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Alternative Buffalo 107.7|104.7 presents: The Dirty Nil

A #YouSawThemFirst series show

Friday, February 8th at 7:00pm
Rec Room
79 W Chippewa St
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States

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Alternative Buffalo 107.7|104.7 presents: The Dirty Nil

A #YouSawThemFirstSeries show - with special guests

Friday, February 8th 2019

Rec Room - 79 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202

TICKETS:  $1.07 in advance - $10.00 at the door

On Sale - Friday, December  29th at 10am

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Sure, playing 350 shows over the past three years all over the world was pretty impressive. Opening for The Who in front of 50,000 people? Not bad for a couple of loudmouths from the quaint, quiet valley town of Dundas, Ontario. And, sure, winning the Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year made the parents proud. But of all the accomplishments that Hamilton-based power trio The Dirty Nil have ticked off their bucket list since coughing up their debut single, "Fuckin' Up Young," in 2011, nothing tops the honour that was bestowed upon them back on March 23, 2015.

Like any group of true artists, The Dirty Nil channel trauma into their music... and on the band's second album, Master Volume, the harrowing experience of seeing the inside of America's most disgusting hotels, night in and night out, manifests itself in the song "Super 8." "I'm halfway to hell/ It's called Super 8 Motel," Luke Bentham sings, stretching out the words with the palpable pain of someone who's struggling to catch some precious between-gigs shut-eye on a mattress riddled with bed bugs and stains of dubious origin. But for The Dirty Nil, the effects of non-stop touring go way beyond translating one-star Trip Advisor reviews into song.

Loaded with steady-grooving songs about living fast and life-afairming anthems about dying young, Master Volume ultimately ampliaies The Dirty Nil's most essential quality: their refusal to be deained. They're too melodic and muscular to be purely punk, but too raucous and unhinged to pass as straight pop; too cheeky to be overtly political, but still acutely in tune with the unsettled, anxious energy of the times in which we live. Whether you aind catharsis in a crowd-surf or a street protest, Master Volume captures the ecstatic rush of getting swept up in a communal moment... and the frantic fear that it can all come crashing down at any second.

Luke concludes with a laugh "we don't really have a label for ourselves other than just... the best band. That's our genre!"