The Dirty Streets really do take it back to the streets with their unique style of music. The band pulls from a soul blues variation, combining it with a funky rock boogie vibe. Put it all together and The Dirty Streets really have something fun for your listening enjoyment. This Memphis band has been a mainstay in the community since 2006, and the trio looks to continue this well into the future as the band evolves and grows while also staying true to the unique style it has developed. 

The Dirty Streets

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More about the band

The band was formed back in 2006 thanks to the mutual love of Humble Pie, Led Zeppelin and Cream shared by the eventual bandmates. Justin Toland, the guitarist and lead vocalist, Thomas Storz, the bass guitarist, and Andrew Denuam, the drummer, wanted to create a unique style that both paid homage to not only their favorite forms of music, but also the history of Memphis music in general.

When the band formed in 2006 the trio worked together to write original tunes while also covering favorite songs. However, the band didn’t decide to go into the studio to record their own album until 2009. “Portrait of a Man” became The Dirty Street’s first official album, which they recorded in town. They eventually moved over to Ardent Studios and recorded their second album “Blades of Grass” in 2013. Two years later, the group recorded “White Horse” again at Ardent Studios.

Touring the country

The Dirty Streets have grown their popularity beyond just the Memphis city limits. Yes, you can often find the band back home performing, but it doesn’t stick to just Memphis, or even to Tennessee. During the band’s most recent tour, it performed in cities such as New York; Chicago; Austin, Texas; and Oxford, Mississippi. 

If you want to follow the band and all of its upcoming shows, you have a number of options. First, you can check out Facebook or Instagram. Here you’ll find the most up-to-date listing of tour dates and insights from the band. The band doesn’t heavily promote itself across social media, but Facebook is the best general spot to connect with The Dirty Streets.

If you’re interested in catching a live show of The Dirty Streets, either in Memphis or in one of the band’s other tour stops, you’ll want to pick up tickets ahead of time. The Dirty Streets have developed a strong following, especially on the East Coast, and tickets tend to go quickly when the band heads out to locations such as New York, New England or Philadelphia. In order to make sure you have tickets ahead of time, check out The Dirty Streets’ list of upcoming shows on JamBase. In most cases, you can grab a ticket here before the show, which is always the best way to go when heading out of town. 

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