“At one time,” [Darren] Brown [of Milwaukee’s Boy Dirt Car] says, “I would have had an image of our typical fan as older, white male, loner, like a serial killer…”Now I’m not so sure.” Brown recently spoke to Jamie Lee Rake of The Shepherd Express on the six-piece’s graduation over years spent fostering their initial noise and industrial sound. Today, the band –after a brief hiatus — still aren’t much of a far cry from being embracers of the abstract and what they started as, but perhaps the perspective of their audience is what has changed. The reception to noise music has become less arms-length, as interest in the atypical grows. The band has much to celebrate after thirty years — their two new releases (Familia and Treacherous Young Witches) on After Music Recordings are testament to an innovative spirit that still burns bright, and to help chronicle years of stretching the boundaries of sound, Dave Swolwinski, formerly of Earwaves Records, will be on hand to curate an exhibit of Boy Dirt Car memorabilia.
Boy Dirt Car celebrates 30 years at MELT #7 at Club Garibaldi’s [2501 S. Superior] this Thursday, May 26th at 9 p.m. Also performing: Zerobeat, Peter J. Woods, Mobile Sound Unit and The Demix. Tune into WMSE at 11 a.m. CST Thursday morning on the Five & Dime Show to hear an interview with Boy Dirt Car.