Monday, May 18, 2015


Dirty Work was a band from Kansas City, MO that existed crawling and writhing in basements from early 2012 until the fall of 2014. The band's sound and style lied rooted in early eighties Midwestern punk coupled up with chaotic live shows which often featured vocalist Trae stripping naked when he felt it called for. 

I first heard of them in the spring of 2013 when they were slated as a triple header at Bruiser's Dojo in Denton with Blotter and Meat Mist (the former being the only one my dumb PV-obsessed mind at the time was truly familiar with.) Prior to the night actually happening both Blotter and Dirty Work dropped, and I wound up being involved in an escapade that gave me multiple panic attacks (another story altogether). I didn't wind up seeing Dirty Work until a year later in Houston play a day show where Trae was flinging their 7" records into the crowd.

As 2014 pressed on I got to see Dirty Work kill it three more times, one of which was their final show in KCMO. 

The link bellow contains most of Dirty Work's discography, The 7" With A Baby On It, Hard Days And Night, both Tour Tapes, a comp track and their demo.

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