Saturday, October 4, 2008

Supporting The New Year

Dirty on Purpose recently embarked on a 2 1/2 week tour with a couple of classic indie rock groups. The first leg of the mini-tour was with The Wedding Present, the second with The New Year. The latter is the latest band from the founders of Bedhead, a group that may just be one of Dirty On Purpose's most influential luminaries.
The way George (DOP guitarist) tells it, he and Joe Jurewicz (DOP guitar/vox) started out hanging together at the defunct Pourhouse Bar in Brooklyn. This bar is now known as Legion (Metropolitan Ave. in Brooklyn) and still has the "back room", which is where Joe would host open mic nights. Anyone who has been there may remember the double headed cartoon mural on the back wall- well, Joe and George painted that. Anyway, the one band that supposedly brought these two together to kickstart their own was, you guessed it, BEDHEAD! The great mood-swing dynamics, the understated well-crafted melodies, the epic and almost post-rock breakdowns, the love of these ideas is what brought the dream of Dirty On Purpose together. And here they are out on the road with THOSE GUYS, the ones they had listened to for so many miles of road in the tour van. Now they're riding beside them! The New Year branch didn't fall to far from the Bedhead tree either, so if your gonna be around these town for any of these dates and happen to be a fan of either, I'd take in both.
  1. 5 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ Pop Montreal w/ Liam Finn & The Veils -Montreal, Quebec
  2. 9 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ The New Year -Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. 10 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ The New Year Brooklyn, New York
  4. 11 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ Middle East w/ The New Year Boston, Massachusetts
  5. 12 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ The Living Room w/ The New Year Providence, Rhode Islandzz
The New Year - The End's Not Near