The Darts (US): Bringin’ Dirty Water Rock & Roll to the USA!

The Darts-US Live in PDX Photos: Ms. Moneynine

Today is the official release of The Darts (US) Me.Ow and the kickoff of the 2nd leg of their US tour! This week has been a biggie for the garage psych rock supergroup and today is no exception.


Monday was the official launch of Dirty Water Records UK’s American sister label, Dirty Water Records USA, owned by The Darts’ lead singer, Nicole Laurenne.

“Dirty Water Records has expanded its reach to American shores. Or the American desert, more specifically. A brand new, financially-and-creatively independent arm of the label is now located in Phoenix, Arizona, run by Nicole Laurenne (The Darts, The Love Me Nots, Atomic A Go Go Records, Motobunny, Zero Zero), Matt Hunter (Dirty Water Records UK, The In Out), and their crack team of global tastemakers.”  –Taken from Dirty Water Records USA’s e-newsletter. Read more about Dirty Water Records USA’s official launch here.

As many of you know, Dirty Water Records UK is home to some of 50third’s favorite bands (Archie and The Bunkers, The Cavemen (NZ), Dirty Fences, The Routes, Les Grys-Grys, and of course, The Darts (US)!) Stream Dirty Water Records USA bands Baronen & Satan, Bee Bee Sea, Escobar, and Mean Motor Scooter on Bandcamp . Dirty Water Records USA releases are available for purchase on Bandcamp and Dirty Water Records USA’s online store.  Dirty Water Records UK vinyl releases are also available for purchase from Dirty Water Records USA.

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Dirty Water Records USA’s Baronen & Satan

The Darts (US) will kick off the 2nd leg of their US Tour tonight in Las Vegas, NV at Bunkhouse w/ The Jackets. The Darts (US) have switched their Oct. 1st show at The Redwood (Darts’ drummer Rikki Styxx’s band The Two-Tens is rockin’ tha house, that night!) to an Oct. 6th show at The Echo with special guests, The Woggles and Drew Carey as your Master of Ceremonies.  I was fortunate enough to catch The Darts (US) live here in Portland at the Doug Fir Lounge a few weeks ago and their performance knocked me out! Here’s a taste!


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Ms. Moneynine

Musician, Music lover, Maniac! Presently calling the PDX my home.

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