Dirty Heads

From08 February 2019to26 May 2019

Dirty Heads

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Dirty heads is a reggae-punk fushion band out of Huntington Beach, California, US formed in 1996. The founding members, MC, Jared “Dirty J” Watson and vocalist/guitarist, Dustin “Duddy B” Bushell met at a party in high school.

Bushell was in a punk band and had recorded some hip-hop demo tapes and the two started collaborating, recording in Bushell’s garage. They created their blend of pop-punk, reggae and hip-hop that was to see them through their recording career under the name “Dirty Head”, which was apparently the name they earned from their family members in their garage days.

Before long they had formed a full band with other members, percussionist Jon Olazabal, drummer Matt Ochoa, and bassist David Foral. They were scheduled to release their first album, “Any Port in a Storm” with Warner Brothers but decided they’d stick it to the big record label and went with EMG.

The first single, “Lay Me Down”, featuring Rome Ramirez from Sublime with Rome, got them a Number 1 slot on the Billboard Alternative Song Chart for 2010.

The rest of the album was a symposium of big wigs including Beatles sessioner and R&B multi-instrumentalist, Billy Preston, Vandals drummer, Josh Freese and reggae singer Tippa Irie.

Dirty Heads began to tour regularly, supporting the likes of Unwritten Law, 311 and Matisyahu.

After a recording hiatus, they put out “Cabin by the Sea”, which also hosted a bunch of cameos including Kymani Marley on “Your Love”, a reappearance of Rome Ramirez on “Mongo Push”, Matisyahu on “Dance All Night”, and hip-hop veteran and cameo machine Del the Funky Homosapien on “Smoke Rings”.

Their studio album, “Sound of Change”, debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart, with the single “My Sweet Summer” drawing in a new electronic infusion to their rootsy reggae sound, resulting in a dolled-up dancehall number with a melancholic undercurrent, its chorus channeling some the jilted blues tracks of the 1960s, perhaps most recognizably Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine”.

Friday 08 February 2019
Dirty Heads
One Love Cali Reggae Fest featuring Sublime with Rome, Rebelution, Sli 2019
Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, CA, US

Friday 08 February 2019 – Sunday 10 February 2019
Dirty Heads
One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2019
The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA, US

Saturday 09 February 2019
Dirty Heads
One Love Cali Reggae Fest featuring Sublime with Rome, Rebelution, Sli 2019
Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, CA, US

Sunday 10 February 2019
Dirty Heads
One Love Cali Reggae Fest featuring Sublime with Rome, Rebelution, Sli 2019
Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, CA, US

Friday 19 April 2019
Dirty Heads
Days on the Green Music Festival 2019
Fear Farm Festival Grounds, Phoenix, AZ, US

Friday 19 April 2019 – Saturday 20 April 2019
Dirty Heads
Days on the Green 2019
Phoenix, AZ, US

Friday 26 April 2019
Dirty Heads
Music Farm, Charleston, SC, US

Sunday 28 April 2019
Dirty Heads
Iron City, Birmingham, AL, US

Tuesday 30 April 2019
Dirty Heads
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Wilmington, NC, US

Wednesday 01 May 2019
Dirty Heads
The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN, US

Thursday 02 May 2019
Dirty Heads
Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY, US

Saturday 04 May 2019
Dirty Heads
The Monarch Music Hall, Peoria, IL, US

Tuesday 07 May 2019
Dirty Heads
First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US

Wednesday 08 May 2019
Dirty Heads
Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE, US

Thursday 09 May 2019
Dirty Heads
Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK, US

Monday 13 May 2019
Dirty Heads
Revolution Concert House + Event Center, Garden City, ID, US

Tuesday 14 May 2019
Dirty Heads
Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, WA, US

Thursday 16 May 2019
Dirty Heads
McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR, US

Friday 17 May 2019
Dirty Heads
Montbleu Theatre, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Stateline, NV, US

Friday 24 May 2019 – Sunday 26 May 2019
Dirty Heads
California Roots Music & Arts Festival 2019
Monterey, CA, US

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