MOTOR CITY YEARNING

So the bebes at Esquire magazine like to do this thing where they pick a city and then pick people from that city to spend a couple days there and write a song using a given phrase. They did it last year in Mississippi and moved the game to Detroit this time around with the phrase – Last night in Detroit. Most of the tracks aren’t exactly our bag, but one in particular has some real balls to it. Ben Blackwell [of Dirtbombs and recent solo fame] put together a track called “Bury My Body at Elmwood” that’s pretty fucking tough. You can hear a snippet of it in the video up there or can follow this link to hear more. And if you really like it, you oughtta scoop up his solo record that came out around the tail-end of 2010 — I Remember When All This Was Trees. The Dirtbombs are going on some short tours a this summer to promote their latest record, Party Store. Click below for dates…

THE DIRTBOMBS
TOUR DATES

5/30 – Detroit, MI @ Movement
6/02 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
6/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time at Voyeur Nightclub
6/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House *
6/05 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
7/14 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
7/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
* w/ Dennis Coffey

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