Photos and words courtesy of Jenn Kostesky | October 30 2018
Hamilton, Ontario based party rock trio The Dirty Nil played a pre-Halloween show October 30 at Winnipeg’s Good Will Social Club. From the second the band walked on stage, their rowdy, playful energy whipped the packed room into a sweaty, fist pumping frenzy. The Dirty Nil are a whirlwind of raucous vocals, shredding guitar, pounding drums and groovy bass. The trio hot off the release of their second album “Master Volume” back in September are trekking from one end of North America to the other and back again over the better part of the next month. The Dirty Nil’s live show is a no holds barred, sweat drenched, power stanced, bubble gum chewing hell of a good time that is not to be missed when they roll through a city near you!
Toronto singer-songwriter Eamon McGrath and his band kicked the evening off with a set of twang infused punk rock. McGrath’s gravelly voice is oddly comforting amidst the distorted guitar and heavy rhythm section of his band, wrapping around your eardrums like a warm blanket.
Vancouver based Dead Soft, who are accompanying The Dirty Nil on their entire run, rounded out the night. Dead Soft are anything but dead or soft, they play hard and they play fast. The band was perfect step between Eamon McGrath’s more more mellow take on punk rock and The Dirty Nil’s off the wall party vibes.