The 10th anniversary of the great Funtastic Dracula Carnival is just around the corner from 9 - 11 October in sunny Benidorm, Spain. It is without doubt THE garage rock festival in Europe, if not the world, and this year sold out in 8 (eight) minutes!
This year's brilliant lineup includes three bands from the Dirty Water stable:
Muck and the Mires
THE SONICS ( USA)
THE PAGANS (USA)
FLAT DUO JETS (USA)
NIKKI CORVETTE (USA)
HOWLIN' PELLE & HIS LOYAL ROYALS (SWE)
LOS ASS DRAGGERS (SP)
MUCK AND THE MIRES (USA)
LES GRYS-GRYS ( FR)
THE MONSIEURS (USA)
CHROME REVERSE (FR)
LES TON TON MACOUTES (SP)
+ WELCOME PARTY EL VIERNES/FRIDAY 9 OCT:
THE MASONICS FEAT. MISS LUDELLA BLACK ( UK)
BLOODSHOT BILL (CAN)
GINO & THE GOONS( USA)
LIE DETECTORS ( DONOSTI)
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 188.8.131.52'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.