Crunchy Club is back at Old Blue Last. together with dirty Water Club we present 2 great bands from our rosters. And it's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
D/TROIT: "Old school soul and r'n'b from the 60s and 70s is what makes our hearts beat faster, it is what makes our heads sing and our abdomens rotate. Soul Music is a timeless force. It speaks to us all; regardless of race, gender and age. We hope to contribute to this amazing heritage. Let us be quite clear; Copenhagen also has soul”. D/troit
THE ARROGANTS are part of a growing wave of young musicians that have an interest in music that extends beyond the latest digital download on overpriced headphones from Vanilla Ice Cream Tea Dogg or the bland, auto-tuned nightmare of what is criminally known to some as “R&B”.
These particular young men, alongside a number of others in various countries (many of whom are also flying their flag on Dirty Water Records), have happily spent their teens investigating classic 20th century music: blues, rock’n’roll, garage-rock and proper r&b: the rhythm’n’blues of Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Chess Records…
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers (from the Cramps), The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 18.104.22.168's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.