Tuesday To-Do: The Dirtbombs | Rock Candy

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tuesday To-Do: The Dirtbombs

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THE DIRTBOMBS
9 p.m., Revolution. $5-$10.

A Detroit institution, the Dirtbombs firmly rest in the anti-minimalism camp. In sweaty, kick-out-the-jams garage rock, less is definitely not more. More is more. Which for the Dirtbombs means two bassists (one playing the “fuzzy” bass), two drummers and one guitarist (if only they would've held firm on the rule of two). So, yes, they come on hard, but the band's main weapon comes not from instrumental force, but from Mick Collins, the swaggering, soulful front man. On the Dirtbombs' new album, “We Have You Surrounded,” Collins and Co. cover Sparks, include a song written by comics writer Alan Moore, and get way more political. Still very much in the mix: garage punk that bleeds R&B. Sub Pop's Kelly Stoltz, an multi-instrumentalist who infectiously blends psych rock, folk, blues, and pop, opens the show

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