Dirty Water Records Bio:
The Dirty Water Club is a long-running (in a town where most tend to be short-lived) London club night featuring bands influenced by 1960s garage punk. It was named after The Standells' 1966 hit single "Dirty Water".
The club night started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston (The Standells' hit glorifies the U.S. city of Boston, Massachusetts). It hosted weekly live performances.
Past performers have included The White Stripes, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish (of Thee Headcoats, The Buff Medways, and The Musicians of the British Empire), The Woggles, The Von Bondies, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 188.8.131.52's, The Horrors, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Radio Birdman to name just a few. The club has also seen some original 1960s performers, such as The Monks, Kim Fowley, GONN and Sky Saxon of The Seeds, grace its stage.
The in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, was launched in 2004 with the debut single by The Dirty, followed up by a 7" EP by Thee Exciters in 2005 then, after the re-release of the classic 1979 Lyres single How Do You Know? c/w Don't Give It Up Now in May 2007, a heavy release schedule was initiated that continues to this day.