They come from a land down under.
After not releasing a studio album since 2005′s Cinder, Australia’s The Dirty Three have decided to put some of their side endeavors on brief pause in order to release their latest effort Toward the Low Sun. Surely, if you’re a fan of music at all, you’ve probably seen the Dirty Three name at some point in your life. If that isn’t the case then you’ve probably heard their music unknowingly. This isn’t a safe bet however. Maybe you’re someone that rarely leaves your house, rarely google chromes the internet and is hellbent on not allowing the opinions of other human beings influence your life. Fair enough.
My knowledge of The Dirty Three’s past discography is minimal. I’ve never owned any of their records, though countless friends and acquaintances have played them in my presence. Gentle readers, I am someone that hates describing how a band sounds when you can make a few clicks of a mouse or type in a few words and figure it out yourself.
Music writers are mostly useless. The Dirty Three remind me of a small coffee shop in Burlington, Vermont by the name of Radio Bean. If you’ve visited the small, blissful town of Burlington then you know exactly what I’m talking about. On the other hand, I have not experienced the Dirty Three live yet. I have heard their performances can become quite intense. “Ferocity” is not an item you’ll find on the menu at Radio Bean. Some have even said that seeing them on Tuesday night at Neumos might change my life. Who knows, maybe your life will change as a result as well? Watch this weird video to inspire those winds of change.
The show starts at 9pm. Doors are at 8pm. Opening up for the Dirty Three is Scout Niblett. Tickets are $15 in advance.