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Dirty on Purpose @ Mercury Lounge in NYC - Dec 31, 2008
Dirty on Purpose

Dirty on Purpose said their final goodbyes at Mercury Lounge in NYC on New Years Eve. As announced less than a month earlier, they're "going the way of the dodo", but "reserve the right to change our minds and get back together in six months". Regardless, as they also pointed out, there are pleny of side other projects to keep them busy and us entertained.

Joe and the Flying Spoons (Joe's band) and Purse Snatchers (Doug's band) have a show scheduled this Sunday (1/4) at Cake Shop with Uninhabitable Mansions. As we've also pointed out before, Uninhabitable Mansions includes CYHSY's Robbie and Tyler, and Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart who is also in Purse Snatchers.

Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster used to be in Dirty on Purpose. As you can see from the picture above, they brought her back to join them for their final show at Mercury Lounge that A Place to Bury Strangers headlined (and helped ring in 2009) (Mr. Brownstone played the late-late show in the same club later the same night).

Purse Snatchers also have a show coming at Cake Shop (again) on February 26th with Coin Under Tongue who are also playing Death By Audio on February 28th with Sisters. Death by Audio is the warehouse space in the same Brooklyn building that houses Death By Audio the effects pedal company which is owned by Oliver Ackermann whose band is A Place to Bury Strangers and who oversees is associated with the new Death By Audio label (where all the bands do everything for themselves according to the below comment). The two bands currently signed to the Death by Audio label are Sisters and Coin Under Tongue. George from Dirty on Purpose is in Coin Under Tongue.

More pictures from New Years Eve below...

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Comments (10)

Can someone please post a 3D diagram to explain this fallout? Or at least a friggin' pie chart?

Posted by hal | January 3, 2009 9:34 PM

That's too Bad I was a big fan of theirs. I'll keep an eye on their side projects though, thanks for the heads up!

Posted by Uptown Sound | January 4, 2009 3:06 AM

"The two bands currently signed to the Death by Audio label are Sisters and Coin Under Tongue. Joe (of Dirty on Purpose and Joe & the Flying Spoons) and Doug (of Dirty on Purpose, Purse Snatchers and Black Acid) both also play in Coin Under Tongue. Say that 5 times fast."

nope nope and nope.

death by audio records is overseen by the bands on the label, they do all their own everything, but all live work or play at death by audio.

Joe Kelly, who was in a band with Oliver from APTBS a long time ago, is in coin under tongue with George Wilson from DOP.

Joe (Jurewicz) and Doug from DOP are in Neckbeard Telecaster. with Joe Kelly, and coin under tongue's drummer, Greg wilson, brother of George.

i tried to clarify,, but I think now it sounds more confusing.oh well.

ah, fuck it

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 12:42 PM

All these bands suck. Totally boring . . . it's like watching coverbands, so it makes sense that they Mr. Brownstone closed the New Year's Eve party at Mercury Lounge.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 2:17 PM

A guy playing electric guitar with a bow. Thanks for the warning.

Posted by Man of the People | January 4, 2009 3:31 PM

I got Coin Under Tongue's members (George) confused with Neckbeard Telecaster's members (Joe and Doug). fixed. thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | January 4, 2009 3:47 PM

tele deluxe with a soapbar must be so creamy!

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 10:56 AM

They rocked ! In no way they blew i seen it for myself and shoot it myself and it was the 1st time seeing them

Posted by chris becker | January 6, 2009 1:17 PM

Can someone let me know how to go about buying tix for the Coin Under Tongue show? Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2009 2:51 PM

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