The Dirty Lungs, illiterates, Radiator King, Alexa Rankin

The Dirty Lungs


Radiator King

Alexa Rankin

Sun · April 14, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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The Dirty Lungs
The Dirty Lungs
Heavyish Garageish Psych Rock from Birmingham AL

If you've spent any time in Birmingham, Alabama, you’ve seen a Dirty Lungs sticker slapped on something. Though the city’s musical landscape has changed dramatically since the band formed in 2006, the Dirty Lungs are still standing--and they’re just as gritty and focused as ever.
Several tours and member changes have contributed to the constant evolution of their sound. The Birmingham-staple garage-surf outfit has continuously reinvented itself and now moves forward as a four piece. They’ve shared the stage with bands such as British Sea Power, Jacuzzi Boys, The Clientele, and many others. This summer they prepare to release their Communicating Vessels debut.
Their new record is not, by any means, the archetypical Nirvana-esque rehashing of an old Kinks record that seems to egress from every garage in America these days. The influences beneath Dirty Lungs are indeed abounding, and Mitchell’s vocals are the force that unites them all.
To compare Dirty Lungs to any particular album would be unfair--their latest release is an extension of their own sound reinforced by a focused exploration into new musical realms. Produced and Engineered by Michael Shackelford (studiophonic) with mixing by Lynn Bridges, they assured the band’s music would leave listeners anxiously anticipating the future of this long-standing Birmingham band.

Carson Mitchell = Junk, Vox
Ra-jaan Parmely = Drum Set
Justin Ward = Bass, Vox, dudes
stupor group from Atlanta / Atlanta / Los Angeles

Ryan Sloan - Drums
Steve Albertson - Vocals
Jesse Cole - Bass
Steve LaBate - Guitar

Baby Robot Records

Street-walkin' cheetah napalm heart music.

Loitering at the unholy junction of Southern Gothic, Jay Reatard’s Lost Sounds and Dungeons & Dragons, you’ll find scuzzy, lo-fi psych punks illiterates. Drawing inspiration from classic garage, Richard Hell, Devo-style New Wave, ’90s skate punk and more, the tightknit quartet constructs unique sonic worlds, luring listeners with refreshing weirdness even as it violently assaults their eardrums.
Radiator King
Radiator King
Rock from New York NY / Boston

Somewhere between punk and blues – a porch and an alley – lies Radiator King, the performing/recording name of Boston native and Brooklyn based, Adam Silvestri. Established in 2011, Radiator King’s music shows influences from both Dylan and Strummer with a sound described by Boston blog Allston Pudding as something akin to what “Tom Waits locked in a room for a month with nothing but a copy of Springstein’s Nebraska” might produce. Whether alone with a guitar or backed by a band, Radiator King embodies the raw energy of punk, the grit and intricacy of delta blues, and the lyrical potency of folk in “songs that are the sonic equivalent to an old whiskey bar at the end of a dirt road.”
Alexa Rankin
Alexa Rankin
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205