By Renee Unsworth
Best way to celebrate summer? A concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre! Sublime with Rome returns on Friday, July 1 with special guests Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, and Bleeker.
We caught up with David Foral, the bassist of Dirty Heads, and talked to him about the band, the summer tour, and the band’s new self-titled studio album, out July 15 on Five Seven Music.
Q: How is the summer tour going?
A: Well, our first day of the tour starts in St. Augustine … We are out in New York before the tour doing some press for our new album.
Q: Tell me a little about your new album?
A: The process with this album has been a little bit different. … Instead of have just one producer, we are working with 6 or 7 producers. Like most albums, the songwriting is a mixture with all band members adding to the songs. … Duddy has a riff, then we tweet it and add stuff. Then we work with the other producers if they have a concept for a track. Each song is a melting pot.
Q: What is your favorite part of performing?
A: It would probably be seeing the fans in the front waiting for hours and hours to get that spot. Seeing their reaction once we are on stage … and knowing it was all worth it. To see the reaction from the crowd, and see them singing every word …
Q: What music inspires you?
A: I listen to old classic rock, reggae … some alternative music such as Muse, The Cure, and Cage the Elephant.
Q: What your favorite breakfast food?
A: Soyrizo breakfast burrito (made with Soy Chorizo)
Formed in 2003 in Huntington Beach, Calfornia, Dirty Heads released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm, in September of 2008. “Lay Me Down,” is a certified gold song that spent eleven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard alternative chart, more than any single that year by any other artist.
Rolling Stone touted the ‘Heads as one of the year’s best new bands and they were among the first bands featured on YouTube’s Raw Session.
The 2014 release of Sound Of Change turned heads, with Esquire saying “Sound of Change is brimming with the kind of catchy hooks that keep you plugged in for both their complex tones and cheerful breakdowns … We want seconds of whatever this pop/dance/rap hybrid is serving up.”
Go to www.dirtyheads.com to keep up with the band.
IF YOU GO
- Friday, July 1, 2016
- Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:05PM
- Tickets: $59.50 – General Admission Standing Pit; $49.50 – Level 100, Level 200 and Level 300; $34.50 – Obstructed View
- Friday, July 1, 2016
- Gates 11:00PM | Starts 12:30AM
- Tickets: $16.00 – General Admission
- Elks Lodge located next to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre at 1420 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080.
Come join Jared Watson (Sword Beach) from Dirty Heads this summer as he hosts the Official After Party for the Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads tour! Drinks, surprise appearances, and live performance to follow. THIS IS A 21 AND UP ONLY EVENT.