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Dirty & The Derelicts, East Vamps, Motorama, Vancouver Killing Spree

Fri. April 15th 2011 9 - 2 doors at 8 Funky Winker Beans (No Minors) 9 - 2 doors at 8
10 BUX
Motorama, The East Vamps and Vancouver Killing Spree join Dirty and the Derelicts for their final show!

After a decade of playing the dingiest bars in Vancouver and Canada, we've decided to call it quits.

Joining us for our final show will be original lead guitarist Mike "Red" McLeod and drummer Blake "Captain Heatscore" McCandless will be rocking along with Johnny Dropout.

We've had a few line up changes over the years, and every change brought a new vibe to the songs. This time around my long time partner-in-crime Mr. Greasy Wormlips decided he'd had enough. For me, the thought of teaching a new bass player the old songs and getting the sound down again seemed more like work than a pursuit of passion. I wrote "The Party Song" when I was 23 years old. Still love that song... it's honest and fun and rockin. But it's not where I am now.

I never worried about conforming to a specific sub-genre of rock and roll... it was all about the song. My goal has always been to write the perfect pop song, and there's a few I think qualify, but I'll wait another decade or two to make a verdict. We may not have set the Vancouver music scene on fire, but I think we added a bit of colour to the proceedings.

This has been nothing but fun for me, even when it sucked. I wrote most of the lyrics for our second album "The Usual Way" while working at a landscape company and walking the length of Skytrain line picking up garbage. It occupied my thoughts in a good way. And it was exciting. Dizzy had never camped in his life until we went to California on tour and had days to kill and nowhere to go. Greasy and Red had never been east of Alberta till we toured the country. We hit 8 of the provinces, (sorry Nova Scotia and Newfoundland/Labrador). We got to visit old friends and family along the way. We made new ones. We played hundreds of shows. It's been awesome.

There's so many people I'd like to thank, but I'd miss too many. All the fans, bands, promoters, friends, families, well-wishers and enemies. Thank You all!

Hope you can make it to the show.


Dirty and the Derelicts 2000-2011

Dirty Swagger: Vox/Guitar
Greasy Wormlips: Bass/Vox(2001-2011)
Johnny Dropout : Drums/Vox(2009-2011
Mike "Red" McLeod: Guitar/Vox (2001-2007,2011)
Captain Heatscore - Drums, Vocals (2006-2009,2011)
Deadbeat Pete- Bass, Vocals(2008-2009)
Chris "Dizzy Slip" DaSilva - Drums (2001-2006)
Grahmn Kristopherson - Bass (2000-2002)
Mike Beddington - Drums (2000-2001)
Brent Someone - Bass (2000)

Dirty & The Derelicts (Party Punk)

Heavy party punk mixing pop/country/rock and metal into a rip roaring good time. Three full length albums are available. Check them out at CBC Radio 3. more info

East Vamps (Rock)

"Let me introduce you to Ms. Gerry Jenn Wilson’s latest band from Vancouver, Canada - EAST VAMPS. She was able to find the most rockin’ people in Vancouver (including JP5 band mate, Lisafurr Lloyd) and formed East Vamps. This band really does rock hard. The CD sizzles with excitement and wild abandon. Tight musicianship and great vocals. Not a ... more info

Motorama (garage Punk)

revved up, stripped down, revved right the heck back up again, we bring it and we leave it right there on the carpet more info

Vancouver Killing Spree (Rock/Punk)

Vancouver Killing Spree, the latest addition to Vancouver’s diverse music scene, puts a new twist on good old punk. A fan put it best when describing VKS’s unique sound: “It’s not punk, it’s not metal, it’s not rock, it’s not roll . . . it sounds like all those things got in a knife fight and punk and roll won.” VKS is the resul... more info
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