Spotlight: The Dirty Mugs – Hardccordion Wonder Punk from Tulsa

By on June 11, 2014
The Dirty Mugs

THE DIRTY MUGS don’t rise from the ashes, they spark the fires. Hailing from the woods and small towns of Eastern Oklahoma, they bring a unique sound to the genre of punk rock. Since 2004 the band has spread their unique style of Hardccordion Wonder Punk to venues around the Midwest, with tours across the country, and on releases like the Weigh Anchor EP, and The Calm Before the Storm acoustic album. The Dirty style has changed a lot over the years, but at the core of every style is the grit, aggression and hard work that has driven the band since the beginning. Now, the Mugs team up with East Grand Record Company to put out their most anticipated release to date. Their upcoming album Wildfire is the culmination of ten years of writing, playing, touring, rewriting, breaking stuff and putting it back together. It features 16 tracks that would sound right on a punk’s speakers, but could easily fit any music lover’s collection.

The lineup includes the throat sounds and twang of Grampa Friday, the big boom of Tron Dirty, Hardccordian squeezebox of Wreckin’Ball, the 6-strings of Juice, and the pow and pank of Dingding. The Mugs’ diverse sound has allowed them to fit on any bill; from punk legends Rancid to outdoor festivals with Elephant Revival to house shows with Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy. They are no stranger to the road, spreading the Woodsfolk sound from Wisconsin to the West Coast. THE DIRTY MUGS have no end in sight, and Wildfire is just the first shot in their arsenal.

Wildfire CD/LP/digital available in September.

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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