Dirty Heads

99.9 WWCT Presents

Dirty Heads

The Hip Abduction

Sat May 4

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$29.75 Advance / $32.75 DOS

This event is all ages

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Dirty Heads
Dirty Heads
Inhaling alternative, hip hop, reggae, and rock and exhaling one irresistible and infectious anthem after
another, DIRTY HEADS Jared “Dirty J” Watson [vocals], Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell [vocals/guitar], Jon
Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], & David Foral [bass] have been redefining the sound of
Southern California since 2003. With over 700 Million audio streams to date, the group first made a
splash with their full length 2008 debut Any Point In A Storm. The record yielded the RIAA gold
certified smash “Lay Me Down,” and it held #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks: longer than any single that year by any other artist. 2014’s Sound of Change earned acclaim from the likes of Esquire and bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 as its first single “My Sweet Summer” captured #3 on Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the band’s 2016 self titled Dirty Heads went Top 15 on the Top 200 and spawned the smash “That’s All I Need,” which racked up over 10.5 million Spotify streams and counting. Noisey described it as “Killer” Beyond selling out countless shows around the world, the band headlined its own High & Mighty Festival in 2017. Dirty Heads recently released their latest single, “Visions,” which is already climbing the alternative radio charts and garnered over 2 million streams.
The band partnered with the Cinebody app to create a music video for “Visions” entirely made up of fansubmitted clips. Earlier in 2018 Dirty Heads released “Celebrate,” and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “Celebrate” followed the California quintet’s hit summer single & Spotify viral track “Vacation,” which went Top 10 at Alternative Radio and was the # 1 Most Added at Alternative Radio for two straight weeks upon its release, top stations including Sirius XM Alt Nation, KROQ, ALT 92.3 New York, ALT 105.3 San Francisco, KKDO Sacramento and KPNTY St. Louis.
Both “Celebrate” and “Vacation” are taken from SWIM TEAM which sees Dirty Heads pushing their sound, moving between pop, alternative, hip hop, reggae, and rock with the same spirit and spark that’s powered them since the beginning. The album’s wide ranging sound is also due in part to the diverse team of collaborators: Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Jason Derulo], “Lay Me Down” partner in crime Rome [Enrique Iglesias] of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint [JayZ, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, Nas, Prodigy], Oren Yoel [Miley Cyrus, Kanye West], HEAVY [Andrew McMahon], and The Score.
The Hip Abduction
The Hip Abduction
Sometimes inspiration strike
s from the immersion of living in a far away place. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been.
This is the music of The Hip Abduction
, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL based collective that
formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.
The Hip Abduction (THA) began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”
, the band’s 2016 third full album release, THA engage an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore (keyboards, sax),
Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Lee Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar) have shared stages with the likes of Grace Potter, Galactic, The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, Moon Taxi and more.
Venue Information:
Monarch Music Hall
8102 N University Street
Peoria, IL, 61615