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The Dirty Nil
photo by Yoshi Cooper

Canadian band The Dirty Nil put out their newest album, Higher Power, last month via Dine Alone. And if you haven’t heard it, it’s a driving, hook-filled album that hits that sweet spot between punk and ’90s alt-rock. The band have now made a live performance video for its track “Wrestle Yü to Hüsker Dü,” which guitarist/vocalist Luke Bentham describes like this: “12 broken video cameras + illegal smoke bombs in confined spaces = The Dirty Nil live experience, captured for you in glorious VHS format.” That video, directed by Ben Rispin and Lee Skinner, premieres below.

The band also have a number of tour dates coming up. They’re playing SXSW, they just added a UK/Germany run, and there’s the BrooklynVegan-presented US tour with Restorations and Creepoid.

That run hits NYC on March 25 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

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The Dirty Nil — 2016 Tour Dates
03/11 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *
03/12 – Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe *
03/16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW – Bungalow (10:55pm)
03/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW – Buffalo Billiards (8:40pm)
03/19 – Dallas, TX @ Spillover
03/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
03/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Milestone Club *
03/23 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
03/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade ^
03/26 – Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar ^
03/27 – Harrisburg, PA @ The Millworks ^
03/30 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café ^
03/31 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at the Intersection ^
04/01 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge ^
04/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi ^
04/03 – Minneappolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
04/05 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness ^
04/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café ^
04/07 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
04/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s ^
04/09 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
04/30 – Nottingham, UK @ Hey Hey Hey at Rock City
05/03 – London, UK @ Old Blue Last
05/04 – Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
05/05 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
05/06 – Newcastle, UK @ Jumping Jacks
05/07 – Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge
05/10 – Cologne, Germany @ MTC
05/11 – Münster, Germany @ Skaters Palace Café
05/12 – Munich, Germany @ Orangehouse
05/14 – Berlin, Germany @ Maze
05/15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang

* w/ Greys
^ w/ Restorations and Creepoid

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