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Q&A Dirty Heads set to rock Rialto Stage in October

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The band Dirty Heads is set to perform at the Rialto Theatre, at 318 East Congress Street, on Oct.3, 2018.

The Daily Wildcat spoke with Dustin Bushnell, co-lead vocalist and guitarist for the Orange County-based band, The Dirty Heads, about musical influences on the band, audience vibes, and a typical day on the road with the band.

Daily Wildcat: What inspired you to pursue a career in music?

Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell: I think just music did. It’s just something that I was always drawn to, and when Jared [Co-lead vocals] and I became friends, it was just something that we were both very into. I’ve just always loved music.

DW: Are there musical influences that you believe had an impact on you when you were growing up? 

DB: I mean, so many. We’ve always been very into all sorts of music. But definitely, when we first started the band, Sublime and Beastie Boys were two bands that were big influences on us.

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DW: What would you describe as the perfect show?

DB: Just, you know, the crowd being super into it. We definitely feed off the crowd[s] energy, so any time that the whole crowd’s there together and all singing along. That’s just what you look for.

DW: What would you want your audience to know about you as a band or as a person?

DB: Me as a person, nothing [laughs]. I want them to just take whatever they want from our music. However they feel about it, and whatever makes them feel about us is their choice. They can interpret it [music] as whatever they want. 

The band Dirty Heads is set to perform at the Rialto Theatre, at 318 East Congress Street, on Oct.3, 2018.
The band Dirty Heads is set to perform at the Rialto Theatre, at 318 East Congress Street, on Oct.3, 2018.

DW: What does the average day on tour look like for you guys?

DB: “Hurry up and wait,” that’s kinda the saying on the road. You always gotta be somewhere, and when you get there you just gotta sit there and wait. But… there’s a lot that goes into it that people don’t see. We got soundchecks, we got interviews, we got radio, we got other things going on outside just a bunch of partying and hanging out. It’s still a job.

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DW: What defines success in music to you? Playing Madison Square Garden, or making music true to you?

DB: I think… you know, it could be both. If you’re doing what’s true to you, and that leads you to Madison Square Garden, then great. But I think just being able to continue to play, as long as we have and for as long as we can, I think for us, that’s success. 

The band will make their way to Tucson for the seventh stop on their 2018 Jukebox the Ghost & Just Loud Tour. The Dirty Heads will be playing at the Rialto Theatre on October 3rd at 8:00 pm.


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