Alternative reggae hip hop artists, Dirty Heads, will make a stop at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall on Saturday Oct. 2. The WEQX presented show will also feature G-punkers, New Beat Fund, and alternative hip hop artist RDGLDGRN.
Huntington, California natives Jared Watson (vocals) and Dustin Bushnell (vocals/keyboards), formed the band in 2006. The two would write their reggae/punk influenced hip hop songs in Bushnell’s garage. The five-man band also consists of David Foral (bass), Matt Ochoa (drums), and Jon Olazabal (percussion). Since the Dirty Heads debut album, Any Port in a Storm (2008), the band has released five albums in all, including their 2016 self titled effort Dirty Heads. The band received the name “Dirty Heads” from family members who called them just that when they were younger.
With a fervent fan base and shows selling out on tour, vocalist Jared Watson commented on social media where he wants the band to go from here. He stated:
“With a solid fan-base already in place, Dirty Heads are focusing their sights on something they’ve been edging towards for years: breaking the mainstream. We want our fans to love it, because we love what we do and we want to keep doing it. But this album for me, I cannot poke a hole in any of it. From front to back, it’s really so phenomenal. I’m so confident in it, that I want it to take Dirty Heads from the band that we are in America, worldwide.”
Advanced general admission tickets cost $23. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and show starts at 8:00 p.m.