>Dirty Fucking Sweet – Bonnaroo ’09

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If you haven’t heard Dirty Sweet yet you need to check them out right the fuck now. They are a five piece band out of San Diego and in my opinion one of the best rock bands touring today. The energy and presence they bring to a stage is lacking from most rock and roll groups of today.

On Friday June 12th they played the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee and killed it. Front man vocalist Ryan Koontz has the energy and talent of a young Robert Plant. He is constantly moving across the stage; singing, dancing and playing the tambourine. Guitarist Nathan Beale rips the wide bodied Gibson, watching him trade off solos was impressive. Drummer Chris Mendez-Vanacore holds it down on the skins like a true rock and roll drummer. Besides looking like John Bonham, he plays just as well.

They played a good mix of old and new songs, including crowd favorite Delilah. The highlight for me was a track called Please Beware. This song and band for that matter epitomize what a real rock and roll band should be. It is off their new album American Spiritual coming out this fall. During one of the final songs Ryan came into the crowd and sang with the crew.



They encored with a nice version of Red River, which they broke down and really worked out. Each musician took a solo or two as Chris held it steady on the drums. Easily one of the best shows I saw at Bonnaroo. I only wish every concert could get this rowdy.

For more Dirty Sweet, check out:
Dirty Sweet Awesome music video
Myspace
Crescendo Artists

Daily Administrators and agents Shackleford and AK

Check out this video of Delilah from the show.

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(Images and video by Hannah Ruff)

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