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“D. Hollywood is a rock band from Los Angeles California. This band is painfully original and they do what they do in a big way musically. In my eyes there have been a lack of excitement in rock over the past few years, yet this band may be more excite than some are willing to handle. The D is for Dirty, and he has a resume including playing drums & percussion with everyone from Donovan to Ryan Leslie, . The sound is heavy, but it has a sensible rhythm to it. This is an act that is not afraid to give a crowd some raw power, while meaning something all at the same time. The best contemporary comparison would be the Foo Fighters. D. Hollywood attacks the scene with nothing but personality. It is heard in every note that this man does what he loves, and he does it well. D. Hollywood is purely and exciting act to share with friends, family, and tell people you heard them before the rest.”
– Paul Ruth – the Independent Music Scene
NEWS: Finishing up new songs in the studio! (new EP coming summer 2013)
“Been in the studio forever it feels like… well i guess that’s what happens when you live there. I have painstakingly and self destructively threw away what I was working on to bring life to something new and I can’t wait to show you.. now if I could only finish up this EP so I could get to working on that … (laughs)… (sighs)… Is this Love?”
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1 (11 oz.) bottle Trader Joe’s Thai Yellow Curry
3/4 cup Light Coconut Milk (about half the can)
1 (16 oz.) container firm tofu, cut into bite-size pieces
1 &1/2 cups brussel sprouts (halved)
1 bell pepper any color, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 onion, cut into bite-size pieces
1 &1/2 broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup mushrooms, halved or quartered
1 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
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2. soften brussel sprouts by sauteing or baking baking… (microwave if you have to.)
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D. Hollywood is:
On a warm night in March I went to the Dragonfly to check out a new band emerging
from Los Angeles called D. Hollywood. I had no idea what to expect, but they were
heavily recommended by a colleague who has never led me astray. And this was no
exception. When D. Hollywood hit the stage I was instantly mesmerized. a wall of
feedback exploded into “my name is love”. A fat groove with a crunchy spy movie
guitar riff. And very clever lyrics personifying “love” in an amusing on the brink of
funny, yet smart manner with a darkness looming in the corner. Front man “Dirty”
instantly grabs your attention, stylish and energetic, his charisma is deep and sincere
with a lingering sense that he’s a bit “off” in the brain. Dirty’s charm and quirk
perfectly personify D. Hollywood’s music. Artsy yet comprehendible, radio friendly
but unique. Dirty is joined by two more guitar players, Skinny Tubs and Michael
Vincze. Together they make a huge tone smoothie with the perfect blend over a
peach fuzz bass and heavy hitting beats by low end specialist Trip Dub and
drummer Christian James-Hand. Song after song D. Hollywood continued to deliver.
The heartfelt revelation in “on fire” has hints of Foo Fighters, while the brain melting
craziness of “walking on a train” is more like the Gorillaz mashed with Counting
Crows. When they closed the set with the west coast anthem “California” the crowd
was hyped, screaming and inspired. D. Hollywood has a diverseness that is
refreshing, overflowing with talent, they are a blinding light in enormous dull music
scene in Los Angeles.
I had the opportunity to sit down with D. Hollywood’s front man “Dirty” after the show.
DC: One thing that impressed me was that all the songs were very different, but
they had your personality all over them. how does your writing process work?
Dirty: I dunno.. does it work? (laughs). I guess there are two ways songs happen
for me… sometimes they just fall out of you… and sometimes they are hours and
weeks of painstaking bona-fide hard labor. I prefer the first… but I haven’t seemed
to gain control on that quite yet. I write a lot while driving in my car, recording into
my phone then take them back to the home studio to flesh them out. But songs
happen in many ways. Skinny Tubs and I write together as well, he’s got a couple
cuts on the new EP.
DC: what’s going on with the Ep?
Dirty: Well we just finished it! It will be releasing in the beginning of the summer. I
leaked a couple tracks at thecollectiveca.com but there will be an official release
date coming in the very new future. I’m super stoked on this… it’s our first release.
DC: Where did you record it?
Dirty: I recorded a lot of it in my studio apartment. some of the tracks began the
recording process before I knew this were gonna turn into a band. I’d record
drums, guitars & bass until I had exhausted my capabilities then get my friends
to do what I couldn’t.. and it just kinda turned into a band… an awesome band.
DC: you’re quite the musician, what’s your background?
Dirty: (laughs) thanks man… I have a bachelors degree in percussion. I’ve been
a drummer since I was 10 playing in all kinds of things through high school and
college. I even got to study in Brazil for a little bit… I had done a lot of
instrumental composition but really started writing songs a few years ago.
producing and engineering in the studio at the same time. Now it’s just music..
not a specific instrument that I’m in love with.