Los Chicos live
Madrid garage party rock ‘n rollers Los Chicos have been together for 15 years and show no sign of slowing down on their latest album, Rockpile of Shit, a joint release on Dirty Water Records and Folc Records. The band serves up a supercharged concoction of garage rock mixed with a splash of soul, rhythm & blues, and country. They’ve been described as “the Fleshtones on sangria,” but you can also hear influences like the Pogues and Chuck Berry. They’ve played with bands like the Sonics, Mudhoney, Southern Culture on the Skids, the Meanies, Roy Loney, and soon they will embark on a tour of France and Italy.
The group is known for their high octane, beer soaked, anything could happen style of live performances, especially from frontman Rafa Suñén. In 2012 they broke the stage at Boogie Festival after inviting more than 60 members of the audience up to dance with them. Now that’s a serious ‘Rockpile! Be sure not to miss them.
31/10 MON – Thunderbird Lounge, Saint Etienne (FR)
01/11 TUE – Sidro, Savignano sul Rubicone (FC)
02/11 WED – Edonè, Bergamo
03/11 THU – Al Porteghet, Trento
04/11 FRI – Swamp, Massa
05/11 SAT – Taun, Fidenza
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club’s name is derived from The Standells’ 1966 hit ‘Dirty Water’ which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers (from the Cramps), The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 18.104.22.168’s, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original ’60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.