Dirtnap Records launched in January 2000 to VERY humble beginnings. Since then, they have been based in 4 cities, have had a hand in releasing about 170 releases, and sold hundreds of thousands of records all over the world by bands from all over the world, managing to re-shape their little corner of the punk/DIY/whatever underground in the process. Over the past 20 years, Dirtnap has managed to weather every imaginable up-and-down in the “music biz”, and still exists, somehow. So let’s throw a party!
On June 12th and 13th, they will be celebrating 20 years by bringing a cross section of bands from every era (and there have been several) of the label for a two day festival at The High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI.
This show features bands from all over the US, Canada, and the UK. From surprise reunions by old school Dirtnap heavy-hitters like The Epoxies (Portland, OR) and White Wires (Ottawa, ON) to a rare live appearance from elusive flagship band The Marked Men (Denton, TX), to an also-rare US appearance from current Dirtnap superstars Martha (Pity-Me, UK) to the label's latest crop of “signings”, represented by Personality Cult (Chapel Hill, NC) and Good Shade (Columbus, OH) this weekend has it all! These shows also feature long-time Dirtnap staples like Radioactivity (Texas), Bad Sports, (Texas), Mean Jeans (Portland, OR), Steve Adamyk Band (Ottawa), River City Tanlines (Memphis, TN) a healthy dose of Wisconsin bands (The Hussy, Proud Parents, Fox Face, Sugar Stems), and so many more!
Friday, June 12th
River City Tanlines
Saturday, June 13th
Steve Adamyk Band