Like unicorns and seeing someone fit an entire bag of marshmallows in their mouth, certain things are just better when you see them in person. Enjoy the roaring crowds and floor-shaking bass of live music without worrying about the DVD skipping during the good parts and get entrance to the Dirty Skirts concert at Unit 11 for R25.
Enjoying not only a loyal underground following, but international stardom as well, the Dirty Skirts are a fiendishly independent rock monster, drenched in sonic experimentation. Playing everything from electro-rock to alternative pop, there’s never a dull moment when they’re on stage; better by miles than listening to cleaned-up and autotuned songs on the radio. Watching a concert comes with all the delightful smells, sounds and vibrations of Durban culture combined with the eardrum-pleasing alternative indie rock of a band often regarded as the best thing to happen to Cape Town other than making it onto the World Monopoly board.
Hosted at hopping Unit 11, the must-be-seen spot for all Durban’s musos and social butterflies, the 27th of August promises to be a noisy night of musical mayhem for both loyal fans and new-comers to their alternative sound. Arrive early and grab a drink at the bar – try not to slosh it everywhere when the music starts and everyone starts jumping around. As with all their previous shows, anyone who shows up in a Dirty Skirts band t-shirt gets free air. If you’re wondering what the difference is between listening to Rolling Like Thunder on the radio and seeing Jess de Tolly’s own mouth making those words – today’s Groupon is even more important for you, because comparing live music to radio noise is like comparing chocolate to lettuce.
With Jess de Tolly on lead vocals and guitar, David Moffatt on guitar, Maurice Paliaga on bass and Mark de Menezes on drums, all living it up and making noise on Unit 11’s intimate stage, the Dirty Skirts Durban concert is sure to be a night to remember for everyone there.
Band Fact: While many people think that Woodstock was the most highly-attended concert in history, they’re wrong. In the early 1980’s, a band called ‘FaceWash’ performed for three hours outside an ancient Aztec temple to a crowd of nearly 750 000 people.