Event Details

DANTE'S PRESENTS
GRINDING EYES with Dirty Sidewalks followed by Sinferno Cabaret
Sunday November 10, 2019 7:30 pm PST (Doors: 7:00 pm )
$12.00
Grinding Eyes
Grinding Eyes combine Psychedelic Drone-Rock and ambient Garage-Punk in a dark soundscape. Psych-Rock, Krautrock, Shoegaze and Garage- Punk can be heard..   

Review by Jarrod Heney 
Sydney-siders Grinding Eyes gave the early crowd a set of dark, Jazzmaster fuelled proto-punk beauty. At times sounding like the bastard offspring of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, the quartet displayed a series of songs combining late 60's Floyd space-rock overtones with a cacophonous loveliness interjected with dense slabs of fuzz laden power chords punctuated by sheets of Wah noise. Their's is the vicious, haunting soundtrack to a Saturday night in a dark room alone with one's own disturbing thought processes           
Dirty Sidewalks
Formed in 2010 by Erik Foster, Evan O'Neil, & Evan Foster, the band plays anthemic tunes informed equally by '80's college rock & '90's Britpop & Shoegaze.        
Seattle's Dirty Sidewalks don't just take sonic cues from the fuzzy haze of The Jesus and Mary Chain, the honed pop songcraft of Oasis or the rich vocal colors of The Beach Boys and The Everly Brothers--they keep it in the family, too. Formed in 2010 by Erik Foster, older brother (and founder of surf/garage outfit The Boss Martians) Evan Foster and longtime friend Evan O'Neil, the band plays anthemic tunes informed equally by '80's college rock, '90's Britpop and '60's harmonies.

Bolstered sonically by the elder Foster's crisp, punchy production and the younger's songwriting and visual talents, Dirty Sidewalks are a force to be reckoned with. Since forming, they've played live extensively, opening for bands ranging from Har Mar Superstar and The Moving Units to The Mono Men and Young Fresh Fellows.

In May 2015, the trio released their first track, "It's Getting Better," as a digital single on Los Angeles-based label MuSick Recordings. An original yuletide bummer ballad, "It's Xmas (And Everyone is Miserable)," landed on Soundcloud in December. Now, in 2016, their infectious hooks take physical form, with "It's Getting Better" set for release as a 7" vinyl single in March, and debut LP Bring Down The House Lights following in the summer. With records in the pipleline, more songs in the quiver and tour dates forthcoming, this band of brothers are all set for a banner year in rock 'n' roll.