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Dirtbag
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Dirtbag celebrating the Sinking Ship.
Photo by Cory Fusting.
Background information
Also known as Dr. T-Bag
Origin Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Genres Sludge Metal, Doom Metal, Crust Punk
Years active 2012 - Present
Labels Doodlehound
Associated acts Bed Sore
Website Facebook
Current members Joshua Hackney
Logan Hollis
Band Logo
DirtLogo

Dirtbag are a doom/sludge metal band from Lexington, Kentucky, USA. A two-piece band that formed in late 2012, they primarily favor themes on weed, personal issues and dark literature.

History Edit

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Dirtbag was formed by Joshua Hackney and Logan Hollis in the summer of 2012 based on the interests of playing in a band based in heavy sound. [1] Their songs are influenced largely by drugs, literature and personal events. Dirtbag's debut show followed on January 14, 2013 mainly around the Lexington area with fellow metal bands. The band would play mainly in the Lexington area, writing more songs with time.

Dirtbag would begin 2014 by performing as the opening band for the inaugural edition of the Blood of the Wolf Fest, a festival that primarily featured death metal bands[2]. In the same month of February the band would perform live on WRFL Radio in Lexington. Later in the year Dirtbag would self-release their first record at a show sharing the stage with NYC metal band Mortals[3] and begin a short US tour[4].

The band followed in 2015 performing songs for an EP titled "Sinking Ship" and a tour with Kentucky death metal band Murrowind under the tour name "Pissing In the Wind"[5]. This year would also see a physical release of the radio appearance in the form of Keef Transmissions, a collaboration with Louisville artist Doodlehound.[6]

A second appearance on WRFL happened on November 21, 2015[7]. Three months later the recordings from this session would be mastered and released as "Sinking Ship" on February 20, 2016.[8] A tour with Lexington, KY grindcore band NerdRage happened in May of 2016 in support of the EP with more new songs sporadically appearing in sets.[9] Dirtbag would begin 2017 with a performance at Best Friend Bar alongside Arktos, performing a set of entirely new songs leading up to a third appearance at Blood of The Wolf Fest.[10]

On 22 May 2017 the band announced they had a new album in the works titled Voided with plans of a fall tour and "new shit".[11]

Members Edit

Discography Edit

Tours Edit

  • 2014 - Dirtbag Tour 2014
  • 2015 - Pissing In The Wind (With Murrowind)
  • 2015 - Summer & Fall Lexington Residency
  • 2016 - Sinking Ship Tour (With NerdRage)
  • 2016 - Summer & Fall Lexington Residency II
  • 2017 - Forever Hangover Tour (With Hawkbill)

Dirtbag Tour 2014 Edit

Tour 2014 was a tour by Dirtbag, spanning four (Intended to be six) dates to promote their self-titled album at the time and performing all songs from it. [12]

  • November 4, 2014 - The Green Lantern, Lexington, Kentucky (With Whitehall Bear)
  • November 5, 2014 - Indianapolis, Indiana (Canceled)
  • November 6, 2014 - Modern Cult Records, Louisville, Kentucky (With Chigger)
  • November 7, 2014 - The Poison Lawn, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • November 8, 2014 - The House of Steele, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • November 9, 2014 - Reggies 42nd Street Tavern, Wilmington, North Carolina (Canceled)

Setlist:

  • Cast Out
  • Resurrection
  • Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Witches)
  • Father Paranoia
  • Haunt
  • Existence Cutter

Pissing In The Wind (2015) Edit

See the Pissing In The Wind page.

Summer / Fall Lexington Residency (2015) Edit

Summmer / Fall Lexington Residency was a string of performances by Dirtbag in the immediate Lexington area, leading up to the recording of Sinking Ship and raising money for a future tour. Notably, the band chose to only play songs from the forthcoming EP at this point, omitting any songs from the 2014 album entirely.

  • August 27, 2015 - Al's Bar, Lexington, Kentucky
  • August 31, 2015 - Best Friend Bar, Lexington, Kentucky (With DeAnimator, Led To The Grave)[13]
  • September 12, 2015 - The Studio On Main, Harrodsburg, Kentucky (With NerdRage, Sounds of Laughter, Elvess & the Dream Boy)[14]
  • September 19, 2015 - Best Friend Bar, Lexington, Kentucky (With Toke, All Hell)[15]
  • September 25, 2015 - Green Lantern, Lexington, Kentucky (With BASK, Ratship, Whitehall Bear)[16]
  • October 17, 2015 - Al's Sidecar, Lexington, Kentucky
  • November 21, 2015 - WRFL 88.1 Studios, Lexington, Kentucky
  • December 11, 2015 - Best Friend Bar, Lexington, Kentucky (With Whitehall Bear, Warhammer, Best Friend Band)[17]

Setlist:

  • Blacked Out
  • Sinking Ship
  • Father's Sons

Dirtbag and NerdRage Tour Spring 2016 (2016) Edit

Dirtbag and NerdRage Tour Spring 2016 was a tour featuring Dirtbag alongside Lexington punk/grindcore band NerdRage. It is set to start on May 7, 2016 with two individual dates at The Highlands Taproom leading up to the tour.[18]

  • April 18, 2016 - Highlands Taproom, Louisville, Kentucky (NerdRage only)
  • April 25, 2016 - Highlands Taproom, Louisville, Kentucky (Dirtbag only; With Chigger)
  • May 7, 2016 - Cuddle House, Hazard, Kentucky (With Hollow and Globsters)
  • May 8, 2016 - The Cricket Cave, Huntington, West Virginia
  • May 9, 2016 - Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 10, 2016 - The Meat Locker, Montclair, New Jersey (With Dutchguts and Sunrot)
  • May 11, 2016 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (With SKUZ)
  • May 12, 2016 - The Golden Pony, Harrisonburg, West Virginia
  • May 13, 2016 - Slim's, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • May 14, 2016 - Static Age Records, Asheville, North Carolina (Canceled)
  • May 15, 2016 - The Binx Mountain Compound, Erwin, Tennessee (With Death Trip, Povertybomb, Porno Arcade, Nerve Endings, A New Battle, Engulfed in Blackness, Snake Launcher and Ratchethead)
  • May 27, 2016 - Green Lantern, Lexington, KY (Dirtbag only; with Dad, Dad Shorts, Rat Ship, Rhin, Warhammer)[19]

Setlist:

  • Blacked Out
  • Sinking Ship
  • Father's Sons
  • Forever Hangover (May 10)

Summer / Fall Lexington Residency II (2016) Edit

Summer / Fall Lexington Residency II is an ongoing series of shows by Dirtbag in the Lexington area throughout the summer and fall of 2016, primarily playing the Sinking Ship EP with the intent of premiering new songs in the future.

  • June 18, 2016 - Best Friend Bar, Lexington, KY (With Dad, Warhammer; Night of the Living Duos)
  • July 16, 2016 - Big Hair HQ, Lexington, KY (With Gassed, Frustrate, Basura)
  • July 23, 2016 - Event 88, Mount Sterling, KY (With Dire Reverie, Left to the Wolves, BxSxOxAxJxGx)
  • August 6, 2016 - Best Friend Bar, Lexington, KY (With Pink Mass, Pisskvlt, NerdRage)
  • August 20, 2016 - Green Lantern, Lexington, KY (With Warhammer)
  • September 9, 2016 - Best Friend Bar, Lexington, KY (With Arktos, Beldam)
  • September 10, 2016 - Broomwagon Coffee and Bikes, Lexington, KY (With Autocrat, Astralnaut, BOMBS)
  • September 17, 2016 - Hometron, Lexington, KY (With NerdRage, Hawkbill)
  • October 14, 2016 - Big Hair HQ, Lexington, KY (With All American Werewolves, Vibrolas, Period Bomb, Tottals, Dr. Paul)
  • October 28, 2016 - Best Friend Bar, Lexington, KY (With Piss, Sleep Over, Chemical)
  • November 9, 2016 - Best Friend Bar, Lexington, KY (With Arktos, Pyromancer, Ulutalum Tollunt)
  • November 19, 2016 - Green Lantern, Lexington, KY (With Toke, Hawkbill, Arktos and Gassed; Fistula intended to play but canceled.)
  • December 8, 2016 - Green Lantern, Lexington, KY (With Potslammer, Whitehall Bear)

Setlist:

  • Blacked Out
  • Sinking Ship
  • Father's Sons
  • Voided (June 18)

Forever Hangover Tour (2017) Edit

See the Forever Hangover Tour page.

Links Edit

References Edit

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUVWUkC01cE
  2. https://www.facebook.com/events/416065105190691/
  3. http://doodlehound.blogspot.com/2014/07/kentucky-music-look-into-dirtbag.html
  4. https://www.facebook.com/DoodlehoundArt/photos/a.818421204896119.1073741835.815641805174059/1029823423755895/?type=3
  5. https://www.facebook.com/DoodlehoundArt/photos/a.818421204896119.1073741835.815641805174059/974130589325179/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xpt1%2Ft31.0-8%2F11061696_974130589325179_4583129874546024905_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xfa1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F11813325_974130589325179_4583129874546024905_n.jpg%3Foh%3D2b89f05373bb42aeb8635fa1cc0aab68%26oe%3D56B8BA9A&size=1325%2C2048&fbid=974130589325179
  6. http://doodlehound.blogspot.com/2015/08/doodlehound-release-dirtbag-keef.html
  7. Setlist.fm Dirtbag Live @ WRFL Studios, Lexington, KY, accessed February 21, 2016.
  8. Dirtbag's BandcampSinking Ship EP, accessed February 21, 2016.
  9. Setlist.fmAccessed 21 June 2016.
  10. Setlist.fmAccessed 27 February 2017
  11. Dirtbag's FacebookAccessed 24 May 2017
  12. FacebookFaceboook Event: Dirtbag Tour 2014, Accessed February 29, 2016.
  13. Facebook Event
  14. Facebook Event
  15. Facebook Event
  16. Facebook Event
  17. Facebook Event
  18. FacebookFacebook Event for Dirtbag/NerdRage Tour, accessed February 29, 2016
  19. FacebookAccessed 6 November 2016
V·T·E Dirtbag
Current Members Joshua HackneyLogan Hollis
Releases Dirtbag (2014)Keef Transmissions (2015)Sinking Ship (2016)Voided (2017)
Associated Bands and Artists Bed Sore • Cory Fusting • Mike Bray

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