Back in the ’80s, Dirty Face was one of the rockin’-est bands on the second wave of Albany’s new wave. And their debut single “Carousel” is still one of the all-time Top 10 songs in Albany music history.
But it’s been two decades since Dirty Face called it quits. And it’s been 17 years since the band played its only previous reunion show. But they’re getting the old band back together again this weekend for two shows at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany.
Dirty Face will perform a set at 7pm on Friday (March 1), kicking off the WCDB 90.9FM 35th anniversary celebration, which will also feature performances by the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Oberhofer, Blotto, Barons in the Attic, Summer People and If Madrid. Tickets are $18 in advance; $23 at the door. (Or GO HERE to enter to win a pair of FREE TICKETS.)
Then on Saturday night (March 2), Dirty Face returns to Valentine’s to headline their own show. They will be joined by the Boston-based John Powhida International Airport, featuring expatriates John Powhida (The Opposite, the Staziaks) and Jim Haggerty (Kingpins, Colourforms, Johnny Rabb). Secret Release opens the show at 8:30pm. Tickets are $5.