by J.D. Reager
This Saturday, June 26, the emerging local hard rock trio the Dirty Streets will headline an interesting three band bill at the Hi-Tone Cafe. Dubbed “RootStock,” the show will also feature Black Rock Revival and the Sheriffs of Nottingham.
The concept behind RootStock, according to show promoter LaDonna Marie, is simple.
“Basically, myself and the boys in the bands all feel that the everyone's music comes from the roots of rock n roll, 60s and early 70s stuff,” she says. “Each band has that as a common thread, even though there are differences in their sounds as well.”
In addition to the roots theme, each band has spread a number of black and white “coloring book style” versions of the show flyer at various locations around Midtown. Attendees are encouraged to pick up a copy in advance, adorn it how they may wish, and bring it to the Hi-Tone for a $2 discount on the cover. A grand prize of band merchandise will also be given for the flyer deemed best decorated.
“I think its important to create more of an 'event' atmosphere,” says Marie. “We're trying to make it different and fun for the people who come out. We want people to feel involved.”
w/ the Dirty Streets, the Sheriffs of Nottingham and Black Rock Revival
Saturday, June 26, 10 p.m.
the Hi-Tone Cafe