Rock

Dirty Lungs, The Bangs, Vacation Club

When: Tue., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. 2014

If you’ve spent any time in Birmingham, Alabama, you’ve seen a Dirty Lungs sticker slapped on something. Over the past seven years, their brand of lo-fi rock ‘n roll has become as intrinsic to the Birmingham community as their branding. Though the city’s musical landscape has changed dramatically Since Ra-Jaan Parmley and Carson Mitchell formed the band in 2006, Dirty Lungs are still standing–and they’re just as gritty and focused as ever.

The band draws influence from rock ‘n roll bands like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, as well as “lots of jazz and other experimental acts,” according to Mitchell, and their wide scope of influence is exceedingly apparent. To compare Dirty Lungs to any particular album would be unfair–their latest release is an extension of their own sound reinforced by a focused exploration into new musical realms. It will leave listeners anxiously anticipating the future of this long-standing Birmingham band.

The Bangs and Vacation Club1 open. 18+

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