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Gotham Sleaze: The Dirty Pearls

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Dirty rock and roll mixed with a high energy stage presence, one performance at a time, The Dirty Pearls have battled their way to the top of New York City’s rock scene.

The Dirty Pearls are based in New York City’s Manhattan Lower East Side neighborhood. This Motley group is led by Tommy London (vocals), Sunny Climbs (guitar), Tommy Mokas (guitar), Dougie Wright (bass), and Marty E (drums). The band is a glutton of punishment for their fans with more catchy hooks, more guitars, and more leather than the other bands out there today.

Their sound is pure rock and roll with injected punk. They have supported KISS, Scott Weiland, Bret Michaels, and Cinderella, and continue to sell out headlining New York City shows at Gramercy Theatre, The Bowery Ballroom, and Mercury Lounge. Their influences are many, including the one and only Elvis Presley. In an interview I did with Tommy London (via SleazeRoxx.com) he mentions, “I have a velvet Elvis right over my bed.” Last year I caught a show at Gramercy Theatre and Tommy London walked on the stage wearing blue suede shoes. This band is no joke, they are the real deal.

Recently one of their biggest fans, mega-star Lady Gaga, took the band on tour with her. They traveled across the country with Gaga and also played New York City’s Times Square as part of the Born Brave Bus tour. Last year, The Dirty Pearls released their first full LP titled Whether You Like It Or Not.

With promise for some time of a full album, that time finally came with Whether You Like It Or Not. The album hits hard with the opening self-titled track, bringing an in-your-face attitude, setting a punk rock tone for the album. The next two songs, "Who's Coming Back To Who" and “Caffeine And Gasoline” are addictive; both feature catchy hooks, heavy guitars, and fist pumping choruses. If radio stations still played rock and roll, they would love this album. The Dirty Pearls know how to write sleazy rock hits. The album itself is solid throughout with no filler, a full album that sounds like, well, an album! There is a consistency across this CD that balances the production with the gritty punk sound we all crave as fans of rock and roll.

The Dirty Pearls will be headlining New York City's Irving Plaza for the first time this December 21. This “Holiday Show” will feature Macro with Love, Ten Ton Mojo, and The Bone Chimes. Of course the show only starts the night as The Dirty Pearls have an after party planned with a performance by The Deafening.

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