The Dirtbombs, the Detroit garage-rock band founded by Mick Collins of the Gories, will tour North America in support of its latest album, Party House. The album is comprised entirely of live reinterpretations of classic Detroit techno music from the 1980s (like “Sharevari,” which is accompanied by a bizarre video. Check it out below). Other tunes include “Strings Of Life” (original version by Derrick May) and “Alleys Of Your Mind” (Cybotron), and are meant to evoke images of Detroit both past and present.
Over the course of the band’s history, it has played shows with many groups that went on to become more famous, including Be Your Own Pet and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Party House comes 10 years after the band released Ultraglide In Black, the album of covers that kick-started its career and sparked renewed interest in Detroit rock from the ’60s and ’70s. In fact, the two albums could almost be considered companion pieces, given their focus on covers of once-famous Detroit music.
Tour Dates For The Dirtbombs:
5/30 – Detroit, MI – Movement
6/02 – Washington, DC – Rock And Roll Hotel
6/03 – Philadelphia, PA – Making Time At Voyeur Nightclub
6/04 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House
6/05 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
7/14 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
7/15 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
7/16 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick