August is shaping up to be a fun month for us, after all! It started with Ivan’s ace DJ set at the Kazimier Garden, and will end with a Dirtblonde gig at Mathew Street Festival’s more interesting fringe event, the Liverpool Fringe Festival 2012.
At the Kazimier Garden earlier this month, Ivan made the crowd get up and dance like rarely seen there before… by playing a really fun DJ set that included anything from Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees, to Brigitte Bardot, Rolling Stones and newer songs from the likes of Santigold and Azealia Banks. Even John Maus got a nod. That’s how cool it was, haha!
Next, Dirtblonde are going to shake up things a bit at Baa Bar (7 Myrtle Street, near the Liverpool Comunity College) on August Bank Holiday Monday, 27th – a date Mathew Street Festival decide to celebrate as “Merseybeat Monday”!!! Well, there’ll be no old men wearing wigs at the Baa Bar, baby.
Despite Dirtblonde being one of the few Liverpool bands who have ever played at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world such as Leeds Festival and South By Southwest (in Austin, Texas), Mathew Street Festival has never been interested in booking us… so it’s great to finally be able to play during that busy weekend, as part of the increasingly popular Liverpool Fringe Festival!
Punters not interested in tribute acts such as Blurasis, Amy Housewine and Viva Santana will be in for a treat, because for the first time Dirtblonde will be sharing the bill with the excellent The Temps (signed to Liverpool’s Antipop records) so this should be a pretty ace rock’n’roll night, and the popular Liverpool site Sevenstreets has already mentioned Dirtblonde as one of the gigs to watch, cool!
Dirtblonde plays Liverpool Fringe 2012 @ Baa Bar (7 Myrtle St.) on Monday 27th August (Merseybeat Monday). Doors 8pm. FREE ENTRY! View Facebook event page