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Thursday, March 17 • 11:00pm - Friday, March 18 •12:00am
Dirty Karma

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On a random afternoon in 2005 Mauricio, Gerardo, Hugo and Rodrigo, childhood friends, got together to talk about all the music and ideas they had in mind, from Led Zeppelin, to the Allman Brothers to Radiohead and The Strokes, and then decided to start creating music together. They created a place where they could be free and generate a personal dogma through their own music. This space was called: Dirty Karma. Throughout all those afternoons new songs were borned and with them the idea to release an EP. So 3 years later, at Topetitud studio (property of Paco Ayala and Tito Fuentes, members of the well respected mexican rockband: MOLOTOV) under John Gibbe and Camilo Froideval’s production, they recorded 5 songs that gave form to an EP called Dirty Karma. After the recording and mix of the album they decided to master it with Chris Geringer (Madonna, Molotov, Dandy Warhols, etc.) at the Sterling Sound Study in New York. The songs were very well received by the critics and Mexican press, as well as by a solid fanbase that kept growing steadily. The band continued playing, rehearsing without stopping, working each one in its instrument to master their performance. The EP got great reviews from important magazines and as time went by more curious fans began to attend their shows. Constructing a good reputation as a live act, Dirty Karma was invited to de 2009 edition of the “Vive Latino” festival, the most important rock festival in Latinamerica, in which they conquered a very demanding audience. On 2009 they decided to make their first LP repeating the same team of producer / engineer (Camilo Froideval and John Gibbe respectively) and the same studio (Topetitud) to record “Four Elephants”. This time the adventure continued at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas, property of Tony Rancich, who was captivated by their music and decided to write and record a song called “Water Tower”. They launched “Tiempo” as a pre-single, which was chosen one of the best songs of 2009 by Reactor 105 (the most important radio station of alternative rock in Mexico City). The video for this song placed them in MTV´s rotation for a long time. Shortly after the recording of "Four Elephants", they decided to invite Cariño Maldito to make the artwork for the album. Months later Cariño Maldito assumed the band’s management and legal representation. Now they are promoting “Four Elephants”, which includes the singles “Entresueño” and “Amatlán. The LP has had a great reception from fans and music journalists so far. The songs in “Four Elephants” denote a clear maturity in their style and, although there has always been something magical surrounding their on-stage performances, their LIVE ACT captivates more spectators every time. Numerous bands and musicians show their interest in working with them and a handful of up-coming bands want to record their songs with their unique and characteristic sound. They continue to do what they like the most and they make it better every time. More songs are written day by day, and every night they play, they create a unique and memorable atmosphere… without a doubt, the best is yet to come.
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Dirty Karma

Dirty Karma gets together in early 2006 to form a band where they could express all of their ideas and to focus on songwriting on a full scale In 2008 they release their first 5 songs homonymus EP, produced by grammy winner Camilo Froideval. The songs were very well received by the... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2011 11:00pm - Friday March 18, 2011 12:00am
Mi Casa Cantina 503 E 6th St

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