.
At least that's how the legend goes.
For Dustin Hill, the creative mastermind and songwriter behind Black Pussy, it sounded like a fantastic band name. It encapsulates exactly what the band is: a sex-charged, '70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they're-coming-to-town rock 'n' roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert. Considering the name comes from a song that directly speaks out against racism, Hill isn't willing to entertain the notion that the band intends to offend anyone.
Black Pussy's heavy, bluesy sound and clear influences of Kyuss, Hendrix and The Who have found a niche in the ever-growing, global stoner-rock movement. The band exclusively uses vintage Sunn gear, pushing a massive 44 speakers when playing live and tends to land shows with the heaviest, sludgiest bands in the Portland, Oregon scene. However, their classic, upbeat, relentlessly hooky tracks
have led to Hill coining the phrase "stoner pop," like The Cars meets Black Sabbath. The band's catchy music tends to seduce anyone, even those who walk in off the street after seeing the intriguing band name on the marquis of the venue.
Black Pussy's 2012 debut album On Blonde is Hill's baby: It was written and mostly recorded by him alone, though guitarist Ryan McIntire, drummer Dean Carroll, bassist Aaron Poplin and keyboardist Keith O'Dell were later added to the band. The record, which kicks off with the rip of a bong and sounds like a drug-riddled midnight misadventure in a '70s muscle car, has carried them through successful
and nearly endless touring of the U.S for the past year and a half, and even found its way across the ocean as well: The track "Blow Some Steam Off" ended up on the February 2013 Metal Hammer compilation.
This year will see two new releases from Black Pussy: Their contact high-inducing, 22-minute psychedelic opus "Galaxies" will appear on a split release with the band biblical proof of UFOs, and their much-lusted-for sophomore album, Less Info More Mojo, which was recorded and produced in the California desert by stoner-rock legend Brant Bjork, will be out in the fall. White Orange, Hill's heavier project, will also be releasing an EP entitled Onawa on August 6.
Additionally, Black Pussy will be touring extensively with ex-Kyuss legends Vista Chino this fall.
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
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