Guitar Legend DICK DALE
The King of Surf - Sponsored by Fender
FRIDAY 2nd APRIL - The Luminaire
311 Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR
020 7372 7123
w/ Stinking Lizaveta
8pm | £22.50 Adv
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Left handed 72 year old GUITAR LEGEND 'DICK DALE' is the Prometheus of modern guitar based ROCK music, who not only invented his own unique genre of music ('Surf') but also helped Leo Fender experiment with reverberation, increased speaker size and amp power that in turn lead to all the rock, metal and punk we know and love. Straight edge years before it was invented, a martial artist of 30 years, environmentalist with a pilots license, and one of the greatest guitarists that have ever lived, Dick Dale is a true guitar hero and iconic legend.
He is loved by Quentin Tarantino (with Dale’s "Misirlou" featured in PULP FICTION) and generations of music fans from the 50's to the present day. He was also a favourite of John Peel for whom he loved to fly over and record sessions.
Dick also beat rectal cancer twice, with the last battle in 2008. He is now ready once again to take to the stage and melt some huge amps with his incredily fast surf rock.They just don't make men like Dick Dale anymore.
Philadelphia's Stinking Liz (named for a Dostoevsky character) are easily one of the most jaw-dropping live bands you will see. Their albums are great, but until you see this power trio of electric guitar, electric upright bass and the rocking'est woman drummer there is… live, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Their eclectic style of music incorporates post-rock, metal, sludge, prog, stoner, surf and doom with jazz stylings and eastern influences. Rock Detector's book, 'History of Stoner, Goth, and Doom', categorizes this their music as 'doom-jazz'.
They have toured for 10 years with the likes of Don Caballero, Clutch, Mastodon and many others. Steve Albini is a friend and fan - he recorded their first album in his basement and their last album at his Electrical Audio Studio.