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“Things kicked off with a set from local band Dirty Smile, winners of the recent regional Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands. Even while the sun beat down with its most visceral power – the band went on at 4 p.m. – Dirty Smile managed to kick up a fuss. Led by singer Megan Brown, the group offered a stirring set of hard rock tunes peppered with soulful inflections. Brown worked the crowd like a pro, and so strong were the band’s chorus hooks – and so readily apparent was the local fan contingent down by the front of the stage – that the group managed to deliver one of the most polished and well-received sets of the day.”
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“Dirty Smile has taken the stage and their fans have taken over the Hard Rock...Bring it girl!”
“...But last night I saw a band play. This band is important...I am going to tell you that I went out have a couple beers and listen to music- and got punched in the face by rock n’ roll...the look as the singer takes over the lead line from the stoic lead guitar…. it’s the bass looking at drums in a moment that has no place in the normal world- that moment where eyes connect as a rhythm slams into some sort of deep pleasure zone...Megan, the front of Dirty Smile, is Megan. Watch their show if you wanna understand that... I’d say she was Nicks meets Plant. But that sounds like I’m in their pocket. It’s not the case. I’m in my own pocket because life is too short to not embrace the goosebumps. I have kids, I have nieces, and I have nephews. I want rock n’ roll to matter to them like it matters to me. Why? It’s important. The moment a song grabs you and the hair on your arm stands at attention… that’s important. This band could be important...because rock n' roll is ”
“We are excited to let you know that your submission for "Siren" has been approved. We'll reach out to you again when it has been added to the Music Genome Project and begins playing on Pandora. Thanks,”
“Final, funky act onstage- Dirty Smile! Upbeat, hippy soul making everyone...duh, smile! #hardrockrising pic.twitter.com/eHNbhnHXDA”
"Congrats on 'Damn Me To Hell', who are some of your influences?"
"I've said it time and time again, that one of my favorite things about doing AllWNYRadio, and particularly the Noah's Ark Show, is we get some of the best musicians in all of Western New York, who are the best musicians in the world, and we get 'em right here in the studio, and we get to see these, like, intimate performances..." - ThinkSoJoE, to Dirty Smile, 1/22/13 Noah's Ark Show.
“I abso-fucking-lutely fucking love Ruined. Love it.”
"With new bands popping up seemingly on a weekly basis here in Buffalo, one that has caught our attention of late is the four piece outfit Dirty Smile. Comprised of Gus Walters on acoustic guitar and vocals, Megan Brown on vocals, Dan Helbling on electric guitar, and Adam Smith on percussion, the group has been busy at work on their as of yet untitled debut EP. The group hopes to release the EP as well as begin playing shows in the late spring or early summer of 2012. Their first single, "Taste You Breathe, which according to the band was "written on an acoustic guitar between huffing cigarettes and consuming large quantities of Guinness", begins with a catchy acoustic melody that slowly morphs into a smoky blues number as Walters and Brown's vocals weave together while Smith's steady drumming guides the beat. Give the track a listen and keep you eyes on the blog for future Dirty Smile news."