Words and Photos by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.
When I heard that O.A.R. was playing at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, I thought it was a show worth the couple-hour drive. But it was after finding out The Dirty Heads were the support act, when it all came together. This was a winner combination for a show.
The reggae-rock band from Huntington Beach, CA has been playing music for a while. But it wasn’t until 2008, when they released their debut album Any Port In a Storm.
Their opening set for O.A.R. gave the night a great start with their sea-salty, fun tunes. They sang “Neighborhood,” “Generation,” “Check the Level,” “Stand Tall,” “Lay Me Down,” and one of my personal favorites, “Believe.”
The guys were comfortable on stage when playing music or just interacting with the crowd. Jokes from living so much time on the road came up, like incidents of losing bets and red leather vests bought at a truck stop.
If you get a chance to catch The Dirty Heads live, do so. They’re on the road this Fall and I hear they’re coming to Houston on Oct. 28 with Sublime With Rome.