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Dirty Honey Brought High-Energy Rock Show to the Old Rock House

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

Ryan’s Music Notes

–by Ryan Ledesma

 

-Hearing Dirty Honey for the first time feels like finding a record in your dad’s collection you haven’t heard yet. Their sound is familiar, but stands on its own and leaves you craving more.

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

-Even their lyrics sound like something from the 70’s: “When you need a little lovin’….Baby all night long..” from the song “Rolling 7s” sounds atypical o many of the rock lyrics from that decade.

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

-Their sound is chock-full of classic rock vibes, but still finds a modern touch, like ​”Fire Away”, which has hints of the Arctic Monkeys’ ​”Do I Wanna Know” sprinkled in.

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

-Dirty Honey can draw a crowd, and not just an older crowd feeling nostalgic for the good old days of rock. I saw a good mixture of age groups, and everyone was rocking out just as hard, regardless of age.

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

-I haven’t heard a singer scream like Marc Labelle can in a long time (far too long, actually).

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

-Their live performance is great, all the members are hugely talented, and they all got a chance to show off their skills. Including a very “​Moby Dick”-style drum solo from Corey Coverstone during “Heartbreaker”, lasting several minutes, while the rest of the band members sat down for a break.

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

-As a cherry on top to their energetic performance, they catered a bit more to the nostalgia of the crowd with a classic rock medley during their encore, complete with a little Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love” tossed in.

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

-The Amazons opened the show and proved to be able to rock nearly as hard as Dirty Honey. A great addition to the bill.

Dirty Honey performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

-By the end of The Amazon’s first song they had the crowd asking for more, and their energy just grew from there, with their front man Matt Thompson finishing off their set by jumping into the crowd still shredding on the guitar, without missing a beat.

The Amazons performing at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis. Photo by Ryan Ledesma.

If you get a chance to check these guys out, do it. You can catch them on their current tour through May. Get tour dates and details here: https://www.dirtyhoney.com/tour-dates.

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