Posted in music | tour dates on August 1, 2011

Dirty Beaches at the Seaport last month (more by Jessica Amaya)
Dirty Beaches

One man rockabilly-via-Suicide act Dirty Beaches (aka Alex Zhang Hungtai) and Frankie Rose last teamed up earlier this year at Bowery Ballroom. They're now set to go on a tour together that includes an opening slot on Peter Hook's tour in Toronto on September 24. They won't be on Peter's NYC date when he and his band perform Closer at Irving Plaza (9/13), but they do have two of their own NYC shows happening September 17 at Glasslands and September 20 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for the Glasslands show go on sale Friday (8/5) at 7 AM and tickets for the Mercury show go on sale Friday (8/5) at noon with an AmEx pre-sale starting Wednesday (8/3) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Frankie Rose recently contributed her take on "Soma" to Stereogum's Stroked: A Tribute to Is This It. She said of her contribution:

"To be honest this was the first time had ever actually sat down and listened to the strokes! Maybe that sounds crazy like I have been living in a bush or something, but true! The trick was how best to make the song my own. I decided slowing it down and taking out some of the garage elements might be interesting. Adding a synth was helpful. The harmonies keep the chorus moving forward like the original, and yet totally different. Take note, there is a little homage in the guitar at the end. Can you guess for whom?"
Any guesses? All dates and a video below...

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Dirty Beaches live at the Seaport 7/1/11

Dirty Beaches -- 2011 Tour Dates
08/18 Los Angeles, CA - Skybar at The Mondrian
08/19 San Francisco, CA - The Velvet Room
09/09 Portland, OR - Music Fest Northwest
09/17 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery*
09/19 Washington, DC - DC9*
09/20 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
09/21 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
09/23 Montreal, QC - Il Motore (Pop Montreal)*
09/24 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre*
09/27 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
09/29 Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog*
09/30 Philadelphia, PA - Voyeur*
* w/ Frankie Rose & The Outs

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Comments (14)

Dirty Beaches. The end of indie music.

Posted by wtf | August 1, 2011 3:58 PM

I only like clean beaches lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:01 PM

who's the creative wunderkind that came up with this band name?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:24 PM

the same douche that gave that sloppy bitch the name PS I Love You, no doubt

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:31 PM

too dirty lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:38 PM

who cares what "frankie" rose says about anything... get me another bloody mary

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 5:03 PM

i am the biggest hater around here, trust me, but i actually LIKE dirty beaches. the name is real bad though. as for frankie rose, she is EX-vivian girls? that's like lower than D-list. why is she even continuing on making music? wouldn't she have "made" it by now, at this point in time in her career? if i was her career guidance counselor, i would tell him or her (whatever) to pursue other avenues in life than music. thank you, goodnight.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 5:17 PM

3:58, the end of indie music happened long before Dirty Beaches showed up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 6:09 PM

5:17, actually she had the good sense to leave a bad band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 6:11 PM

sucked him off once

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 10:57 PM

5:17 u r sooooo not the biggest hater

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 10:12 AM

sweet 17

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 10:21 AM

is it just me or are the vivan girls extremely boring, untalented, and oh so very ugly?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 2:29 PM

^ no, it isn't just you. i would say that you are correct in that both you and perhaps some of the vivian girls fit those three qualifiers.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 3:03 PM

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