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Event Archive - The Dirtbombs, Dan Sartain, The Laundronauts

Sun. May 11th 2008 Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar) (No Minors)
8:00 pm
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ditch Records & Cds,
In the ten-plus years since their conception, The Dirtbombs have been comprised of a host of Detroit rock musicians both in the studio and on the road. As of September 2007 the band’s 17th and longest-lasting lineup consists of Collins on guitar, Troy Gregory on bass, Ko Melina on a distorted “fuzz” bass, and Ben Blackwell and Pat Pantano on the drum sets. In May 2007 The Dirtbombs were invited by director Julian Schnabel to play at the Cannes Film Festival in honor of their song "Chains of Love", from the Ultraglide LP, being featured in his award-winning film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. In September, the band played at the reopening of the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan, where they debuted three songs from their upcoming LP. The band released one single in 2007, a cover of the Black Lips' "Oh Katrina".


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The Laundronauts (LAUNDROCK)

REVIEW FROM DISCORDER MAGAZINE: "Imagine, if you will, standing on a black background, three men in spotless white suits, eyes round and black in white-rimmed sunglasses, faces forbiddingly expressionless like those of soldiers or gangsters. These are the Laundronauts. The music is garage-rock, full of fuzzy guitars, ‘50s style backup vocals a... more info
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